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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230F Desktop PC (Black)

by HP
54 customer reviews
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  • AMD Phenom II 955 Quad-Core Processor (3.2 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache + 6 MB Shared L3 Cache, 4000 MHz System Bus, AMD 785G Chipset)
  • 8GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM memory (4 x 2GB for ultimate performance) (expandable to 16GB)
  • 1 Terabyte (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive; Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe Technology
  • ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card with 1GB DDR5 dedicated graphics memory, HDMI, dual-link DVI, display port, and VGA capabilities
  • support for Blu-ray and Microsoft DirectX 11
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Product Description

Product Description

Get serious about computing with the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230f PC, a stylish, high-performance PC for your most demanding digital tasks. Premium performance levels enable an enhanced experience whether you’re working, e-mailing, editing photos or videos, gaming or connecting with friends online. The HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230f PC's flexibility and expandability let you add devices and features to support your growing needs. The elegant, chrome-accented design is sure to attract attention in any home décor.

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High performance and gaming. Get a versatile HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230f PC that’s packed with the features you want and lets you add on more as needed. Use this desktop PC to work in multiple applications at the same time and connect to wireless printers with ease.


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AMD Phenom™ II 955 Quad-Core Processor
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Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Memory (RAM)
8GB PC3-8500 DDR3
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Hard Drive
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Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
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Optical Drive
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe Technology
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Video Graphics
ATI Radeon™ HD 5570 Series Graphics with 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory, DVI, HDMI and Display Port capabilities and support for Blu-ray and Microsoft® DirectX® 11
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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230f PC Front View


YESMulticore Processor
Get better performance and work more efficiently

YES15-in-1 Digital Media Reader
Transfer photos from a digital camera to your desktop PC without using cables

YESFront-access USB 2.0 Ports
Connect peripherals to your HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230f PC with ease

YESBlu-ray Disc Player
Watch high-definition Blu-ray DVDs using your desktop PC

YESLightScribe Technology
Burn labels directly onto CDs and DVDs

Watch, pause, rewind, and record live television

YESWireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Connect to a wireless printer and other accessories




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Processor3.2 GHz Phenom Quad-Core
Hard Drive1 TB 1 Terabyte Serial ATA hard drive
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 5570
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon HD5570
Graphics Card Ram Size1000 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 7
Brand NameHP
SeriesPavilion Elite
Item model numberBK172AA#ABA
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight11.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H16.30 x 7.05 x 15.79 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc / Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #72,933 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight27.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableApril 18, 2010
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By David from Ytown on June 13, 2010
Style Name: HPE-250F Verified Purchase
I am very impressed by the speed and efficiency of the HPE-250f. Unlike most people who purchase this system, i am not an avid gamer. I am a designer that uses the Adobe CS5 suite and Lightroom to its fullest potential. So i hope this review helps those who are looking a solid design computer without wanting to spend more on a Mac (I'm not a Mac hater by any means... just on a budget). I give it 2 thumbs up so far, including the fact that there is not much "bloatware" on this HP - and I am actually liking the HP advisor toolbar.

I also wanted to add info regarding the graphics card. The HP website and Amazon's specs regarding the graphic card outputs seem to vary a bit. I was happy to see that when i received the PC that there were x2 DVI outputs (not just one dual), x1 hdmi, etc... the VGA output is created by using a supplied DVI-VGA adapter.

The tower is clean, and very quiet. My only knock so far is that the USB slots on the front where I plug my receiver in for my wireless keyboard is right above the CD bay... which gets bumped with my hand when i put in or take out a CD if I am not careful - Not a big deal, but still something to pay attention to.

Review update Sept 18, 2010

Unfortunately, I am having some issues with the Hitachi hard drive that came with this system. It is a little too noisy with random clicking every now and then - which makes me cringe in fear. Upon further review, I found that this hard drive has a high failure rate. The good news is that HP offered to send me a new one once I isolated the sound. The bad news was that I had to provide them a credit card info due to the fact that it was considered a "collateral part.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Rob on November 23, 2010
Style Name: HPE-240F Verified Purchase
Another computer delivered that doesn't even power up and I'm enough of a technician to know that the power supply is bad in this thing. HP is so busy shipping these things that they don't properly test them. It's cheaper for HP to let the end user do the final testing and have Amazon ship the defective ones back and forth.

Inconvenient for us but I'm sure HP considers it a good business decision.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Sara Jo on November 21, 2010
Style Name: HPE-235F

I received this product from on 11/9/10. There was nothing displaying on my monitor. Tried several configurations of monitor/cord/port; still nothing. I got on HP chat and the CSR determined that the CPU was fried (a BRAND NEW COMPUTER). I sent it in 11/11/10. Received it back 11/19/10 with NO POWER CORD. Purchased one while waiting on hold for HP to send me a replacement. Got it home, plugged it in, the same exact symptoms. Got back on chat. The CSR now thinks it's the graphics card. Would I be so kind to send it back and they'll fix it and "so sorry for the inconvenience".

DID NO ONE TEST THIS COMPUTER BEFORE THEY SENT IT BACK TO ME?! They had my power cord; I know they could have checked this.

I asked to have a technician come to my home; I was denied. I asked for escalation to a Case Manager. Got a reference number and called HP. After being on the phone with one gentleman for 20 minutes, he tells me his department only deals with printers. (???) He transfers me to the desktop department, where they tell me that I have to wait for a Case Manager to contact ME in 24-48 hours. I told him this was unacceptable and to get someone NOW. He put me on hold. After ten minutes, I was transferred back to the beginning of the phone tree. Basically, he didn't want to deal with me.

I have been given the runaround for 12 days now, and I do not trust this company to actually FIX my computer. My BRAND NEW COMPUTER. Meanwhile, they try to accuse of doing something untoward, which I'm sure will really please newegg to hear.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Merry on August 17, 2010
Style Name: HPE-250F Verified Purchase
I was so disappointed when I received my new computer. The computer lit up, but didn't boot up, no monitor signal, nothing. I contacted HP and now they are sending me a box with shipping instructions. I'll be waiting another week now for my computer and with any luck it will work. Just so you're aware that if you have technical issues you will need to deal with the manufacturer before Amazon will work with you on any exchanges or replacements. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will be a great computer when I get it back.
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71 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gilly on May 30, 2010
Style Name: HPE-235F Verified Purchase

I was considering building my own PC, but I decided to go with this model because of the value. I also sell computers at a national retailer, so I can usually judge if a computer is the best buy.

This computer is almost worth every cent. I would only recommend getting this much computer if you really need this much. A lot of people overpurchase for what they need. If you game, I can tell you it will run Source games at max settings at 1080p and most other games will run on high/max settings.

The speed is unmatched. It has a 6-core processor that was just released (when I bought it) less than a month ago. However, this does have some flaws. HP doesn't have a support page up for it yet.

I did notice that the hard drive is 5400RPM, a Western Digital Green series. That is terrible that HP would make such a powerful computer and skim on the hard drive. I replaced it with a 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda. I didn't take a star off because when I opened up the computer, I noticed the RAM was DDR3-10600 instead of the DDR3-8500 that HP's website says the computer holds. So I won and lost. At least a hard drive is cheaper than RAM!
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