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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-250F

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-250F
alaScore 81

21 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of HP Pavilion Elite HPE-250F. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-250F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Happy with the HPE-250F

 

I thought about a custom Dell, but after all the add-ons I found this to be a better deal. I also purchased an HP 2310 M twenty-three inch monitor which looks great and teams up well with the PC.

Good performance per dollar spent, although the price has increased by $200 since 8/26/10. Worked right out of the box

None so far

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Deal

 

Great PC for the price, tho i bought it for $999 and i noticed the price went up. Never the less, its a good deal, the specs include everything you could want. Blu ray player is also a plus and comes with a decent wireless card. I am using it for games...

Alot of useless pre-installed programs. Haven't found any problems yet

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Honest Opinion

 

Be sure to get a BA monitor for this PC, you'll thank yourself.

After weeks of searching and researching for a new computer, I weighed this PC's specs against other PCs. The price was $999 with free shipping when I bought it from Newegg so keep that in mind. This computer was definitely the best bang-for-buck...

I went into ownership with previous cons in mind and was prepared for the sub-par integrated wireless card. This made installing wireless adapter drivers and updating component drivers a hassle, but far from prohibitive. Other than that not a single...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

sweeeet

 

Cant beat this hardware set for $999. Components alone on Newegg $1400. Whisper quiet, looks great. Much roomier than the neg reviews I saw, easy install for 2nd HD, chipset supports RAID and HP provides drivers, easy video card upgrade to ATI 5850 and...

Glowing HP logo on front is kind of a drag, but easy to yank the wires. Non-existent documentation so you need to download it all from HP.com

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Value

 

I've only had it for a few days, but I'm pretty happy with it so far.

After a week or so of research, I had been looking at either getting a configurable HP or building my own. I had no idea HP made such high-end "quick ship" computers ; However, when I found this on sale at Newegg, it just seemed like a better deal....

The labeling on the audio hookups seems confusing. I'm not sure if it is incorrect, but plugging in my 5.1 system by color-coding didn't work (maybe I'm just ignorant on this). On the bright-side, the configuration program for the audio quickly cleared...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great deal.

 

Not really a big pre-built fan, but this is the second HP I've bought in a row. They offer great bang for the buck. As long as you want the PC they want to sell you. You won't be changing much from the basic config.

Great upgrade from My 9550 Quad Core. Have had it about a week and a half and, so far, no major issues. Did have an issue with the PC not wanting to return from sleep mode and crashing, but HP Support took care of that promptly. I would recommend this...

Another weak PSU. HP is notorious for barely enough juice for their PC's. This my second HP and both are underpowered. Not much headroom for upgrading. But I was able to put a videocapture card into the rig and it runs stable. Still, I'd quickly...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bargain Deal PC

 

make sure to have a HDMI cable and a Monitor with HDMI

One of the best mid-range high performance PC ; Very quiet even when i play Bad Company 2 or SC2 at max settings ; 999 is a great price if you don't know how to build a PC considering all the features in it(1TB, 8GB ram,BLU RAY,i7 Core, HD5770,...

The PSU is only 460w, so if you are going to upgrade, make sure that it doesn't exceed the current PSU or you might as well buy a more powerful PSU ; As long as you don't touch anything inside, it's all good

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Desktop PC at a great price

 

I honestly think this is a steal at $999....maybe some of you can build one for less than that. But for the rest of us, this is a good option.

This is a very capable PC for just about everything. Sure it's not "Top of the Line" in any particular category but it'll do almost everything very well. Especially for someone like me, who doesn't really tinker with upgrades very often and certainly...

Large tower of course...video connection is pretty much hdmi only (but why would you use anything else??)

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-250F Intel Core i7 860(2.80GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5770 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

Bloatware, and a lot of it. Most PC's come with bloatware nowadays. I was expecting it, so I did not factor it into my rating. I recommend Revo Uninstaller (free) to remove all of it. PC was shipped out and received in a timely manner. I will order...

This build has everything that I want in a PC, except for the wireless card (see Cons). I considered building my own PC and then I saw that this was on sale. The graphics card suits all my gaming needs at the moment (Starcraft 2 and Alien Swarm, both...

The wireless card is useless. It will go from a full 5 bar connection all the way down to 2 bars and it is always disconnecting. I tried reinstalling the device and updating the drivers, but that did not help. My laptop will get full bars and a great...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

runs hot temp

 

I wish mainline PC manufacturers would invest $20 extra in better cooling inside the case of a $999+ PC

fast cpu, very quiet, big disk drive ; plug it in & go ; compact size for a desktop/tower

terrible cooling, whole box runs hot just playing WoW ; vent / grill of the video card is very hot to touch ; DVD drive has additional cover plate that opens, sounds clunky, feels clunky ; regret the purchase

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop
Colour of product:Black
Number of 3.5" Bays:3
Number of 5.25" Bays:2

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5770

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Other features

Graphics adapter family:AMD

Packaging Content

Display included: No

Performance

Motherboard chipset:Intel H57
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:2
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:9
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:296
Processor boost frequency:3.46
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Lynnfield
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:I7-860
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2010, Student Edition 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:41.4
Height :40.1
Weight:5.39
Width:17.9