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HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop

HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop
alaScore 85

67 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Amazon review summary for HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, usability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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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.


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

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Fast !!


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

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so far so good


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

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Work horse


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

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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.

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Quick and modern


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

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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

Product Specifications

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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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq


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


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E3200


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

Service & Support

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500