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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450F – Review – Fast Desktop

December 31st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments


HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450f Desktop is the latest desktop computer from Hewlett Packard available in the market with great looks and performance. This desktop is powered by the Intel Core i7–870 processor which clocks at 2.93 Giga Hertz and has a level 2 cache of 1 MB and 8 Mega bytes of level3 cache, that intel calls Smart Cache.

The key point about the i7-870 is the Max Turbo Frequency, which can ramp to 3.60 GHz when there is sudden increase in demand of the processing power. With 8 MB of smart cache HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450F makes a killer desktop. But does it justify the $1000 plus price take it comes with ?

HP Elite HPE-450f is a high end computing machine, but, its high price tag may deter thrifty buyers. Picture courtsey Amazon

The total RAM memory that can be supported by this desktop extends up to 16 giga bytes and there are four channels of DDR3 SDRAM memory slots each of which is configured to have 2 Giga byes each. Currently the desktop is configured to have 8 Giga bytes of RAM memory with each channel having a 2 Giga bytes of RAM. This can be extended to 4 Giga bytes RAM per channel so that this can provide a RAM memory extension of 16 Giga bytes. The refreshing rate of these RAMs are 10600 Mega hertz, the Hard disk of this desktop is of capacity 1 Terra bytes working at a speed of 7200 Rotations per minute or RPM as it is often termed as. The hard disk used in this desktop is SATA type hard disk. This desktop comes with preloaded windows 7 64 bit home premium genuine version.

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450f Desktop has ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card which has a dedicated 1 giga bytes of DDR5 RAM memory for the graphics processing that improves the graphics performance to a big extent. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450f Desktop also provides support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and Blu Ray, this has High Definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities along with Combo Blu-ray/SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology. There are many ports available in this desktop namely one headphone jack, microphone, 3 USB 2.0 ports available on the backside along with 6 USB ports of version 2.0 available on the front side, 1 IEEE 1394 port, dual link DVI, HDMI, VGA and Display port, optical digital audio output port, Rear speaker out and side speaker out port. There is wireless support also available in this desktop which supports wireless standard IEEE 802.11b / g and n and also HP keyboard and optical mouse are given out with the desktop. There is also a memory card reader which is 15 in 1 available on the front panel. This desktop is a high end desktop costing close to 1300 dollars. This is not a simple desktop for normal usage, this is basically for high usage people who likes to do ultimate gaming or video editing. The performance of this desktop is off the charts and this can be the best desktop in terms of performance thus there is no other even close to its performance.

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450F Pros

– Fast Intel core i7-870 processor
– Ample 8 GB RAM
– ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450F Pros

– Somewhat expensive, One with core i7-860 and $300 less could make it more affordable without sacrificing price

Bottomline
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450F is a fast desktop that will give you speed and has enough power for high end gaming experience. However, its $1300 price could be deterrent to home buyer. We also recommend that you take a look at hex core AMD Phenom ii 1045T powered HP Pavilion Elite HPE-410f, which could be only slightly less performing than the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450F , but also comes with substantially reduced pice ( less that $850 at the time of writing), giving you much higher performance for unit price.

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