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HP Media Center m1270n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Base processor

Pentium4 530 (P) HT 3.0 GHz:
  • 800 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket 775


Intel 915P


  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: PTGD1-LA
  • HP motherboard name: PufferM-UL8E


Memory Installed1 GB (2 x 512)
Maximum allowed4.0 GB* (4 X 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supportedPC3200 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsFour
Open DIMM slotsTwo

Hard drive

  • 250 GB SATA
  • 7200 rpm

16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive

  • must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
  • must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
DVD+R DL Write Once2.4X
DVD+R Write Once16X
DVD+RW Rewritable4X
DVD-R Write Once8X
DVD-RW Rewritable4X
CD-R Write Once40X
CD-RW Rewritable24X
CD-ROM Read40X

CD-ROM drive

Maximum speed: 48X


PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics

ATI Radeon X300SE
  • 128MB DDR memory
  • PCI-E (Express) interface
  • I/O Ports: VGA, Composite, S-Video (S-VHS only - integrated tv encoder)
  • TV-Out support


TV tuner card with FM tuner


Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 880 chipset
  • 8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • Dolby 5.1

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Power Supply

  • AC input voltage (47-63Hz):
    • 100-127V/8A
    • 200-240V/4A
  • DC output wattage: 300 Watts

Memory 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
9-in-1 (4 slot)One
IEEE 1394One
USB (2.0)Two
S-Video inOne
Video/Audio in One
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two (one each)
USB (2.0)Four
IEEE 1394One
AudioOne each (line-in, line-out, microphone)

Expansion slots (total)

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (one available)
PCI ExpressOne (occupied)
DIMM Four (two available)

Drive bays (total)

Bay typeQuantity
5.25-inch, externalTwo (occupied)
Personal Media Drive bay One (available)

Remote control

USB infrared receiver

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP deluxe multimedia keyboard
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
  • HP PS/2 optical mouse


NOTE:HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Key to software:
  • cd/dvd = media included in box
  • fc = only available in French Canada
  • nfc = not available in French Canada
Software titles that shipped with PC
Software CategorySoftware Title
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005
    • Electronic TV Guide setup
    • ISP setup
  • Microsoft Service Pack 2
  • WinDVD 5 Player Basic (with optional 7.1 upgrade)
  • RecordNow 7.22 w/Sonic Express Labeler 2
Education and Reference
  • Encarta Encyclopedia 2005 Standard (cd/dvd) (fc)
  • MSN Encarta Standard (nfc)
Entertainment, Music, and Games
  • iTunes 4.6 (w/Quicktime)
  • HP Tunes
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition LE (nfc)
  • Real player
  • WildTangent game channel (nfc)
  • HP Music icon (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film
  • HP Image Zone plus 4
  • Image Zone Plus for media center
  • WinDVD Creator 2.5 w/InterVideo Disc Label
  • Muvee autoProducer 3.5 for media center (nfc)
Productivity and Finance
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Software Jukebox (dvd)(nfc)
  • Microsoft Works 8.0 (cd/dvd)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition Trial
  • Microsoft Money 2005 (cd/dvd)(nfc)
PC Security
  • Norton AntiVirus 2005 (60-day antivirus subscription)
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2004 (60-day security update subscription)
Utility, Maintenance, and Performance
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer demo (nfc)
  • @Backup online backup (nfc)
  • PC-Doctor
  • PC Tuneup & Repair (nfc)
  • SpamSubtract (nfc)
  • HP Total Care icon & HTML page
HP Recovery
  • Microsoft system restore
  • Recovery Software Suite
  • Software Repair Wizard
Service and Support
  • Updates from HP
  • Help & Support Center
  • HP Instant Support (nfc)
  • Safety and comfort guide
  • Desktop Web-based registration
ISP Signup
  • Easy Internet Signup
  • ISP offers


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 Support90 days

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Media Replacement90 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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