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HP DC5800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 reviews of HP DC5800. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP DC5800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of HP DC5800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability and reliability. Comments are divided on the design.

price, reliability, usability

61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (

HP Desktop dc5800


Preview of the HP Desktop dc5800.

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Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5800


Preview of the HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5800.

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Apr, 2009

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HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC (KS738PA)

Jun, 2008

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HP Compaq dc5800


PC Pro's verdict on HP's latest business desktop PC.

Many of the business PCs we've seen recently have focused on squeezing a competent specification into a space-saving chassis - four systems in our Business PC Labs opted for tiny chassis. The HP Compaq dc5800, though, bucks this trend, opting for a...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Samuel G. (

Great price on a quality quad core pc


All the technical specs and expansion capability make this a great PC for everything from basic computing to non top end gaming. Case is also toolless upgradeable.

Who actually needs a LPT printer port or DB9 serial port anymore.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Glenn M. (

Probably Should Skip This


This PC obviously wasn't refurbished. Appears to have had an imaged drive stuck in it, Windows COA applied and sent out the door.

Dependable line of HP computers

Really beat up. Had to reconstruct the whole rear of this computer as it was smashed in. Lots of scratches and blemishes. There was no damage to the box and it was packed well

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: DollyDoc (

Barely plays Minecraft


Does not have Open GL so it will run the game on low res, but not a lot of the mods. You get a message about it being out of date. Other than that you can surf the net fine. It was for my kids.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Ubercrimedog (

Great disappointment


Easy startup out of the box - as it should be

A great disappointment. Purchased in October 2014. Operated as expected, although there were occasional unexplained shutdowns. Made it through the winter with the same issues ; Summer is here now. The indoor temperature is about 5-10 degrees higher...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Frick (

HP CD5800 Rebuilt


It is the perfect cheap computer for the job.

For $122 with a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro. that means the hardware only cost 20 bucks. This is a great buy ; I was able to use some old member and expand it to 8 gigs ; I bought this computer to replace a dead old machine that is a public box in...

Its Windows MS Speed index is only 3.3, but I was not expecting it be near the cutting edge or Technology

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Jeff M. (



Decent performance while it lasted

Hard drive failed just after 90 days

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Designed to be the foundation of your business, the HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC is packed with proven technology and customizable productivity, security and manageability features. The HP Compaq dc5800 Desktop PC helps promote efficiency and provides headroom for future technology expansion. Productivity options provide the functionality you need to help improve user and system performance. The HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC is equipped to help you manage PCs around your business.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/2MB / 1MB/3MB/4MB/512KB/6MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/2MB / 1MB/3MB/4MB/512KB/6MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.9in/14.9in / 16.9in/16.9in/16.9in / 14.9in
Height:14.8in/14.8in / 3.9in/3.9in/3.9in / 14.8in/6.9in / 14.8in
Weight:16.8lbs/17.9lbs/17.9lbs / 19.8lbs/19.6lbs/19.8lbs/19.8lbs / 17.9lbs
Width:13.3in/13.3in / 7in/14.8in / 7in/7in/7in / 13.3in

Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Latin America/United States/United States / Canada
Localization:English/English / French/French/French / English/Spanish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop


Chipset Type:Intel Q33 Express/Intel Q45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


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


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

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:FreeDOS/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.4GHz / 2GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.83GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.33GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor Number:430/E1200/E1400/E2160/E2180/E2200/E2220/E4500/E4600/E4600 / E2180/E5200/E5300/E6550/E6750/E7200/E7300/E7400/E8300/E8400/E8600/Q6600/Q8200/Q8400/Q9400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Duo / Pentium/Core 2 Quad/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium D/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:27248 / 33910 / 33925 / 35300 / 35365 / 36500 / 36503 / 37212 / E2200 / E5200 / E5300 / E7200 / E7300 / E7400 / E8200 / E8400
Processor package size:37.5


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:16GB/8GB/8GB / 16GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty /4 years warranty/5 years warranty


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 (2nd)


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

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/250GB/320GB/500GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 3100/ATI Radeon 3100 / Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA 3100/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Interface Type:PCI Express x16