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Is HP Pavilion 550-150 and 500-550 the same computer?

Product Name: Pavilion 500-550
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Need info regarding purchasing new Pavilion. Ordered the Pavilion 500-550 online and received a computer that states it is a Pavilion 550-150 on the tower and the box. I am not a Techie at all and not familiar with the varieties of models, just know what was ordered. The merchant said they were the same. Are they? Cannot find this info on the HP website so hope someone can help. Thanks.

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Re: Is HP Pavilion 550-150 and 500-550 the same computer?

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Can you furnish a link to the on-line site?  In a search, I found variations of the 500-550. Seems like a re-seller model.

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Re: Is HP Pavilion 550-150 and 500-550 the same computer?

What do you mean by re-seller exactly? It was stated as "new" and in box which it was, just different numbers. Should it be returned?

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Re: Is HP Pavilion 550-150 and 500-550 the same computer?

Please furnish the requested information.... what is the product number on the tag.

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Re: Is HP Pavilion 550-150 and 500-550 the same computer?

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HP 500-550 is a 2015 model HP 550-150 is virtually the same 2016 model in a newer case with a verticle  2 pc. Ultra Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD Burner - ODD that is the new syle now  over the old ODD bricks , both have same HP-Pegatron Memphis 2-S  mother boards and mostly same Haswell Intel Core X CPU and other options .

 

500-150 - newer  550-150 below that 

500-150.PNGHP 550-150.PNG

 

I have the 2016 550-150 with an Intel  Haswell core i5 4460 CPU w/ Intel HD 4600  IGPU ,8 GB ram,1TB HD ,Windows 10 x64 home and an SSD windows boot drive and sound card upgrade I added in.

 

New PC is  dead silent, wicked fast on everday computing and web.  I would reccomend one to a good friend and I belive the the equivelent Dell PC  has 1 x8 - 8 GB of single channel ram  vs likley faster HP 2 x4 8GB  dual channel ram .

 

Only caveat is the usual OEM bloatware and MaCafee bloatware plus  trial that I cleaned out.  I use the free Windows 10 defender and free mbam on denamd malware  resident code scanner and mbam anti ransomeware free beta real time scanner instead of MaCafee bloatware plus which is the *first thing*  that comes off a PC here . 

 

I would expect maybe the 2016 550-150 has some incremental improvenets over the 2015 500-150 and I like the flat black 550-150 case a lot better anyway but perfomance wise with the same configuration and CPU or another sister similar clock Haswell Core i5 and same 8GB  of ram they should be same same on Windows 10 . 

 

IOW if I got a same spec 2016 550-150 instead of a 2015 500-150  I would like that much better.  

 

What we need is ...................Anti-Nagware for Windows 10................ The REAL threat to any computer.

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Re: Is HP Pavilion 550-150 and 500-550 the same computer?

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ppffttt... keep the new one its a newer 2016 model ,you ordered a 2015 model ☺

 

Only caveat is make sure you got a similar or same Core X CPU and same or more amt. of memory (ram) and lastly *maybe HDD size depnding on if the other variables wqere more favorable  or not and availiability .☺

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e.g., Intel Core i5 for Core i5 CPU and same amt. or more ram and same size or larger   HDD. and not a core i3 if you orderd a Core i5 and so on .

 

More likey it was just a favorable ,availiable substitution for you anyway ! ☺

 

 

 

What we (really ) need is ...................Anti-Nagware for Windows 10................ The REAL threat to any computer.

 

 

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