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HP Pavilion a1203w Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Bundle information

The a1203w-b desktop PC bundle (part numbers ED892AA, ED892AB, ED892AD) includes:
  • a1203w Desktop PC, part number ED891AA
  • F1523h 15" TFT LCD display monitor


Base processor

Sempron 3000+ 1.8 GHz:
  • 1600 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)
  • Socket 754


SIS 760


  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: K8S-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Salmon-GL6E


Memory Installed512 MB (2 x 256)
Maximum allowed2 GB (2 x 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs
Speed supportedPC3200 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo
Open DIMM slotsNone

Hard drive

  • 40 GB
  • 5400 rpm

CD-RW drive



PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics

Integrated with up to 128 MB allocated video memory


  • Controller: AC97 audio
  • Location: Integrated

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Memory card reader

  • USB interface
  • 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) + 1 USBOne
IEEE 1394One
USB (2.0)Two
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two (one each)
VGA (monitor)One
USB (2.0)Four
IEEE 1394One
AudioOne each (line-in, line-out, microphone)

Expansion slots

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (two available)
AGPOne (available)
DIMM Two (occupied)

Drive bays

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

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP PS/2 keyboard
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
  • HP PS/2 scroller 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 Home Edition
  • Microsoft Service Pack 2
  • WinDVD 5 Player Basic (with optional 7.1 upgrade)
  • Sonic DigitalMedia Plus 7.02
Education and Reference
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2005 Standard (fc)
  • MSN Encarta Standard (online) (nfc)
Entertainment, Music, and Games
  • iTunes 4.8 (w/Quicktime)
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition LE (nfc)
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film
  • HP Software Update
  • HP Image Zone 5
  • muvee autoProducer 4
Productivity and Finance
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition Trial
  • Microsoft Money 2005 (nfc)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2005 (nfc)
PC Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Security Center
Utility, Maintenance, and Performance
  • HP Organize (nfc)
  • PC-Doctor 5 for Windows
HP Recovery
  • Microsoft system restore
  • HP Recovery Software Suite
  • Software Repair Wizard
Service and Support
  • Updates from HP
  • Help & Support Center
  • Desktop Web-based registration
  • Online documentation
ISP Signup
  • Google toolbar
  • Connectivity Support Tools (nfc)
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers
  • Snapfish
  • Adobe Store
  • Weatherbug
  • Symantec Security Check
  • NetSmartz
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer
  • @Backup Online Backup
  • SwapDrive Online File Sharing


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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