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HP Pavilion Media Center a1640n Desktop PC Product Specifications

Product number

RC663AA

Introduction date

30-Aug-2006

Country/region sold in:

  • US
  • Canada

Hardware

Base processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (C) DC 1.86 GHz
  • 1066 MHz front side bus
  • Socket 775

Chipset

G965

Motherboard

  • Manufacturer: Asus
  • Motherboard Name: P5BW-LA
  • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Buckeye-GL8E

Memory

Component
Attributes
Memory Installed
2 GB
Maximum allowed
8 GB* (4 x 2 GB)
*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported
PC2-4200 MB/sec
Type
240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Hard drive

  • 250 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
  • 7200 rpm

16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA 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
Function
Maximum speed
DVD-RAM
Up to 12X
DVD-R DL Write Once
Up to 8X
DVD+R DL Write Once
Up to 8X
DVD+R Write Once
Up to 16X
DVD+RW Rewritable
Up to 8X
DVD-R Write Once
Up to 16X
DVD-RW Rewritable
Up to 6X
DVD ROM Read
Up to 16X
CD-R Write Once
Up to 40X
CD-RW Rewritable
Up to 32X
CD-ROM Read
Up to 40X

Modem

56K bps data/fax modem

Video Graphics

Integrated graphics

Sound/Audio

Integrated High Definition audio
  • Realtek ALC 885 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 type
Quantity
9-in-1 (4 slot) + 1 USB
One
1394
One
USB
Two
Headphone
One
Line-in
One
Microphone
One
I/O ports on the back panel
Port type
Quantity
PS2 (keyboard, mouse)
Two (one each)
VGA
One
USB
Four
1394a
One
LAN
One
SPDIF out (coaxial)
One
SPDIF in
One
Audio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center speaker out, line-in, line-out, microphone)
One Each

Expansion slots

Slot type
Quantity
PCI
Three (Two available)
PCI Express x16
One (One available)

Drive bays

Bay type
Quantity
5.25" external
Two (One available)
3.5" external
Two (One available)
3.5" internal
One (None available)
Pocket Media Drive
One (One available)

Technologies

  • Vista Capable
  • Viiv
  • Vista Premium Ready

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 Category
Software 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)
  • Yahoo toolbar
  • ISP offers
HP Partner offers
  • Snapfish
  • Vonage VOIP
  • AOL Music Now (nfc)
  • Adobe Store
  • Weatherbug
  • Symantec Security Check
  • NetSmartz
  • @Backup Online Backup
  • SwapDrive Online File Sharing

Warranty

Standard warranty included with purchase
Warranty type
Warranty duration
Hardware parts and labor
One Year from date of purchase
Technical telephone assistance
One Year from date of purchase
Recovery CD's
One Year (recommend use of CD Creator to make CD set)
Software media replacement
90 Days (on media shipped in box from factory)
Software application support
90 Days

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