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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2012
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Pros: Affordably priced system with an acceptable balance of features. Good processing power, expandable memory, and expansion slots set this machine apart from lesser systems. Windows 8 comes pre-installed and the machine runs quietly.

Cons: I have only 2 features that I wish were available, and both have to do with the case rather than the hardware or performance. First - the case is designed to hold only 1 hard drive. Not a big deal, especially given the relatively inexpensive cost of large drives should you wish to replace the 500Gig drive with a larger one. Second - the case does not allow for a second ROM drive to be added. Again, this is not a huge deal as there are plenty of good external HD's and ROM drives available. This fact may be the reason such expandability was not included. These are VERY minor nits to pick in any case (no pun intended), and should in no way prevent you from purchasing this system!

I've seen others complain that they were unable to install an older OS on this machine due to EUFI security. Nonsense! This system is fully configurable to support legacy Windows or other operating systems. If you don't understand how to accomplish this, then leave it alone!

This is a good system and a good price when on sale. I can confidently recommend this system if you're looking for one in this price range.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2013
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I'm not giving it 5-stars because it is a 5-star computer, but because it *is* a great machine for the price (considering I paid only $339 with free Prime Shipping). I was looking for a basic, replacement desktop to go online, run MS Office, burn DVDs, etc. Nothing fancy. I wanted at least 6GB RAM and to pay less than $350. This one fit the bill. It runs much smoother and faster than I expected. Set up was flawless. Wireless works beautifully. It is also virtually silent. I agree Windows 8 is annoying, but I'll get used to it just like I did when I made the switch from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 (I was waiting in line at Egghead Software when they released it for sale at midnight 17+ years ago). It just takes some getting used to. Overall I think this desktop will serve me well and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
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Spoiler alert - The bottom of this review contains info about a secret program that comes with this PC. It's not in the product info or any promotional literature for the p6-2310.

The HP p6-2310 is an outstanding price/performer for 99% of desktop computer users. It's still $339 direct from Amazon. Comes with Win 8 64 bit edition, 6 gb memory, 500 gb drive, 1 year warranty and live tech support from HP. You won't find a comparable no-name PC at this price point.

Gamers and economists building Excel models of the US economy need extra desktop power. If you're a 99 percenter like me, the p6-2310 will run your apps faster than anything you've ever experienced. Press the power switch to ON and you can begin using an app in under 15 seconds. Win 8 deserves the credit for improved boot time.

Make sure you want Win 8 before purchasing a p6-2310. Win 8 yields a very noticeable performance boost compared to Win 7. Unlike prior Windows upgrades, Win 8 requires substantial study to learn. I ordered Windows 8 For Dummies at the same time. It enabled my transition quickly and happily. The book is worth the price for the chapter "should I switch to Windows 8". If you have reservations or concerns, buy the book and read that chapter before buying any PC with Win 8 installed. Win 8 isn't worth the trouble for everyone. Buy a PC with Win 7 installed if that's right for you. It's less expensive and less traumatic than downgrading from Win 8 to Win 7.

Microsoft in their infinite wisdom, removed the START button from the lower left corner of the Win 8 desktop. For some unknown reason 99% of us can't figure out what to do without it. Shhhh...Secret program that comes with the p6-2310: Buried in the included HP utilities is "HP Quick Start". "HP Quick Start" restores the START button to Win 8.

The p6-2310 is now my primary desktop machine. At this price I'm buying another one while they last to put on the shelf for a spare.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2013
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I would recommend the HP hardware on this PC Desktop. It was very user friendly to set up and get started. It has super power and space on the hard drive. t has most everything I was looking for. I could use an extra set of USB ports, but other than that, it's great. HOWEVER, I would NOT recommend Windows 8 to my worst enemy! None of my old programs work, so there is a heavy expense upgrading software. The games that are always included are now $2/each (what is that all about, it's just a GAME!?) Also, my laser printer and my scanner drivers are no longer valid and there are no upgrades. This means I have to trash my hardware. This was a VERY expensive venture with no apparent benefits to me. I highly recommend you not purchase Windows8 !!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2013
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I'm a Mac person, but there is a limited selection of games built for Mac - so I was looking for a low priced PC for casual gaming. After looking at a number of computers on different sites, I finally found this one on sale and jumped, and I'm glad that I did. This PC is a slightly older model, but it has some great specs for gaming. 6GB RAM is more than enough memory, and the AMD Radeon HD 6410D graphics card handles 3D graphics really well. A fast machine and a very smooth gaming experience. Probably not up to spec for the serious gamer who needs a custom built machine, but works great for my needs and budget. Surprisingly, Windows 8 is not horrible. It starts up and shuts down pretty fast, and runs very well. The new navigation is a little confusing (certainly not as intuitive as a Mac) but the app window is a nice feature (modeled like the Windows phone) And there is some HP bloatware to remove. All in all, I'm very satisfied.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2012
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Love my new pc. Took a little getting use to windows 8 and actually miss my windows XP but love how fast and smooth it runs and loads soooo fast.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2013
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Okay computer, regret getting windows 8 however, comes preloaded with a bunch of unnecessary garbage apps. I would like to see how it runs with windows 7 personally.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2013
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I've owned this computer for 5 months now, and I haven't had a problem with it. It has remained fast and efficient. I've been using this computer mostly for games like League of Legends and Minecraft, and to browse the web. It has handled each task with ease and has never froze on me. A lot of people say it is crap because of Windows 8 being pre-installed but it is not that bad and has caused me to have a productivity boost. All of the changes in Windows 8 are covered in the tutorial when you are setting up the computer for the first time. The computer also has a recovery drive that can help you out if there is a problem with the operating system on the hard drive for some reason. Tip for all of you USB booters out there to get to the boot to a usb or cd screen you can access it in windows 8 when the operating system is booted, or you can hold down shift and click restart to view that screen. I hope this review will help you in your purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
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Best one so far. It is quick and easy to use. This is my second HP I hope I get as much use as the old one
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2013
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I'm no expert in computers but I knew I wanted to stay with HP. I recently replaced my old HP after 13 years and am elated at its performance. First, I have to admit that it's great to have a computer that runs so fast!! I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys the internet, or doing their own paperwork such as reports and papers. It also has some great games included. As a high school teacher, this computer works well with my work. I can transfer my work between my HP and Kindle Fire. I'm so glad I purchased it. Windows 8 is AWESOME!!!!!!
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