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HP Business Desktop ProDesk 405 G1

HP Business Desktop ProDesk 405 G1
alaScore 89

13 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and value for money are generally positive.

usability, value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Business Desktop ProDesk 405 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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HP Business Desktop ProDesk 405 G1 Desktop Computer - AMD A-Series A4-5000 1.5GHz - Micro Tower

 

I upgraded the RAM to 8gb and threw in a dedicated GPU and now it really blows any other computer I own out of the water.

This is exactly what you expect from a business desktop at this price point ; Relatively fast ; Extremely light ; Reliable ; Easy to expand (it only has two SATA ports, though) ; Great warranty / service

It ships with Windows 7 32-bit. While it comes with a disc to install the 64-bit version (or Windows 8.1), it's a little annoying to have to do that. Additionally, the driver disc it comes with is mysterious. It seems to lack drivers for the SM-Bus...

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Great No Frills PSU

 

I upgraded the RAM to 8gb and threw in a dedicated GPU and now it really blows any other computer I own out of the water.

This is exactly what you expect from a business desktop at this price point ; Relatively fast ; Extremely light ; Reliable ; Easy to expand (it only has two SATA ports, though) ; Great warranty / service

It ships with Windows 7 32-bit. While it comes with a disc to install the 64-bit version (or Windows 8.1), it's a little annoying to have to do that. Additionally, the driver disc it comes with is mysterious. It seems to lack drivers for the SM-Bus...

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Really good for the price

 

I upgraded the RAM to 8gb and threw in a dedicated GPU and now it really blows any other computer I own out of the water.

This is exactly what you expect from a business desktop at this price point ; Relatively fast ; Extremely light ; Reliable ; Easy to expand (it only has two SATA ports, though) ; Great warranty / service

It ships with Windows 7 32-bit. While it comes with a disc to install the 64-bit version (or Windows 8.1), it's a little annoying to have to do that. Additionally, the driver disc it comes with is mysterious. It seems to lack drivers for the SM-Bus...

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Great value for my retail location

 

This system works great for my retail stores. This system saved me hundreds of dollars over a custom built system, and it has more features and benefits than the ones I have paid computer stores in the past.This product is... Perfect for Business, easy...

Price is right for features

Nothing

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Good for intended use

 

Seems to handle all the programs I have. Cpu box is too bulky.About me... retired

it works

getting used to new windows

Consumer review by:

Upgrade to Windows 7

 

Upgraded to Windows 7, because of XP being phased out. Had trouble getting used to Windows 7, but I guess it is not as bad as Windows 8. Got it for my husband to use, but he will not try it. He still relies on the old computer with XP. Having trouble...

Nothing exceptionally great about it

Having trouble getting it to stay in sleep mode

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It is a Great Computer

 

i REALLY LOVE THIS COMPUTER. FIRST OF ALL I WANTED A WINDOWS 7 INSTEAD OF 8, AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BEST BUY THAT I WAS ABLE TO BUY THIS COMPUTER ONLINE. IT IS NOT AS CUMBERSOME AS MY OLD COMPUTER AND I'M JUST BEGINNING TO LEARN ALL THAT IT CAN...

WONDERFUL VALUE

WISH IT HAD A WIRELESS MOUSE

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Good for basic internet and social media things

 

If you are looking for a tower that is fast with the internet, you would be happy with this one. It is very quiet, fairly compact, and has plenty of USB ports.This product is... Inputs which I need, quiet, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning...

Lightweight and easy to set up

Doesn't have much in the way of preloaded software

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somewhat slow--and loaded with googaws I don't rea

 

I expected better. Wanted something both fast and not too complicated. I suppose if I spent a couple hours and had a really patient geek working with me, I could configure this into what I wanted--but I'm probably not going to do that. I should...

quiet

has habit of fading out to original screen--seems bad manners

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Good for slow people

 

This computer seems to be slower and not respond to commands near as good as my older computer. My older computer was having some expensive problems due to years of service. I paid $150. For windows 7 to replace the XP. My computer would not accept the...

Set up was ok

Slower than my ten year old computer

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional
Product Type:Tower
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD8240 / RAD HD8330 / Radeon HD 8330
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:A4-SERIES / E1-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:A4-5000 / E1-2500
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