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HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f

HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f
alaScore 60

15 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Pavilion M8530F Desktop PC (2.2 GHz AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core Processor, 5 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

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Very Nice

 

This is a great deal for the price. Tons of power for the money and it's easily upgradable. My only concern with upgrading the video card is that this machine is so quiet I would not want to increase the decibel count significantly (more concerned...

1) Whisper Quiet ; 2) Blazing fast ; 3) An awful lot of hardware for the price ; 4) Easily upgradable ; 5) Video card is capable of pulling 20 fps running 1980x1050 with high quality settings on a 42" monitor in World of Warcraft. At ~720p resoution I...

1) No wireless networking ; 2) Video card just can't handle high-end games (i.e. Crysis) ; 3) Media reader does not fully enclose SD cards (part of the card hangs out). I'm a little concerned that snapping the card in half would be very easy to do ; 4)...

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HP Pavilion M8530F(KT334AA) Phenom X4 9550(2.2GHz) 5GB DDR2 750GB NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

 

For you gamers I would upgrade the power supply and video card.

As always I am very pleased with Newegg ; I was very concerned that my applications wouldn't run on Vista x64. I had XP ready but that was not necessary. Every application installed without incident

If you have an older printer you are out of luck. No drivers available

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Good

 

Added a 650 watt power supply with a Geforce9800 gtx and it smokes.Plays Flight Simulator x with no problem

video card covered the sata channels

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Great Price/Benefit Ratio

 

Makes a great family PC and the Vista Media center was easy enough for most of my family to use without stress. I added a higher end graphics card (GeForce 8800GTS) and TV tuner - made this the best system I have ever used for Home Entertainment System.

Very fast Vista 64bit system right out of the box. No need to go through the pain of ensuring the parts work - they do! It comes with the 64bit version of IE7 installed - wow, that thing is fast. Has DVI and HDMI output. I like the keyboard layout and...

Has trouble running some 32bit apps (obviously). The power supply is a little anemic. The graphics card is on the low end as well. Upgrading the graphics card to something more powerful may cause power issues and there is not a six pin graphics card...

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I love this computer. ”

 

This computer looks and works great.

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Great system runs cool and performs cooler than others

 

This is well worth the money the ADM Quad core runs cooler in this model and faster. At 729.00 for the system, mouse and the keyboard your are already in the black for savings. HP KT334AA M8530F Look for Lower price 729.00 on special AMD Phenom 9550 ...

Fast, Solid no issues, save money Great all around use. treats everyone like royalty.

400 MZ power supply would have been better for high-end gamers.

Product Specifications

The HP Pavilion Media Center m8000 series is the perfect PC for families looking for the best all-rounded digital entertainment in their living rooms.

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:M8530f
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion Media Center

Mainboard

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

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit 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:2.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:9550
Type:Phenom X4

RAM

Installed Size:5GB
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:750GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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