Solid performer, capacious 2TB hard drive, tool-less chassis and lots of room for expansion.
The HP Envy Phoenix h9-1320t is a powerful ready-made gaming desktop that's worthy of serious consideration for power users and high-end gamers alike thanks to its considerable processing power, room for expansion, and built-in Blu-ray player.
Quiet, sleek and compact, Blu-ray burner
The HP Envy 700-030qe is an above-average computer that's reasonably priced at $1450. When we built out a comparable system based on Digital Storm's Virtue (with an unlocked Core i7-4770K, 16GB of DDR/3 memory, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost video card, and a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD), that system's price tag came out to $1713. That's a not-insignificant bump of $263, even if it does buy you better components and a prettier, more easily upgradable machine.
Sleek design, All wireless peripherals
The HP Spectre One is an eye-catching 23-inch Windows 8 desktop PC that has a very iMac-like design. It has an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, so it's definitely got enough power for almost anyone. Surprisingly it lacks a touch screen, which is really the only thing holding back this PC.
Power supply burned up in less than two weeks, But they fixed it with no problems so far
We are trying to find a place in town that does warranty work so we don't have to ship it.Other than power supply burning up it performed great up until then.We sent it back to HP after they sent a packing box that they overnighted to us.Took about a week to repair but came back like new again,HP has great products and I own several,my laptop has not had any problems and I hope this was just a fluke.
SSD Caching Helps Improved Boot and Access Times
HP is certainly forward thinking with some of the features on the ENVY Phoenix h9. The inclusion of a solid state cache drive helps the system to really feel faster than many similar systems that have faster processors. They also try to balance out the features by including items such as dual band wireless and Bluetooth. The problem is that the system offers some odd decisions like the memory configuration which is detrimental to the overall performance once applications are loaded.
A Powerful Computer
In short, this is a very powerful PC. Some people may want a more powerful graphics card, but the current one is fine and does its job well. The PC has almost no noise, looks very appealing and all i can say is, if you are on the fence about this PC, DONT BE! Buy it, and you wont regret your purchase.
Affordable price of entry
The Phoenix has good bones. The enclosure is hard to work with and the layout is strange, but we have a hard time arguing with the apparent cooling benefits or the system's inverted motherboard. This desktop is a compromise, but the sacrifices made are outweighed by the benefits gained.
We are less enthralled by the hardware configuration that HP provided in our review unit. It pairs an incredibly powerful processor with a mid-range video card.
Excellent Touch Software Suite
HP continues to be the master of the touchscreen based thanks to its software suite but it also does an excellent job of balancing the hardware. The TouchSmart 520-1070f addresses some of the features that were missing in the past round of models by including a faster quad core processor, USB 3.0 ports and HDMI input. This gives it some excellent overall performance that is tough to beat in its price range.
Solidly built, well-engineered machine
It's tough to argue against the Z210 SFF. If you need a system this powerful and this small, you'll have a hard time finding anything that competes with it. Lenovo doesn't have anything that can compete with it. Neither does Dell. Best of all, the pricing is actually fairly reasonable (though we'd like to see custom configurations easier to order). At about $2,000 for a configuration like our review unit, it's not exactly cheap, but you get a healthy amount of hardware for your money.
Fast & Reliable
This workstation makes for a good base model. With the addition of a Blu-ray drive, eSATA, and a 22-in-1 memory card reader this computer would have everything a video editor would need. With a base cost of $700 and many different configurations this is the most affordable workstation line reviewed by Videomaker yet. On top of great pricing, this system is also a great performer.
Excellent price/performance value
The price for the HP Z210 CMT, as configured for this review, was $2,312. The HP Z210 offers excellent price/performance value; the only workstation we've seen beat its Cadalyst benchmark index score cost hundreds of dollars more. HP classifies the Z210 CMT as an entry-level workstation â?? and prices it as such â?? but the system's performance scores are more in line with what we would consider upper-midrange.
TouchSmart interface is great
The HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite is HP's business version of its successful TouchSmart 610 system. As such, it has a responsive touch screen, an ergonomically friendly 65-degree tilt mechanism, and a whole lot of computing power. This PC is the one to get if you're serious about developing touch applications for your business clients.
Perform business tasks quickly and easily
Ultimately, the HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite does what it's supposed to do: perform business tasks quickly and easily. I'm a little disappointed with the lack of extras (especially on something called "Elite") and with the boring-yet-functional design. But you can find plenty of consumer-oriented offerings from HP and others designed to look a little nicer on your desk. If you're looking to get things done, the TouchSmart 9300 Elite fits the bill very nicely indeed.
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