HP Pavilion p6540f Desktop PC Review

Sun, Dec 25, 2011

Hardware Reviews

HP Pavilion p6540f Desktop PC Review

The HP Pavilion P6540F Desktop PC is one of the best budget PCs available right now in the market. It can provide a great general performance with roomy hard drive. It is one of the best quad-core PC right now. It is powered by competent components that make its system able to compete to other PC.

These components include 2.8GHz AMD Phenom II X4 830 quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM (1,088MHz), a huge 1TB 7,200rpm hard drive, and integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics. However, the graphics card is not good for gaming. It also comes with a 15-format flash-card reader and 16x DVD±RW drive.

HP Pavilion P6540F Desktop PC also offers 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi card. This feature is not normal to desktop PCs around this type and price aside from new typical HP PCs. It comes with an external Wi-Fi antenna which you can attach into a jack on the back of the system.

At the back of the tower, it has 6 USB 2.0 ports, DVI port, a VGA port, 1 FireWire, 1 GB Ethernet port, 6 analog audio jacks, and digital audio port. For its sound potential, the onboard audio has 6 analog audio jacks with 7.1-channel surround-sound inputs. It also has an optical digital audio-out port. The display on the other hand was connected via DVI-D or VGA ports.

You will find 2 more USB 2.0 ports on the front of the tower together with microphone and headphone jacks. You just need to slide down a door about in the middle to the faceplate to expose them. Card reader is also located on the faceplate. The design of the faceplate is also its the signature for that differs it from any other Pavilion PCs. The remaining part of the chassis in contrast is already common to most of the company’s desktop. The power button is located on top of the machine.

Inside the tower, 3 PCI Express x1 slots and a spacious hardware are located. There is space for a second 5.25-inch optical drive and 2 more internal 3.5-inch drive bays. Although all the four DIMM slots are settled, there is no need to add more memory space as the system already has 8GB memory. The system only has 250 watt power supply.

P6540F also has trial version software preinstalled. There were applications like HP Dock for quick desktop application launching. HP MediaSmart for media files playing.

Included in the package with HP Pavilion P6540F Desktop PC is a HP two-button with scrollwheel mouse and keyboard. The keyboard also has playback and volume-control buttons.

P6540F’s good performance space for updates, this computer is very good for typical everyday use. With the amount of RAM and its multicore processor, this is very good for users who love to save and convert lots of videos, edit photos, and do lots of files. It is packaged with warranty coverage of one year for parts and labor. A toll-free 24/7 technical support is also very helpful if you need immediate assistance.

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