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HP Pavilion P6507C Desktop PC Review

February 13th, 2011 1 comment

HP pavilion P6507c desktop PC is a older technology machine comes along with unchanged chassis design, but bundled with a 20-inch HP monitor at a price of $599.99. The major plus point with this desktop is its possibility for expansion. This desktop looks almost similar to other models pavilion series with black glossy faceplate with silver trim and matte-black aluminum chassis. This almost resembles the other model Pavilion A6460T. The tower case of this desktop is mini-tower with 15.3-inches tall. This desktop is worth to its price and monitor will be an assortment. This desktop is powered through AMD Athlon II X2 220 and with 4GB RAM and 320GB hard disk. It has NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics card too.

AMD Athlon II X2 220 Processor Details:

AMD Athlon X2 is the complete next generation of Dual-Core budget microprocessor. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz. This processor is a successor to Athlon II X2 215, which was clocked at 2.7 GHz. Now, the latest processor is succeeded in offering 3.7% improvement over its predecessor. This processor is a complete low cost category processor and favorite for low cost desktops.

This processor got 1 MB L2 Cache that spread equally between the two cores as 512 KB each. Its integrated memory controller makes the processor faster for memory communication. This processor fits well with AM2+ and AM3 sockets. This can support virtualization that is more helpful for to use multiple operating systems.

HP Pavilion P6507C Pros:

  • Its 20-inch monitor is definitely a money saving advantage.
  • It has enough room for expansion.
  • Inexpensive desktop.
  • It has NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Graphics card.
  • It has optical drive with DVD burner.

HP Pavilion P6507C Cons:

  • This desktop is based on older technology.
  • No Wireless connectivity.
  • No digital video-out.
  • Hard disk is comparatively less capacity.
  • There is huge bloatware from HP.


Specifications:

Processor:

The Pavilion P6507C is powered through AMD Athlon II X2 220. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz. This processor got 1 MB L2 Cache. The CPU architecture is 64-bit with thermal Power Design rating of 65W – a low value that keeps the desktop cool and potentially increases reliability.

Motherboard:

The motherboard model of this desktop is M2N68-LAHP. Its chipset is GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. The CPU socket is AM3. The AM3 socket is used ubiquitously for AMD based processor and helps in quick upgrade of the desktop, should you need more processing power

Display:

The Pavilion P6507C desktop is included with a 20-inch monitor from HP.

RAM Memory:

This desktop is arranged with preloaded 4GB DDR2 RAM. There is no possibility for further expansion.

Hard Drive Details:

This desktop comes with 320 GB SATA hard disc which spins at 7200 rpm.

Graphics:

This desktop is arranged with NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics card.

Sound Card:

HP Pavilion P6507C comes with am integrated sound card that offers 5.1 Channel surround system.

Optical drive:

This desktop comes with an optical drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs through LightScribe technology in multiple formats.

LAN:

This desktop comes with 100 mbps Ethernet LAN.

Other Ports:

This desktop is arranged with four USB 2.0 ports. One card reader that can support Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SD Card, mini SD, xD-Picture Card, MMC, RS-MMC, MMV Plus, and MMC mobile. There is three PCI Express slots, one x16-size slot and one x16-bandwidth slot.

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Gateway DX4320-17 Desktop PC Review

February 13th, 2011 No comments


Gateway DX4320-17 desktop pc is a powerful machine at affordable price. This machine comes with a bundle of powerful performance, storage, memory, wireless and optical technologies along with graphics. Multimedia and gaming needs will be effective through this desktop. This desktop is powered by AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad-Core processor. It has ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card with 1GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM. It s hard drive is huge and equipped with 1 TB eco-friendly variable drive. Also, this desktop’s optical drive includes 4X Blu-ray too. Gateway DX4320-17 desktop comes with wireless LAN facility too. Definitely this is a powerful performance oriented desktop which satiates every computing need along with multimedia and gaming needs.

AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processor 945 Details:

AMD Phenom II X4 945, that powers Gateway DX4320-17 is AMD’s new flagship AM3 processor. This processor is a successor to earlier Phenom II x4 940 and 920. This processor is clocked at 3.0 GHZ.  These AM3 processor is famous for the Northbridge Frequency (HT/MC) as back up and runs at 2 GHz. This processor is a socket and compatible with DDR3. This processor is arranged with 512KB L2 Cache and 6MB of L3 cache. This is a 125W Quad-Core processor. Memory transfer would be faster through this processor.


Gateway DX4320-17 Pros:

  • Priced reasonably.
  • It’s AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core Processor 945 is powerful and supports applications, multimedia and games successfully.
  • It has ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics card with 1 GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM.
  • Its optical drive is a combo with Blu-ray disc.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 1 TB capacity.
  • This desktop got wireless networking facility.
  • Its chassis design is designed for power and productivity with sleek and stylish look.
  • It has VGA and HDMI ports.

