Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Decent general performance
  • Large amount of RAM

Cons

  • Small port selection
  • Limited upgradability

At A Glance

In a category flush with speed demons and value-oriented media machines, HP’s latest desktop seems a bit dull.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Pavilion Elite h8-1010 Desktop Computer from Hewlett-Packard is a powerful desktop computer, designed to meet the demanding computing requirements of multimedia and entertainment applications. The system is housed in a standard tower form factor, perfect for placement on or under a desk.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2.7 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
General Information
UPC Code 886111453030
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces HDMI
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Storage Media
Compact flash Yes
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 139.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 319.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 156.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 262.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 283.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 327.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 173.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 216.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 163.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 238.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 61.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 28.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 22.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 13.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 46.29   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 22.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 18.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 11.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 16.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 10.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 8.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 5.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 36.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 18.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 12.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 20.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 46.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 25.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 21.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 4.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 2.0   Frames per second (higher is better)