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HP Pavilion MS214

HP Pavilion MS214
alaScore 86

38 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of HP Pavilion MS214. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion MS214 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of HP Pavilion MS214 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the price and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, size, price


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion MS214 18.5-Inch Black All-in-One Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)HP Pavilion MS214 18.5-Inch Black All-in-One Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Murphy (

HP Pavilion MS214 All-in-One PC


In the past, most budget all-in-one PCs (20 inches or smaller) have come with an Intel Atom processor--a low-powered netbook favorite. So it's interesting to see HP use a faster 1.5GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU for the MS214 ($600 as of December 8,...

Very good performance ; Upgradable hard disk and RAM

Only 802.11g Wi-Fi (no N) ; No touchscreen

The 18.5-inch MS214 delivers a decent mix of features, performance, and price--so long as you can do without a touchscreen and slow networking.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP Pavilion All-in-One MS214 PC


The HP All-in-One MS214 desktop PC combines an 18.5-inch screen and dual core Athlon X2 power. Not bad for a system under $600.

Windows 7. Solidly built. Good price. Dual-core all-in-one desktop. All the internals built into the screen. HD capable graphics. Improved MediaSmart software.

Low screen resolution (1,366-by-768) prevents 3D testing. Windows 7 and PhotoShop incompatibilities. Just 60 days of Internet Security updates. Bloatware.

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Oct, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

HP Pavilion MS214a


It won't thrill any Apple fans into not buying an iMac, but HP's latest all-in-one is quietly powerful at an acceptable price point.

Lots of bundled applications, Easy installation

Design is plain, Keyboard is ordinary

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: HP Pavilion All-in-One PC MS214


All-in-one PCs have come a long way in the past few years. The iMac led the way, but PCs have been catching up quickly, and in some ways surpassing. One of HPs newest All-In-One PCs is the Pavilion MS214.

Overall the Pavilion MS214 is a very low end computer, but if you don’t need or want to play games or watch 1080p movies, then this should be good enough.The price is also matched to the hardware. At just under $600 this seems to be a decent price. I...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Kelcey Lehrich (

Review: HP MS214 desktop PC


HP produces a cheap but capable all in one desktop.

Good (if very iMac-like) design with added expansion ; Performs well for the price; Windows 7 a help ; Built-in webcam and Wi-Fi with DLNA support ; LightScribe burning at a low cost

Could use added performance ; So-so webcam and mouse quality ; Big external power brick

hardware design and the feature setThe MS214 is a great looking and surprisingly well-designed piece of technology. While not a stunner, the entire computer is no more than two inches thick and is mounted to a very sturdy plastic, angled stand;

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Brad (

HP Pavilion MS214 review


For that reason, it's easier to compare the Pavilion MS214 to a thin and light notebook than a netbook. In my tests, the computer scroed about as well on most tests as I would expect a notebook with an Intel CULV processor to perform. But the HP...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (

HP Pavilion All-in-One MS214 Review


The HP isn't built for benchmark speed tests (its Windows Experience Index, dragged down by sub-Aero-worthy graphics, is a wimpy 2.9 on the operating system's 7.9-point scale). But we were curious, so we can report that the MS214 rendered Cinebench R10...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

HP Pavilion MS214 Review and Ratings


This understated, compact all-in-one has more muscle than Atom-powered models. It's a safe pick if your budget is locked at $600, but much brawnier PCs cost just $100 more.

Better performance than Intel Atom-powered nettops ; Clean, compact design ; Easy to upgrade RAM, hard drive

Bundled peripherals aren’t wireless ; Not wall-mountable ; Smaller screen than competing models in this price range ; content stutters at full-screen

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

HP Pavilion All-In-One MS214a desktop PC


An attractive all-in-one desktop PC for the modern living room

Attractive enclosure, MediaSmart software is handy, can handle some older games

Lacks Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi, bloatware

A step up from the Pavilion All-In-One MS212a, this beefier HP PC gives you faster media encoding and the ability play older games. Though better value options are available, this desktop PC should be suitable for families.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

HP Pavilion MS214 review


The HP Pavilion MS214 is very well built. Its screen (encased in black plastic) is ably supported by a nice and sturdy Apple iMac-like stand, which lets the screen tilt back and forth, and it's definitely one of the best we've seen.

The HP Pavilion MS214 offers Windows 7, host of useful software, great screen quality, and good overall performance. If you're looking for a nice balance between budget and speed, the HP Pavilion MS214 is the all-in-one PC for you.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

From the simple set up to the elegant design, the HP Pavilion All-in-One PC is designed to streamline your desktop and your life.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):47cm
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion All-in-One


Chipset Type:AMD M780G


Type: None


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3250e
Type:Athlon X2


Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200