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HP Pavilion a6100 Series Desktop Computers

HP Pavilion a6100 Series Desktop Computers
alaScore 81

127 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of HP Pavilion a6100 Series Desktop Computers. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good comments, but many are negative about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the size.

price, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion a6100 Series Desktop Computers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of HP Pavilion a6100 Series Desktop Computers from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the size. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion A6130N Desktop PC (AMD Athlon 64 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 400 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)HP Pavilion A6130N Desktop PC (AMD Athlon 64 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 400 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP Pavilion A6160A_04


Exuding good looks and occupying only a small footprint on a desk, this Pavilion is perhaps the perfect family PC. Its quad-core CPU means that it wil...

It has a quad-core CPU, it's stylish, it has a media card reader, it has FireWire, it ships with Windows Vista Ultimate edition

It wasn't a quick performer in our tests, it could use a bigger hard drive and more RAM

Overall, this is a well-equipped family PC that's perfect for storing photos, home videos and music. We wish its hard drive was a little bigger, and we also wish it had 2GB of RAM, but it's still more than capable of handling everyday multimedia tasks...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Jason Tomczak (

HP Pavilion a6130n Review


Unless you're shopping for a hard-core gaming system, the a6130n will satisfy most of your computing needs.

Jul, 2007

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HP Pavilion a6130n


The modestly priced HP Pavilion a6130n ($750 direct) has all the oomph and features found in a high-end multimedia PC, sans discrete graphics card. This desktop PC sits between HP's Slimline s3000 series and its high-end m8000 series in terms of both...

Great bang for the buck. HP Pocket Media Drive Bay. 3GB system memory. Good performance

Ball mouse. Bloatware. Only 60-day Internet Security subscription

The HP Pavilion a6130n is a mainstream system with enough features to keep a serious multimedia hobby going. Digital photos, movies, and music are all within reach.

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Good PC with some shortcomings


I've read some reviews of others complaining of overheating issues. I can certainly see how this could be a problem with a powerful graphics card added. I'm running an old Radeon X600 card and a Soundblaster Audigy SE and so far the cooling hasn't been...

Pretty solid features for the money. 2 GB of DDR2-667 memory with an ASUS 6150 MOBO are a nice plus. Large 320 GB hard drive included. After installing a video and sound card in mine it tested 97% to the average of the CPU in's full test...

Very substandard 250W PSU for a system this fast. I wouldn't have expected one, but also no 6 pin cable for powering a high end video card. As has been mentioned by other reviewers while possible to upgrade the PSU, it would most likely be beyond the...

Sep, 2007

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HP Pavilion


buy a graphics card with this, u will not be disappointed!also a stronger psu would help alot ;)

Vista run good, pretty powerful cpu's(total of 5.4 Ghz). pretty good trials,symantec security is nice!dowloads drivers most of the time by itself. nice and quiet, runs as if not there

LOW graphic level! not strong enough psu(300 watts and 12v/19A).only the cd/dvd writer makes the most amount of noise(which is really quiet)

Aug, 2007

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Great price, great features, only a 250 watt PSU?


Waiting for the new PSU to try out the video card for more than two minutes. Film at 11 . . . .

Looks great, quiet, a lot for the money. Waiting for my second new power supply (Cooler Master RP-500 had a grinder for a fan, trying Thermaltake this time) to use with this computer plus an 8500GT video card. Vista graphics rating went from a 3.0 with...

HP, how could you put such a whimpy power supply with your computers?!?!?!?!? The average HP buyer probably would not (want to, and or know how to) change a power supply to upgrade the video card

Aug, 2007

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Vista Ready


Basically bought this unit to get a feel for Vista Home premium without fighting upgrade requirements on my AMD 2700+ Of course New Egg had very fast shipping as always, I will continue to do business with them.

Nice setup Vista picked up my wireless Dsl connection. My current printer Lexmark E-210 is not supported or my Vpn agent. No fault of the unit though should have run the Vista advisor ahead of the purchase. The unit came out of the box in a plug and...

One of the USB connection on the rear panel had a bent piece of metal that had disabled all USB connectors. Makes me think it may have been a returned item I had bought which should have been new. After fixing this issue with a small screw driver the...

Aug, 2007

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HP Pavilion A6150e is my desktop computer! ”


I bought the HP Pavilion desktop computer as my home computer and have been very impressed! I love the speed and the easy use of the computer. It was easy to set up. Everything was already installed on it when I got it, all I had to do was plug in all...

Feb, 2011

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great value ”


The HP pavilion series in general is a fantastic buy for value.

Jan, 2011

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A6110N desktop computer ”


When I purchased this computer online a week ago, it was relatively easy to set up and get going right away and did not take too long to do so. At first, I had some problems transferring about 300 songs from my Sansa MP3 player to Windows Media ...By...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

HP Pavilion a6000 PC series is an affordable, attractive PC that delivers all round performance and impressive ease-of-use, all wrapped up in a stylish design.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower


Chassis Type: / Desktop / Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" Bays:2 / 3
Number of 5.25" Bays:2

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950 / NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter model: No


Country Kits:Scandinavia
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type: / DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 2
Memory slots: / 4x DIMM


Type: None


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

LightScribe: / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Cooling type:Active
Expansion slots:3 x PCI
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Ethernet 10/100/1000BT / Fast Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 8\nAdobe Reader 8.0\n
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:14


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD / Intel High Definition Audio 7.1 / Realtek ALC 888S
Motherboard chipset:NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE / NVIDIA NForce 430
Motherboard form factor:Micro ATX
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
TV Out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II X2 / AMD Athlon X2 / Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor Model: / 3800+ / 5600+
Processor Number:3800+
Processor Socket:Socket AM2
Type:Athlon 64


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 8\nAdobe Reader 8.0\n
Operating system installed: / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards: / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SmartMedia, xD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150

Weight & Dimensions

Height :38.7
Package weight:14