H8-1090D Desktop PC - Elite Class

5/11/2012 9:25:35 AM

The pre-built desktop that stands on top By Tan Jee Yee

We're not going to touch upon that oft-debated matter on pre-built desktop PCs - you know the argument, and you've probably picked your own side on the matter anyway. It's still nonetheless refreshing to discover that the HP Elite H8-1090d desktop PC has gone all the way to address most issues surrounding pre-built PCs, resulting in a device that stands up way on top.

Description: H8-1090d Desktop PC

The H8-1090d is as wholesome a desktop PC as you can get. The connectivity options here covers every essential spectrum; you get a hearty amount of USB2.0 ports, alongside a 15-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth support and Wi-Fi connectivity. Look to the back of the PC and you can find it satisfyingly packed with multimedia connectivity, including HDMI. There are even a few things that you'd be least expected to find, like a TV tuner. We'd like it, however, if they included slightly faster or more advanced means of connectivity like USB3.0 and Firewire, which are sadly absent here.

The desktop casing is also at the appropriate size where it isn't bulky enough to be obstructing (unless it's not an issue with you), while being large enough to assure you that it's well-stocked, hardware wise. A few classy touches, like its slide-down compartment hiding extra connectivity ports, adds points to its overall simple-but-good-looking aesthetics. It's not ostentatious or rugged, but it looks clean and professional and neat.

Description: H8-1090d Desktop PC

But the real deal with the Elite H8 is its interior, which is decked with some very performable hardware. It runs a second-gen Intel Core i7 processor, along with 8GB of memory and 2TB of storage. The resulting built makes it outright suitable for most processor-intensive work and entertainment. The graphics department is handled by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - not the best in the market, but well enough to handle games on higher-than-average settings.

H8-1090d Desktop PC

Price $1,285.29


CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Storage: 2TB

Connectivity: Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 6 x USB 2.0, HDMI, DVI, VGA

Extras: 15-in-1 Card Reader, Beats Audio Console, HP TV Tuner

Dimensions : 17.5 x 41.2 x 41.5 cm

Weight: 10.98kg


Performance 4 stars

Features 4 stars

Design 4 stars

Value 4 stars

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