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HP Pavilion Elite m9350f

HP Pavilion Elite m9350f
alaScore 57

43 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of HP Pavilion Elite m9350f. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 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 m9350f is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 57/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 43 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion Elite m9350f

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of HP Pavilion Elite m9350f 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.

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion M9350F Desktop PC (2.50 GHz AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor, 6 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)HP Pavilion M9350F Desktop PC (2.50 GHz AMD Phenom X4 9850 Processor, 6 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

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Rethinking HP

 

No help from its creator, HP. I am now seeking a replacement for this HP monster and avoid HP PC's at all cost.

On paper, it sounded great when I purchased it

I have owned it for 2 agonizing years, spent hours with HP support, weeks "combined time" resetting factory default and reinstalling software. Endless time backing up my precious data. Now, worst than slow, I believe it kicked the bucket

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If it worked, it'd be great. Sadly, it does not.

 

While I would love this computer to death if it didn't crash all the time, I would never recommend it. When we first got it, we had to trade it in three times because the first ones didn't work at all. When we finally got it working, it only lasted a...

Good specs, and on the days that it's not crashing insanely, it works with no problems

Glitchy, crashy, everything you can think of. Right now it's to the point where it crashes five minutes after you turn it on. We've asked many people to fix it, and they all tried and failed. I am ashamed to own this computer

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Horrible computer does not work always iin for repairs

 

Heats up, freezes up, black screen, white screen -- Horrible Horrible computer. Do not waste your $1100.00 of dollars. No functionality whatsoever. How can one determine the function of a computer that does not work or has never worked. And HP refuses...

There is not a pro comment

do not waste your money. No customer service with HP. Lack of intergrity from HP, will not back the product or warranty

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Do not buy it!!!

 

Customer service was not helpfull at all. Buying this computer is a sure ticket for insanity!

Should be great based on the specifications

But does not work. Every few days slows down until you can not do absolutely anything except reset factory setting from DVD. Then it works great... for a few days, until it slows down again

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Ridiculously flawed product

 

This product should never been allowed onto the market. I wouldn't be surprised if a class-action wasn't mounted.

Theoretically a decent machine

It's been problematic since day one. See here (one of many, many threads) for list of known issues: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaannouncements/thread/22a3f5f8-db7a-4583-ac47-c20c41cc3f48

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Does what its supposed to do!

 

For the price ($620 at ecost.com) I couldn't find a better computer. It has done everything I asked it to. It does heat up and the wires/components are definitely packed in the case, but as long as you keep the back clear it should stay at a workable...

Great components, large HD, good video card, great processor, runs quick, integrated infrared sensor, TV tuner. Everything works smoothly

All the HP crap that is loaded on it. Heats up quickly, probably need to put in a stronger power supply

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Great computer; poorly built.

 

Hated spending this kind of money on a system that I had to troubleshoot myself since the techs in India or whatever foreign country they are in wanted me to box it up and send it in for more thorough testing.

Speed, ease of set-up, and flawless graphics

Power supply inadequate. Needs better air flow. 3.5" drive bay for plug in drive is rendered obsolete with the size and price of external drives dropping dramatically. To have to use an HP drive at higher cost is not ideal

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I've had alot of desktops & laptops this one's the best

 

If you do graphic design or play video games online or standerd you will be amazed by the graphics of this computer. Online games/mmo like disneys pirtes or world of warcraft look beautiful and experiences no lagg. the unit has tons of memory,...

This CPU is super fast with loads of prosessor power,tons of memory and a huge hard drive.best part is amazing graphics

None so far it runs like a champ, it did take about 20 min to get the digital cable hooked up correctly the instructins are a little vague on that

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Biggest technology leap I've ever experienced

 

My last computer was a five year old Dell. When the fourth motherboard went about a month ago, I began my search for a replacement computer. The more I searched, the more confused I became. Cnet is biased against Home Theater PC because it doesn't...

Vista, imbedded HP software, quiet case, HDMI compatible, TV tuner, FM tuner, DVR, fast graphics card, seemless operation between all these things

The power button on the top of the case. I've accidentally shut the system down a couple times by placing my foot on it. I just have to get used to this change in location. You have to get a digital TV antenna before listening to radio

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I was very disapointed with this product

 

I had my hopes HIGH for this product because it was the first time getting an HP and all my friends told me how great HP's were. So I bought it on sep 28th and it broke four days later on oct 1st. I could just be one of the unluckiest people on the...

the specs for this comp is pretty good but my experience with this product SUCKED

this computer broke in 4 days ; the case is packed full and over heats very quickly

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Product Specifications

Get amazing high-end home entertainment, awesome gaming, and power for your most demanding tasks with our Pavilion Elite m9350f Desktop PC. Its enhanced features and technology will put everything you need right where you want it.

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:Elite m9350f
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 8200
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

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

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:2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:9850
Type:Phenom X4

RAM

Installed Size:6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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:750GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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