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HP Compaq 505B

HP Compaq 505B
alaScore 82

14 reviews

Oct, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP Compaq 505B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The price is also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq 505B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Compaq 505B from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good feedback.

usability, price, reliability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP 505B MT AX220 250/2GB

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike (

Solid Business PC


I can't vouch for the state of the OS and bloatware that comes pre-installed. First thing I do when I get these things out of the box is image the hard drive with a clean build. Expect bloatware and/or a format c:

Solid hardware despite bargain price. I've bought over 50 of these low end Compaq/HP 500B or 505B models and haven't had a single one with bad hardware. Decent performance for basic business tasks

Set your expectations realistically and there really aren't any

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Nightflier (

Inadequate PSU?


Both this and the 500B advertise a 300W PSU, but the labels state 268W max. On the 500B I had no problems when adding a discrete video card. The 505B may need more power than this. The way the mobo is installed, a discrete video card is "upside down"...

Excellent value if used without modifications. Great for business use

Did not do as well as the 500B versions which I have had great luck with in the past. Problem after adding discrete video card: After power down it needed a few minutes rest before it would power back up. Installed a higher rated power supply and...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Tlor (



Great price, perfect system for a desktop user looking to replace there wore out machine that they have destroyed

HP, Bloatware

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Nice basic machine


remove junk software just because it's junk

Great basic machine on a budget. Purchaced for a friend who needed to replace an antique. They are thrilled. they use it for internet and office. I like the 32 bit op sys it will work with all their older hardware

Only a player no burner

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Laptop


My grandson loves it. He said it is fast’s and works well Great price. Went right on my network with ease I just had to figure out windows 7 on the fly. I'm just too use to XP

none at this time

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: TEXANS10 (

Powerful looking ”


A computer with good power, great home computer and has the looks avery one wants.  Good warranty, fast,and even more.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: wantedlila (

what i first noticed


what i first noticed about this computer was the great design. i like that it has a great looking and slick design. i have a desk that has a little place to put the tower and because it looks good i put it on the top of the desk so everyone can see it....

Easy To Use, Great Design, Good Value

None submitted

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: ttogunde (

Great Desktop!


Great desktop! It was really easy to use, and full of rich features that made it even more appealing! Great buy!

Good Value, Easy To Use, Feature Rich

None submitted

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Designed to help you focus on what matters most - your business. The Compaq 505B Business PC gives you a cost effective blend of capable AMD technology and just right computing to suit your needs and your budget.


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X4500HD
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:G41
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Celeron Dual
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:E3200