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HP Pavilion P6740F Desktop PC Review

February 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP Pavilion released a latest desktop PC with some good features at an affordable price. HP pavilion P6740F is the desktop, and it is released recently by the computer giant HP. This desktop is equipped with huge hard drive space and built-in wireless networking. HP tried their level best to bring this desktop to a reasonable price that can be affordable for all. This kind of efforts made this desktop to lose the suitability for 3D gaming needs. This inexpensive desktop got every feature that can be efficient with current needs. Equipped with a powerful processor as AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core processor, 1.5 TB hard drive, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 16X optical drive, ATI Radeon HD 4250 Integrated Graphics and 7.1 audio. Definitely there is nothing lacking with this desktop and satiates well for computing needs and entertainment needs successfully.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor Details:

AMD Phenom II 955 processor is a Black Edition processor, which is more than just a 200MHz speed bumps as brings Socket AM3 support to the very top AMD’s desktop offerings. This processor is clocked 3.2 GHz. This processor is based on the 45nm ‘deneb’ core. This is coming with few tweaks and a new memory controller. This memory controller can support DDR2 and DDR3 memory kits successfully. This 3.2 GHz clock frequency is making AMD Phenom II x4 955 processor as the fastest quad-core processor of AMD. This processor is priced around $245. Comparatively this price is lesser than other popular quad-core processors such as Q9550, which is clocked at 2.83GHz. This processor got 6MB of L3 cache. Also, each individual core got 64KB of L1 Cache and 512 KB of L2 Cache too. This processor got 125 watt TDP rating.

HP Pavilion P6740F Pros:

  • Affordable price.
  • Bigger hard drive with 1.5 TB capacity.
  • It has wireless networking.
  • Its system memory 8GB can be increased up to 16GB.
  • It has 7.1 audio.

HP Pavilion P6740F Cons:

  • Not suitable for latest gaming.
  • No Blu-ray disk.



This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II X4 955 quad-core processor. This processor is clocked at 3.2 GHz. It has 6MB L3 cache. Its Front-Side bus is 4000 MHz System Bus.

System Memory:

The system memory of this desktop is 8GB DDR3 SDRAM. This can be increased up to 16GB successfully.

Hard drive:

HP Pavilion P6740F  is arranged with 1.5 TB capacity of SATA hard disk that rotates at 5400 rpm.


ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics card is arranged with this desktop. This graphics card got up to 3067 MB Total available graphics memory. It is not suitable for high end gaming.

Optical drive:

HP Pavilion P6740F  is credited with SuperMulti optical drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs through LightScribe technology.


This desktop got high-definition audio up to 7.1 surround sound capability through integrated sound card.


HP Pavilion P6740F p got 10/100 Base-T network interface for wired connectivity. There is Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n too.

I/O Ports:

15-in-1 memory card reader: supports SmartMedia, xD, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), Mini Secure Digital, Compact Flash I, Compact Flash II, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+ ; Headphone; Microphone (Front) ; 2 USB 2.0 ports (Front) ; 4 USB 2.0 ports (Back) ; Microphone/Line-in/Line-out ; Rear speaker-out; Side speaker out ; Center (subwoofer) (Back) ; LAN (Back) ; Coaxial Digital Audio Out (SP-DIF)


HP MediaSmart Software Suite: Your one-stop multimedia & entertainment center to create photo slideshows, share personal videos, listen to your favorite music playlists & watch DVD movies Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe: Automatically fix and edit videos and create CDs and DVDs. Burn data files and folders and copy discs. Print disc labels, paper jewel boxes, and CD inserts.

Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite) ;This PC includes a FREE 30 day subscription of Norton Online Backup. To activate, simply click on the Windows Start button and launch Norton Online Backup. ; Norton Internet Security 2011: Protect your PC from cybercriminals right out of the box with 60 days of complimentary live updates.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 6.97-inches.

Depth: 16.85-inches.

Height: 15.32-inches.


This desktop comes with one-year limited warranty over hardware and software and offers 24×7 technical assistance too.

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    March 19th, 2012 at 04:06 | #3

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  4. Yelena Samuel
    March 20th, 2012 at 22:14 | #4

    I was a big follower too until this device lost all of my data. They have some data integrity issues they need to solve first before I would feel safe using this device again. Their support sucks since it’s always a guy by the name of Frank on the phone, the poor guy must be working 247.