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HP Pavilion Elite s5780t Review – Sandy Bridge based desktop

January 13th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP Pavilion Elite s5780t becomes of the the first desktops based upon the newest Sandy Bridge processor from Intel. The s5780t desktop has Intel core i7-2600, a quad processor at a nominal clock frequency of 3.4 GHz. The Pavilion s5780t can be easily categorised as a high end desktop as it comes with 8 Gigabytes of RAM and has a whopping 1.5 tera byte Hard Disk Drive. The graphics is powered by the ATI Radeon HD5450 making another plus point for gamers. The HP s5780t notebook is available under $850 making it very cost effective desktop machine for your high end office needs or you home gaming needs. It may be worthwhile to take a look at some of the individual components of this desktop.


The Intel Core i7-2600 Quad-Core processor that powers the Pavilion Elite notebook is clocked at 3.4GHz. The processor supports the turbo function with which the frequency of the processor can be temporarily increased to 3800 MHz to cater for the increased demand in the processing power. This Sandy Bridge processor boasts 8 MB of shared cache boosting up its performance.

RAM and Hard Disk

The second most important factor, at least as far as the performance is concerned is the amount of the RAM memory. This desktop has a huge 8 GB of RAM which is probably more than enough for any kind of programs, even those requiring a large memory footprint. If you are CAD user or any other program user that has big memory footprint, the HP Pavilion Elite s5780t is going to be the desktop you need.


The graphics in the Elite s5780t is driven by the ATI Radeon HD5450 and comes with HDMI. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 graphics card can be categorised as an entry-level / lower middle class DirectX 11 graphics card for laptops and notebook. Its performance is somewhat slower than the faster HD 5470, the HD 5450 as it does not support GDDR5.

Other features worth mentioning the DVD burner that comes with this desktop. The pre installed OS in the Windows 7 Home Premium

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