Background and Identification
The HP Pavilion All-in-One MS225 Desktop is an AMD powered consumer grade PC that was initially released on November 25, 2009. It features a variety of I/O most notably a 6-in-1 card reader, allowing the user to read most SD cards irrespective of form factor. According to this CNET review, the MS225 is a budget PC capable of running day-to-day tasks with ease, but difficult to handle more power-demanding applications. Unlike it's TouchSmart series brethren, the MS225 does not feature a touchscreen.
In this review by DigitalTrends, the on-board speakers is very weak compared to the overall fan noise created by the desktop. So much so that noise sometimes drowned out the audio. Therefore, the reviewer recommends that the user use an external set of speakers.
Like most HP products, this product can be identified by the manufacturer’s sticker on the backside, displaying the model number. If one is not found, then an identifier could be found on the inside of the component. There is a HP Pavilion logo on the front side, demonstrating that the product belongs to the Pavilion lineup. For more detailed information, the user can view the System Information page within the OS, to get more product information. The product number for this model is: AY587AA.
- AthlonII X2 250u (R) Dual-Core 1.6 GHz (25 W)
- 18.5” LCD display
- Built-in webcam
- 4 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 800 MHz
- Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics
- 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA 3G
- 8x Supermulti SATA DVD Drive with Lightscribe drive
- 6-in-1 card reader
- 2 x USB 2.0
- Audio out/Headphone
- Audio in/Microphone
Networking & Connectivity
- Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g mini-card
- Integrated 10/100 ethernet port