Originally Posted by frankinla
No... no it's not. Cant do HDMI, Can't do Vista, an old cpu that ran hot as hell and slow as molasses, Dual Ntsc tuners that will be useless (mostly) in 5 months and an old ATSC tuner that is almost certainly not QAM capable, not worth it at 399, unless you really want the case. What's especially bad is the same seller ha a HP A6567C CORE 2 QUAD 4GB 640GB
going for 200 less.
Also... I have a 7600GS, and can tell you that it's useless for newer codecs, playback depending entirely on the speed of the cpu... you did notice it's a lower end P4, dual core or not, right?
Actually, HP z560 can do HDMI.
And HP z560 can do Vista, since HP Web site has support files you can download for Vista.
And HP z560 does come with HD tuners.
But yes, if i get z560 i'll do following upgrades,
a) upgrade processor to Intel Pentium 4 945 3.4GHz 4M 800MHz CPU OEM, from 3.0 GHz
b) replace video card to MSI 8500GT low profile
c) replace DVD drive to blu-ray/HD DVD combo unit from LG