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HP Pavilion Slimline S3700F Desktop PC

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Product Description

Model: S3700F

Product Description

When desk space is at a premium¿or just not available¿the powerful, space-efficient HP Pavilion Slimline PC may be just what you're looking for. Barely a third the size of a conventional tower, this PC surrenders none of its functionality or performance. The SuperMulti DVD burner lets you create music mixes, video discs, and digital photo albums on your own DVDs and CDs, and LightScribe technology lets you etch custom, silkscreen-quality labels and artwork directly onto LightScribe-enabled discs. The front-loading HP Pocket Media Drive bay lets you expand your storage and transfer large media libraries conveniently (drive sold separately). The front-panel 15-in-1 memory card reader makes it easy to transfer photos, music, and other files to and from your digital camera and other peripheral devices. The Slimline s3700f ships with Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 2.60GHz AMD Athlon X2 5000 Dual-Core Processor with 1MB L2 Cache, 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1x2048MB 1x1024MB), 320GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive, SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technoloy, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 128MB dedicated graphics Memory, and a Front panel 15-in-1 memory card reader. Dimensions: 13.39 (W) x 4.21 (L/D) x 10.87 (H) approx., 17.49 lbs. approx.


The HP Pavilion s3720f Slimline desktop PC gives you all the power of a fully loaded home/office desktop in a sleek, silver-and-black chassis that's one-third the size of a traditional PC tower, enabling you to place it unobtrusively anywhere--from your office to entertainment center to kitchen. You can easily burn your home video productions to DVD for friends and family with the dual-layer, multi-format LightScribe DVD/CD burner, which enables you to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a DL disc.

The sleek, black HP Slimline S3700F won't take over your desk (see larger version; monitor not included.
This desktop is powered by the 2.6 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processor, which increases the efficiency and speed of the PC while running multiple programs and the latest multi-threaded software. It features a large 320 GB hard drive, and it includes an open drive bay for an optional HP Pocket Media Drive (which can add up to 160 GB of storage). Other features include 3 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics with 128 MB of dedicated memory (and up to 1343 MB of available memory), multi-format memory card reader, a wide variety of connectivity options (including both USB 2.0 and Firewire), and digital audio output for home theater surround sound.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit, Service Pack 1) 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
  • 2.6 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processor
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • 3 GB RAM (4 GB maximum)
  • Dual-layer DVD±R drive
  • Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE graphics (up to 1343 MB total)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (32-bit)

The Basics

  • Processor: AMD's Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core processor is built for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, which will require a processor with significant power. 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 2.6 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 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 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).

    This Slimline PC also includes a drive bay that fits an optional HP Pocket Media Drive, which enables you to add up to 160 GB of additional storage. The Pocket Media Drive also works with any USB-enabled PC, for easy transferring of multimedia files from other computers in your home.

  • Memory: The 3 GB of installed RAM (PC6400, 1 x 2 GB, 2 x 1 GB) helps boost the amount of available video RAM that's shared with this desktop's video card. It also offers a fast 800 MHz speed. This notebook has a 4 GB maximum RAM capacity (2 x 2 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 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 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 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 Slimline desktop has one PCI x1 Express slot (occupied), one PCI x16 Express slot (occupied), one 5.25-inch external bay (occupied), and one 3.5-inch bay (occupied). 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 front, 4 back)
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 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
  • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting keyboards and mice
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 line-in, 1 line-out, 1 microphone, and 1 digital audio output
  • Fast Ethernet port for 10/100 networking
  • 56K modem

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

  • HP MediaSmart Software Suite: Your one-stop multimedia and entertainment center to create photo slideshows, share personal videos, listen to your favorite music playlists and watch DVD movies.
  • 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 Slimline desktop measures 13.39 x 4.2 x 10.9 inches (LxWxH/D) and weighs approximately 19.7 pounds.

What's in the Box
This package contains the HP Slimline s3700f desktop PC, keyboard, mouse, and power cord. 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.

Note: Monitor not included.

Product Information

Model: S3700F
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Screen Size1 inches
Hard DriveSerial ATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntegrated
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Brand NameHP
Item model numberS3700F
Item Weight20 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H13.39 x 4.21 x 8.50 inches
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive Typedvd_plus_minus_rw
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #37,717 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight24.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 4, 2009
Warranty & Support
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Customer Reviews

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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful By D. Tran on February 9, 2009
Model Number: S3720F
NOTE: Amazon had recently consolidated the reviews for both the S3720 and the S3700's into one page. This review refers to the HP Pavilion Slimline S3720F Desktop PC (2.5 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Desktop E5200 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive,Vista Premium).

