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HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop

HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop
alaScore 82

73 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: ISAIAH J. (newegg.com)

Compute

 

Purchased for a client. He says he really likes it for the price he paid.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Brian, (tigerdirect.com)

Nice PC

 

Replaced an old Dell that was way past its due date. This is a great everyday surf the web machine for a good price.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: ResponsibleTim, (tigerdirect.com)

Good Computer for the Price

 

Good Computer for the Price. Nothing wrong with it from out of the box. Did purchase more RAM for the computer, but it really did not need it.Would purchase again if I needed another computer.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Dave

 

Works fine. Win7 taking some time to get used to.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Pocomoonshine, (tigerdirect.com)

Fast !!

 

Replaced an oldy but goody e-machine. This HP is blazing fast. Booted up with no problems right out of the box.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

so far so good

 

using it at office. so far is what i needed. easy setup. i will add more ram.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Work horse

 

This computer does all that I need in a computer. A great machine.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim (tigerdirect.com)

Good basic computer

 

This is a good computer for everything I need to do for personal and business use. It is easy to set up and use. There were no problems.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeff (tigerdirect.com)

Quick and modern

 

Great machine. Bought for mother to upgrade her from an old win xp machine with a bad hard drive.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Freeman, (tigerdirect.com)

terrible tech service from HP

 

spent over 5 hours on the phone with HP Tech Services over 2 weeks and then had to reinstall all the software that came with the computer

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Let the Compaq 500B Business PC take your business to places at a price that won't break your bank. Stimulate your work day with just right computing designed to suit your needs and your budget.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type: / Desktop / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.9in
Height:15.1in
Weight:22.5lbs
Width:6.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):300
Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 115 - 230 / 115/230 / 220 - 240

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 4500 / AMD Radeon HD 5450 / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel X4500 / No / NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA X4500

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:500B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G41 Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type: / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory bus:32
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10100
Internal modem: No
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 354330.7 / 9.000 / 9000
Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-30 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Type:DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Other Features

Audio:Integrated High Definition audio with Realtek ALC662 codec, 3D audio compliant and HD Audio compatible
Audio included:Integrated High Definition audio with Realtek ALC662 codec, 3D audio compliant and HD Audio compatible
Audio Input:2
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Cache external:2048
Case color:Black
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11, FreeDOS / Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Diskette drive:HP Media Card Reader 6-in-1
Display:LCD / LCD TFT / TFT
Drive bays:1 external 13,3 cm (5.25")\n1 internal 8,9 cm (3.5")
Drive device, transfer rate:3000 / 3072
Driver LAN:Microsoft Windows 7, FreeDos
DVD interface type:SATA
Expansion Slots:1 full-height PCI, 1 full-height PCI Express x16, 2 full-height PCI Express x1 / 1x PCI 2.3
External drive bays:1 / 1 x 13.3cm (5.25") / 1 x 5.25" / 1x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk controller:SATA 3.0Gb/s NCQ SMART IV
Hard disk drive type:320 GB 7200 rpm SATA 3.0 Gb/s NCQ, Smart IV\n320 GB
Hard disk number of heads:1
Hard drive controller type:SATA (7200 rpm)
Interface:Ethernet 10/100BT
Internal drive bays:1 / 1 x 3.5" / 1 x 8.9cm (3.5") / 1x 3.5"
Keyboard dimensions (metric):15.3 x 46.1 x 2.7 cm
Keyboard type:Compaq USB Standard Keyboard / N
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory upgrade:4
Minimum hard disk space:160
Modem Type:Not available
Network cards:Realtek 8103EL
Networking features:10/100 / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Realtek 8103EL
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.6 x 23 x 9.65
Platform:PC
Pointing device:Compaq USB 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse
Power Requirements:100-240V / 100-240V AC / 115-230V / 115-230V AC / 115V/230V / Input voltage 90 – 264 / 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 47 – 63 Hz, passive PFC standard\nOperating Voltage Range: 90 – 264 VAC; Rated Voltage Range: 100 – 240 VAC; Rated Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz; Operating Line Frequency Range: 47 – 63 Hz; Power Supply Fan: 80 mm speed fan, Power Consumption in ES Mode – Suspend to RAM (S3) (Instantly Available PC): <2 W
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC / ATX
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:Optional HP Business PC security lock kit
Security management:Kensington Lock Support; Optional HP Business PC security lock kit
Security management description:Kensington Lock Support; Optional HP Business PC security lock kit
Speakers: No
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
Video adapter, bus:PCI Express x16
Video card driver:Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Video card features:3D/2D Controller: Microsoft DirectX 10 based with support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Integrated VGA Controller. Integrated 350 MHz RAMDAC. Overlay Planes: Single overlay support with 5x3 filtering. Maximum Color Depth: 32 bits/pixel. Multi-display Support: Support for one CRT via the motherboard's VGA connector. Support for an additional DVI-D display via the optional DVI ADD2 card. Dual independent displays and dual synchronous (Twin or Clone mode) displays are supported.\nIntegrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 HD\n<85 Hz @ 1920x1440, 75 Hz @ 2048x1536
Weight:22.5

