HP Pavilion Elite E9220y review:

HP Pavilion Elite E9220y

Juice box
HP Pavilion Elite E9220y  
Off (watts) 0.49
Sleep (watts) 1.92
Idle (watts) 80.97
Load (watts) 131.49
Raw (annual kWh) 309.04842
EnergyStar compliant Yes
Annual operating cost (@$0.1135/kWh) $35.08

Annual power consumption cost
HP Pavilion Elite E9220y

As if the Pavilion Elite E9220y didn't have enough issues, it's also a power hog compared with its faster, less expensive competition. Around $35 on the year isn't all that burdensome, but it still adds roughly another $3 to your monthly power bill. That's only an extra dollar above the Pavilion P6230y and the Asus, but compounded with the Pavilion Elite's other failings it might as well be an extra $100.

HP's service and support is on par with its large vendor competition. You get a year of parts and labor coverage out of the box, plus 24-7 toll-free phone support and a variety of resources online and on the system itself to help you troubleshoot. That's more than you get from Asus, but no less than what you'll find with the less expensive Pavilion P6230y.

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System configurations:

HP Pavilion Elite E9220y
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.6GHz AMD II X4 910; 8GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350; 1TB Western Digital 7,200rpm hard drive

Apple iMac (21.5-inch)
Apple OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1; 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7600; 4GB 1,066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9400 integrated graphics chip; 500GB 7,200rpm Seagate Digital hard drive

Asus Essentio CG5270-BP004
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300; 8GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics chip; 1TB, 7,200rpm hard drive

Gateway DX4300-11
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.5GHz AMD Phenom II X4 805; 8GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics chip; 1TB, 7,200rpm hard drive

HP Pavilion P6230y
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.6 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 810; 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 256MB ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics chip; 750GB, 7,200rpm hard drive

What you'll pay

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