HP Pavilion P6110y Video
HP Pavilion P6110y Video Transcript
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>> Hi, I'm Rich Brown, Senior Editor for CNET.com. Today we're going to take a look at the HP Pavilion 6110Y. This is a $520 fixed-config desktop. You'll find it in retail stores around the country. And it's pretty much just a basic straight up mainstream mid-tower PC. You'll see few surprises on the front panel. There's a media card reader here, there's a DVD burner behind this door here. Slide that door down and you get two USB ports as well as your front panel audio inputs. Now around the back you'll see it's also pretty straightforward. You've got your seven in one audio jacks, a couple of USB ports, Ethernet, fire wire, which is really the only distinguishing characteristic of this PC, sadly enough. You also have basic keyboard and mouse, separate audio and a modem even, up here. Now inside it looks like your basic mainstream desktop as well. You have four memory slots here. The system actually has 6 gigs of RAM, so if you want to upgrade to 8, you'll have to take out two of the smaller sticks. That's two 2 gigs and two 1 gig sticks. There's a dual-core Pentium chip here, it's an E5300. It's relatively fast. It's certainly faster than a Netbook, so you know, there's that. Now for expansion slots, you get a standard PCI slot, a PCI express slot for graphics upgrades, as well as one 1X PCI express slot for which you can add a WiFi card, sound cards, they even make TV tuners now that fit in the 1X PCI express slot. So you do get a fair bit of room to add expansion cards. We wish the hard drive setup was little bit better though. The drive cage here will let you stick another drive or two inside it, but it's a little bit awkward. You have to take the whole thing out if you want to add another hard drive. So that's really about all there is to this system. And, you know, for 500, 520 bucks, we don't expect a lot, but other vendors like Asus and Gateway have PCs for the same price that have quad-core CPUs, HD video outs, they've done some interesting things. You know, HP certainly has a fine PC here for the price, but, you know, we just think the vendors are doing some neater stuff. And it's probably about time that HP got a little more aggressive on the lower end. So, I'm Rich Brown. This is the HP Pavilion 6110Y. ^M00:02:14 [ Music ]
The HP Pavilion a6620f makes a decent case for its budget price. We like the design and the built-in digital-audio ports, and if you're on an unbreakable budget, the a6620f will get you through a variety of processes, but we recommend saving up for a system that will give you a more powerful set of components for a negligible price difference.
As much as we've appreciated HP's efforts in bringing the slim tower to the mainstream, we cannot recommend this off-the-shelf Pavilion Slimline s5120y. Even considering its low price, its design, features, and performance all come up short next to its retail competition.
HP's small-form-factor Pavilion s7500y Slimline is compact andconfigurable, with features such as a TV tuner, but we wish the upgradeoptions included newer, more powerful CPUs.
HP's Pavilion Elite 190T isn't the most innovative desktop, nor the best-looking. It does, however, offer Intel's six-core Core i7 980X Extreme CPU, currently the fastest desktop chip on the market. Anyone with demanding productivity needs should find this desktop a worthwhile investment.
The Asus Essentio CM5570-AP002 isn't an overly remarkable desktop, but it has a few extra features that help it stand out. Its Wi-Fi and HDMI video out port give it some unique capabilities, and the best part is that Asus still manages to keep the price down. It's hard not to like this system, even though we wish Asus had more comprehensive support.
The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 feels more like a traditional laptop than other Chromebooks thanks to its bigger screen.
HP's latest multimedia system, the Pavilion dm4, is a powerful, slick-looking package--but some competitors in the same price range offer more features for less.
Starting at $549, the HP Pavilion dm3 aims to be an affordable Windows 7 thin-and-light laptop for those who don't want a thicker (and more tricked-out) machine, yet still want to accomplish tasks without feeling limited to Netbook-style performance.
The configuration of the HP Pavilion a6700y almost feels phoned in by sticking a wireless network adapter in a desktop with relatively slow performance for its price range.
HP Pavilion P6110y Review
The good: Classy case design; FireWire port; upgradable; customer-friendly support.
The bad: Few interesting features; outperformed by other desktops in its price range.
The bottom line: HP's Pavilion p6110y isn't necessarily an offensive system, and its case might even entice you to give it a second look. We just wish HP had taken a more substantive approach to help this desktop stand out. Its FireWire port might sway you, but otherwise you can find more interesting features from other PCs on the shelf.
HP Pavilion P6110y Specs
Part number: NY429AA#ABA
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