Summary: I purchased this desktop computer about a year ago. I had been looking at a new desktop for about a year before purchasing this HP PAVILION. The computer has an 8GB DDR3 System Memory and a 1TB Hard Drive; this is important to me because my old computer didn't have very much memory and I was tired of the increasing wait times when watching a clip on YouTube or downloading a song.
Summary: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, NOT able to leap tall buildings in a single bound (only because it's a stationary object)! On my desk, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the HP Pavilion! I bought this computer over three months ago because I was tired of wasting my life waiting for downloads, waiting for websites, waiting for the computer to boot up, and just waiting in general. I went to Best Buy to see what my options were.
Summary: I bought mine from Best buy for aroung $525 about a week ago. I had an older Dell that moved way too slow. I had a Clickfree back up and restored everything save in my old to this computer in mabey 15 minutes. It was very quick. I loaded up some microsoft office and it didn't take longer either. The easy of setting this one and getting my old info on it was wonderfull. No headaches and yelling. I would definatly recommend this.The speed is great.
Summary: Gorgeous computer. Its onboard graphics are equivalent to a 4 year old $250 graphics card, which blows my mind. I still wanted better, so I got an ATI 4670 which lets me play Warcraft on 'Ultra' settings at 20fps. I thought it was deserving of a 21" LED monitor with 10,000,000:1 contrast, and it is beauuuuuutiful. All settings are on max and it coasts through programs without a care in the world. I think this is what they call ... love.
Summary: This is a very powerful PC, especially with 4 cores of processing power and 8 GB of RAM. The only reason it gets 4/5 stars is because the graphics card is a bit lacking. I mean, it can handle anything created 3+ years ago, and it can handle even a lot of stuff now, given it doesn't contain heavy 3D graphics (like Crysis or Bioshock). If you're not a hardcore gamer and you need a powerful general-purpose PC, then this one is for you.
Summary: This PC uses Windows 7, whereas my old PC used Windows XP. It was a bit of adjustment learning to work with the new version of Windows, and I'm still learning things, but eventually I'll be used to Windows 7. There seem to be more ways and paths to do the same things than previously, but while that was confusing at first, I'm becoming acclimated. Also, some of my old photo editing programs, such as Photoshop Elements 6, don't work with Windows 7.
Summary: At a bargain price this desktop computer offers just about anything you could want from a Windows 7, fast, high capacity device. Nicely designed case with easily accessible front USB sockets in addition to the standard ones in the rear. Keyboard works well but has relatively close together and minimally sloped keys, like a laptop, which can be a challenge to conventional typists.
Summary: This is a great main frame and is works very well and does all the things I want it to do in a speedy manner. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The Windows 7 does all the things that my Windows XP did in a faster mode of 64 bits.
Summary: This computer has two serious problems. The first is that it produces loud clicks on the audio output whenever it goes in and out of sleep mode. The second is that it its onboard VGA output is unusably blurry. Of course if you don't use the VGA output (or plan to purchase a separate video card) and you don't mind the loud clicks, it seems like a pretty decent PC.