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HP ENVY h8-1437c Desktop PC Product Specifications

Product release information

Product number


Release date


Country/region sold in

United States


IPMMB-FM (Formosa)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

  • Manufacturer: Pegatron

  • Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)

  • Chipset: Intel Z75

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3

  • Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s (FM Direct Media Interface bus)

  • Processor socket: LGA 1155

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0 for i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors, all others Gen 2.0)

    • 3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)

    • 1 PCI Express mini card

  • For more details, see Formosa motherboard specifications .


Intel Core i5 3470

  • TDP: 77W

  • Operating speed: 3.2 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz turbo)

  • Number of cores: 4

  • Socket: LGA1155

  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 5.0GT/s

Processor upgrade information

  • TDP: Varies by processor

  • Socket type: LGA 1155 (Socket-H2)

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Intel Core i3-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Core i3-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    55 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    75 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    45 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxS (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    65 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxP (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core (onboard graphics not supported)
    69 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    77 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    65 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Core i5-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core
    95 W
    Intel Core i7-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core
    95 W
    Intel Pentium G6xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    65 W
    Intel Pentium G6xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Pentium G8xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    65 W


12 GB

  • Amount: 12 GB

  • Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec (runs at PC3-10600 in this system)

  • Type: DDR3-1600

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets

  • Supports the following:

    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB DIMMs

  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems

    NOTE: 32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
  • Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems

    NOTE: Maximum memory shown reflects the capability of the hardware and can be limited further in the operating system.

Video graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GT 620

Figure 2: Video card

Image of video card

Figure 3: Ports

Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI
  • Form Factor: Half-height low-profile bracket

  • Maximum resolution:

    • DVI (dual-link) resolution: 2560 x 1600 x 32bpp at 60Hz

    • HDMI resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

    • Analog VGA resolution (with adapter): 2048 x 1536 x 32bpp at 75Hz

  • 1 GB onboard memory

  • Memory size: 64-bit

  • Memory type: DDR3

  • Supports Blu-ray

  • Supports HDCP

  • Supports up to two displays at the same time, in the following configurations:

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Integrated graphics (DX11)

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card or an Intel processor ending with “P” is installed.

  • Integrated graphics depends on the installed processor:

    • For Sandy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2000 Graphics or Intel HD 3000 Graphics

    • For Ivy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2500 or Intel HD 4000 Graphics

  • One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)


Integrated IDT 92HD73E Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.

  • 7.1 channel audio

  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD73E

  • Beats Audio support: yes


Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) 1 X 1 technology

Figure 4: Wireless card - top view

Wireless card - top view
  • Interface type: PCI express half-length mini card

  • Data transfer speeds: Up to 150 Mbps

  • Transmission standards: 802.11b/g/n

  • Antenna: Single band 2.4 GHz

  • Operating range: Depends on environment

  • Security:

    • WPA-PSK

    • WPA2-PSK

    • TKIP

    • AES


  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Atheros AR8161L

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Hard drive

2 TB

Figure 5: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 2 TB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti DVD Burner drive

Figure 6: Optical drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc types
Write speeds
Read speeds
Storage capacity
up to 16x
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
up to 16x
up to 12X
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8x
up to 8x
up to 8.5 GB
up to 8x
up to 8x
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 16x
up to 12x
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8x
up to 8x
up to 8.5 GB
up to 6x
up to 8x
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 5x
up to 12x
4.7 GB
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 40X
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 24X
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
Video CD
up to 16X
up to 700 MB

Memory Card Reader

Multimedia card reader

Supports the following cards:

  • Secure Digital (SD)

  • Mini Secure Digital (mini-SD)

  • SDHC

  • Memory Stick (MS), including MS-DUO, MS-PRO, MS-PRO DUO, MS-Memory Select Function, MS ULTRA II, MS ROM

  • Magic Gate MS, Magic Gate MS Pro, Magic Gate MS-DUO, Magic Gate PRO DUO

  • Compact Flash (CFI), (CFII)

  • IBM Microdrive (MD)

  • Smart Media (SM)

  • Transflash (with an adapter)

Computer Case

Mid-size ATX

Bay size
Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) ODD
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) HDD
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

Internal 460W (100V-240V)

  • Form Factor: internal ATX

  • Total wattage: 460W

  • Nominal input voltage range:

    • 100-127V/3A (50-60Hz)

    • 200-240V/2A (50-60Hz)

  • Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

  • * This power supply has an LED to indicate a possible failure condition when LED is off and power is connected.

I/O Ports

Top I/O ports

  • USB 3.0: 2

  • Microphone: 1

  • Headphone: 1

Front I/O ports

  • USB: 2

Back I/O ports

Figure 7: Back I/O ports

Image of the back I/O ports
1 - S/PDIF
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - LAN (ethernet)
4 - USB 3.0: 2
5 - DVI-I: 1 and DVI-D: 1
6 - Audio: Center/subwoofer
7 - Audio: Line-in
8 - Audio: Rear speaker out
9 - Audio: Line-out
10 - Audio: Side speaker out
11 - Audio: Microphone

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

USB keyboard with volume control

NOTE: Keyboard layout and functionality may vary by country/region.

Figure 8: Top view of keyboard

Top view of keyboard
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.8 meters (70.8 inches)

  • Dimensions:

    • Height: 32.8 mm (1.29 inches)

    • Width: 157.4 mm (6.19 inches)

    • Weight: 0.614 Kg

  • Special buttons:*

    • Volume control on all models

    • *Buttons are not configurable

HP USB optical mouse

NOTE: Mouse color may vary by country/region.

Figure 9: Top view of mouse

Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.8 m (6 feet)

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel


Titles that shipped with PC

NOTE: HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Software Category
Software Title
Recovery Manager: Program Reinstallation
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

  • No

CD/DVD Burning
  • Cyberlink Power2Go

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD (for CD, DVD and Blu-ray playback)

  • HP Beats Audio

  • HP Connected Music powered by Meridian

  • HP Games

  • Yes

  • No

  • No

  • No

Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • Cyberlink Photo Director

  • Yes

Connected with HP
  • HP Connected Backup

  • HP Connected Photo

  • HP Connected Remote

  • No

  • No

  • Yes

  • Norton Internet Security 2013 (180-day security update subscription)

  • Norton Studio

  • No

  • No

  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI

  • HP Support Assistant

  • No

  • Yes

  • HP Recovery Manager

  • No

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

  • No

NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.

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