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HP Pavilion Elite e9290f

HP Pavilion Elite e9290f
alaScore 82

21 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of HP Pavilion Elite e9290f. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the HP Pavilion Elite e9290f is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Pavilion Elite e9290f


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP Pavilion Elite e9290f from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion Elite e9290f - Tower - 1 x Core i7 920 / 2.66 GHz - RAM 9 GB - HDD 1 x 1 TB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - GF GTX 260 - Gigabit Ethernet - HP Pavilion Elite e9290f - Tower - 1 x Core i7 920 / 2.66 GHz - RAM 9 GB - HDD 1 x 1 TB - DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM - GF GTX 260 - Gigabit Ethernet -

Jul, 2018

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Like a charm


I bought a refurb of this model. I was conflicted because of all of the negative reviews, but the price was so reasonable I decided to jump in. I had my fingers crossed, assuming I'd return it under a 30-day return policy and eat the shipping costs if...

Stable, fast, no problems whatsoever

None so far

Mar, 2010

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So Far So Good


So far I haven't ran into any issues like the majority of the other people were having, but its just day 1 so far so good and I'm enjoying the fast pace of speed. The computer runs through applications like butter and still begs for more, I do a little...

9GB DDR3 1066, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 graphics card with 1.8 GB dedicated graphics memory, 2 DVI ports and support for Microsoft DirectX 10. Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz

minor bloatware

Feb, 2010

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Fastest computer ever owned


It's the fastest computer I've ever owned or used, it can handle multiple applications with out even trying, it can run "Crises" at high quality with no slowdowns. Seting up the multiple monitors was a breeze with Win 7, fast wi fi

Only comes with 1 hard drive, could use a few more usb ports even though it has 7, Windows 7 has some irritating password requiments for its wireless internet set up

Feb, 2010

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Meets and exceeds my needs


Saved $100 over the newer 2010 model HPE-170t. Basically all the same parts and performance. This model is rated for gaming, the new one is home/home office. I bought this after I found out the new model was out. Only regretted for a few days (till it...

Very fast. Easy to setup. No problems or any bugs

None really

Jan, 2010

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Easily worth the price


Definitely worth the price. Was planning to replace my defunct Dell with another Dell, but couldn't get a comparable price

The on-board WiFi adapter is only so-so . For computers located far from the router, getting an external WiFi adapter (with an antenna) may be a good idea ; Missing an old fashion serial and parallel port, so will need to connect devices from the...

Jan, 2010

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crashed as soon as i bought it



crashed as soon as i bought it, will be returning it immediately. Same problems as others in this review ; Should have read all the comments, not just the ones new egg posts on the product page

Jan, 2010

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all but the KB


Windows 7 is kind of OK,

Price was fair, system set up standard ; 64 bit system has its nuances.. FAST, no issues as of yet ; Wish it had a BDROM

THE KEYBOARD. THAT KEYBOARD IS THE WORST ; It took me 2 days to find a suitable keyboard for the pc ; What I would do for a USB IBM clicky keyboard ; Wish it has PS/2 ports, so I could buy a REAL keyboard

Dec, 2009

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Don't be tempted to buy this setup despite this warning. People who invest $1200 in a workstation, usually rely on it for serious WORK, like film-editing/Image manipulation/VFX. There's no logic in buying a workstation that is not reliable and might...

It feels good to own a $1200 workstation. Too bad it has an inherent malfunctioning part that causes freezes and makes this workstation unreliable

The Pegasus Motherboard that HP uses for all it's Pavilion Elite setups has a factory defect that causes their workstations to freeze EVERY TIME after it's been off/sleep mode for a while

Nov, 2009

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Awesome Computer ”


The HP Pavilion Elite e9290f desktop computer is an awesome computer. It features a Core i7-920 2.66 GHz microprocessor with 9GB of DDR3 RAM, 1 Terabyte Hard drive, DVD RW, Giabit Ethernet, GF GTZ 260, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Windows 7 Home Premium 64...

Mar, 2011

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HP Elite E9290f Desktop with Windows 7, Great for Gaming ”


Previous owned a HP Compaq with windows XP.  This computer came with Windows 7 and I was leery.  Turns out it's a great product.   I purchased this computer to do school work, e-mail, online banking and above all else gaming.  My first person shooter...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

The stylish HP Pavilion Elite e9200 desktop PC series offers high performance, flexibility and expandability. It has lots of available options to tackle the most demanding high performance computing, and photo/video editing tasks.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Display (Projector)



Country Kits:United States
Model:Elite e9290f
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion


Chipset Type:Intel X58 Express


Type: None


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

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:I7-920
Type:Core i7


Installed Size:9GB
Max Supported Size:24GB
Technology:DDR3 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


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:1.8GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Interface Type:PCI Express x16