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HP Pavilion Media Center M490n

HP Pavilion Media Center M490n
alaAverage 3.4

3 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of HP Pavilion Media Center M490n. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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This summary is based on the product: HP Media Center M490N Desktop PC (3.4 GHz Pentium, 512 MB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R/RW)

May, 2016

Product Specifications

HP Media Center PCs deliver the best of both worlds, giving you productive PC capabilities, plus a full range of easy-to-use digital entertainment features. Watch, pause, rewind and record live TV. Burn your own music CDs or DVD movies. Enjoy enriching sound quality and brilliant video effects. Do more with your digital photos. And you can enjoy all this when and how you want, all with a single remote. Are you ready to replace your desktop PC with a do-it-all Media Center PC? Well, HP's ready to take you there.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion Media Center


Chipset Type:Intel 848P
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


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

Optical Storage

Write Speed:8x

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004


Clock Speed:3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:EIDE

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600
Interface Type:AGP 8x