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?
For the most part, the answer is yes. HP's refreshed Phoenix, as configured, is capable of tackling a variety of computing chores, from multimedia projects to high-end gaming.
Pros: Compact and Powerful:, Pixel Pushing Power:, Upgrade Potential:, Runs Fairly Quiet:, Come Right In!:
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 stopping just short of awarding it our Editors' Choice.
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
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. Larger, more expensive custom systems garner the lion’s share of the attention. This is not without reason.
Pros: Small enclosure, Affordable price of entry, Agreeable aesthetics, Quiet operation even when gaming
Cons: Video card options are limited, Processor is over-kill for gaming, Replacing components is difficult, Limited space for expansion
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. And the Alienware, while it sacrifices future internal expansion, comes in a more conveniently compact chassis.
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. Phoenix is the new addition to its Pavilion series. [...
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. De quoi a priori jouer dans de très bonnes conditions, mais qu'en est-il en réalité et cette machine vaut-elle l'investissement de 1600 € demandé par le géant américain ?
Pros: Performances, Look du boîtier, SSD + HDD, Silencieux
Cons: Prix, Évolutivité faible, Intégration des cables, Clavier et souris basiques
TEST: HP Pavilion HPE h9-1030sc Phoenix - Heftig pc i liten kasse
20 January 2012
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Meget god ytelse. Plasseringsvennlig. Barsk. Stillegående. Wlan.