When I was in college, the only computer I was using at home is my Acer Aspire 3680 laptop computer. It has been with me for almost three years now and it’s still working despite of having to went through with Aspire 3680′s battery problems and power button problems.
Though getting a new laptop as replacement would be nice, I decided to get a new PC instead. Unlike before that I used to go out of the house a lot and use my laptop for mobile computing, these days, I seldom need my laptop anymore since I always bring my Nokia E71 Nokia E72 smart phone with me everyday for my e-mail and internet needs. Thus, bringing a huge computer isn’t really necessary.
So I decided to get a new PC instead. I have set my eyes on HP’s line of desktop computers. Acer’s desktop computers are nice too but I don’t like how they designed their monitors. The new Lenovo all-in-one PC didn’t sell on me either. Mac is also a choice but due to budget constraints, I decided to opt for an HP desktop.
I bought the HP Pavilion p6190d which comes with a 24″ HD Display. The total cost was PhP 59,990 and I added an extra 1,500.00 so I could get the all-in-one HP desktop printer.
I would have bought the HP Pavilion p6290d, the successor of the p6290d, but I decided not to after comparing the motherboard specs of both PC’s.
Anyway, here are the specifications of my new computer which I named Halie:
|Operating system installed||Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium|
|Processor type||Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q8400
• 2.66 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz
|Chipset||Intel® G43 Express|
|Memory||4096 MB DDR3|
|Memory slots||4 DIMM|
|External drive bays||External (2) 5.25″, External (2) 3.5″
Internal (2) 3.5″
|Internal drives||3G Serial ATA hard drive 750 GB (7200 rpm)|
|Optical drive type||SuperMulti SATA Drive|
|Graphic card||nVidia GeForce GT220 3D PCI-Express Graphics card
1024MB dedicated graphics memory, HDMI and DVI capabilities. Up to 2303MB for 32 Bit OS / Up to 2815MB for 64 Bit OS – Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows Vista®
|External I/O ports||6 USB 2.0 ports, DVI-D Port, LAN|
|Video connectors||HDMI and DVI|
|Expansion slots||3 PCI Express (x1), 1 PCI Express (x16)|
|Memory card device||15in1 memory card reader|
|Internal audio||Integrated High Definition Audio – 7.1 Surround Sound Ready|
|Keyboard||HP Cordless keyboard (2.4GHz) and HP Cordless, optical, 2-button scroller mouse|
|Network interface||Integrated 10/100/1000 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Product weight||9.79 kg|
|Product dimensions (W x D x H)||429 (L) x 177 (W) x 387 (H) mm|
|Warranty||1 year limited (1 year part, 1 year labour) warranty with up-and-running phone support for first 30 days|
|Software included||HP MediaSmart Software Suite, Cyberlink Power2Go, CyberLink PowerDirector, Norton Internet Security 2009 with 60 days subscription, Recovery CD Creator, Hard Drive based Application Recovery for reinstallation of applications and drivers, Hard Drive based System Recovery with option to keep user data files intact, PC Doctor, Preloaded Help & Support Center
Microsoft® Windows® Media Center
|Software – internet & online||Microsoft® Internet Explorer|
I was able to get a free upgrade to Windows 7 from HP. The only fee I paid was the $20 shipping and handling fee for my Windows 7 Home Premium.