HP Pavilion 500-242ea Desktop PC

Performance. This powerful desktop has an elite AMD Quad-Core processor and large 1TB hard drive for storing all your music and videos. The dedicated graphics card will enhance your viewing experience, whether you use it for photo editing, gaming or everyday browsing.

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  • AMD A8-5500 APU
  • Windows 8.1
  • Hard drive: 1 TB
  • Memory: 6 GB

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Fix or replace – within 7 days*
Breakdown through mishaps
Part and labour costs covered
No fault - No charge
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Clever remote fix
Free recovery of lost files
Worldwide protection
Computer healthcheck every year
24/7 freephone support
Timed slot
Loan laptop to keep you going

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Work and play with the effortless everyday performance of the HP Pavilion 500-242ea Desktop PC.

Wonderful Windows


The Pavilion 500-242ea boasts the expressive Windows 8 operating system and is the ideal platform for controlling your entire digital world with ease.

The home screen is based around live tiles, customisable program icons that show updates from a wealth of compatible programs and apps. From keeping up to date with news and sport to receiving up to the minute information from your social network, Windows 8 makes sure you won't miss a thing.

There are improvements coming to Windows 8 with the launch of the free 8.1 update. These include the reintroduction of the Start button, new Live Tile sizes and adjustable four-way multi-tasking windows along with developments to the lock screen, search and more.

Powerful processing


The Pavilion 500 is powered by an AMD A8-5500 APU. An APU is a processor that features an integrated graphics card and provides excellent processing power, crisp graphics and low power consumption from a single unit.

An impressive everyday clock speed of 3.2 GHz makes the AMD A8-5500 more than capable of taking care of most computing tasks. From everyday word processing and web browsing to more specialist tasks such as photo and media editing, it provides quick computing that won't leave you waiting.

Multitasking and demanding processes are aided by 6 GB of RAM. This helps the Pavilion 500 to work on more at once, making for a smoother computing experience no matter the task.

Serious storage


A large 1 TB hard drive provides storage for your entire family's files, documents and media. Backing up is simple too thanks to the USB 3.0 ports that make light work of copying even the largest of files to external storage.

Glorious graphics


The AMD APU features AMD Radeon HD 7560D & R5 235 dual graphics. This provides crisp everyday computing and ensures you get the best from high definition films and media. It's also capable of playing many popular games, making the Pavilion 500 the ideal introduction into PC gaming.

Ready for the future


You needn't worry about keeping up with technology thanks to four free PCI slots. Suitable for graphics and sounds cards along with any other hardware you may find yourself needing, the Pavilion 500 is ready for the future.

Convenient connections


Connecting to your preferred screen is easy thanks to the DVI connection. Getting online is simple too thanks to built-in WiFi and a high speed Ethernet port for wired network connections, while the supplied mouse and keyboard allow navigation straight from the box.

In addition to two high speed USB 3.0 ports, there are also four USB 2.0 ports which make it easy to connect peripherals such as webcams, external hard drives and more.

Enjoy fast family computing with the HP Pavilion 500-242ea Desktop PC, which boasts a smart and space-saving compact design.

Product code: 086143

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OVERVIEW
Type Desktop
Operating system Windows 8.1
Processor AMD A8-5500 APU (3.2 GHz, 4 MB cache)
Storage 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
PERFORMANCE
RAM 6 GB DDR3
Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 7560D + R5 235 dual graphics
Graphics card memory 6 GB DDR3
CONNECTIVTY
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
USB - USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 4
Video interface DVI x 1
Audio interface 3.5 mm jack
MEDIA
Optical drive DVD/RW
Memory card reader 6-in-1 memory card reader
Expansion card slot PCIe x1 x 3
PCIe x16 x 1
SOUND
Sound - DTS Audio
- High Definition Audio 7.1
GENERAL
Colour Black
Accessories included - 300 W AC power adapter
- USB keyboard
- USB optical mouse
Dimensions 385 x 176 x 368 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 6.86 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
FEATURES
Microphone Yes
Keyboard Full-size USB keyboard
Mouse / trackpad USB mouse

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