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HP Pavilion a708n Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion a708n Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Bundle information

The HP Pavilion a708n Desktop PC (part number PP095AA) is a component of the HP Pavilion a708n-b Desktop PC Bundle (part number PP096AA). The bundle includes:
  • HP Pavilion a708n Desktop PC
  • HP Pavilion 1503F 15-inch LCD thin transistor monitor
  • Harmon Kardon speakers


Base processor

Intel Celeron 330 2.66 GHz
  • 533 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket mPGA478




  • MSI name: MS-6577 V.4
  • HP name: Gamilla2-GL6E


Memory Installed512 MB (1 x 512)
Maximum allowed1 GB (2 x 512 MB)
Speed supportedPC2700 MB/sec
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo
Open DIMM slotsOne

Hard drive

  • 80 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


PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics

Integrated graphics with up to 64 MB shared memory for video


  • Integrated AC97 audio
  • Six channel audio configurable

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

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)One (9-in-1 faceplate)
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)

Drive bays (total)

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

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP PS/2 internet keyboard
  • HP PS/2 deluxe optical scroller mouse
  • Quebec Keyboard Kit (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 optional 5.1 upgrade)

RecordNow 7.2
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

Muvee AutoProducer 3.5MX
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)

Serial ATA RAID monitoring utility

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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