HP Pavilion Slimline Computer Review: The HP Pavilion Slimline desktop computer offers a small footprint making them a great choice for the home or home office. The sleek black case looks great and they feature a blue lighting scheme when the unit is on that will make you feel all cozy and warm. The HP Pavilion Slimline is available in a number of models that give you a little customization in regards to the amount of memory, disk space, and processor brand. I purchased a new HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop Computer to replace a Dell desktop that had died after four years of service. This was my second HP computer after replacing a laptop earlier in the year with an HP as well. I purchased the HP Pavilion Slimline s5610f model, which includes an AMD Athlon II 250 Dual-Core Processor, 3 Gigabytes of memory, and a 640 Gigabyte hard drive. It has plenty of power for most home users, although any hardcore gamer would likely want more memory and a heftier video card. Setup of the computer was a breeze and took around twenty minutes. I did have to uninstall a few trial programs but it wasn’t too bogged down with the junk computers seem to come with these days. If you are looking for a great computer for the home or home office, the HP Pavilion Slimline series should be a great fit.
One of the most common questions people ask me is about repairing their current computer or buying a new computer. It really depends on the age of the old computer. If your computer is older than two years and isn’t custom designed for intense graphics, your best bet is most likely to replace it. The reason is because computers get faster each year but they also get cheaper every year. So, for most people, if their computer fails, they should just buy a new one. The other advantage of buying a new computer is they usually come with at least a one year warranty and you can often extend that warranty for a little extra money.