If youâ€™re looking for a reliable PC for home entertainment, then you just have to get the HP Pavilion Slimline s3420f AMD Desktop Computer. Like all the computers in the Slimline series, this media center sports a stylish chassis and matching keyboard and mouse. A convenient remote control with IR receiver is also included for better navigation.
The HP Pavilion Slimline s3420f features a chassis in an ultra small form factor so you can put it nearly anywhere. With the classy black finish and silver trimming, you can easily let it blend in with the rest of your components.
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Apart from having the standard keys, the stylish keyboard comes with shortcut keys for multimedia functions, while the remote lets you easily find and choose the media you want.
An AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5400+ powers the system so you get fast and reliable performance when running multiple applications. With the multi-tasking power of dual-core technology, this processor can handle the demands of digital media software. This particular offer from AMD has a clock speed of 2.8GHz and has a 1MB L2 cache. It only consumes up to 89W of power, thanks to the 90nm manufacturing process. 3GB of DDR2 RAM works with the processor for great performance in running resource intensive applications.
To upgrade the memory, you can easily add another gigabyte. You will be able to store as many multimedia applications and files as you want because of the available 500 GB hard drive. Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics provide the rendering technology for dazzling visuals on your screen. If thatâ€™s not enough for you, you can upgrade to even better graphics with the available PCI Express x16 slot.
This media center comes with Genuine Windows VistaÂ® Home Premium with Service Pack 1. Itâ€™s an updated version of the Home Vista so you get better security, performance, and reliability. The HP-exclusive Pocket Media Drive bay on the chassis allows you to add storage instantly. The 15-in-1 memory card reader on the front panel makes for easy file transfer to and from your digital camera and other peripheral devices. There is also a SuperMulti DVD burner in the box. With LightScribe technology, you can create custom, silkscreen-quality labels and artwork directly onto LightScribe-compatible CD and DVDs.
A built-in TV tuner and personal video recorder (PVR) lets you watch, pause, rewind, and record live television. You can enjoy high definition broadcasts too, because itâ€™s an ATSC tuner. With built in Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, getting online is easy.
All these features provide you with an ideal media center PC for your whole family. The HP Pavilion Slimline s3420f AMD Desktop Computer lets you enjoy speedy performance, well-defined graphics and easy control right in your living room.
Contributed by Ethel Kay Merioles, Product Reviewer