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HP Pavilion Desktop PC (Manufacturer Refurbished)
From window-spanning work projects to resource-hungry games, this HP Pavilion mini-tower can handle just about anything you throw at it. Its quad-core processor and 8GB of RAM work in tandem to keep tasks running smoothly and free of stuttering lag, and AMD Radeon R7 Graphics helps ensure that visuals don’t bog down the system. The PC is also ready to go online out of the box—it comes equipped with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
An OS for the Modern Machine
Windows 10 pairs the flexibility of a traditional computer operating system with the intuitive layout of a mobile OS. A fast new web browser, the media- and app-filled Windows Store, and Cortana personal assistant come pre-installed, working together to help you easily navigate to what you’d like to see or do.
Ample Storage Space
A spacious hard drive offers plenty of room for large computer programs, saved game files, and multimedia storage. A single terabyte (TB) can hold up to 17,000 hours of music—enough to play your library nonstop for almost two years without ever repeating a song—or 310,000 photographs, the equivalent of one photo every hour, every day, for more than 35 years.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
DVD-RW Optical Drive
Backup and transfer your data with ease using a DVD-RW drive, which not only plays DVDs, but lets you create your own. After writing your music, movie, and media files to a rewritable DVD, you can view them on a TV, transfer them to another computer, or keep them in storage as an emergency backup. DVD-RW drives are compatible with the following discs: CD-R, CD-RW DVD-R, and DVD-RW.
- Model number: 570-p014
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
- Processor: 3.5GHz AMD A10-9700 quad-core (up to 3.8GHz, 2MB cache)
- Graphics processor: integrated AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
- RAM: 8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
- Storage: 1TB 7,200rpm SATA HDD
- Optical drive: DVD-RW
- Memory-card slot: 3-in-1 memory-card reader
- Audio: High Definition Audio 5.1
- WiFi: 802.11ac 1x1
- Bluetooth: 4.2
- Ports: 1 USB 3.0 Type-C, 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 headphone/microphone combo, 1 Ethernet
- Expansion slots: 2 M.2
- Drive bays: 1 3.5” internal (occupied), 1 9.5mm external (occupied)
- Power supply: 180W regular power supply
- Weight: 12.57lb.
- Product dimensions: 12.4” (D) x 6.42” (D) x 12.09” (H)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- 90-day warranty from HP
When iconic company HP was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used it during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands like Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends like the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.