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HP Pavilion a1250n

HP Pavilion a1250n
alaScore 80

8 reviews

Sep, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP Pavilion a1250n. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion a1250n is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP Pavilion a1250n from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Kirk Steers (

Pavilion A1250N Desktop


Priced at $1229 (as of January 17, 2006) with a 17-inch LCD display, HP's Pavilion a1250n is a great example of a value Media Center PC that's more comfortable in the home office than in the living room. The system lacks the sophisticated graphics...

Good for basic media tasks

Upgrades needed for true MC PC tasks

As usual, HP comes through with a very user-friendly design. Excellent manuals and setup guides include separate pamphlets for basic use, upgrades, troubleshooting, and setup. The system comes equipped with a basic mouse and a sturdy keyboard with big,...

Feb, 2006

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HP Pavilion a1250n


When money is a concern, you usually have to compromise, and it looks like HP had to face this situation to reach its intended price point for the Pavilion a1250n ($1,229 direct, $900 without monitor). To shoehorn in a dual-core AMD Athlon X2 3800+, HP...

Dual-core Athlon X2 processor. DVD writer with LightScribe

No TV tuner for MCE. Weak 3D performance due to integrated graphics

An Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor helps turn the HP Pavilion a1250n into a multimedia-creation powerhouse. But omitting a TV tuner on a Media Center Edition PC at this price is inexcusable.

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

HP Pavilion a1250n


Featuring a powerful AMD Athlon X2 processor and 1GB of RAM, the Pavilion a1250n has more than enough horsepower to handle your multimedia projects, but it lacks some of the necessary components, such as a TV tuner, to be considered a true Media Center...

Dual-core AMD processor; superior performance for the price; x16 PCI Express slot allows for future graphics upgrades; LightScribe DVD burner; generous software bundle.

Integrated graphics and audio; missing a couple of Media Center standards; roller-ball mouse.

The HP Pavilion a1250n is a Media Center PC that's better suited for general home use than integrated into your living room, but it delivers remarkable performance for the price.

Dec, 2005