The HP Slimline S3720F is an excellent slim form-factor pc with a few limitations. I needed another small sized PC at my engineering lab, so I purchased the S3720F. Typically I build my own machines, so I was quite impressed when I purchased this model, assuming one understands its limitations.

The HP Slimline S3720F runs Intel's Dual Core E5200 processor (mid-range processor line). Note that this is not Intel's "Core 2 Duo" line (the high-range which has a faster front-side bus). Regardless in conjunction with a healthy 4 gb of RAM, there is enough horsepower to run most of my engineering applications, which can be quite intensive. The 500 GB harddrive is adequate, though I see myself needing more storage space in the future (easily remedied with an external HDD).

The S3720F runs Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack1. Contrary to the negative sentiment against Windows Vista, I have to clarify that Windows Vista SP1 is very functional. I use numerous operating systems including, various Linux packages, OS X (Mac), Windows XP, even Windows 7 Beta. So after uninstalling some "bloat-ware" and removing some unneeded startup programs (msconfig), the S3720F runs Vista like a dream. Some slowdown occurs when one uses some Aero features (graphic-intensive features). But aside from that, it is surprisingly smooth.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By P. Betaneli on March 21, 2009
Model Number: S3750F
I received the HP Slimline 3750f and tried to start it up. I received a message "Missing Operating System". I tried to look in the start up F10 (CMOS) and noticed that Hard Drive was 320GB instead of advertised 640GB. Furthermore, it stated that the system had 2GB of RAM instead advertised 4GB of RAM. Not only that, this was a return product from a previous person who purchased and shipped back to Amazon. This computer was actually NEVER checked or opened, the reason I know is because the original packing slip was in it. I am usually happy with Amazon.com, but this is just not right customer service. I would expect them to review previous returns, not send them and state that it is a "new" product when someone else already used it, and of course I would expect for the computer you buy to work. Knowing Amazon I imagine my full shipping costs refund and full refund for this product, I just hope some will actually open up the box and fix this DEFECTIVE HP Slimline 3750f computer.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vagabond on February 13, 2009
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I bought this computer with some trepidation since there were no reviews, but to my great delight the computer set up with no problems whatsoever. The longest part was downloading and installing 26 Windows updates, which took a while because I have a slow DSL line. I coupled it with the HP w1907 monitor which is performing as well as the computer. I am a Vista novice, but the things we are used to are there and accessible if you give it a chance. I added an ergonomic keyboard which installed well and a different mouse, ditto. The CPU arrived 8 days before the monitor and my desire to get things hooked up was at fever pitch. I was up late clicking around and finding where things are. I saw a review for a similar computer that complained it was very slow. Not the case here. If you are not a gamer, this is a great computer. Time will tell, of course, but first impressions are that this is magnificent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Su on February 19, 2009
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This is a really nice small size computer for home browsing / kitchen use. The case is amazingly small, speed is fast. This is not made to run high requirement games or applications, if you just use this for browsing and some MS Office applications, it does the job perfectly.

It has all the components you want, even comes with wi-fi installed. Setup was a breeze. Now, it's not perfection, here's some of the minor issues I encountered:

1. no DVI outlet - my fault for not reading the description clearly, but by now I thought that would be standard. If you have one of those HP Flat screen monitors, with or without DVI, it looks fantastic, so no big deal.

2. bloatware - this is a pain, this is my 1st time using vista, still not able to uninstall all the prebuilt softwares. takes up screen space and does nothing. One reason I normally just build my own computers.

3. keyboard & mouse - these are as good as trash. besure to get your own. Usually the mouse always sucks with prebuilt systems, so that was expected. The keyboard looked nice, felt nice, but there's something wrong with the design, it's extra small or something, anyone use to typing on a normal keyboard will not be able to type right. My wife said I was too picky & have fat fingers until she tried it herself, ah.... the man is right... get a replacement keyboard, you won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Tillery on June 23, 2009
Model Number: S3700F
This computer was purchased for my father in hopes that he would leave his old Gateway with 98SE in the past. I had already purchased this same computer for my girlfriend Summer 08'. She hasn't had any problems with it at all. She isn't a hardcore gamer or anything like that. This computer is fast for emailing, word processing, or general use. If you have a high intensive game or process heavy programs I wouldn't recommend this desktop. There have been no issues with this computer thus far and my father is happy.
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