Tuesday, April 12, 2011

HP Pavilion p6720f Review
One of our around-the-office theories: The members of Hewlett-Packard's desktop-PC design department all have the cliche "Don't mess with success" tattooed on their biceps. Why do we think that? Because that appears to be the guiding principle behind the $599.99 HP Pavilion p6720f, new for 2011—as well as just about every Pavilion desktop PC we've seen for some time now. On the outside, this updated model looks nearly identical to every other Pavilion PC that has marched through our labs over the last few years, and its performance is almost a mirror image of what we saw with 2010’s $699.99 HP Pavilion p6320f. That said, considering the $100 markdown from the 2011 model, this system's lack of innovation is not necessarily a bad thing. But it shouldn’t be too much to ask for some evolutionary changes—even minor ones—in terms of system design and performance...