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Good graphics performance.
Great features for the price.
Affordable price of entry.
Quiet operation even when gaming.
Metal scaffolding inside makes tinkering difficult.
No SSD boot drive.
Case's design and build quality suffer by comparison to high-end components.
At this price, an SSD would be appreciated.
Plain, wired peripherals.
Video card options are limited.
Processor is over-kill for gaming.
Replacing components is difficult.
Limited space for expansion.
By PC Mag on July 18, 2012
The HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120t Phoenix is a great desktop for anyone looking to buy a ready-made gaming rig on the cheap, but with a little configuring, you can do just as well elsewhere for...
By Tbreak.com on July 11, 2012
The important conclusion to draw here is whether or not the HP Phoenix PC is a worthy competitor to a rig that’s been built from the ground up. The answer is in short, yes. While the price tag may be a bit high, for an out-of-the-box gaming rig...
By AnandTech on June 19, 2012
Less than four months ago we had in for review HP's entry to the gaming desktop market, the Phoenix. We found that it was a compelling product that served a market segment that had gone largely ignored by the major vendors, though the Sandy...
By Techworld on June 12, 2012
The HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120t may not be the prettiest or most powerful PC around, but it's a good deal for the price. Not only do you get decent graphics and gaming performance, you also get four USB 3.0 ports, built-in Wi-Fi, a Blu-ray disc...
By PCWorld on June 10, 2012
This budget machine is a little on the pricey side, but it packs lots of high end features including four USB 3.0 ports and a large 2TB hard drive....
By Computer Shopper on May 30, 2012
If you're looking for a powerhouse PC under $2,000 for productivity and high-end gaming, HP's Phoenix h9t delivers the goods. Its aesthetics could be a bit better for this price, however....
By PCWorld on March 13, 2012
Performance machines aren't usually known for their slim, svelte towers--but the HPE Phoenix h9 packs a lot of punch in a very small case....
By Digital Trends on March 09, 2012
With the Phoenix HPE h9 HP has managed to carve itself a niche – but the company will have to offer more powerful video card options to expand...
By Good Gear Guide on November 11, 2011
The Pavilion Phoenix HPE is designed to appeal to gamers and all sorts of other users who want fast processing. Looking at its price tag, you would think it would have the best parts in the industry, but instead it's kitted with a mainstream...
By Channel News Australia on November 09, 2011
HP has risen from the marketing ashes of its Personal Systems Group debacle with a high-end PC befitting its name. The HP Phoenix is a high-powered machine to fuel your gaming addiction while making your desktop just a little bit fancier. It throws...
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