HP Pavilion A6720Y Quad Core Desktop PC with 6GB RAM Review


21.06.2009

It has been a while since we’ve last tested a desktop and this is why we thought it would be great to review one for you. Here is the HP Pavilion A6720Y desktop which has an interestingly large spec list, but comes at a fair price. I don’t know if you’ve had any experience with HP computers or other devices, but I did and I can tell that none of them disappointed me so far therefore I truly recommend HP’s products.

The HP Pavilion A6720Y is powered by an AMD Phenom Quad Core processor which runs at 2.2GHz, a Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard, 6GB of DDR2 RAM, 640GB HDD SATA 3G at 7200 rpm, and a GeForce 9100 graphics card with up to 256MB of shared memory. I have to say that I’m impressed by the AMD Phenom Quad Core, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, but I’m very disappointed with the GeForce 9100 GPU and I would replace it with something better.

A good thing is that you can upgrade the 6GB RAM up to 16GB using 4 x 4GB on a 64-bit OS. This HP Pavilion A6720Y Quad Core Desktop PC comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium which is a 64-bit OS, but if you prefer a 32-bit OS then you should know that you will have to downgrade to 4GB RAM.

The HP Pavilion Quad Core Desktop PC runs on a 300W power supply, while the spec list continues with a DVD+/-R/RW 16X 12X +/-DL LS 12X RAM SuperMulti SATA drive, WLAN 802.11 b/g, 15-in-1 Memory Card Reader, and a high definition ALC 8885 chipset 8-channel audio. The power supply may seem a little low, however, you will enjoy the Wireless 802.11 b/g, the optical drive, the 15-in-1 card reader in the front, and 8-channel audio.

In the front panel you will find a Firewire IEEE 1394 port, 2 x USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, and a microphone jack, while at the pack panel you will find two x PS/2 ports, S/PDIF out, VGA port, DVI port, 4 x USB 2.0 port, 1394a port, 10/100 LAN Base-T networking interface, and the ports of the 8-channel audio. This beauty also features 4 expansion slots: 1 x PCI Express x16, and 3 x PCI Express x1.

The design of the PC case is not that great. It’s simple. The HP Pavilion A6720Y Quad Core Desktop PC with 6GB RAM comes in a black case and it’s available now for a price of $899.99 at Amazon here.

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