This desktop features a double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with Blu-ray Disc support that allows you to create customized CDs and DVDs or enjoy your favorite movies in high-definition. The 1TB hard drive offers fast computing and ample storage space for data files, music and more.
Intel® Core i7-930 processor
Features a 1MB L2 cache + 8MB shared L3 cache and 2.8GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core i7 processor
Features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology automatically speeds up your processor when your PC needs extra performance.
8GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 24GB.
Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
Features read support for Blu-ray Disc. Double-layer support using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media. Supports DVD-RAM and LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.
1TB Serial ATA hard drive
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics
Features 1GB of video memory for lush images. High-definition audio support with up to 7.1-channel surround sound capability. HDMI port for flexible connectivity options.
15-in-1 media reader
Supports SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, miniSD, CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats.
Also supports Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard mobile and MultiMediaCard Plus formats.
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 7 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet LAN
For quick and easy wired Web connection.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
Software package included
With HP MediaSmart Software Suite, Cyberlink DVD Suite Premium, Microsoft Works 9.0 and more.
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Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.