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HP Pavilion Media Center a1520n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

EX272AA

Introduction date

11-May-2006

Country/region sold in:

  • US
  • Canada

Hardware

Base processor

Athlon 64 X2 (T) 3800+ 2.0 GHz
  • 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
  • Socket 939

Chipset

GeForce 6150 LE

Motherboard

  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: A8N-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Nagami2-GL8E

Memory

ComponentAttributes
Memory Installed1 GB
Maximum allowed4 GB* (4 x 1 GB)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supportedPC-3200 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM

Hard drive

  • 250 GB SATA
  • 7200 rpm

16X DVD(+/-)R/RW (+/-)R 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
FunctionMaximum speed
DVD-R DL Write OnceUp to 4X
DVD+R DL Write OnceUp to 2.4X
DVD+R Write OnceUp to 16X
DVD+RW RewritableUp to 4X
DVD-R Write OnceUp to 8X
DVD-RW RewritableUp to 4X
DVD ROM ReadUp to 16X
CD-R Write OnceUp to 40X
CD-RW RewritableUp to 24X
CD-ROM ReadUp to 40X

Modem

56K bps data/fax modem

Video Graphics

Integrated graphics

Sound/Audio

Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 883 chipset
  • Supports up to 8 audio channels
  • Dolby Pro Logic II compatible

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
1394One
USBTwo
HeadphoneOne
Line-inOne
MicrophoneOne
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two
VGAOne
USBFour
1394One
LANOne
SPDIF out (coaxial)One
Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center speaker out, line-in, line-out, microphone)One Each

Expansion slots

Slot typeQuantity
PCIThree (Two available)
PCI Express x16One (One available)

Drive bays

Bay typeQuantity
5.25" externalTwo (One available)
3.5" externalTwo (One available)
3.5" internalOne (None available)

Keyboard and mouse

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

Software

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 Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2
  • Microsoft Service Pack 2
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • CyberLink DVD Play
  • Sonic DigitalMedia Plus 7.04
  • Sonic MyDVD Plus 6.2
  • Roxio DigitalMedia Archive 2
Education & Reference
  • MSN Encarta Standard (online) (nfc)
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2006 Standard (fc)
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Rhapsody
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (nfc)
  • HP Games for media center (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Premier 6.5
  • HP Photosmart for media center 2.1
  • Muvee autoProducer 5
  • Muvee autoProducer unPlugged 2
Productivity & Finance
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition Trial
  • Microsoft Money 2006 (nfc)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2006 (nfc)
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2006 (60-day security update subscription)
Utility, Maintenance & Performance
  • PC-Doctor 5 for Windows
Recovery
  • Microsoft system restore
  • HP Recovery Software Suite
  • Software Repair Wizard
Service & Support
  • HP Software Update
  • Updates from HP
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Netscape browser (nfc)
  • Google toolbar
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers
  • Snapfish
  • AOL Music Now (nfc)
  • Adobe Store
  • Symantec Security Check
  • NetSmartz
  • @Backup Online Backup
  • SwapDrive Online File Sharing

Warranty

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
Recovery CD'sOne Year (recommend use of CD Creator to make CD set)
Software media replacement90 Days (on media shipped in box from factory)
Software application support90 Days