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HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop

HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop
alaScore 82

73 reviews

Sep, 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. People are impressed by the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably.

price, design, usability

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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(Based on 73 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Compaq 500B Microtower Desktop from 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

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Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ISAIAH J. (



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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Brian, (

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, (

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: (



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

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Pocomoonshine, (

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: (

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: (

Work horse


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

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim (

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 (

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, (

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


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 Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale
Processor Number:E3200
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor E3000 series for Desktop / Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:33910 / 35300 / 36503 / 37159 / 40478 / 42770 / 42772 / 42800 / 42801 / 42802 / 42811 / E5800
Processor package size:37.5


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