HP Pavilion Wave with B&O Play 600-a055na Desktop PC only £399.98 @ Currys
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HP Pavilion Wave with B&O Play 600-a055na Desktop PC only £399.98 @ Currys

£399.98Currys Deals
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Found 10th Oct
Really nice looking ornamental desktop

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6400T Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB / Storage: 1 TB & 128 GB SSD
  • With built-in WiFi

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Be creative and run the most demanding software at its best

- Get things done with a powerful Intel® Core™ i5 processor

- Experience incredible sound powered by Bang & Olufsen

- Control your PC and search the web with your voice using Cortana

- A stylish design you'll want to show-off

Create

The Pavilion Wave is part of our Create range, so you can be certain that it has the power to help you bring your ideas to life. It's specially designed for graphic design, music production, photo editing, and film making.

Powerful performance

Enjoy smooth performance courtesy of a powerful Intel® Core™ i5 processor 2.2 GHz processor that makes it easy to multitask between your favourite design and editing applications. Switch between work and play in an instant, with no sign of slowdown.

Incredible sound

Bring movies to life with incredible sound from a 360-degree speaker tuned by audio experts, Bang & Olufsen. The speaker has been engineered to reflect rich, authentic sound in any direction for a more immersive media experience whatever you're watching or listening to.

Cortana voice control

The Cortana personal assistant lets you carry out basic functions using your voice. Using the built-in microphone you can talk to your desktop and tell it to set reminders, schedule meetings, search the web and more.

Modern design

The HP Pavilion Wave 600-a055na features a modern fabric design that makes a change from traditional looking desktops. A premium metal wireless mouse and keyboard looks great in the home or office.

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19 Comments

Cool PC, hot from me.

Ordered, great find OP
Edited by: "ataripower" 10th Oct

would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?

that's not an invitation for the mac vs pc rubbish

ackbar12 m ago

would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?that's not an …would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?that's not an invitation for the mac vs pc rubbish


This would definitely be faster, the i5 is a newer model, also this is a quad core processor compared to the dual core in the Mac mini. The ssd in this will also be faster than a standard hard drive.

For what it is, pretty good price.

ackbar18 m ago

would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?that's not an …would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?that's not an invitation for the mac vs pc rubbish


It's pretty likely, yes. The last mac mini was released in 2014 but you're saying 2.5GHz so it's likely the 2012 model with an i5-3210m or 2011 with an i5-2520m. All really old chips, all dual cores.

The i5-6400t in this is a quad core so anything multithreaded will see a good boost but you should also see boosts on single-threaded tasks since a few generations of small improvements add up to a large improvement.

Using cinebench 11.5, single-threaded performance is better by a little less than 10% but multithreaded is better by ~70%

Thanks OP - bought one, have been looking for an upgrade to my Revo One for Plex
Edited by: "tascheman" 10th Oct

"Cortana, turn on the pc", would be icing on the cake (Amazon Echo Alexa style)
Edited by: "fluidz" 10th Oct

ackbar59 m ago

would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?that's not an …would this be faster than my mac mini i5 2.5ghz with 8gb ram?that's not an invitation for the mac vs pc rubbish


Yes, it would be.

Though the i5 6400T is sixth gen - this model appears to have been superseded by an i5 7400T HP Pavilion Wave model - and we are now just starting on eighth gen with much fanfare and excitement about more cores/threads, the dual core 2014 Mac Mini hasn't been updated since, well, 2014 (edit - I think your Mini is the 2012 model, rather than the disappointing 2014 refresh but the desktop i5 6400T CPU is more powerful than the 2012 Mini's and the integrated graphics are better, too, though you wouldn't want to play recent games titles with it). The Mini looks gorgeous and all that but, hardware wise, it is starting to look a bit anaemic. It's a pity Apple haven't updated it but that's music to HP's ears, no pun intended; the HP, or at least the model I saw reviewed, has a fairly decent integrated speaker, bass wise, and, with two integrated noise cancelling microphones, could be fun to use with Cortana as an alternate to Amazon and Google's assistants.

I have seen unflattering comments about that HP being a squished Mac Pro with a sweater made from office chair or car seat material but one advantage of the mac Pro design is the fairly large circular circumference allowed them to use a fairly large fan and keep it quiet. The shape of the HP means a smaller fan. In the I7 model, both CPU and included graphics card use the same heatsink and it cane get noisy. I would think the T-series CPU and its integrated graphics would make for a quiet experience. To get the best out of the integrated graphics, you would need to upgrade to dual channel memory (the HP uses a single 8GB stick of RAM, rather than 2 x 4GB dual channel.

