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HP Pavilion Elite m9515y

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y
alaScore 87

10 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of HP Pavilion Elite m9515y. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion Elite m9515y is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Expert review by: CNET (

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y


The HP Pavilion Elite m9515y is not an elegant PC, but it has enough features where it counts to set it apart. If performance or seamless living room integration are your goals, look elsewhere, but anyone after digital media functionality will find...

Blu-ray drive, Wi-Fi, and TV tuner make it a strong PC for digital media consumption

Underpowered system performance; cluttered interior

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Flaresoft (

Great but could be better


Great computer, compared to the other reviewers I have not had any of these problems, maybe it's because I'm a certified IT, but bottom line

HD Imput ; Blue Ray ; Backup

To noisy ; To heavy

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: erniemac17 (

very very good




Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: (

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y


I bought the m9517c from Sam's in May 09, but of course they don't sell it anymore. Nothing but problems with the machine. Right after I got it, had to send it back to HP cause it died. After I got it back, it went downhill until it didn't boot anymore...

It was on the shelf at Sam's Club. That's it

Crashes, slow, choppy, dies. Terrible phone support

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Marky30mark (

All HP Pavilion Media Center Have Issue on Firewire


This product is ok at first, but when i use the Firewire Slot on the Front & Back of this PC, the Whole system shutdown by itself. I just return this PC at Bestbuy, then i try the other HP Media Center on there store, if the Firewire slot will shut...

Product is ok, until i found some issue on Firewire slot

When you Plug your Firerwire cable, the system shutdown by itself. And you cannot turn it on, until you unplug the power cord on the back, for at least 2 minutes. CNET Editor Review miss that one

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: fkampa (

This machine is booby trapped and I'm the Booby


Adding a second internal DVD drive is next to impossible. The length of the wiring harness will only allow a sata connection, and there is only enough wire for the connection to be on the right side of the drive The older style drive connectors on the...

It does have reasonable specs for the price and seemed like a good deal up front

Very hard to add anything internally ; The blue LED on the front could be used as a flashlight ; The HP setup documentation is misleading and dangerous to the system

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: (

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y


If your going to compare machines next time don't put a machine with 8GB of 800mhz machines with a machine with 1/2 the ram but 2x the pipe. Your a total idiot, the faster mhz does not lateraly compare to the amount of ram. 16GB 800mhz is about the...

This machine blows the other machines in its class away. when comparing machines you need to not compare apples and oranges. as they did in this article. Processor,RAM and video card need to be comparable not PRICE range

For what the machine is made for it does well. It's for Multi function. E-mail, watch a movie, play a game. Hook up 2 monitors and do all at the same time

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y


I bought this to replace a 5 year old aging multimedia PC. Looks and living room compatibility aren't an issue in our home. Our requirements were a TV Card and enough memory, speed, and hard drive space that this PC would still be serving it's purpose...

Massive Memory on Video Card with HDMI output

Keyboard and Mouse are Bare Bones

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y



Thought i was buying a top of the line computer to do it all. Joke. So many software problems IT person worn out. incompatable with lots of software ONLY IT people could patch it. Do not buy this over priced piece of junk

Cost over $1100 at office Depot and does not even have Blue Tooth

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

HP Pavilion Elite m9515y


This product was sold as a multimedia center and a type of DVR replacement. It has completely failed to function in that role.

I like the idea, unfortunatly if fails to deliver

Slow system

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

The HP Pavilion Elite m9500 PC delivers outstanding entertainment and top performance home computing, together with impressive ease-of-use and a stylish design.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Display (Projector)



Country Kits:United States
Model:Elite m9515y
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion


Chipset Type:AMD 780G


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD) / 6x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:9850
Type:Phenom X4


Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:750GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS