HP | Pavilion 500 - Desktop PC | HP Pavilion 500-281 Desktop PC with Windows 7

HP recommends Windows.
HP Pavilion 500-281 PC
Powerful expansion
With convenient expandability options, the HP Pavilion
500 is the versatile PC that will grow as your needs
do. With its clean modern style, it’ll fit seamlessly
anywhere you put it. With fast processors, strong
graphics, and more storage, you’ve found your ideal
About model 500-281
Here to keep you happy
With a clean modern style, the HP Pavilion 500 offers power and expandability.
HP Total Care provides award-winning 24x7 service and support in the U.S. and
normal business hours for Canada and Latin America.
During your limited warranty period, enjoy:
Key features
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1)
• 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3-4130 processor(2b)
• 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory(3) 1x4GB
(expandable to 16GB)
• 1TB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive(4b)
• Intel® HD Graphics 4400(16)
• USB keyboard with volume control and optical mouse
• SuperMulti DVD Burner(6c)
• 4 USB 3.0
• Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) 1x1(19)
• 1 year limited hardware warranty and 1 year technical support
Product highlights
• Featuring Windows 7
• DTS Sound+™: Delivers immersive surround sound complete with deep bass,
clear dialog and maximum volume to multimedia content.
• HP SimplePass: Easily access your online accounts with a single password or
PIN, and keep your identity to yourself. HP SimplePass remembers your
passwords, so you get to the good stuff faster.
• McAfee: Free 30-day Trial of McAfee LiveSafe™ service included. McAfee
LiveSafe™ service enriches your digital life by protecting your data, identity and
all your devices so you can connect with confidence.(8)
Energy efficiency your way
HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the
environment—and your wallet—a favor when you use the HP Pavilion 500
PC that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
• All HP computing products are delivered by SmartWay carriers.(63)
• Recycled packaging
• Eligible for free recycling or cash back through HP’s Planet Partners Recycling
and Consumer Buyback programs.(31)
• 24x7 technical assistance via on-line chat, e-mail, HP Support Forum or HP
Total Care.(58)
• Parts and labor coverage, including customer-replaceable parts, return of
equipment to HP, and authorized service provider options.
• Toll-free technical and limited software support in English, French or Spanish
at 1.800.474.6836.
In addition, and at no charge, you get lifetime access to HP’s Support Forum in
English, French or Spanish and HP Support Assistant, a free self-help tool that’s
built right into Windows based PC’s.(57) HP also offers a variety of enhanced
services and options both in and out of warranty to give you peace of mind and
extend the coverage on your pc.
Need more? Say hello to HP SmartFriend - 24/7 personalized service, including
“how-to” help on everything from virus removal to software setup to printing
problems. Get support over the phone or let us log into your PC remotely and
solve the problem for you.(95) Single use and subscription plans available.
HP Pavilion 500-281 PC
HP recommends Windows.
Operating System
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1)
• 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3-4130 processor(2b)
Processor Speed
• 3.40 GHz(7)
• 3MB Cache
• 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory(3) 1x4GB
(expandable to 16GB)
Hard Drive
• 1TB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive(4b)
Optical Drive(s)
• SuperMulti DVD Burner(6c)
• Write: 16x max DVD±R, 8x max DVD±R DL, 8x max DVD+RW, 6x
max DVD-RW, 5x max DVD-RAM, 40x max CD-R, 24x max CD-RW
• Read: 16x max DVD-ROM, 40x max CD-ROM
• Data transfer rates up to 6,000 KB/s (CD read/write) and 21,600
KB/s (DVD read/write)
Video Graphics
Network Interface
• Intel® HD Graphics 4400(16)
• Up to 1696MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by
Windows 7
• 10/100/1000 Base-T Network
Wireless Connectivity • Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) 1x1(19)
• DTS Sound+TM
• High Definition Audio with up to 5.1 surround sound capabilities
Memory Slots
• 2 DIMM (240-pin, DDR3) (one available)
Expansion Slots
• 3 PCI-E x1 (three available)
• 1 PCI-E x16 (available)
• 1 PCI-E x1 mini socket slot (occupied)
Expansion Bays
Warranty and
External Ports
Headphone and Microphone
Front I/O:
2 USB 3.0
Rear I/O:
2 USB 3.0
4 USB 2.0
• One D-Sub and one DVI-D at rear I/O area
• Microsoft Games: (Solitaire) Free pre-installed Windows 7
games, ready to play.
