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HP Pavilion 523n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Model number


Countries/Regions sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Base processor and speed

Athlon (T) XP2200+ 1.8 GHz/266


Via KM 266


RAM (standard) 512/2100 DDR (1x512)
Maximum 2 GB
Speed PC2100/PC1600
Type DDR
DIMM Slots Two

Hard drive

80 GB

DVD drive


CD-RW drive

40 x 10 x 40

Diskette drive

1.44 MB (3.5-inch)

Fax and data modem

Cheetah 2 V.90 Modem

Video graphics

Down Integrated in chipset, AGP slot


AC97 Audio


10/100BT Integrated on Motherboard

External ports

Port typeQuantity
USB 4 (2 front and 2 back)
Serial 2
Parallel 1
PS2 Keyboard 1
PS2 Mouse 1

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity

Drive bays (total)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25-inch CD external 2
3.5-inch HDD, internal 1
3.5-inch FDD, external 1
3.5-inch (other) 1


Polk Audio “F” stereo speakers (left and right)


  • AMP Riser Card
  • AOL 7.0 CD in box

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP One Touch Internet Keyboard
  • PS/2 Scroller

Supported operating systems (OS/NOS)

Microsoft (R) Windows XP Home Edition

Complete software package

Operating system

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

CD-RW and DVD software

  • HP RecordNow by VERITAS
  • Veritas DLA by VERITAS
  • WinDVD SE by InterVideo

Education and reference

  • Encyclopedia Brittanica 2002 On-Line by Aimtech
  • HP Welcome Gift (15 titles) by TLC

Entertainment, music, and games

  • MusicMatch Jukebox
  • My Software Choice
  • Game Channel - Assorted games and the Digital Distribution Channel - “DDC” by Wild Tangent
  • Emusic Icon with URL

Imaging, photography, video, and film

  • Photo Impression by ArcSoft
  • Greeting Card Creator by ArcSoft
  • Funhouse by ArcSoft
  • HP Photo/Video Toolkit
  • HP Print Creator
  • HP Make Memories Disk

Data migration

IntelliMover by Detto

Productivity and finance

  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 5.0
  • WordPerfect Productivity Pack by Corel® (includes: WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, and Task Manager)
  • Quicken® Financial Center by Intuit
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Trial Edition


  • Norton AntiVirus 2002
  • ZeroKnowledge Freedom (security console) - Privacy/Firewall

Utility, maintenance, and performance

  • @Backup by SkyDesk
  • Energy Star® Block

Upgrade and Servicing Guide

Electronic Versions of the Upgrade and Servicing Guide in the HP Tools Center

HP Recovery and Pavilionware

  • HP Recovery Software Suite by SoftThinks
  • HP Factory CD Creator by SoftThinks
  • Backweb Client with HP Center Toolbar
  • Rubik (Worldwide ISP signups) by WIS
  • Ehelp/HP Instant Support
  • HP Tour Guide (Victor)
  • Internet Explorer Favorites Folder
  • Product Registration


Duration of Limited Warranty - Hardware
Original Systems One year
Technical Phone Assistance to diagnose potential hardware issues One year
NOTE: Please refer to the Support Guide included in box with the PC for warranty details.

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