Posted on Sunday, October 29 2006 @ 01:21:27 CEST by LSDsmurf
We wish that HP would update the visual design of its PCs, because the gray plastic box is only a shade or two removed from the bleak sea of beige we thought we left behind five years ago. Case color aside, when you head to the store and find HP's new Pavilion Media Center a1640n on the shelf, we hope you can get past the design, because this system offers an outstanding configuration for the price. Intel Core 2 Duo processor? Check. Two gigabytes of DDR2 memory? Yup. Trim new Pocket Media Drive slot? You bet. Vista-ready? Mostly. For $835 that's not a bad checklist. It's really only a graphics card away from being a top-flight desktop PC.