I would be tempted to wait and see what - if anything - Apple do with the 8th gen CPUs with more cores/threads. I wonder if they would change the design, adding a speaker as HP has, to turn the Mini into a voice assistant like Alexa and Google. I imagine it won't come cheap, though. I haven't had hands on experience with the HP but it looks like an okay buy, if the design appeals to you. It's certainly original, to the point that I think most of the reviews that accuse it of ripping off Apple's trashcan design are being disingenuous. I would prefer the i5 7400T model, if it's available, but if it is available, I doubt it is selling for £400.
Edited by: "Noclouds" 10th Oct

Noclouds1 h, 22 m ago

Yes, it would be. Though the i5 6400T is sixth gen - this model appears to …Yes, it would be. Though the i5 6400T is sixth gen - this model appears to have been superseded by an i5 7400T HP Pavilion Wave model - and we are now just starting on eighth gen with much fanfare and excitement about more cores/threads, the dual core 2014 Mac Mini hasn't been updated since, well, 2014 (edit - I think your Mini is the 2012 model, rather than the disappointing 2014 refresh but the desktop i5 6400T CPU is more powerful than the 2012 Mini's and the integrated graphics are better, too, though you wouldn't want to play recent games titles with it). The Mini looks gorgeous and all that but, hardware wise, it is starting to look a bit anaemic. It's a pity Apple haven't updated it but that's music to HP's ears, no pun intended; the HP, or at least the model I saw reviewed, has a fairly decent integrated speaker, bass wise, and, with two integrated noise cancelling microphones, could be fun to use with Cortana as an alternate to Amazon and Google's assistants.I have seen unflattering comments about that HP being a squished Mac Pro with a sweater made from office chair or car seat material but one advantage of the mac Pro design is the fairly large circular circumference allowed them to use a fairly large fan and keep it quiet. The shape of the HP means a smaller fan. In the I7 model, both CPU and included graphics card use the same heatsink and it cane get noisy. I would think the T-series CPU and its integrated graphics would make for a quiet experience. To get the best out of the integrated graphics, you would need to upgrade to dual channel memory (the HP uses a single 8GB stick of RAM, rather than 2 x 4GB dual channel. I would be tempted to wait and see what - if anything - Apple do with the 8th gen CPUs with more cores/threads. I wonder if they would change the design, adding a speaker as HP has, to turn the Mini into a voice assistant like Alexa and Google. I imagine it won't come cheap, though. I haven't had hands on experience with the HP but it looks like an okay buy, if the design appeals to you. It's certainly original, to the point that I think most of the reviews that accuse it of ripping off Apple's trashcan design are being disingenuous. I would prefer the i5 7400T model, if it's available, but if it is available, I doubt it is selling for £400.


thank you!

I don't do gaming on pc (although I could be tempted away from the xbox) but I just do photography. The Adobe suite has just bogged down the mac and is making my life hard. I'm quite tempted to go for this. Thanks OP

I know cds are old hat now but is it possible to bet a usb CD burner?

Shadow360TT18 m ago

I know cds are old hat now but is it possible to bet a usb CD burner?


I haven't needed a burner for a very long time but you can get an external one for under £20 on amazon if you need one

could I put a graphics card in this say like a 1060 or 1070? not a pc person haha

ackbar7 h, 13 m ago

thank you!I don't do gaming on pc (although I could be tempted away from …thank you!I don't do gaming on pc (although I could be tempted away from the xbox) but I just do photography. The Adobe suite has just bogged down the mac and is making my life hard. I'm quite tempted to go for this. Thanks OP


I wouldn't think of using it for gaming. Though upgrading to dual channel memory helps the frame rates a small but notable amount, you would still be looking at playing older titles, at lowest settings. Unless the games are pretty old, it wouldn't be a particularly fun experience and possibly the CPU/intigrated graphics would thermally throttle if the unit is constantly under load; I imagine you would hear the fan, where with your Mac Mini the fan is more of a certainly audible whisper, (relatively speaking!).

For productivity and multimedia the i5 6400T is certainly better than what you had, though note that the T-version of the i5 6400 is lower power version of the i5 6400, to keep power draw and temperatures low and hopefully keeping fan noise down. It used to be a fairly popular choice with small builds with limited airflow. I am sure you could do better at the price, especially if you want to game, but not necessarily with the aesthetics or dimensions of the HP, whichI think is the appeal, here. I think it would be fun to use it as a Amazon Alexa/Google voice assistant, if, like the i5 7400T Wave model that apparently came after it (a couple of Youtube reviews of that model), if it is capable of that. I would be interested to hear how you like it, if you go for it.

Richie924 h, 39 m ago

could I put a graphics card in this say like a 1060 or 1070? not a pc …could I put a graphics card in this say like a 1060 or 1070? not a pc person haha


There's no room

Would this be ok for photo and video editing?

I see this has a DisplayPort and HDMI, can you run two external monitors at the same time?

Nephew ordered one of these for store collection, went to pick it up yesterday afternoon after receiving notification it had been delivered to store. They then spent an hour trying to find it only to say that they could not locate it! Options they have given him is a refund or wait for 3 to 5 days whilst they investigate to see if it turns up.

No helpful customer service, just very much an attitude, of we have wasted your time and too bad, like it or lump it!

First class performance from PC World / Curry's......not !!!!

Arrived day after purchase. Really quick and impressive delivery time. I really like the PC. It looks great and performance is very good
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