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
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.
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
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 4 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 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
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."