Daily Archives: 7 January, 2008

PC Question

Is this pc really as good as it’s advertised? The price is abso-freaking-lutely amazing, and something that Josh and I both are going ga-ga for. Our current graphics card will totally work for it (it’s not even listed on the EA site for the Sims 2, because it’s higher than the others listed, XD – x1300t).

Product Features
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+* for increased multitasking performance; improved security with Enhanced Virus Protection**; Cool’n’Quiet™ Technology to minimize heat and noise
3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM for multitasking power, expandable to 8GB (*dies*)
SuperMulti DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; supports DVD-RAM; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media
AMD LIVE! Smarter Digital Entertainment for all the screens of your digital life; you can manage, access, distribute, share and enjoy your digital content collection from virtually anywhere
AMD dual-core technology enables you to work or play with multiple programs without impacting performance
1MB + 1MB L2 cache for efficient system processing
500GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm); HP Personal Media Drive expansion bay to easily add a second, removable hard drive (HP Personal Media Drive not included) (we’ll be adding more to it with another internal, most likely)
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics with TurboCache and 128MB dedicated memory; up to 623MB total available memory as allocated by Windows Vista; high-definition audio (8-speaker support) (will be trading it for our own card)
High-definition TV tuner (NTSC and ATSC) with PVR (personal video recorder) and FM tuner; HP Media Center remote with IR receiver; S-video, composite video and audio inputs
Front-panel 15-in-1 media reader supports CompactFlash Type I/II, Secure Digital, mini Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus and MultiMediaCard Mobile
Also supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card and Microdrive (we don’t really need this because we have the printer, but hey, more than one always works)
2 IEEE 1394 interfaces and 6 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, both front and rear accessible, for fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity
Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; 56 Kbps modem (to find a PC W/O a modem would be amazing, but impossible, I’m thinking
HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse (don’t really need it, but extras are nice, XD)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with HP Photosmart Essential, Roxio Creator, muvee autoProducer and more (and we’ll be adding PowerDVD to that, XD, since we’ll be installing the other DVD burner we have ;))