Customer Reviews for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820

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HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820

AMD Radeon™ HD 6550D
Average Customer Rating:
3.5 out of 5
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5 of 6(83%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Review 1 for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:May 15, 2012

Good Computer

" Good fast computer. Instead of a DVI-VGA adapter, I picked up a DVI-HDMI cable half-price (even cheaper than an adapter) and it works great. Just make sure your monitor has an HDMI input. "
Review 2 for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Vancouver, BC
Date:May 8, 2012

Beware the monitor requirements

Pros: huge hard drive fast processor
Cons: only supports dvi-d monitors
" Good system for the money, more than enough power and memory to handle most home tasks.
Big caveat: this tower only works with DVI-D capable monitors, anything with a VGA connection (most existing monitors) only will not work. You cannot use an adapter to convert between the two either: that only works with other DVI types.
Bottom line: factor in the additional cost of a new monitor when assessing this 'deal'. "
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Halifax, NS
Date:May 7, 2012
Pros: will take higher end ddr3 ram
Cons: unless you spend the bucks on ram ..... no!
" This system matches a typical Intel i3, which you can purchase for a cheaper price with just a bit of shopping around. At $500 I can buy an Intel i5. Not a bad system .... just not an excellent "bang for the buck" system. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Location:Gatineau, Qc
Date:May 5, 2012

Important Info

Cons: limited to new monitor technology only.
" Please note that if you wish to use this CPU with your existing monitor, make sure it works on DVI as the CPU does not have other capabilities. "
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Location:Montreal, QC
Date:May 4, 2012

Recent Purchase

Cons: no vga ports
" Why are there 2 DVI ports and no VGA port ? Now either i have to go and buy an adapter or i have to buy a NEW flat screen now. "
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for HP Pavilion P7-1238 Bilingual Desktop AMD A8-3820
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:May 2, 2012

Bang for the buck!

Pros: fully loaded for basic use and more
Cons: no monitor
" For everyday basic use like web surfing, audio/video entertainment and word processing, this desktop does a lot more than the jobs at hand! AMD offers amazing value over Intel! And most average people won't even need more then what is on this computer! (Take it a from a guy who did Computer Science Tech) "
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.