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Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop PC

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  • Affordable family multimedia desktop PC with 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 4450e+ dual-core processor
  • 250 GB hard drive, 3 GB installed RAM (4 GB max), 16x multi-format/dual-layer LightScribe DVD drive
  • 10/100 Ethernet; Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics (up to 1343 MB total)
  • Connections: 6 USB, 1 VGA, 1 headphone/line-out, 1 microphone
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit, SP1); includes wired keyboard and scroller mouse
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Product Information

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Screen Size15 inches
RAMDDR2
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce 6150SE
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Brand NameCompaq
SeriesPresario
Item model numberSR5710F
Item Weight23 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.67 x 16.77 x 14.85 inches
Color black
  
Additional Information
ASINB001NXDBHC
Best Sellers Rank #13,265 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight22.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 4, 2009
  
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Product Description

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Whether you're e-mailing family and friends, balancing your online checkbook, or listening to your digital music collection, the newly restyled HP Compaq Presario SR5710F desktop PC offers a versatile, strong base for your home computing needs as well as easy-to-use multimedia features. Focusing on affordability, this desktop provides room to grow with the ability to add up to 4 GB of RAM, available PCI and expansion slots, and access to a wide variety of peripherals via its six USB 2.0. It's also chock-full of security and productivity software to get you going as soon as the PC's unpacked from its box, including Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 and Microsoft Works 9. You can also easily burn your home video productions to DVD for friends and family with the 16x dual-layer, multi-format LightScribe DVD/CD burner, which enables you to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a DL disc.

Other features include a 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ dual-core processor, 250 GB hard drive, 3 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE video card with up to 1343 MB of allocated video memory, and 6-channels of surround sound audio. It comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1), which includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center. In addition to easily playing your DVD movies and managing your digital audio library, you'll be able to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV). Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.
Spec Check
  • 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ dual-core processor
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 3 GB RAM (4 GB maximum)
  • Dual-layer Lightscribe DVD±R drive
  • Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics (up to 1343 MB total)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

The Basics

  • Processor: AMD's Athlon X2 4450e+ dual-core processor: Dual-core technology is like having two processors working together, each one taking care of different applications, so power-users actually experience greater performance when multiple applications are running. Digital media enthusiasts will appreciate the enhancements while simultaneously working in high-definition video and photo editing and audio mixing programs. It includes such AMD features as HyperTransport Technology (which increases the communication between integrated circuits) and Enhanced Virus Protection.

    This 2.3 GHz processor offers a system bus with speeds up to a blazing 2000 MHz and each core offers a 512 KB L2 cache--for a 1 MB total. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The generous 250 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive (7200 RPM) offers a wealth of storage space, perfect for storing a vast multimedia collection or for editing digital video. This SATA hard drive has a 3Gb/s interface speed that enables up to 300MB/s data transfer rates (double the speed of the current SATA interface of 1.5Gb/s).

  • Memory: The 3 GB of installed RAM (1 x 1 G, 1 x 2 GB; PC2-6400) will more than satisfy your multimedia needs, but you still have room to add more RAM to handle today's demanding computational needs. This desktop has a 4 GB maximum RAM capacity (2 x 2 GB). It also offers a lightning quick 800 MHz RAM speed.

  • DVD/CD Drive: This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features 12x DVD±R DL Write Once, 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM, 40x CD-R, 32x CD-RW write speeds and 40x CD-ROM, and 16x DVD-ROM read speeds.