Gateway DX4320-17 Cons:

  • System memory is limited up to 8GB only.
  • Perhaps little costly for few.

Specifications:

Processor:

Gateway DX4320-17 is powered through AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core 945 processor. This processor is clocked at 3.0 GHz. This processor comes with 512 KB L2 Cache and 6MB L3 Cache. It has AMD 880G Chipset to transform the machine into a digital media house.

System Memory and Hard Drive:

Gateway DX4320-17 comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM on dual channel of 1333MHz (4x2048MB).

Its hard drive is huge with 1TB SATA drive. This drive is a green product and rotates at variable rpm.

Video:

This desktop is facilitated with ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics card. This graphics card got 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM.

Optical Drive:

This desktop comes with a Blu-ray Disc 4X BD-ROM/DVD-Supermulti Drive that can read and write CDS and DVDs at 16X speed.

Audio:

This desktop is arranged with High Definition Audio with 5.1-Channel Surround Support.

Expansion Slots:

Gateway DX4320-17 comes with one PCI and one PCI-Ex1 slots.

System Dimensions:

Height: 16.23-inches.

Width:  7.09-inches.

Depth: 16.27-inches.

Weight: 25 lbs.

External Ports:

This desktop is arranged with ten USB 2.0 ports (Front 4 and rear 6), one VGA port, one DVI port, two PS/2 ports, one HDMI port and three audio ports.

Keyboard and mouse

Gateway DX4320-17 is arranged with one multimedia keyboard for easy input options. An optical mouse is also part of the shipment.

Media Card Reader:

This desktop is arranged with one Multi-in-one Digital Media Card Reader with Photo Frame Button.

Networking:

Gateway DX4320-17 is arranged with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity. It has 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN for wireless connectivity needs.

Warranty:

This desktop comes with one-year limited warranty over parts and albor along with Toll-Free Tech Support.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 77272 KU Desktop PC Review

February 12th, 2011 No comments

Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 77272 KU desktop will be a fantastic choice for the current latest games. Every gaming and entertainment needs would be quite flawless through this desktop PC. This desktop PC comes with easy useful power modes as performance, dynamic and energy saving.  Its hard drive is huge and accommodates every data of your to store through its 1TB of hard disk drive. For gaming and entertainment performance, this desktop is equipped with NVIDIA GF GT420 1G.  This desktop is powered through Intel Core i5 2300 processor that is clocked at 2.8 GHz along with Turbo Boost technology. Its 8GB system memory and DVD drive hard to ignore.

Intel Core i5 2300 Processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-2300 processor that powers Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 77272 KU comes under the latest Sandy Bridge processors category. It is a quad-core processor and clocked at 2.8GHz.  This processor got 6 MB L3 Smart cache and its Turbo Frequency is 3.10GHz.Many architectural improvements can be witnessed in this sandy bridge desktop processor. This architecture arranged the memory controller, the integrated graphics units and the two core over a single die. Earlier two cores used to be on one die and memory controller and GPU used reside in the other core. Its improve cache up to 6MB will help to the performance to maximum extent. This Sandy Bridge i5-2300 processor got support for the 64-bit instruction sets, AES instruction sets and Intel Virtualization Technology.

Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 77272 KU Pros:

  • Sandy Bridge i5-2300 processor is definitely a great advantage for the improved performance.
  • Best suitable for gaming needs.
  • Reasonably priced
  • Its 8GB system memory is huge and good for gaming and entertainment needs.
  • Its 1TB hard drive is huge.
  • It’s NVIDIA GF GT420 1G is a great advantage for games and entertainment.
  • Appearance is stylish.

Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 77272 KU Cons:

  • Not affordable for everyone.
  • Major expansion slots are missing.

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop PC is powered through Intel Core i5-2300 processor. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz and got Turbo Boost Technology too. It has 6MB Smart cache.

System memory:

This desktop is arranged with 8GB DDR3 RAM.

Hard Drive:

This desktop PC hard drive is huge and arranged with 1TB capacity.

Optical Drive:

This desktop PC comes with one CD/DVD drive with LightScribe technology. It can Read and Write CDs and DVDs up to multiple formats.

Graphics:

This Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 77272 KU  desktop PC is arranged with NVIDIA GF GT 420 1G for the effective gaming and entertainment needs.

