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HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f

HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f
alaScore 75

15 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good opinions, but many are less positive about the size and design. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Pavilion Media Center M8530f is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. There are some negative opinions about the size and design, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

price, design, size

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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)...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

I love this computer. ”

 

This computer looks and works great.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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.

Jul, 2008

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