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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and quiet, 13 Jan. 2012
This review is from: HP h9-1040uk Desktop PC with TV Tuner (Intel Core i7-2600 Processor, RAM 8GB DDR3, HDD 2TB, Wireless LAN, Blu-ray, Windows 7 Home 64 Bit) (Personal Computers)
I was bought this as a Christmas present from my very generous wife. From the person who reported that the hard disk is only 100gb and no HDMI port. I must ask are we reviewing the same machine? The hard drive is partitioned into a C and D drive. The C drive is 1.8TB while the D drive contains your recovery software including all the drivers. You can of course burn this to a disk easily enough to produce a permanent recovery disk. As an avid gamer this machine plays everything out there at maximum settings with ease including resource demanding titles such as BF3 and Skyrim. In fact except for the lights being on you would never guess it was actually working. Oh and yes it can play pre-recorded Blu-ray disks. Finally can I say this, I have in the past built my pc's from scratch and when I compared the component parts and assembly time this was by far the cheaper and easier option.
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Initial post: 20 Jan 2012 20:25:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2012 16:20:18 GMT
Oyinbo says:
Doesn't sound like we are - may be HP have sorted yours from the rip-off we got. The C-drive (and D-drive) are in fact an SSD drive 100/120GB altogether (not TB, alas!) hence the problem with BF3 etc which insist on downloading to the c-drive and working from it. The "traditional" E-drive is HDDD and nearly 2TB.

Posted on 23 Jan 2012 03:16:46 GMT
Ahh this sounds like a pretty good machine, but as far as building a PC from scratch to do all this, you can build one for MUCH cheaper to do the same job. I've spent around £700 on mine at the most, and that plays all the latest games on full graphics with no issues too ^^

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 12:38:37 GMT
Hi S Coombes, If I bought the same base unit as you HP h9-1040uk Desktop 8gb has it a spare bay to add an LG Blu-ray RW ?

Is it still running ok.

Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 20:10:50 GMT
Oyinbo says:
Ours has a suitable bay, okay (in fact our bluray problem is that every bluray disc refuses to play because it thinks we 're trying to copy it!).

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 20:14:11 GMT
Oyinbo says:
Our other home-built machine cost about £500 for mostly same or similar specs. Not as physically well built though,I must admit.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012 08:40:29 GMT
Hi, thanks for letting me know about spare bay. Could you look at the Windows Experience Indew number under System and let me know what it is? and are you saying it won't play Blu-rays ? Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 16:10:49 GMT
Oyinbo says:
WE Index 7.3 (held down by 7.3 score on 3D business, and graphics. Other scores are 7.5 - 7.6. It is fast!

Ours won't play bluray films etc (see my review) but another reviewer's plays them fine - go figure!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 18:29:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2012 18:30:08 GMT
Thank you thats really helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2012 18:44:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Feb 2012 11:44:28 GMT
Oyinbo says:
After checking connections inside as per someone's helpful suggestion, suddenly bluray player working properly, and have been able to download the other prgrams to the E-drive and use them (so far). All quite illogical, but he was clearly right, and a badly fitted connection or two were the immediate3 problem. I still think the SSD will be inadequate for future OS, given the way things are going.
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