will this get delivered before xmas?
Not guaranteed before Christmas. Our last day for guarantee shipping was Monday. Sorry.
How can these older PC’s get new motherboards but they still have serial ports and NO USB 3.0?
Why do you think they have new motherboards? Refurb only means they wiped the memory and hopefully tested all the other parts to make sure they function.
Does anyone know if the display port is capable of carrying audio?
I would like to use a display port to hdmi adapter and hook this computer of to my parents TV as a media center.
A know that display port is theoretically capable of transmitting audio, but whether or not I can achieve this really depends on the integrated graphics cards on this mobo.
Alas, not a concrete answer for this on HP’s forums: