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HP Pavilion Media Center a1253w Desktop PC support

HP Pavilion Media Center a1253w Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

ER886AA

Introduction date

22-Feb-2006

Country/region sold in:

  • US
  • Canada

Bundle information

The a1253w-b desktop PC bundle (part number ER887AA) includes:
  • a1253w Desktop PC, part number ER886AA
  • vs17e 17" TFT LCD flat panel monitor with integrated speakers

Hardware

Base processor

Athlon 64 (V) 3400+ 2.2 GHz
  • 1600 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
  • Socket 939

Chipset

ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Motherboard

  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: A8AE-LE
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: AmberineM-GL6E

Memory

ComponentAttributes
Memory Installed512 MB (2 x 256)
Maximum allowed4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs

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

Hard drive

  • 100 GB
  • 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
Port typeQuantity
DVD-R DL Write Once4X
DVD+R DL Write Once2.4X
DVD+R Write Once16X
DVD+RW Rewritable4X
DVD-R Write Once8X
DVD-RW Rewritable4X
DVD ROM Read16X
CD-R Write Once40X
CD-RW Rewritable24X
CD-ROM Read40X

Modem

56K bps data/fax modem

Video Graphics

Integrated graphics

Sound/Audio

  • 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
1394One
USBTwo
HeadphoneOne
Line-inOne
MicrophoneOne
I/O ports on the back panel
Port typeQuantity
PS/2 (keyboard, mouse)Two
VGAOne
ParallelOne
USBFour
1394One
LANOne
Audio (line-in, line-out, microphone)One each

Expansion slots (available)

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

Drive bays (available)

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
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2006 Standard (fc)
  • MSN Encarta Standard (online) (nfc)
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Rhapsody
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (nfc)
  • HP Games for media center (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Premier 6
  • HP Photosmart for media center 2.1
  • Muvee autoProducer 4.5
  • Muvee autoProducer unplugged 1.2
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
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer
  • @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
HP Pavilion Media Center a1253w Desktop PC

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