Previously, Hewlett-Packard, or HP as they are now recognized, was one of the innovators in the computer industry. However they just became a mass market computer manufacturer. As luck would have it, after all these years, they have at last come back to respectability and innovation. For example, one may look at the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180t. It employs the processing power of Intel’s i7 CPU, and combines it with plenty of storage and available RAM. This gives plenty of power to create slide shows or flicks, as well as edit high-definition content.[AMAZONPRODUCT=B003ZX87MW]
The HPE-180t’s base processor will suit most people’s computer needs but you have the option to upgrade it to a more powerful PC. This HP computer’s standard processor is the amazingly fast Intel i7 920 Quad Core processor that clocks in at an incredible 2.66 GHz. The next step for having a high performance computer is memory, and 8GB of DDR3-1066MHz RAM is what this PC from HP is equipped with. This amount of RAM is so much more than what you find on many computers on the market nowadays, but you can still upgrade to even more memory if you want.
Since the HPE-180t is a multimedia PC, it also comes installed with an outstanding graphics processor. The ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card boasting 1GB of video memory comes with the base price. The graphics card is upgradable to the ATI Radeon HD 4850 or the NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, both of which have 1GB of video memory.
A third option is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 which comes with 1.8GB of video memory. This alternative is mainly for the heavy gamers, but works equally well for processing multimedia. The base-priced version of the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180t also has HP’s famous LightScribe 16x CD/DVD burner and reader. This computer from HP will be able to burn all standard DVD and CD formats plus have the option to upgrade to a Blu-Ray disk burner. 7.1 channel surround sound has been integrated in the standard HPE-180t personal computer. Like the rest, it can be upgraded for a more amazing sound experience.
Additional standard features include an HP multimedia keyboard that comes with optical mouse. Again, you may upgrade so you get a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. The standard model price does not include a monitor but you will be able to find a few great packaged deals. Even though the standard price may seem somewhat high compared to other personal computers, you should be able to find discount offers at HP’s own web site. Not everyone has to go out and get this PC.
If you are a multimedia enthusiast, then the HPE-180t provides you a very good number of alternatives. Even though you can’t go wrong with the standard model, you do have a lot of fantastic options to upgrade to make it just the way you want it. The HPE-180t is well worth the cost, if you are looking for a personal computer for multimedia purposes.