Hewlett-Packard offers four Pavilion Slimline models. They all use the same thin, sleek case but are configured differently. The smaller footprint of the Slimline when compared with full-sized Pavilion computers offers users a computer that can fit in spaces too small to accommodate standard tower sizes. Slimline offers both base model configurations and PCs with upgraded hardware and software options.
Most Pavilion Slimline desktops are equipped with dual-core processors, though some higher-end models have quad-core processors. The most economical model comes with a single-core processor and operates at 2.2 GHz. The multicore processors are available at speeds of 2.8 to 3.33 GHz.
All Pavilion Slimline desktops use DDR3, or the third generation of Double Data Rate RAM. Most models come with 4 GB of memory that can be upgraded to 8 GB.
Hard drives for Pavilion Slimline desktops use 7,200-rpm SATA hard drives. Faster hard drive rpms equate to faster access to data. As of 2010, 7,200 is the standard for hard drive rpm. The available storage capacities are 320 GB, 500 GB and 750 GB as well as 1 terabyte, 1.5 TB, 2 TB and 3TB.
DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drives are standard for all Pavilion Slimline desktops. These drives can read and write to any type of DVD. Blu-ray player and writer DVD drives are also available.
Ethernet ports are integrated into Slimline motherboards for instant broadband access. You can also equip each Pavilion Slimline model with wireless LAN cards.
The standard configurations come with VGA graphics adaptors integrated into the motherboard. Each Slimline model is also available with higher end, stand-alone graphics adaptors. Some of these graphics adaptors have up to 1 GB of dedicated graphics memory and digital HD outputs.
HP lists pricing for its base model Slimline PCs at £214.40 to £422.4 as of November 2010.
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