This desktop features built-in wide-range wireless LAN for easily connecting to the Internet without wires. Create customized CDs and DVDs using the double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with Blu-ray Disc support and LightScribe technology for quality labels.
VISION Ultimate Technology by AMD
For cutting-edge, high-definition performance while creating and editing HD videos, manipulating detailed photos, playing graphics-rich games, editing and mixing music, recording live TV or creating podcasts.
AMD Phenom II X6 six-core processor 1045T*
True multicore processing for extreme multitasking performance. Cool'n'Quiet 3.0 and CoolCore technologies and Dual Dynamic Power Management for efficient energy usage.
Direct Connect Architecture
Delivers overall system performance. HyperTransport technology, AMD Balanced Smart Cache and AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator for quick access times and improved performance.
AMD Memory Optimizer Technology
For multithreaded software performance, and AMD Virtualization with Rapid Virtualization Indexing to help virtualization software run securely and efficiently.
8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB.
Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
Features read support for next-generation Blu-ray Disc (BD-ROM). Double-layer support using compatible media. Also supports DVD-RAM and LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible media.
3MB L2 cache + 6MB shared L3 cache memory
For efficient system processing.
1TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics
Features 1GB DDR3 dedicated memory for lush images. Also features DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity.
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.
7 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet networking interface
For a simple wired connection to the Internet.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable computing platform.
Software package included
With HP MediaSmart Software Suite, Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe and more. Microsoft Office 2010 Starter also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
AMD, AMD Arrow logo, AMD Phenom, Cool'n'Quiet, HyperTransport and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
*Model number indicates relative software performance among this AMD processor family.
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.