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HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050 Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


Figure 1: Motherboard top view
  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: Intel H67
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
  • Front side bus speeds: 100 MHz DMI (Direct Media Interface)
  • Processor socket: LGA 1155
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16
    • 3 PCI Express x1
    • 1 PCI Express mini card x1
  • For more details, see Chicago motherboard specifications .


  • Operating speed: 3.4 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz turbo)
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 2.5GT/s
  • TDP: 95W
  • Socket type: LGA 1155
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    • Intel Core i7-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) quad core
    • Intel Core i5-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) quad core
    • Intel Core i3-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) dual core
    • Intel Core i3-2xxx/T (Sandy Bridge) dual core
    • Intel Pentium G8xx (Sandy Bridge) dual core
    • Intel Pentium G6xxx (Sandy Bridge) dual core


  • Amount: 10 GB
  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
  • Type: DDR3-1333
  • Dual channel memory architecture (also supports single channel)
  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
  • Supports the following:
    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit* systems
  • Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit systems
NOTE:32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory

Video graphics

Figure 2: Video card
Image of video card
Figure 3: Ports
1 - 2x mDP
2 - HDMI
3 - 2x DVI (can support VGA via an adapter)
Image of video card bracket showing ports
  • Interface: PCI Express x16
  • Maximum resolution:
    • Analog VGA resolution: 2048x1536x32bpp @ 60Hz (Beige Port via adapter)
    • DVI resolution: 2560x1600x32bpp @ 60Hz (Beige Port, Dual Link) ;1920x1200x32bpp @ 60Hz (Black Port, Single Link)
    • HDMI resolution: 1920x1080 (1080p)
    • mDP resolution: 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
  • 1 GB onboard memory
  • Supports up to 4 displays
    • Use 1 mDP with any other two connectors for 3 displays and both mDPs with any other 2 connectors for 4 displays
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000 or HD Graphics 3000 (model dependent)
  • Supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards
  • 2 DVI ports (DVI-I and DVI-D)


*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • Built-in High Definition 8 channel audio


  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Technology: Realtek RTL8111E gigabit ethernet controller
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards: 1000-Base-T Ethernet
Figure 4: Wireless card - top view
Wireless card - side view
  • Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 150 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Supported antenna connections: 1
  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz
  • Supported security protocols:
    • WPA
    • WEP

Hard drive

Figure 5: Hard drive
Image of hard drive
  • Size: 1.5 TB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 6: Optical Drive
Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc typesWrite speedsRead speedsStorage capacity
Blu-ray Disc
BD-ROM SLNAup to 8Xup to 25 GB
BD-ROM DLNAup to 4Xup to 50 GB
BD-R SLnot supportedup to 6Xup to 25 GB
BD-R DLnot supportedup to 4X up to 50 GB
BD-RE SLnot supportedup to 4.8Xup to 25 GB
BD-RE DLnot supportedup to 4Xup to 50 GB
HD DVDnot supported
DVD-ROM SLNAup to 16Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-ROM DLNAup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+R SLup to 16Xup to 12Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+R DLup to 4X up to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+RW SLup to 8Xup to 10Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+RW DLnot supported
DVD-R SLup to 16Xup to 12Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-R DLup to 4Xup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD-RW SLup to 6Xup to 10Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-RW DLnot supported
DVD-RAMup to 5Xup to 5Xup to 4.7 GB
CDROMNAup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRup to 40Xup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRWup to 24Xup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CD-DANAup to 32Xup to 700 MB
Video CDNAup to 10Xup to 700 MB

TV tuner

Figure 7: TV Tuner card top view
Image of tv tuner card
Figure 8: Ports
Image of tv tuner card ports
2 - S-Video in
3 - Left audio in (L)
4 - Right audio in (R)
  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Supported transmission standards:
    • ATSC (digital)
    • NTSC (analog)
    • QAM (HDTV tuner for cable broadcast. Does not require the use of a set-top box.)

Memory Card Reader

Supports the following cards:
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Mini Secure Digital (mini-SD)
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (MS), including MS-DUO, MS-PRO, MS-PRO DUO, MS-Memory Select Function, MS ULTRA II, MS ROM
  • Magic Gate MS, Magic Gate MS Pro, Magic Gate MS-DUO, Magic Gate PRO DUO
  • Compact Flash (CFI), (CFII)
  • IBM Microdrive (MD)
  • Smart Media (SM)
  • Transflash (with an adapter)

Computer Case

Bay size Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) ODD2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) HDD2
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

  • Form Factor: internal ATX
  • Total wattage: 460W
  • Nominal input voltage range:
    • 100-127V/3A (50-60Hz)
    • 200-240V/2A (50-60Hz)
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
  • * This power supply has an LED to indicate a possible failure condition when LED is off and power is connected.

I/O Ports

  • USB 2.0: 2
  • Microphone: 1
  • Headphone: 1
Figure 9: Back I/O panel
  1. S/PDIF port
  2. USB 2.0 or 3.0 (model dependent): 4
  3. LAN
  4. DVI-I
  5. DVI-D
  6. Audio: Center/subwoofer
  7. Audio: Rear speaker out
  8. Audio: Side speaker out
  9. Audio: Line in
  10. Audio: Line out
  11. Audio: Microphone

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

NOTE:Keyboard layout and functionality may vary by country/region.
Figure 10: Top view of keyboard
Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB receiver
  • Effective distance: 10 meters
    • Length: 460 mm (18.1 inches)
    • Width: 157.4 mm (6.19 inches)
    • Height: 32.8 mm (1.29 inches)
    • Weight: 0.61 Kg
    • Standard
    • Beats key. The Beats key turns on the Beats function, which is a type of bass sound quality for the speaker.
    • *Buttons are not configurable
Figure 11: Top view of mouse
Image of mouse
  • Interface: wireless USB dongle
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel
Figure 12: View of remote control
Image of remote control
  • Printer key
  • Infrared remote control
  • Compatible with Windows Media Center


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.
Software CategorySoftware TitleRecovery Manager: Program Reinstallation
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); Service Pack 1
  • No
CD/DVD Burning
  • Cyberlink Power2Go
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD
  • Windows Media Player
  • HP Beats Audio
  • HP Games
  • HP Netflix (US models only)
  • Hulu Desktop (US models only)
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010
  • PDF Complete
  • No
  • Yes
  • Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)
  • Yes
  • No
  • HP Help & Support Center
  • HP Support Assistant
  • HP Update
  • HP Vision Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Networking & Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
  • Adobe Flash
  • HP Linkup
  • HP MyRoom - desktop icon with link to download (Canada models only)
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.

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