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HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 Series Desktop Computers

HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 Series Desktop Computers
alaScore 76

48 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 Series Desktop Computers. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The size is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the design and price.

usability, size, reliability

price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 Series Desktop Computers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 Series Desktop Computers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 Series Desktop Computers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability. The size also gets good comments, whereas many are critical about the price.

usability, size, reliability

price

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP M8180

 

Very quick quad, great memory and power.

Only 1 CD/DVD reader, and no option for Vista Ultimate

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP M8180

 

Enjoy all the features of Windows Vista Home Premium edition with this high-spec model from HP with 3Gb RAM, an amazing Intel Core 2 Quad Processor (just like having 4 separate processors for different tasks) and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT...

Wireless mouse occasionally loses its connection after waking up from hibernate mode

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP M8180

 

Great quality product, easy to set up and with more features than you know what to do with. I haven't tried it for gaming yet, but picture quality on the HPw2207 Monitor i bought to go with it is superb.

Monitor sound quality is poor. you need to purchase some good digitial speakers to get the full experience.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP M8180

 

Very good performance & graphics

very basic design aesthetically

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Super all around computer

 

I got this puter for $699 (after all rebates) and for the price, it's a super sweet deal. Now, if someone would just pass on which card to upgrade the graphics card with I'll dance at your wedding... :))

Fast as this dollar level will get you, and it's loaded with 'fun stuff' such as the tv tuner, light scribe disk, surround sound - which used to be extra. 2.8g on the AMD 2x processor = very fast processing, lots of hard drive space (although we all...

Graphics card gives it a slight minus rating - it plays most of my shoot 'em up games but at reduced graphics levels and I can't seem to find any update info to replace it with. Probably won't play the next generation of games to come out...:(( The...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Overall Very Good

 

The missing RAM mentioned above is probably the 128MB of RAM that Vista allocates for video.

Very fast and stable, which is a surprise for a leviathan OS like Windows Vista

Onboard Graphics card not bad but not great either

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fantasic Media Center

 

I didn't buy it for here. I got this at an un-disclosed electronics store (hint: it's named after a fried potato dish usually found at most fast food joints). The one at the store came with a 20 in. LCD and I got a 3-year warranty with it. It is a...

Where do I start! Insanely fast, Vista Premium preloaded. Tons of extra software from HP to get you started. Excellent customer support. Very fast to get set-up. Huge HDD space for recording your favorite shows with the TV Tuner it comes with

When I got it, it said it had 2.87GB RAM. Odd but whatever. Comes with modem card, got rid of that and stuck in my good-old Super G Airlink card. I believe one of the front USB ports is dead on mine. On-board graphics suck, so I'm ordering an 8600GTS...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

Better than I expected! ”

 

I purchased my HPw1858 in April, 2010 at Walmart Super Center.(My first brand name purchase.) The box contained the monitor, keyboard, mouse and the tower. This was my first brand name computer purchase and I was skeptical about the purchase. It also...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

A Joy to Use ”

 

I replaced a Gateway notebook with an HP p6228 desktop computer, and it was the best decision I've ever made about electronics. It has a quad core processor -- which I had never even heard of at the time -- and a 20" screen. It also has the Nvidea...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

I love my HP! ”

 

I am not exactly what you would call overly technologically savvy but HP makes it easy for me. I love my HP desktop! It is so easy to use and the technological support team at HP is friends and helpful. I have had my computer for about three years now...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

The HP Pavilion Media Center m8100 series PC delivers outstanding entertainment and top performance home computing, together with impressive ease-of-use and a stylish design.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:42cm
Height:38.5cm
Weight:13.8kg
Width:19.2cm

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:M8146.sc
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion Media Center

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E6550
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Platform Technology:Intel VIIV Technology
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media centre

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1700 SE
Interface Type:PCI Express x16

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