Is it a quad core or a dual core. You have it listed both ways.
[MOD: 3.2GHz Dual-Core]
Is it 2.2GHz or 3.2GHz? Listed both ways.
[MOD: 3.2GHz Dual-Core]
If you buy 2, one will be quad core and the other one is dual core.
if you buy 2, one will be 2.2GHz and the other one is 3.2GHz. You can buy 4 if you prefer.
From HP site (looks like a dual core) - Intel Core i3-6100T (Skylake) 3.2 GHz Dual Core
It’s dual core but hyperthreaded with 2 threads per core. So it’s kind of both. Hardware-wise it’s really dual core, but processing wise it has quad core functionality.
Does anyone know if the video card supports dual monitors? Thanks!
3.2 GHz is base frequency and no turbo boost. This doesn’t really tell you anything though. It’s kind of like using a tachometer to judge your speed without knowing what gear you’re in. What you should look at is benchmarking, with a passmark of 4821 it’s decent middle of the road type processor. It will be fine for most things and light-mid gaming. It’s basically a daily driver. I would put a SSD drive in it and use the current HDD as a back-up/file storage drive-> that’s your best $$/performance improvement by far. It’s an OK deal, probably about $60 higher than what I would consider a woot deal.
Supports up to three displays at the same time.
Fixed. It’s 3.2GHz Dual-Core
It’s a $150 gaming card, so they don’t tend to report things like that. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3134528/components-graphics/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-and-gtx-1050-ti-review-the-new-budget-gaming-champions.html One review that quite likes it as a gaming card.
And yes, this is a “low-end” gaming machine (low/average CPU, no SSD drive) but 8 GB DDR4 memory (expandable to 16) and the video card make it at least usable for gaming.
So I would imagine it supports two monitors, but if you’re not a gamer you’re paying for a video card that chances are you will barely use.
If you add an SSD drive, how hard is it to move the OS onto that drive?
Not hard at all (especially in a tower since you can simply plug the SSD drive into the the other sata connector instead of using a usb adapter). Macrium reflect free version can do it, here is some information about it:
Dual i3 eh, ugh how slow is this thing?
DDR4, modern cpu socket, 750 ti(usually pc’s in this range ALWAYS use integrated graphics), msata slot for SSD. This is a good deal!! My only concern is whether the power supply is ATX form factor and therefore, can it be upgraded like many other HP’s?