The oddball HP Pavilion 500

This is the weirdest mini tower PC I’ve ever seen.

It’s pure essence of cheap.

It’s almost like a Chinese fake of what you expect.

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First warning sign something is amiss : laptop power adapter.

Let’s look at that full back panel.

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There are ridges where slots should be. But why aren’t they cut out and usable?

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Oh.

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SATA drive power comes off tiny JST headers.

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This is just bizarre. It’s like a mini itx board but with 99% less flexibility.

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This is definitely a Carly Fiorina special.

2 thoughts on “The oddball HP Pavilion 500”

  1. I got here because I ordered one of these motherboards (767104-001) in a quest that I’ve taken up to make an inexpensive and quiet 1U rack mount computer (SuperChassis 512L-200B case) to attach to a M-Audio Delta TDIF soundcard as a VST processor. I’m going to adapt that minipcie slot to a 32-bit PCI slot with an asmedia bridge card and some adapters and ribbon cables. Wish me luck hahaha. Does look like a “landfiller” computer as another forum called it.

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