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HP Pavilion A6530f

HP Pavilion A6530f
alaScore 68

22 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion A6530f

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Pavilion A6530f from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Pavilion A6530F Desktop PC (2.10 GHz AMD Phenom X3 8450 Triple Core Processor, 4 GB RAM, 640 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

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All-in-all it's a good buy.

 

Overall, I like the machine. The one I bought came bundled with Office 2007 (Home and Student). I also like the media card reader. I was surprised to find an unadvertised function. There is a single IDE port hidden on the motherboard. This allows the...

Reasonably fast, well designed

Needs the faster Firewire 800 support

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Awful piece of machinery

 

This PC is a piece of garbage. The first one never worked from the get go. It suddenly crashed during intial system set up. The retailer replaced the unit at no charge and offered to set up the system for us. We allowed them to do so and it seemed ......

AMD X3 Phenom processor

Never got past setup before getting the blue screen of death and non-repairable damage. Retailer replaced with new unit and set it up for us. Connected unit to wireless network, but wouldn't stay connected; got blue screen of death on second unit

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Awful piece of machinery

 

This PC is a piece of garbage. The first one never worked from the get go. It suddenly crashed during intial system set up. The retailer replaced the unit at no charge and offered to set up the system for us. We allowed them to do so and it seemed to...

AMD X3 Phenom processor

Never got past setup before getting the blue screen of death and non-repairable damage. Retailer replaced with new unit and set it up for us. Connected unit to wireless network, but wouldn't stay connected; got blue screen of death on second unit

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All-in-all it's a good buy.

 

Overall, I like the machine. The one I bought came bundled with Office 2007 (Home and Student). I also like the media card reader. I was surprised to find an unadvertised function. There is a single IDE port hidden on the motherboard. This allows the...

Reasonably fast, well designed

Needs the faster Firewire 800 support

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great deal!

 

Really solid build though lacking in basic on board graphics. Luckily there are two open gpu slots and i shall be upgrading shortly. Cards are cheap these days and with the price i paid(399) i can easily have a gamer under 500. If you are thinking of...

Gives you a lot for the money, nice keyboard, fast boot ups and loads, great office machine. Room to grow

Low graphics, only 300 watt psu

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Was great while it worked...

 

This system has had multiple reviews where users get a BSOD shortly after setting it up, its a shame that the consumers get stuck without a computer because of faulty hardware.

Triple core is great, nice size hard drive

Had it for 2 days then I got a blue screen of death, ran diognostics and it the ram showed that it was faulty. Have been waiting 3 weeks for a return but newegg is slow

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HP has done a good job

 

If HP would put a 500 watt Power supply and older 8000 nvidia in it from the get go this would be a sick deal.

Speed, Hard-drive, Amount of Ram, Media Drive, Low running volume. TRICORE CHIP IS AWESOME

Video Graphics. Do yourself a favor and get 9400 GT and call it a day. Power Supply is kinda weak

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Wife loves it!

 

Wife loves it!

Easy to set up, very quiet, large disk and decent amount of memory. Fast running, but we are not a big user of games. First time we used Vista but wasn't too bad, only had trouble setting up file sharing

didn't realize how slow my laptop is. none right now

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Great PC

 

This is a great computer for everyday use, but if you want to play games, you need to upgrade a few things.

This is a great computer. it is really fast and has a huge hard drive. Triple core makes it fast at converting and runs very quiet

It has a terrible graphics card and weak power supply. I upgraded it to a OCZ 600w and a BFG 9600 GT. works Great now. It only has one burner, but i upgraded that too and it works great

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Great computer for the price

 

1st time I left it on overnight, it went into some sort of sleep or hibernation mode that I couldn't get it out of without hitting the power button. Just had to change the default Vista power setting to not do that, but that is a default software...

Extremely easy to set up out of the box and was up and running in 15 minutes or so. Was able to quickly and simply add it to my existing home network and transfer all my previous computers' files to it ; Good size hard drive, and amount of memory with...

States 640 GB HD, but even including the 11gb partition for the restore file, it was closer to 585 GB total. Not a huge deal, but would have been nice to know ahead of time as that is a decent difference. I understand this might be common though,...

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Product Specifications

Need a PC that will handle at-home entertainment as well as your daily work, e-mail, and Web surfing? With a powerful processor and spacious hard drive, the Pavilion a6530f Desktop PC is up for the job.

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)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:A6530f
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:8450
Type:Phenom X3

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
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