New linux desktop configuration

My purchase yesterday was a HP Pavilion p6340f Desktop PC with the following specs.

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz Processor
  • 4MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB
  • 8GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM (4 x 2GB)
  • 1TB Serial ATA Hard Drive
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 with 32MB Integrated shared graphics memory
  • Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer
  • 10/100/1000 Base-T Network interface
  • Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n

The purchase price $749+tax which was more then B&H at $699 but not being open Friday nights, B&H it’s your loss. There is also a P6320 model with AMD Phenom II X4 820 2.80GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9100 Graphics for the same price, it was a tough decision.

I’m not trilled with the HP part having not enjoyed experiences with HP servers and Compaq desktops, however time will tell.