|Processor||3.2 GHz Phenom Quad-Core|
|RAM||8 GB SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||1 TB 1 Terabyte Serial ATA hard drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon HD 5570|
|Card Description||Radeon HD5570|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1000 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||7|
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-230F Desktop PC (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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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
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Inconvenient for us but I'm sure HP considers it a good business decision.
I received this product from newegg.com 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 newegg.com of doing something untoward, which I'm sure will really please newegg to hear.
PLEASE: DO NOT BUY HP PRODUCTS. Buyer beware.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use it for gaming, I play AVA FPS and run at full setting and the game runs great, I love the computer but it's almost time for a new one, I have had it for 5 years and I've only... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gerald West
I had grown very weary of HP after my $1500 laptop crapped out (overheated and melted wireless adapter, then graphics card, then wouldn't boot at all)immediately after the one year... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Hollywood Cole
HP finally replaced the motherboard. Had me reinstall the operating system several times, drug out the process for more than a month. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by LLB
It showed up and didn't work right out of the box this is a joke waste of time and energy. Returning is farely easy though.Published on December 19, 2012 by Jelena Raus
this pc was a great deal the price was exceleant . the pc works great . no trouble at all .Published on December 4, 2012 by joseph popowick
I bought this October 2010. It's on 12 hours a day, everyday. Never a wrinkle of a problem using all features of this machine.Published on May 8, 2012 by Tony Qski
I bought the HP-235f during the holiday rush last year for one grand. I was going to buy another kind of desktop computer for $100 less, but it had less features. Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by J. Lee
After weeks of reading reviews and so forth on different HP computers i decided on this one. So far i am quite happy with it, i bought a 27" samsung HD montior to go wiht it and... Read morePublished on September 17, 2011 by Jeff F