HP’s latest all-in-one desktop looks a lot like the HP Pavilion MS214 I recently reviewed. But while the MS214 is aimed at consumers, the HP Pro All-in-One MS218 is aimed at business users.
The $699 base model ships with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, a dual core AMD Athlon X2 3250e CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB, 7200RPM hard drive, ATI Radeon 3200 graphics. It has a DVD burner, integrated flash card reader, 802.11b/g WiFi, and an 18.5 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display.
In other words, the only real difference I can see between the HP Pro MS218 and the HP Pavilion MS214 is the fact that the Pro version runs Windows 7 Pro instead of Windows 7 Home Premium. Oh yeah, and it also costs about $50 more.