HP Help and Support • HP Support Assistant: With HP Support Assistant, enjoy
immediate, always-on, self-help support built right into your
PC, for the life of your PC, absolutely free.(56)(57)
Books, Music, Photos • DTS Sound+™: A complete audio solution that delivers
and Videos
immersive surround sound, deep bass, clear dialog, crisp audio
details and intelligent volume leveling and maximization to all
multimedia applications, including music, movies, streaming and
• Amazon Kindle
Productivity and
• 7-zip: File Archive Utility
• Buy Office: The most powerful Office yet. Your content when
and where you need it.(64)
• HP Recovery Manager: Recover, restore, and create recovery
media for your PC.
Security and
• HP SimplePass: Access online accounts with a single password
or PIN.
• McAfee®: Free 30-day Trial of McAfee LiveSafe™ service included.
McAfee LiveSafe service enriches your digital life by protecting
your data, identity and all your devices so you can connect with
• 1 External 5.25" (occupied)
• 1 Internal 3.5" (occupied)
Memory Card Reader • HP 7-in-1 Media Card Reader-Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory
Stick, Memory Stick Select, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick
• Warranty:
- 1 year limited hardware warranty and 1 year technical support
- 24x7 technical assistance available online(10) or toll-free by
• Support:
- Click the HP Support Assistant icon in your taskbar or desktop
for easy access to automated maintenance, built-in diagnostic
tools, and a choice of assistance options.
- Visit our Consumer Support Forum, available 24x7 in English,
French or Spanish.
- Contact technical support (available 24x7; toll-free phone, chat,
or email)
Mouse and Keyboard • USB keyboard with volume control and optical mouse
Power Supply
• 300W Power Supply (internal)
• Unpackaged: 15.35 in (L) x 6.91 in (W) x 14.48 in (H) approx.
• Packaged: 19.53 in (L) x 9.45 in (W) x 20.47 in (H) approx.
• Unpackaged: 15.77 lb approx.
• Packaged: 20.64 lb approx.
Not all features are available in all editions of Windows 8. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows 8 functionality. See
http://www.microsoft.com (1c) This system may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows® 7 software and take full advantage of Windows® 7 functionality. See
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ for details (2b) Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance. Dual-core/multi-core is a new technology designed to improve performance of certain
software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. (3) Up to 512MB of main system memory may be allocated to support video graphics. (4b) For hard drives, TB
= 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 35GB of hard drive is reserved for system recovery software. (6c) Actual speeds may vary. Don’t copy copyright-protected materials. Note that DVD-RAM cannot read
or write to 2.6GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided – Version 1.0 media. (7) GHz refers to internal clock speed of the processor. Other factors besides clock speed may impact system and application performance. (8) Internet
access required and not included. Subscription required after 30 days trial period. (10) Internet access required and not included. (16) Part of the total system memory (RAM) is used for graphics/video performance. System
memory dedicated to graphics/video performance is not available for other use by other programs. (19) Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included. (29) Actual speeds may vary. (31) Free recycling in
select countries. Program may not be available in your area. Check www.hp.com/go/recycling to see if HP offers free recycling in your area. (56) For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/hpsupportassistant. [Link
will vary outside of the U.S.] HP Support Assistant is only available on Windows-based PCs. (57) Internet connection required for updating and connecting to HP Support. (58) 24x7 support available only in North America. Rest
of world is supported during normal business hours. (63) Designation based on actions to reduce transportation-related emissions. (64) Internet service required and not included. Click the Office icon for more details on the
Office product that is right for you. Optional features sold separately or as add-on features. (95) HP SmartFriend will support any major brand of computer and tablet running Microsoft Windows, OSX, iOS, Android, and
Chrome OS. 24 x 7 support available in the US only. Service availability varies by country/region. Internet connection required for remote support. Remote support not available for tablets. Not all service plans cover
support for tablets. Visit www.hp.com/go/smartfriend for more information. HP SmartFriend sold separately or as an add-on feature. Monitor and speakers sold separately. Actual product may vary from image shown on
datasheet. ©2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty
statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing shall be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners. 12/20_r1 jr
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