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HP Pavilion A6110N Desktop PC (AMD Athlon 64 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

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A6110N
  • Sleek and shiny black-and-silver desktop with 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ dual-core processor
  • 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive, 2 GB RAM (4 GB max), 16x LightScribe DVD-/+RW drive
  • Connections: 6 USB, 2 FireWire, digital coaxial audio out, 15-in-1 memory card reader
  • Nvidia GeForce 6150 video/graphics card with 128 MB of dedicated video RAM, 10/100 Ethernet
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
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Model: A6110N
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Processor2.3 GHz AMD Athlon
RAM2 GB DDR3
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GeForce 6150
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Brand NameHP
SeriesPavilion
Item model numberA6110N
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.89 x 16.28 x 9.64 inches
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
  
Additional Information
ASINB000RNDZ9S
Best Sellers Rank #41,751 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight31 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 15, 2007
  
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Model: A6110N

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Boasting a sleek and shiny black-and-silver chassis, the HP Pavilion a6110n desktop PC comes loaded with the all tools you need to easily create, manage, share, and enjoy your digital photos, home videos, movies, and music. You can easily burn your home video productions to DVD for friends and family with the dual-layer, multi-format DVD/CD burner, which enables you to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a DL disc and provides a super-fast 16x DVD+R/-R write speed. It also includes LightScribe technology for personalized silkscreen-quality, laser-etched CD/DVD labels created right in the drive.

This desktop is powered by the 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ dual-core processor, which increases the efficiency and speed of the PC while running multiple programs and the latest multi-threaded software. Store more music, videos, and data on the roomy 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive, which offers fast transfer rates. It also comes loaded with 2 GB of RAM (which can be bumped up to 4 GB), an integrated Nvidia GeForce 6150 video/graphics card with 128 MB of dedicated video RAM, a wide variety of connection ports on both the front and rear of the box, and a 15-in-1 memory card reader that's compatible with today's most popular digital camera formats.

It comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 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.

The Basics

  • Processor: AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4400+ dual-core processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. It outperforms the highest-performing AMD Athlon 64 4000+ single-core processor on multi-tasking benchmarks by up to 30 percent. 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 huge 320 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 also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.

  • Memory: The 2 GB of installed RAM (PC5300, 2 x 1 GB) is a good start, but you'll want to add more RAM to handle today's demanding multimedia and gaming software. It also offers a top-of-class 667 MHz speed. This desktop has a 4 GB maximum RAM capacity (4 x 1 GB). To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

  • 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 8x DVD-R DL Write Once, 8x DVD+R DL Write Once, 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD+RW, 16x DVD-R, 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 an HP multimedia 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 623 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 x1 slot (available), one PCI Express x16 slot (available), two 5.25-inch bays (one available), and three 3.5-inch bays (two available). It comes with a built-in floppy drive and the following external connectors:

  • 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 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals (1 in front, 1 in rear)
  • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting keyboards and mice
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 2 headphone and 2 microphone (front and rear)
  • 2 line-in (front and rear)
  • Digital coaxial audio output as well as surround sound speaker outputs (rear/side/center)
  • 15-in-1 multi-format memory card reader, compatible with CompactFlash I/II, IBM Microdrive, Secure Digital (SD), miniSD, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus), MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SmartMedia, and xD Picture Card.
It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium 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
Includes Microsoft Works 8, Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 (with 60 days of Live Update), Roxio Creator/MyDVD (with LightScribe technology), Muvee autoProducer (for creating professional-looking home videos and burning to DVD), HP PhotoSmart Essential, and HP Total Care Advisor.

Dimensions & Weight
It measures 16.3 x 6.9 x 15.25 inches (LxWxD) and weighs approximately 22 pounds.

What's in the Box
This package contains the HP Pavilion a6110n desktop PC, power cable, keyboard, and mouse. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase as well as technical telephone assistance for one year. Software is also covered for 90 days from date of purchase.

Product Description

HP A6110N Pavilion Desktop PC. HP Pavilion desktop PCs include a variety of features that make taking and sharing digital pictures easier than ever. As you would expect from the leader in consumer PCs and PhotoSmart printers, every HP Pavilion PC gives you the tools to make working with digital photos and video clips fun and convenient. Organize, edit, share and protect your digital photos with HP Photosmart Essential. The front panel 15 in 1 memory card reader makes it easy to transfer photos and files to and from your digital camera and other peripheral devices. HP Pavilion PCs feature the exclusive HP Pocket Media Drive bay that allows you to add instant storage and works with any other USB enabled PC. The SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe technology lets you create custom, silkscreen quality labels and artwork directly onto LightScribe enabled CD and DVD discs. The Windows Vista Home Premium operating system is the preferred edition for home desktop PCs. With extensive digital entertainment features, expanded search capabilities. and the fluid, three dimensional Windows Aero user interface, it provides a truly extraordinary user experience.

