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HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F Desktop PC Review

February 15th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F desktop PC is quite appealing with simple design made of glossy black plastic and metal side panel of black. Many perforations are provided on top and sides to offer cooling effect to the PC.  Its small chassis is indicating that the PC got internal expansions. This desktop PC got PCle x1 expansion which will allow the user to keep WiFi card for the connection. This desktop PC is arranged with one 6-in-1 card reader. This desktop is powered through AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual-Core processor. It has 3GB DDR3 RAM. It hard drive is huge and accommodated with 640GB. It has ATI Radeon HD 3000 integrated Graphics too. This desktop is priced at an affordable price and inexpensive too.

AMD Athlon II 260 Dual-Core Processor Details:



AMD Athlon II series processors are completely budget friendly processors. Here, this budget friendly significance never failed to lack any of the needed or important feature for this processor. The AMD Athlon II X2 260, that powers the HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F is the fastest dual-core processor in the entire Athlon II series. This processor is clocked at 3.2 GHz and comes with 2MB of L2 cache. This 2MB cache will be shared between the two cores. This L2 Cache presence will help well for the lightly threaded applications.  This processor can support DDR2 and DDR3. This processor is the first of its kind to sport with hardware C1E (a low-power state). This will make the system more energy efficient. This processor built is using Regor core. This processor sports the new Socket AM3 and works on both AM2 and AM3. This processor has 65w TDP rating.

HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F Pros:


  • It is quite inexpensive desktop PC.
  • It has Wi-Fi feasibility.
  • It has ATI Radeon HD 3000 integrated graphics.
  • It’s 3GB RAM can be increased up to 8GB.
  • Its hard drive is huge and comes with 640GB capacity.
  • Offers space for future expansions.
  • Suitable for software applications and few games.


HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F Cons:


  • There is no L3 Cache.
  • Latest advanced games and 3D games not supported.
  • Its plastic make slightly unappealing.






This desktop PC is powered through AMD Athlon II X2 260 Dual-Core processor. This processor is clocked at 3.2 GHz. It has 2 MB L2 Cache. Its Front-Side bus got 4000 MHz system bus.

System memory and Hard Drive:


HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F comes with 3GB DDR3 SDRAM and this can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

This desktop is credited with 640 GB SATA drive. This drive rotates at 7200 rpm.


HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F is arranged with ATI Radeon HD 3000 integrated graphics and it has up to 1407 MB total available graphics memory.

PCI Expansions:

This desktop got one PCI Express x1 slot for the WiFi card connection.

Optical Drive:

This desktop comes with one SuperMulti optical drive that reads and writes CDs and DVDs with Light Scribe technology.


HP Pavilion Slimline S5710F is credited with 10/100 Base-T network interface for wired connectivity needs.


This desktop got one integrated sound card and this sound card offer 5.1 surround sound capabilities.

Operating System:

This desktop is supplied with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

I/O Ports:

Front panel 6-in-1 memory card reader supports xD, MMC, Secure Digital (SD, SDHC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MMC+; Headphone; 2 USB 2.0 ports (Front); 4 USB 2.0 ports (Back); Microphone/Line-in/Line-out; LAN


HP MediaSmart Software Suite: Your one-stop multimedia & entertainment center to create photo slideshows, share personal videos, listen to your favorite music play lists & 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.


Length: 19.57-inches.

Width: 8.66-inches.

Height: 19.60-inches.


This desktop comes with one-year limited hardware warranty and software support through Toll-Free Technical support 24 x 7.

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