The 17-inch HP V70s CRT monitor rendered adequately clear text in our test document and brilliant colors with lifelike flesh tones in our test photo. Full treble sound emanated from the Creative Labs Cambridge SoundWorks SW320 three-speaker set, but the subwoofer dished out rather distorted bass at any setting higher than ‘7’.
With a 2A-GHz Pentium 4 CPU and 256MB of 266-MHz DDR memory, this Pavilion earned an adequate score of 102 on our PC WorldBench 4 tests. Not slow, it still landed four points below the score for a similarly configured Pavilion 9905. It may have lost some speed due to the integrated graphics system that usurps up to 48MB of system RAM.
Documentation includes a setup poster and a Quick Start guide that contains thorough overview information about the system, including a detailed troubleshooting section. Upgraders can easily reach the PCI slots and hard drive bays, but the memory slots are difficult to access in the cramped interior. Microsoft Works Suite 6.0, including Word and Money 2002, came bundled with the system.