Friday, August 27, 2010

HP Pavilion p6510f Review
When the $519.99 HP Pavilion p6510f arrived in our labs, it came in the same big box as the $699.99 HP Pavilion p6540f we tested earlier this month. Both systems have a lot in common, including the same pre-installed software and chassis design, though the p6540f sports an uncharacteristic gray faceplate, rather than the typical Pavilion black. In fact, this PC's case sports the same design that HP has been using for its Pavilion line for years, with just some minor variations over time. The components inside, however, are different, with the Pavilion p6510f’s array of parts being a bit more conservative than the p6540f’s. But as we'll see, the performance difference between these two PCs is minimal. Factoring in the $180 price difference, the less-spendy p6510f winds up being a much better value...