"Fast, Quite with a lot of extras"4.5 starson by h2ouup2
Pros: Two 320 GB HD 16x HP SuperDrive dual-layer DVD burner w/LightScribe
Cons: 300 watt PS
Summary: Got a great deal at Circuit City. $1139 including the HP w2207 WS monitor.
If you have a MS mouse and / or keyboard you will want to use the update feature in Windows to install the HID update or your PC will not sleep properly.
Has a NVIDA 8400GS video card with 256 Meg of dedicated memory that can also borrow from the system RAM should it need more.
If you want to upgrade the video card however you will be out of luck unless you also change the power supply since it is only 300 watts.
The system has 3GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Which I thought was strange since the model it is replacing had 3GB 1,066MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Still this machine is very fast, and quite.
I have had no problems with it except for the sleep problems which were fixed when I installed the Microsoft HID Non User Input Data Filter.
You may want to uninstall the junk software that HP puts on it. I got a great deal on Windows OneCare on it and it has run perfect.
The mouse and keyboard that comes with it is adequate, but I just didn’t like the feel and there was no forward or back button on the mouse, so I purchased a MS combo KB & Mouse.
There is a nice rubberized pad on top of the box so if you put your iPod, phone, etc on it they won’t slide off. It has all many different media readers on it, and easy access to two USB ports, one Fire wire, an S-Video, and RCA jacks as well as headphones and a mic. It does have one expansion bay but if you add a second DVD or HDDVD drive you will need to be sure it is SATA. There are two bays accessible for removable media but they both require HP only hardware. I don’t plan on using this so this seems to b e a waste of space. HP would have been better off only have one driver.
Bottom line: Great PC, needs a bigger power supply. I love it.