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This review is from: HP Pavilion p6-2350 H3Y78AA Desktop (3.6 GHz AMD A8-5600k Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 8) Black (Personal Computers)
My old computer finally died around Thanksgiving of 2012; it was an HP as well and lasted over 7 years. Needless to say, I'm a fan of HP and believe in the quality of their computer products.
For those who are used to windows XP, windows 8 presents a bit of a learning curve. It took me about 10 days to get everything how and where I wanted it...the settings, programs I previously had, etc. (just to make it look and feel like I wanted it).
I was comparing several computers in this price range, but went with the p6-2350 mainly because of the quad-core processor. (the processor is, by all accounts, the most important part of a computer).
I'm one of those who often has two or more browsers and 15 or more tabs open at the same time, so the AMD 3.6 Ghz Quad-Core A8-5600K fits the bill. This computer is fast and is able to handle everything I've required of it so far. It's got plenty of memory (8 GB / expandable to 32 GB)....6 USB ports(2 - 3.0 USB on the front)....1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive.
Oh, and it's very quiet. (another reviewer said it was noisy, believe me, it's not)
If you want a fast computer that can handle multiple applications at the same time and do it quietly, then consider this computer.
I'm happy with my purchase and will update this review in the future.
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Initial post: May 5, 2013 11:12:12 AM PDT
Actually, even though it says, "Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems," it only has *2* memory slots, "Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB DIMMs," so the *real* max is only 16G. Although, I've found 16G to be sufficient most of the time :-)
Posted on May 6, 2013 5:27:07 AM PDT
I'm in the same boat as you (were).
My current desktop is an eMachines (2003 model) purchased in '05. It has XP, so I'm a bit scared as to how this Windows 8 is going to be. I'm a fast learner, but I'm not a whiz-- at least when it comes to the mechanics of a computer.
Since last year I've been looking at various laptops pretty set on purchasing one. Then I got so frustrated at reading all the reviews about shoddy this and that; and was scared I would end up with something I'd have to be sending in to fix, etc.
A few weeks ago I went back to the drawing board. I decided that although a laptop is nice in case of an emergency (it's portable), I really didn't NEED one, since I'm at home over 90% of of the time.
I happened upon this in my search, and then did some extra verification as to what people thought of it outside Amazon. I've never had an HP before (although I knew of someone some years back that had trouble with their desktop and had to send it in, so that left me unsure of the brand; also someone stated in my laptop search, that HP was going to change their company focus from computers to something else-- don't know if that's 100% true or not).
Frankly I can't afford to make the wrong choice; so whatever I make has to last me some years!
Being I still have the original CRT monitor that came with the package deal, I also had to figure out if I should go with a monitor or TV as a screen.
I ended up choosing a new Vizio HDTV (in the event I needed a back up for my large and outdated living room TV)-- but I'm having a slight hiccup figuring out which cables to use being that this HP model doesn't have HDMI port (which I hope I've finally straightened out thanks to Turvalar); but only having the new computer in front of me will confirm it.
Now I'm wondering if I need to invest in a comprehensive guide book like "Windows 8 For Dummies"...
Sorry for my long winded post :)
Posted on May 11, 2013 7:44:55 PM PDT
Big Daddy says:
Is the version of Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit?
In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 1:13:00 AM PDT
It comes with 64-bit Windows 8.
In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2013 1:17:03 AM PDT
just surf "getting around in windows 8" and you'll be fine :-)
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