This desktop features wireless networking for simple Internet connectivity without the clutter of extra wires. The 1TB hard drive provides ample storage space for data files, music, videos, photos and more.
Intel® Core i5-760 processor
Features a 1MB cache on die Level 2, an 8MB shared cache on die Level 3 and 2.80GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core i5 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Automatically speeds up your processor when your PC needs extra performance.
8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB.
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 (7200 rpm)
Offers plenty of storage capacity.
ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics
Feature 1GB dedicated video memory for lush images with stunning detail. HDMI port for flexible connectivity options.
Multiformat media reader
Supports SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, Mini Secure Digital, Compact Flash I/II, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo.
Also supports Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard mobile and MultiMediaCard Plus formats.
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 9 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet LAN
For a quick and easy wired Web connection.
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 Starter 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
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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.