    This LightScribe DVD±RW drive lets you laser-etch silkscreen quality text and images on to CDs and DVDs . Your software, PC and discs work together for a no-hassle way to burn just the labels you want. After you burn content, just flip the disc over, reinsert and burn your label--anything from a simple title to a full-disc work of art.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: It comes with a Compaq keyboard and scroller mouse (both with PS/2 connections).
Video & Audio
This desktop features an integrated Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics/video card with 128 MB of dedicated graphics memory. Windows Vista can also allocate up to 1343 MB of total graphics memory from the system memory. It features NVidia's PureVideo technology--which provides great picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for video content--and full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 for stunningly realistic cinematic effects for all DirectX-compatible applications. It also offers an integrated audio card that can produce high definition surround sound configurable to 8 speakers.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
For expansion, this desktop has two PCI slots (one available), one PCI Express x16 slot (available), one PCI Express x1 slot (available), two 5.25-inch bays (one available), three 3.5-inch bays (two available). It comes with the following external connections:

  • 6 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (2 in front, 4 in rear)
  • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting keyboards and mice
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 headphone (front)
  • 1 microphone/line-in/line-out (rear)
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 56K modem (V.90)

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (32-bit) is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software

  • muvee autoProducer Basic: Automatically create professional looking home videos and burn to DVD.
  • Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe: Automatically fix and edit videos and create CDs and DVDs. Edit, burn and archive data to discs.
  • Microsoft Works 9: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar.
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (60-day trial version).
  • Adobe Reader 8: Read and print PDF files.
  • Norton Internet Security 2009 protects your PC and your identity when you email, bank and shop online; 60 days of protection updates included.

Dimensions & Weight
This desktop measures 16.7 x 6.67 x 14.85 inches (LxWxD) and weighs 21.25 pounds.

What's in the Box
The HP Compaq Presario SR5710F desktop PC comes with a power cord, keyboard, and scroller mouse. It is backed by a one-year warranty for parts and labor from date of purchase, one-year technical phone service, and 90 days of software application support.

Note: Monitor not included.

Product Description

Compaq Presario SR5710F Desktop PCs are perfect for checking email, surfing the web, and making calls over the Internet. With a clean, functional industrial design, this streamlined PC blends easily into any home. Whatever your personal needs are, Compaq Presario PCs provide you with the best bang for your buck. The SR5710F ships with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit edition with Service Pack 1, 2.30GHz AMD Athlon X2 4450e+ Dual-Core Processor WITH 1MB L2 Cache, 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1x2048MB and 1x1024MB for ultimate performance) (expandable to 4GB), 250GB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive, SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technoloy, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 128MB dedicated graphics memory, and Integrated 10/100BaseT network interface. Dimensions: 6.67 (W) x 16.77 (L/D) x 14.85 (H) approx., 21.25 lbs.approx.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I bought this Compaq for my mother and she loves it.
A. Bailey
It is a good basic system for anyone who just wants to get started with a computer or who needs to upgrade their system.
Dr. Tracy L. Marrs
Its Super Quiet, Fast, and above and beyond what I would expect for such a affordable Computer!
Adrian B. Perez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By B. Pietrykowski on February 12, 2009
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This computer is a great value, I actually have purchased two. It has fit my needs exactly. I use them as Home Theater PC's connected to my 47" and 52" Flatscreens in different rooms of the house.

But potential buyers would probably appreciate knowing certain things ahead of time, so I would like to share some of those with you. A couple things I noticed, which are not things they neglect to include on spec sheets, were no extra Serial ATA connections on the mother board, thus no extra SATA Hard Drive, or Blu-ray Burner with SATA and things of that nature.

The good news is it does have two open IDE connections, which in my case worked out perfectly.. I had an old Seagate 250GB IDE, set the IDE as master on the jumper settings, connect it to the blue IDE connection on the mother board, boot the computer, enter bios, simply change the boot sequence in the BIOS because it will default to boot from the IDE Hard Drive when it is added(so if you get a OS not found message at first don't freak out).

Also, (this is stated on the spec sheets) there are only 1PCIx16 and three regular PCI slots.

