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HP Pavilion a720n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Base processor and speed

AMD Athlon(B) XP 3200+ 2.20 GHz
  • Advanced 400 MHz front side bus
  • Socket A


Via KM400A



Ram (installed) 512 MB (1X512MB)
Maximum allowed1 GB (2 x 512MB)
Speed supportedPC2700 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR1-333 SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo
Open slotsOne available

Hard drive

  • 200 GB Ultra DMA
  • 7200 rpm

8x DVD+R/RW DL drive

(must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology)
DVD+R DL Write Once2.4X
DVD+R Write Once8X
DVD+RW Rewritable4X
CD-R Write Once24X
CD-RW Rewritable10X
CD-ROM Read40X

CD-ROM drive

Maximum speed: 48X

Video graphics

Integrated with up to 64 MB allocated video memory


Integrated AC97 audio, six channel configurable


Integrated 10/100 Base-T interface


PCI K56flex fax/data modem

9-in-1 card

  • USB interface
  • 9-in-1 digital media card reader supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I
    • Compact Flash II
    • SmartMedia
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • MultiMediaCard
    • Secure Digital (SD)
    • Micro Drive
    • xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

External I/O ports

I/O ports on the front panel
Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)Three (One on 9-in-1 faceplate, two on motherboard)
9-in-1 media card readerOne card with four slots
IEEE 1394One
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
USB (2.0)Four
IEEE 1394One
AudioOne each (line-in, line-out, microphone)
VGA (monitor)One
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (two open)
DIMMTwo (one available)
AGP 8xOne (available)

Drive bays (total)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25-inch, externalTwo (both occupied)
3.5-inch, externalTwo (one available)
3.5-inch, internalOne (occupied)

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP PS/2 Internet keyboard
  • HP PS/2 optical scroller mouse
  • Quebec keyboard kit for French Canada only


Key to software:
  • cd/dvd = media included in box
  • eng = English only, even in French Canada
  • fc = only available in French Canada
  • nfc = not available in French Canada
Software titles that shipped with PC
Software CategorySoftware Title
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP Home

Microsoft Service Packs
CD/CD-RW/DVDWinDVD SE 5 (with opitional 5.1 upgrade)

RecordNow 7.2

Muvee AutoProducer 3.5MX
Education and ReferenceMSN Encarta Standard (nfc)

Encarta Encyclopedia 2004 Standard Edition (cd/dvd) (fc)
Entertainment, Music, and GamesiTunes 4.5 (with Quicktime) (nfc)

Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition LE (nfc)

Real Player

Wild Tangent Game Channel (nfc)

HP Music Icon
Imaging, Photography, Video, and FilmHP Image Zone Plus 4

WinDVD Creator 2
Productivity and FinanceMicrosoft Office 2003 Trial HTML page launcher (nfc)

Adobe Reader

Microsoft Works 7.0 with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 trial and Money 2004 combo CD (cd/dvd) (nfc)

Microsoft Works 7.0 with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 Trial CD (fc) (cd/dvd)

Quicken New User Edition 2004 (nfc)
PC SecurityInterMuteWeb Privacy and Protection Suite (nfc)

Norton AntiVirus 2004 (60-day LiveUpdate subscription)

Norton Personal Firewall 2004
Utility, Maintenance, and PerformanceIntelliMover Data Transfer demo (nfc)

HP Organize (nfc)

SkyDesk @Backup


PC Tuneup and Repair HTML page (nfc)

HP Total Care icon and HTML page
HP Recovery Microsoft System Restore

Recovery Software Suite - Application recovery is enabled for a select number of applications. Use this feature whenever possible to avoid a system recovery.

Software Repair Wizard
Service and SupportBackweb Client

Help and Support Center/HP Instant Support (nfc)

Help and Support center (fc)

Safety and Comfort Guide

Desktop Web-based registration
ISP SignupEasy Internet Signup

DigiTerra (nfc)

Earthlink (nfc)

MSN 9.0 (nfc)


AOL Broadband


Earthlink Broadband (US )

Netscape Online (fc)


Standard warranty included with purchase.
Warranty typeWarranty duration
Hardware Parts and LaborOne year from date of purchase
Technical Telephone AssistanceOne year from date of purchase

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Application Support30 days

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Media Replacement30 days (on media shipped in box from factory)
Self Repair Kits (express parts program)One year from date of purchase
Return to HP or to an Authorized Service ProviderOne year from date of purchase

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