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HP Pavilion a518x Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number


Introduction date


Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada

Bundle information

The HP Pavilion a518x Desktop PC (part number DW244A) is a component of the HP Pavilion a518x-B Desktop PC bundle (part number DW245A). The bundle includes:


Base processor

Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz
  • 400 MHz Front side bus
  • Socket mPGA478



Motherboard manufacturer


Memory Installed512 MB (1 x 512)
Maximum allowed1 GB (2 x 512 MB)
Speed supportedPC2700 MB/sec (messages at PC2100)
Type184 pin, DDR SDRAM
DIMM slotsTwo

Hard drive

  • 120 GB Ultra DMA
  • 7200 rpm

DVD drive

16X maximum speed

CD-RW drive

48x24x48 maximum speed: 48 write, 24 re-write, 48 read

Diskette drive

1.44 MB (3.5-inch)


ItU V.92 K56flex

Video graphics

Integrated graphics with up to 64 MB shared memory for video


  • Integrated AC97 audio
  • Six channel audio configurable

Network (LAN)

Integrated 10/100Base-T networking interface


MPEG2 for full-motion digital video

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 (both occupied)
3.5-inch, internalTwo (both occupied)

Keyboard and mouse

  • HP PS/2 Internet keyboard
  • HP PS/2 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 System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Service Packs
  • RecordNow 6.5
  • WinDVD SE 4.0 (With optional 5.1 upgrade)
Entertainment, Music, and Games
  • iTunes 4.2 (with Ouicktime) (nfc)
  • MUSICMATCH Jukebox 8.0
  • RealOne Player
  • Wild Tangent Game Channel (nfc)
  • Microsoft Plus Digital Media Edition (nfc)
Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film
  • HP Image Zone Plus v3.5
  • WinDVD Creator 2
Education and Reference
  • MSN Encarta Plus (nfc)
  • Encarta Encyclopedia 2004 Standard Edition (cd/dvd) (FC)
Productivity and Finance
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Trial HTML page launcher (nfc)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Works with Student and Teacher Edition 2003 trial and Money 2004 combo CD (nfc)
  • Microsoft Works 7.0 with Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 Trial CD (fc)
  • Quicken New User Edition 2004 (nfc)
HP Recovery
  • Microsoft System Restore
  • Software Repair Wizard
  • Recovery Software Suite
Service and Support
  • Backweb Client
  • Help & Support center (fc)
  • Help & Support Center/HP Instant Support (nfc)
  • Safety and Comfort Guide
  • Desktop Web-based registration
PC Security
  • Norton AntiVirus 2004 (60-day LiveUpdate subscription)
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2003
  • Security and backup splash page (nfc)
Utility, Maintenance, and Performance
  • PC Doctor
  • HP Organize (nfc)
  • 9-in-1 card reader utility
  • IntelliMover Data Transfer demo (nfc)
  • Owner services icon and HTML page
ISP Signup
  • Easy Internet Signup
  • AOL
  • MSN 8.0 (nfc)
  • Yahoo (nfc)
  • DigiTerra (nfc)
  • CompuServe (nfc)


Standard warranty included with purchase
Warranty TypeWarranty Duration
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 (upgraded to 90 days upon PC registration)

24 hour/7 days a week
Software Defective Media Replacement30 days (on media shipped in the box)
Self Repair (kits)One year from date of purchase
Return to HP or to an Authorized Service ProviderOne year from date of purchase

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