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HP Pavilion P6510F Desktop PC Review

February 12th, 2011 No comments

Desktop PCs are always famous for powerful performance and much apt for current latest technology games too. HP has come up a powerful desktop PC for this purpose as HP pavilion P6510F Desktop PC. This desktop perfectly fits for the limited budget and offers a decent computer in return. This is a best reliable and affordable computer that is oriented towards better performance. This desktop is equipped with all the needed latest features for a buyer along with reasonable upgrade options. According to official HP website this desktop PC is priced at $579.99.

HP Pavilion P6510F desktop PC is powered through AMD Athlon II X4 630 processor that is clocked at 2.8 GHz. This processor is powerful enough to let the user enjoy web browsing, photos editing, creation of videos, audio mixing, multimedia designs, gaming and many more. This desktop is arranged with huge storage facility through 750GB SATA hard drive. It system memory is 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM. There is one ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics to offer excellent multimedia and gaming experience.

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad-Core Processor Details:

AMD Athlon II x4 630, Quad-Core processor is inexpensive processor that comes at less than $100. This kind of low price processor can make the desktop price quite reasonable and affordable. This processor got multiplier to increase overall clock frequency. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz and also there is 200MHz bus with a 2000MHz HT link along with memory support for DDR2 and DDR3. This processor 2MB L2 cache and its low cost made the L3 cache missing for this processor. This processor is with CPU-Z 1.52.2 and this is a quad-core processor that is based on ‘propus’ core.

HP Pavilion P6510F Pros:

  • Priced reasonably when compared with features.
  • It has ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics.
  • Huge hard drive with 750 GB.
  • It has powerful optical drive.
  • Ideal for gaming needs.
  • Suitable for multimedia needs.
  • Ultimate room for future expansions.
  • Ultimate performance abilities.

HP Pavilion P6510F Cons:

  • No expansion possibility for system memory.
  • There is too much bloatware associated with this desktop from HP.
  • 3D gaming is not compatible.

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop PC is powered through AMD Athlon II630 Quad-Core Processor. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz. It has 2MB L2 Cache too. Its Front-Side Bus is 4000MHz System Bus.

System Memory and hard drive:

The system memory of this desktop is 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM arranged in two slots. Each slot is capable enough to hold 2 GB memory. This system memory can be increased up to a maximum of 16GB.

Hard drive of this desktop is 750 GB Serial ATA drive. This drive rotates at 7200 rpm.

Graphics:

HP Pavilion P6510F  is arranged with one ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics.

Optical drive:

HP Pavilion P6510F  is arranged with CD/DVD drive with SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe technology. It can write and read CDs and DVDs in multiple formats successfully.

Networking:

This desktop is arranged with 10/100/1000 Base-T network interface and suitable for wired connectivity.

Sound Card:

This desktop is arranged with High definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities.

PCI Expansion:

It has three PCI Express x1 (24), one PCI Express x16 (24), and one Mini Card reader.

Sizes:

Length: 16.85-inches.

Width: 6.97-inches.

Height: 15.32-inches.

Warranty:

There is one-year limited warranty over hardware and one-year warranty over software.

Conclusion:

HP installed a large numbers of bloatware as it does with other desktops and laptops. If all these bloatware is removed then this HP pavilion P6510F would be more efficient and powerful.

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HP s5704y Review – Desktop

February 11th, 2011 No comments

HP s5704y  is a moderate power mid range desktop powered by AMD’s Athlon ii 250 processor. It comes with 3 GB of  memory and 250 GN of Hard Disk. The HP s5704y  is not a high end desktop. The dual core Athlon II 250 is clocked at 3.0 GHz and this should be decent for most of your home computing needs. The graphics is powered by the Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 3000 which is decent for basic games at low resolutions and lower setting. The HP s5704y  is not a gaming desktop.

As part of the HP s5704y Review , we present you a short list of the specifications that you would like to take a note of, in case you plan to buy to have this notebook. Here it goes

– AMD Athlon ii 250 dual core processor, clocked at 3.0 GHz

– 3 GB RAM

– 500 GB Hard Disk

– Wired Ethernet connector ( Almost all desktops have this), no wireless networking in-built

– DVD Burner, and 6 in 1 memory card reader

– 6 USB ports ( Two on front and 4 in rear)

– A VGA output + DVI putput

The desktop has everything that you expect from a common home computing machine. It does come with a mouse and a keyboard as a part of the desktop. However, there are few missing things that you would like to take a note of. The first is that there is no integrated wireless connectivity. So you will have to buy a wireless USB card if you need wireless connectivity. For most of you it is not needed since wired connection should be good and sufficient. This desktop also does not come with HDMI connector that we have stared to see in many desktops.

The HP s5704y  should be a low cost decent notebook for your home and office computing. But if your processing power needs are higher, of if you are looking for a gaming, you may like to search for some higher end machines.

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