HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120t Phoenix Desktop PC Review
17 April 2014
Summary: Intel knocked it out of the park with its Ivy Bridge platform, but even so, that doesn't mean any vendor can step to the plate and hit a homerun. It takes the right selection of parts and attention to detail to build a performance oriented machine worth buying. Did HP do it?
Pros: Compact and Powerful:, Pixel Pushing Power:, Upgrade Potential:, Runs Fairly Quiet:, Come Right In!:
Conclusion: The HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120t Phoenix is a great desktop for anyone looking to buy a ready-made gaming rig on the cheap, but with a little configuring, you can do just as well elsewhere for less.
Pros: Quad-core Intel Core i7-3770K (3.5GHz) processor. AMD Radeon HD 7950 with 3GB dedicated memory. Solid performance. 2TB hard drive offers plenty of storage space. Has 15-month subscription to Norton Internet Security 2012
Cons: Turbo Boost overclocking is crippled. Cheesy "window" is just a vent with plastic on it.
Excerpt: Gaming systems aren’t an area where the big, mainstream desktop manufacturers are usually considered competitive. It’s not uncommon for them to offer a gaming line – even Lenovo produces a gaming-capable desktop known as the K330 – but for the most part these systems fly under the radar.
Conclusion: Can we recommend the Pavilion HPE h9-1120t Phoenix? Absolutely—it's a well-balanced, fast-for-years-to-come gaming PC at a fair price. But considering its slightly low-rent case, boutique-brand competition, and—perhaps most of all—the fact that we've only seen two Ivy Bridge desktops to date, we're...
Pros: Very strong productivity and gaming performance, Decent expansion options for case size
Cons: Case's design and build quality suffer by comparison to high-end components, At this price, an SSD would be appreciated
Conclusion: On the other hand, if future upgradability isn’t quite as important to you as gamer-centric good looks and customizable lighting, Alienware’s X51 is a better option at this price. Alienware’s slightly higher-end graphics card and Intel CPU simply add up to better performance overall.
Pros: Solid productivity, gaming performance, Substantive upgrade options, considering its compact size, USB 3.0 ports and Blu-ray drive included
Cons: Lags behind similarly priced Alienware X51 in both performance and visual flair, Too much pre-installed software, No switch to turn off red chassis lighting
Excerpt: There are no two ways about the fact that Hewlett-Packard is one of the leaders in computing technology. It manufactures desktops, laptops, netbooks and other state of the art products. HP specializes in desktops that are a cut-throat competition to other companies in the same range.
Excerpt: HP propose avec sa gamme d'ordinateurs Phoenix, des configurations PC musclées destinées aux gamers. Nous en avons reçu un modèle à la rédaction équipé entre autre d'un processeur quad-core Intel Ivy Bridge, d'un SSD de 128 Go, de 4 Go de RAM et d'une Radeon HD 7950.
Pros: Performances, Look du boîtier, SSD + HDD, Silencieux
Cons: Prix, Évolutivité faible, Intégration des cables, Clavier et souris basiques
Summary: Kraftige spill-pc-er er gjerne ikke det første vi tenker på når vi hører navnet HP. Selskapet har et stort utvalg av både stasjonære og bærbare pc-er, men de er sjelden myntet på de mest kresne brukerne, som for eksempel spillinteresserte.