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Bundled software:2007 Microsoft Office Ready PC\nMicrosoft Office 2007 Small Business\nMicrosoft Office 2007\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Professional\nMicrosoft Office Home & Business 2010\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010 Preloaded\nMicrosoft Windows Virtual PC – XP\nMozilla Firefox - HP Virtual Solutions\nRoxio Creator Business 10 HD\nCorel WinDVD 8\nCorel WinDVD BD - Blu-Ray\nMcAfee Total Protection Anti-Virus\nHP Power Manager v2.0\nHP ProtectTools Suite SMB\nHP Total Care Advisor / HP Power Assistant; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / HP Power Assistant; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / HP ProtectTools\nMozilla Firefox\nMicrosoft Windows Virtual PC / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Norton Internet Security; HP Power Assistant; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC / Norton Internet Security, HP ProtectTools, Microsoft Windows Virtual PC, Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Norton Internet Security; HP ProtectTools; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / On some models only (not included with FreeDOS): HP Total Care Manager (not included with FreeDOS)\nOptional preloaded software, only for certain configurations: Microsoft Office 2007 Basic, Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business, Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, Credential Manager 2.5 for dx Series / Total Care Manager, Microsoft Office 2007 Basic, Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business, Microsoft Office 2007 Professional, Credential Manager 2.5
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:18.5 / 20 / 21.5 / 22
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Packaging Data

Package weight:30.9

Performance

Audio output channels:2.0
Audio system:ALC662 / HD / HD Audio / HD Realtek ALC662 / HDA / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC662
Chipset: / Intel G41
Compatible processor series:Pentium Dual-Core
Motherboard chipset:Intel G41
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
I/O ports:1 X PCI 2.3 / Rear: 4 USB 2.0, 1 RJ-45, 1 VGA, audio in/out, Mic In; Front: 2 USB 2.0, audio in/out
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power consumption (typical):300
Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 115 - 230 / 115/230 / 220 - 240

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 12 / 12.5 / 13 / 13.5 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 291 / 410 / 456
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:107 / 143 / 164 / 82
Processor: / E3200 / E3400 / E5300 / E5400 / E5500 / E5700 / E5800 / E6600 / E6700 / E6800 / E7500 / E8400 / Q9500
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / Intel Celeron / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Extreme / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.83 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2 / 3.33
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:E3200 / E3400 / E5300 / E5400 / E5500 / E5700 / E5800 / E6600 / E6700 / E6800 / E7500 / E8400 / Q9500
Processor Number:E3200
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor E3000 series for Desktop / Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E6000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:E0 / R0
Tcase:60.1 / 71.4 / 72.4 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):-, 65 / 45, 65 / 65 / 95
Type:Celeron
Upgradability:Upgradable

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27250 / 27251 / 33910 / 35300 / 36503 / 37159 / 40478 / 42770 / 42772 / 42800 / 42801 / 42802 / 42811
Processor code:SLB9J / SLB9U / SLB9Z / SLGH7 / SLGTG / SLGTJ / SLGU5 / SLGUF / SLGUG / SLGZ4
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Trial software:McAfee Total Protection / Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2011

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
OS Certified:SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
Type:Personal computer

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.9 / 17 / 6.69
Height:15 / 15.1 / 16.9
Package weight:30.9
Weight:22 / 22.5
Width:15 / 6.54 / 6.69 / 7