So choose your upgrades wisely. Other than the added IDE HD, i've added the PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB PCI Express DDR3 for Graphics, and a Swann PCI DVR 4 Camera input security card with software. I plan on using the other PCI slot for possibly a sound card, or wireless card if the PC ever gets moved away from the router. I'm not saying the computer comes up short on any of the specs, just that some of the things that they don't mention, and you find out after you purchase it. Just thought I would share what i've noticed after buying a couple of them.
Sorry for the long review, but I figured the more the better in this case.
Cheers
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. Cook on January 30, 2009
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I did a lot of research for a new computer, name brands, disk space, RAM, OS, capabilities, etc. I compared what I could afford and what I wanted, this computer tops out for the price! I was wary of Vista, but it seems to be ok so far. Microsoft has had the last 2 years to get it right! This is my 2nd HP, the first one from 2004 (XP Pro on it) is still working great and is in another room for my teenage daughter. I love the quickness and capabilities that this pc has! I have more hard drive space than I will ever use! The 3 gig RAM and the processor are extremely fast and programs load in seconds! The internet is superbly fast with this PC too! My opinion- if it's time to upgrade, this is the computer to get! I finally have left XP and am glad that I took the chance and I am ecstatic that I went with HP (Compaq)!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By WI DIY'r on February 19, 2009
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I agree with the other reviews already written here. Don't buy this computer if you are looking for a computer with dozens of upgrade options. Buy it if you are looking for a fairly fast, stable, small, quiet, inexpensive, name brand computer. I bought it for my daughter to use for PC gaming, WOW, etc. She loves it. I did install an ASUS WM8500 GT Silent (passive cooling) video card into the PCI Express 16 slot, it works great. Admittedly, the graphics seemed pretty quick without the upgrade. There are no case fans in this computer, but there is a pre-drilled attachment area for you to install one on the case exhaust area if you feel the need to add one. There is a large fan cooler on the CPU that seems to do a good job on much of the case, and a fan on the somewhat small power supply. Even with the passively cooled video card, the computer seems to be running nice and cool so far. Very quiet. Thinking of buying another one.

Yes, it has the typical HP/Compaq bloatware, but it's easy to uninstall anything you don't want.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Reeldigger on April 13, 2009
Activate the Sleep Mode and it's almost impossible for the computer to revive. Rolling the mouse is a joke, so is pressing the power switch, and hitting the sleep key. The only way is to pull the plug out, not once, but several times. Following the trouble-shooting instructions didn't solve the problem, on-line help only made me repeat the process. Phoning HP's support group was almost insulting. They told me to simply DON'T USE the Sleep Mode!! Well, that's a lot easier than trying to fix the darn thing and it's a brand-new computer. Maybe if Compaq manufactured autos with defective brakes, they'll fix the problem by telling you not to use the brakes! Unaccepatable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beverly J. Bailey on March 17, 2009
I could not be happier with my purchase!! Was told it would arrive in about a week. It was here in 3 days. All I had to do was plug it in and I was in business. Was a little worried about windows vista because I was used to windows xp but it is so easy to get around. I am very happy with all my purchases from Amozon and would highly recommend doing business with them. Beverly Bailey
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph G. on July 29, 2009
Okay, it's always annoying when people let other things get in the way of their review of a product, such as the morons who give a good product only one star because they had a problem with Amazon's customer service or something else.

So I'm giving this computer only four stars because, frankly, 10+ hours of dealing with Hewlett Packard's inept tech support staff warrants a slightly lowered rating.

My good ole Gateway p.c. finally died, so I needed a replacement quickly -- and I didn't have a lot of money to spend. I had done test drives of Vista on friends' computers and wasn't thrilled to have it forced on me, but XP is unfortunately a thing of the past. The good news is that I got Vista configured so it looks similar to XP. The bad news is that some of my older software took a bit of work to get Vista to accept it -- for example, I had to contact HP to get updated drivers so my printer would interface. This was very frustrating, because I'm just not tech savvy enough to know what to look/ask for -- I'm a whiz at operating computers, but I know little of how they run.

There were numerous times I had to contact HP's Compaq tech support, and although those people in India are very nice and courteous, they are not in a hurry to get anything done -- every time, what should have taken ten minutes at most took upwards of an hour. One of these times was buying the extended service plan -- good lord, how long can it take to notate my choice, run my credit card, and issue a confirmation number? And a HUGE warning -- always, ALWAYS have the model number, product number, and serial number handy if you have to call tech support, because even after you register as a customer, they will ask for all three numbers every time you call.
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