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Customer Reviews

She is very pleased with how it runs.
Pat K.
In sum, this is about the best bang for your buck right now.
kindasorta
Phone support would not send it to me, not even if I paid.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kimmy in Valencia VINE VOICE on August 15, 2007
Model: A6130N Verified Purchase
First, ordered this from Amazon and delivery was fast! It actually got here a week before the monitor (Samsung 226).

HP a6130n is a prebuilt desktop so you can't "customize" it. But for the value, you get alot of bang for your buck. Also, according to a friend who works for HP, the prebuilts don't have as many "issues" as those you customize. Since I've only had the machine up and running for less than a week and have not ever owned a "customized" HP, I do not know this first hand.

I see other users and pro reviewers have said the graphics is weak, but as a nongamer, the picture looks great.

Drawbacks: I wish hp would change 2 things.
1. it does not have a digital monitor output. Apparently that's pretty standard in new systems. According to an hp rep, this system has been available since June 2007 (despite what it says on the Amazon page).
2. lots of noise! It's very loud when I start it up or when I open up a program. I see another reviewer has praised how quiet this system is so I'm not sure whether I have a bummer one or not.
2.5 mouse-(minor, minor issue)- roller ball mouse, who knew they still made them?

Update: had to send it back. I talked to 4 different HP techs regarding the grinding noise. The last cs person I talked to was very knowledgable and nice. After running some diagnostics and actually listening to the noise over the phone, the guys at hp think this particular one I got has hard drive issues. But I have to say, the techs I chatted with online and phone were all incredibly nice.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By kindasorta on August 13, 2007
Model: A6130N
How they can pack this much computing power into such a low price is beyond me (oh wait...free trade). Seriously, this thing is a monster. The dual core AMD processor is super fast and can handle a million things at once. You also have more than enough RAM for your needs, which is nice since Vista is such a memory hog. Vista uses about 1GB of RAM, so really you have 2GB of usuable RAM, which is still more than enough for the average user. Also, at 400GB of storage, you're not likely to run out of room any time soon.

As others have pointed out, the ONLY weakness with the system is the graphics card. If you are going to do any sort of gaming on this (or any serious photo work) you really must upgrade the graphics card, as the integrated one is just barely adequate. Its enough to run the Vista themes on a basic level, and you can obviously watch videos and such, but it really chugs on games and also if you're doing any serious photo editing. Also, it would have been nice if they would have thrown in a wireless network card (but alot of desktop PC's dont have them) so if you have a wireless network, add another 50 bucks or so for a decent (and Vista capable) wireless card. Other than that I really have no complaints about this computer. HP's are great, my last one lasted for years and they are easy to upgrade so I expect to have this around for a long time. What else...lightscribe DVD burner, memory card reader, USB ports up the yin-yang, expansion bays and audio inputs / outputs on the front of the computer...this just about has it all. And, its cool looking to boot.

OBTW...those of you complaining about lack of restore / installation discs...did you even open or read the owner's manual?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael R. Jameson on October 28, 2007
Model: A6130N
After reading the reviews I feel I must comment. First, don't by this computer at Amazon. I bought this computer at BestBuy two months ago for $200 dollars less than it is listed here.
I bought this computer after reading the specs and KNOWING that the video card sucked. I fully intend to by a better video card for this computer as soon as the cash becomes available however, after going to Nvidia website and downloading the latest drivers and patches I've had very few problems with freezes and crashes.
I built my last computer and couldn build one this cheap for the price. Also, the hard drive is awesome. It is 400GB which holds a ton of videos, songs, and pictures. It has 3 GB of memory. It costs almost as much to buy 3 GB of memory as the whole system costs. It IS quiet! My roommate thought I was working on my computer while it was turned off the other day and wash shocked to realize that it just doesn't make any noise.
I would reccomend this computer to anyone who wants a great computer but doesn't play any directX 10 gams or for those who do play high powered games but know how to install their own peripherals (which is not all difficult for those who have more knowledge than how to operate a Mac.)
It is a great system for those who want a $1500 computer, but don't have $1500 dollars on them. Buy this system and add the card later.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By King Pigeon on July 15, 2007
Model: A6130N Verified Purchase
Amazon delivered the Computer in two days. I have it up and running loaded with all the programs I used. I like it and I am not having a bit of problems with Windows Vista Home Premium...I like the new features. No Floppy Drive in the computer. I have purchased an External Floppy Drive (CD-RW's can't replace the convenience of the 3.5" floppy).

I recomment HP Computers...You can go to Hp WebSite and download Maunals and also obtain CD's for Recovery items if the Recovery Drive (D) in the computer is not available.
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