|Processor||2.5 GHz Mobile AMD Duron|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||1500 GB Serial ATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6550|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||4089 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||6|
HP Pavilion p7-1220 Desktop (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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So I really wanted value but speed, something that would allow me to perform my daily work of developing commercial websites, running several browsers and RAM eating tools along the way. Not to mention upload photo's and moving in out out of pages.
It was really becoming a drag so I finally broke down and had the epiphany to check out Amazon and HP since I've had excellent service (and luck) with their products over the years.
The consensus is this - even if I paid a few hundred dollars more I don't think I could be more satisfied. Set up was nearly instant, transferring files from Carbonite very quick and the first few days at work has allowed me to be more efficient and get back to having fun with my work. No more time-consuming waits or wondering when a page would load, or not.
So yes, I highly recommend this muscle car of a computer, even the muffler keeps things silent. I could have spent more but I don't think I would have gotten that much more for each additional dollar spent.
One last thing - I like to have streaming radio going, maybe a ball game while working. With all the other things I'm asking this does not interfere with performance. The big question is - why did I wait so long? This machine can handle a full load of things and allows multi-tasking par excellence. I don't believe you would be sorry purchasing this computer or another HP with similar specs and price.Read more ›
Linux also handles all the other hardware here that I use: hard disk, wired ethernet, wifi, usb 2.0, SDHC reader. I haven't tested Bluetooth. I had a small issue booting up from an early distribution DVD for Ubuntu. In case the problem hasn't been fixed, I'll tell you how to do it: interrupt the HP boot sequence with the ESC key to get an HP menu, go to the boot submenu, and choose the "legacy atapi" cdrom boot up. Then, it works.
I'm using a previously bought keyboard and mouse, so I can't tell you about the ones supplied. I experimented only briefly with hooking up two monitors, and that worked, but I haven't gotten around to trying anything useful with that arrangement.
I added a 2TB hard disk, using the empty slot available in the internal cage. That was easy, following an illustrated step-by-step guide that HP provides on its web site. Look for "How to HP Pavilion p7-1220 Desktop PC" > "Adding / Replacing hardware". I had to buy a SATA cable.
I've had this for 2 1/2 months, now. I don't hear any noise from it at all.
Nice computer. Good deal.
Footnote 1: HP loads this PC with bloatware, and they are not inclined to assist with its removal. I called HP and said I wanted a copy of the Windows 7 DVD so I could do a clean install to remove all the unwanted pre-loaded software. HP said, categorically, 'no'. I therefore got hold of a Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) DVD and did a clean install anyway, using the license number on the computer's case. I had to spend a few minutes online with Microsoft to re-verify the license's authenticity, but the process was largely painless.
With a clean install of Windows 7, this PC really works well and is a great bargain for the money.
Footnote 2: Gamers will probably not want this PC; it has no dedicated graphics card memory, but rather, gets an allocation of system memory based on the operating system's calculus.
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