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HP Compaq 6005

HP Compaq 6005
alaScore 86

58 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, size, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq 6005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC

 

Featuring a microATX motherboard the HP Compaq 6005 Small Form Factor PC is relatively svelte, measuring 13.3 inches by 14.90 inches square and less than four inches tall. (Note: HP also sells the model 6005 in a micro-tower configuration).

Compact; lots of inputs; efficient; three-year warranty; SSD storage; quiet

Uninspired appearance; hard-drive performance will likely slow over time; a little pricey

Overall, the HP Compaq 6005 is a solid entry in a highly competitive field. Its utilitarian appearance is well matched by its quiet efficiency and decent performance. While you may see the system bog down a bit as the hard drive fills up, this system...

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC

 

Easily accessible chassis with room for upgrades ; Superior performance for a small(ish) system

Bigger Value PCs deliver more speed for less ; Dull keyboard and mouse

HP delivers a system that's unquestionably speedy for its small(ish) size, but they've left out details that could have brought it closer to the top.

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC

 

Yes, it is a nice machine. And one can order it with Windows XP Pro. I went ahead and got one, but I want to add a better video card. So I need a bigger power supply. And that is when I discovered the non-standard PSU connectors. Not ATX 20/24...

Can get it with XP Pro

Proprietary non-standard parts that cannot be upgraded

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Amazon review summary for HP Compaq 6005

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Compaq 6005 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP 6005 Pro Sff, Amd Athlon II X2 B24, 250GB HDD Sata 3.5GB/S, DVD+/-rw (sm), 2G

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HP 6005 Pro

 

Great! Easy to set up and works very well. Well priced

None

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No DVDRW drive

 

I've purchased two of these PC's and both didn't come with a DVDRW drive as listed and now Newegg has said OH WELL won't correct the issue.

Comes with Win7 64 installed

Doesn't come with a DVDRW drive as listed

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro

 

I like having media to reinstall operating system, call me old school. Hard drives fail, and sometimes you have to do that.

Inexpensive, purchased for Win7 Pro desktop at home to replace XP system. Small form factor, unusually large hard drive. Win7 is preloaded, but not fully configured. Activation was a snap, no problems

Did not come with system restore disk. When I contacted Metropc.com as the package insert directed me to if I had any questions, they advised no system restore disk was available. They directed me to the hidden system restore partition. Dinged 1 egg...

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What's not to like

 

Need a computer for basic needs? Well you found it at a bargain price.

I'm not a big HP fan but these workstations are built well. They are fairly fast and come with everything you need for basic computing. I have purchased 4 of these so far and I sell them as soon as they get in. I run a small computer business here in...

I know at some point they will run out of these

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Good PC for the price

 

I don't play games on my PC but I have used it for mid range CAD solid modeling with no problems. I paid $240 plus shipping so my value assessment is based on that.

Great value, excellent performance in everyday tasks, quiet

None yet

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Overpriced

 

I didn't notice that it doesn't have a read/write optical drive in it. If I had, I wouldn't have bought it. I think the price is just marginally OK with DVD/CD RW drive, but definitely over-priced without it. Some other more minor dislikes are: All the...

Very nice cabinet ; 64-bit computer w/Win 7 Pro ; 8GB memory

Optical drive is read only (ROM) ; Small Power Supply, 240W

Product Specifications

The Deskpro EN series of personal computers sets a new benchmark for performance, adaptability, and cost control in large enterprise computing environments by offering powerful Intel processors. Increasingly powerful hard drives and networking capability make these products the new standard for business computing. The modular design redefines serviceability. Components that are commonly replaced are easily accessible once the hood is removed. No tools are necessary to remove the hood, the hard drives, or even the system board. Coupled with the use of industry standard components, service calls, parts replacement, and the training required performing service and upgrades are minimized and simplified. These and all Deskpro personal computers include a full set of intelligent manageability solutions that deliver easy centralized control and management throughout the PC lifecycle. Perfect for enterprise customers who value comprehensive manageability and maximum expandability from a stable, consistent platform, the Compaq Deskpro EN is the ideal PC for corporate networks. Deskpro EN delivers power and performance and ensures you enjoy the lowest possible cost of ownership over time.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower/Small form factor/Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB/2MB/6MB/7.5MB/7MB/8MB
Max Supported Size:256KB
Per Processor Size:2MB/6MB/7.5MB/7MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.9in/17.1in/17in
Height:14.8in/3.9in/5.4in
Weight:16lbs/20.5lbs/26lbs
Width:13.3in/17.6in/7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1400 x 900
Type:LCD display/None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Compaq/Hewlett-Packard
Model:6005 Pro/A6005la
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Deskpro EN/HP Compaq/HP Pavilion

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 785G/Intel 815E/NVIDIA GeForce 6150 / nForce 430
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/133MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:White
Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)/N/A
Type:CD-ROM/DVD/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD/N/A

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.7GHz/2.8GHz/3GHz/866MHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core/Triple-Core
Processor Number:215/3800+/B22/B24/B53/B55/B75/B95
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon II X2/Pentium III/Phenom II X2/Phenom II X3/Phenom II X4
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:256MB/2GB/4GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:16GB/512MB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM/SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

RAID Level: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE/None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/None./Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/200GB/250GB/384GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98/Red Hat Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4200/NVIDIA GeForce 6150
Interface Type:AGP
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