HP Pavilion 590 Desktop PC with Intel i5-8400
The latest release HP Pavilion 590 is a modern desktop PC with the Intel i5-8400 processor, 1TB SATA HDD storage, 8GB memory + 16GB Intel Optane memory, Windows 10 Home operating system and modern connectivity including the Bluetooth 4.2 & 802.11ac wireless. It is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 282 customers at the moment for this January 3, 2019 release computer.
You can purchase the same HP Pavilion Desktop PC with the 12GB memory or with the i3-8100 processor (with 8GB RAM). The quarter four of 2017 release 6-core 8th generation Intel i5-8400 processor (6 threads without the hyperthreading) works at the speeds between 2.80GHz and 4.0GHz. It has a decent average CPU PassMark benchmark score of 9235 at the moment and can handle most tasks, whether easy or demanding. 1TB HDD hard drive at 7200rpm is a large amount of local storage space for saving all your standard and media files- photos, music and games.
8GB DDR4 SDRAM at 2666MHz is the standard amount of memory at this level and should be more than enough for keeping a few browser tabs and apps open simultaneously. You also have the 16GB Intel Optane memory which is a cache memory bridge between the RAM and storage for quick transfer of data between the memory, storage and the CPU. Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system is pre-installed on this HP machine and you have the Windows 7 type Start menu and the user friendly interface with the apps. You’ll experience a more responsive computer experience with the quick app launches, shorter boot ups and responsive internet browsing.
The built-in Intel UHD 630 graphics card has the decent video card benchmark score of 1451 at the moment and offers some modern gaming performance at the reduced settings and resolutions. It is similar to Intel HD 530 and 630 processors in terms of overall performance. It has a standard 180W power supply that is more than adequate for the system and there is no 6 pin connector to add a graphics card. You have a free 25GB of Dropbox space for a year and a 30-day McAfee LiveSafe is installed, which you may or may not want to keep. You can work on different projects simultaneously and make use of the large storage space and high speed.
HP Pavilion 590 weighs 16.2 pounds and measures 10.9 x 6.69 x 13.3 inches. Connectivity options include the DVD-W Optical Drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, a headphone/microphone combo, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.1 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output and 5.1 surround sound output. Please note that this is a pre-owned refurbished computer that comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed warranty that covers a replacement or refund within this period. It works and looks like brand new as it is inspected, tested and cleaned by the suppliers qualified by Amazon.com. You won’t see any cosmetic imperfections when you hold it at an arm’s length. You may get the PC in a generic box and the accessories may not be original but will work the same way as the original.