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HP Pavilion MS214

HP Pavilion MS214
alaScore 86

36 reviews

Jul, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, value for money, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion MS214 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion MS214

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of HP Pavilion MS214 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, design, value for money, size

reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Pavilion MS214 18.5-Inch Black All-in-One Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)

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HP Pavilion MS214 All-in-One PC

 

In the past, most budget all-in-one PCs (20 inches or smaller) have come with an Intel Atom processor--a low-powered netbook favorite. So it's interesting to see HP use a faster 1.5GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU for the MS214 ($600 as of December 8,...

Very good performance ; Upgradable hard disk and RAM

Only 802.11g Wi-Fi (no N) ; No touchscreen

The 18.5-inch MS214 delivers a decent mix of features, performance, and price--so long as you can do without a touchscreen and slow networking.

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HP Pavilion All-in-One MS214 PC

 

Compared with the EX1601-01, the MS214 comes out ahead with a full dual-core AMD Athlon X2 3250e processor, nicer screen, and above all more memory (2GB) and a HD-capable graphics card. While you theoretically can crack the cases on these systems for...

Windows 7. Solidly built. Good price. Dual-core all-in-one desktop. All the internals built into the screen. HD capable graphics. Improved MediaSmart software

Low screen resolution (1,366-by-768) prevents 3D testing. Windows 7 and PhotoShop incompatibilities. Just 60 days of Internet Security updates. Bloatware

The HP Pavilion All-in-One MS214 all-in-one desktop is a good choice if you're in the market for a moderately priced PC with a screen bigger than just about any notebook.

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Review: HP Pavilion All-in-One PC MS214

 

All-in-one PCs have come a long way in the past few years. The iMac led the way, but PCs have been catching up quickly, and in some ways surpassing. One of HPs newest All-In-One PCs is the Pavilion MS214.

Overall the Pavilion MS214 is a very low end computer, but if you don’t need or want to play games or watch 1080p movies, then this should be good enough.The price is also matched to the hardware. At just under $600 this seems to be a decent price. I...

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Review: HP MS214 desktop PC

 

HP produces a cheap but capable all in one desktop.

Good (if very iMac-like) design with added expansion ; Performs well for the price; Windows 7 a help ; Built-in webcam and Wi-Fi with DLNA support ; LightScribe burning at a low cost

Could use added performance ; So-so webcam and mouse quality ; Big external power brick

hardware design and the feature setThe MS214 is a great looking and surprisingly well-designed piece of technology. While not a stunner, the entire computer is no more than two inches thick and is mounted to a very sturdy plastic, angled stand;

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HP Pavilion MS214 review

 

For that reason, it's easier to compare the Pavilion MS214 to a thin and light notebook than a netbook. In my tests, the computer scroed about as well on most tests as I would expect a notebook with an Intel CULV processor to perform. But the HP...

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HP Pavilion MS214

 

This understated, compact all-in-one has more muscle than Atom-powered models. It's a safe pick if your budget is locked at $600, but much brawnier PCs cost just $100 more.

Better performance than Intel Atom-powered nettops; clean, compact design; easy to upgrade RAM, hard drive

Bundled peripherals aren't wireless; not wall-mountable; smaller screen than competing models in this price range; Hulu.com content stutters at full-screen

Those looking for a compact, inexpensive all-in-one PC for Web surfing and light productivity, with a design that will blend in well in most rooms, won't be disappointed in the HP Pavilion MS214. Its performance is noticeably better than the often...

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HP Pavilion All-In-One MS214a desktop PC

 

HP's Pavilion All-In-One MS214a desktop PC isn't a powerhouse by any means, but it is a more capable machine than some other PCs we've seen at the sam...

Attractive enclosure, MediaSmart software is handy, can handle some older games

Lacks Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi, bloatware

A step up from the Pavilion All-In-One MS212a, this beefier HP PC gives you faster media encoding and the ability play older games. Though better value options are available, this desktop PC should be suitable for families.

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HP Pavilion MS214 review

 

The HP Pavilion MS214 is very well built. Its screen (encased in black plastic) is ably supported by a nice and sturdy Apple iMac-like stand, which lets the screen tilt back and forth, and it's definitely one of the best we've seen.

The HP Pavilion MS214 offers Windows 7, host of useful software, great screen quality, and good overall performance. If you're looking for a nice balance between budget and speed, the HP Pavilion MS214 is the all-in-one PC for you.

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HP Pavilion MS214

 

This 19-inch budget all-in-one desktop PC from HP, the Pavilion MS214, impresses with its screen quality and overall performance.

Nice, bright screen ; Good build quality ; Good onboard sound ; Windows 7

No 1080p HD playback

If you're looking for a nice balance between budget and speed, the HP Pavilion MS214 is the all-in-one PC for you.

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HP Pavilion MS214a

 

Lots of bundled applications, Easy installation

Design is plain, Keyboard is ordinary

It won't thrill any Apple fans into not buying an iMac, but HP's latest all-in-one is quietly powerful at an acceptable price point.

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Product Specifications

From the simple set up to the elegant design, the HP Pavilion All-in-One PC is designed to streamline your desktop and your life.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8in
Height:15in
Weight:14.3lbs
Width:18in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):47cm
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:MS214
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion All-in-One

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD M780G

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3250e
Type:Athlon X2

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200
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