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I would extremely advocate this desktop. it's quick and surprisingly quiet. Boots up in only over One
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First the good: For the price you get an excellent high performance PC that is suitable for general everyday use, it excels at photo and video editing without even blinking. The i7 processor spec for this money is hard to find. I cant comment about high end gaming or any other mega performance software but I guess it may fall short for such uses. In use it is almost silent apart from when the DVD drive is running. This really is quite loud in comparison. You get a wireless keyboard and mouse and a built in TV card with remote control. Amazon's customer care is spot on ( but i'll come to that later ).
Now the average: Yes you get an i7 processor but the rest of the machine is fairly average. The 1.5 TB hardrive is only a 5400 rpm spec. The motherboard is only upgradeable to 8gb of RAM in only 2 slots. The onboard graphics seem fine to me but to a serious game player it may be a bit of a joke. There is no HDMI socket. No USB3 or firewire and space for only one optical drive. You have to create your own recovery disks but this is the case for most new PC's these days and its not difficult to do, although HP dont make you aware of this when first using the PC so I had to look for the 'create recovery disk' option. There is a recovery partion on the hard drive but this is no use if it fails. So make sure you create them disks. You will need 3 blank DVD R's
Now the Bad: I am on my second machine as the 1st one died within 6 hours of first switching it on... I guessed somthing was not quite right as the first unit crashed several times during use until it slowed to a halt, at which point after restarting it failed to re-boot with the dreaded 'unable to find boot partion' message constantly present. At this point I was a bit miffed and my first thoughts were to look on Amazon for what I could replace it with. There was nothing else in this price bracket, so I bit the bullet and requested a direct replacement. I must say Amazon handled things perfectly, and without any fuss a replacement was on its way. PC no.2 has so far proved to be faultless and I become more hopeful every day. I have noticed a few other reviews for HP desktops with 1.5TB drives that have also failed in a similar way, but I think if you get a bad one you will find out early. I guess behind the scenes HP are aware of this issue and would hopefully honour ant warranty work without quibble. I have used HP PC's at work for the past 10 years ( high end CAD work, running 24/7 365 days a year), and I have never heard of one failing yet. In fact this is the only harddrive that has failed on me in the past 15 years, so maybe I was just unlucky? I will report back if things change.
So in summary: you get a great value, very capable above, above average ( 5 stars ) machine for every day use that will not stutter or freeze if several applications are running. I have edited HD video on 'best mode' rendering preview with no stuttering or freezing. Internet browsing is fast and snappy. Checking on the processor performace, it rarely gets up to 50% while doing any of the above. I am really very happy with this PC and will be sad if the hard drive fails again. Even then I think I would replace it with another drive ( £80 )or even fit a solid state drive rather than get another doubtful 1.5TB HP replacement. Very happy so far. Here's living in hope, fingers crossed.
I would highly recommend this desktop. It is fast and amazingly quiet. Boots up in just over 1 minute. One thing missing is no Firewire connection for fast back ups which is fine. But I Don't know how much slower are the USB 2.0 ports when backing up. My old Advent desktop was much heavier and more solid than the HP but at least the HP is easier to move about. The Advent bought from PC world went downhill after about 5 years and customer support from PC world was non-existant. The power switch on the HP is the wrong shape and too fiddly if you have fat fingers but nothing too serious. I am OK with 4 GB memory but for some you might go for an upgrade. I have had no problems with the HP so far apart from transferring my old files, which was my own fault. The HP uses 300 watts of power,seesm a lot, but it does go into sleep mode if not active.
This product is nice and very recommended for gamers also.
and it also comes in a very good price!
The tower looks lovely, a shiny black which a few lights dashing on and off every so often. On the upper section there is the power button with a blue light that shows you whether the system's on or not.
Just below this there is the DVD drive, with the eject button on the right side.
In the centre there are two USB ports, and 3.5mm earphone port and a 3.5mm microphone socket. There's also a SD card slot on the left side of the row which can take most memory cards.
There are another 3 USB slots on the rear, together with the mains lead connector, and other ports for connecting such things as printers, mouse, other external systems. In fact, there's plenty of ports for all external bits you want to attach.
It has built in Wi-Fi, (802.11 b/g) and blue tooth too.
It has many other features, too many to say here in 500 words, all I will say that my tower may not be crammed with the same things as your tower. It's a personal thing really and depends on what you need and what you're willing to pay.
On the right side, to the bottom, there is the cooling vents, which to be honest, may have been better nearer the top as the heat tends to rise. But the vents do manage doing what they are supposed to do, to vent the inner workings.
There's a lot to say about the system I 'built' over time, taking factory bits out and stuffing my own choice in. it started with a 500GB HDD, which I tripled by adding a TB into the spare HDD slot inside. It came with 4GB of RAM, which I boosted up to 32GB, making this a quick as Usain Bolt chasing his Virgin media pay cheque.
I only got the tower as I already had everything else, the monitor, keyboard, mouse. So it was pointless me buying it with all the bits. This made it a little bit cheaper for me, costing me a rather nice £150. I've spent a further £130 - £150 on it with the RAM and HDD so in all this rather fetching piece has cost me just short of £300... but if you're happy with 500GB HDD and 8Gb of RAM then you've got yourself a bargain .
01-Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time they are not usable concurrently.
02-Use of both the DVI and the VGA ports at the same time is supported.
03-Audio jack sensing is available in HP Pavilion P6-2065uk
04-Hard drive Size is 1.5 TB
05-2mb minimum of data buffer memory
06-Mouse and keyboard are wireless type
07-Data transfer speeds: up to 150 Mbps
08-Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB DIMMs
09-Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems
10-Supports up to 8 GB on 64-bit systems
11-Interface: Internal USB port
12-Digital DVB-T (requires UHF/VHF-compatible antenna and high-definition television)
13-You can also create a restore point yourself
14-nvidia grafics card used in this pc
15-The processor along with the 4GB of DDR3 memory do help keep the price of the system roughly $50 to $100 less than its competition
16-There is a PCI-Express graphics slot available within the system for adding in a dedicated graphics card but the system has a very
low wattage power supply that will only allow for the most basic of budget class cards to be installed.
01-Poor system performance, especially while browsing the Internet.
02-The computer stops responding more frequently.
03-The computer takes longer to open the Windows desktop.
04-Browser closes unexpectedly or stops responding.
05-Performing a search from a search page provides results on a different site.
06-Clicking a link does nothing or goes to an unrelated Web site.
07-The browser home page changes and cannot be reset. Usually about:Blank is set as your new home page.
08-Pop-up advertising windows display when the browser is not open or over Web pages that do not normally have pop-ups.
09-Additional toolbars are added to the browser.
10-Web pages are automatically added to the list of favorites.
11-Desktop icons are automatically added to the desktop.
12-This makes it a bit more difficult to use with a HDTV or many new monitors that are dropping the DVI connector with an adapter cable