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HP DC5800

HP DC5800
alaScore 83

76 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good views.

value for money, usability, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP DC5800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Compaq Business Desktop dc5800

 

Packed with proven technology and enhanced features, the HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC is well equipped to meet the demands of mainstream organizations. Take advantage of the customizable productivity, manageability, and security features to achieve a...

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HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC (KS738PA)

 

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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...

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HP Compaq dc5800

 

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...

Great performance, future-proofing and power economy from a supremely solid business PC.

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Killer Value for Your Dollar

 

I got this to replace my wife's ten year old box. She uses it to shop online, email, look at pictures, some MS Word work, and play a few videos. It works very well for these tasks for little more than just the cost of Windows 7 that comes on it. If you...

Price ; Size ; Quiet ; Great performance for the price

No wifi included ; Graphics ability not meant for gamers

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Great

 

Motherboard has 4 sata sockets, not sure where you'd find room to add 4 things inside the case but kind of cool that they're there. My parents had an old Dell that couldn't make the jump from XP to Windows 7. This one does the trick. For what it's...

The price was right, has no trouble handling Windows 7, seems sturdy, very small. Perfect computer for my parents. No trouble with e-mail, youtube, simple games. Comes with 2GB RAM but has 4 slots, easy to upgrade RAM. I did not since it didn't seem to...

Not a lot of room in the case. I added a second hard drive and it was very hard to screw it into the slot. The power supply case has little pegs that fit into grooves inside the case. You have to pull back the power supply to get to hard drive and the...

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Basic office PC

 

For this price, it's not bad for a six year old PC.

We purchased several of these a few years ago. Good for general internet use or standard office tasks

The low profile case greatly limits your options for upgrading the on-board graphics

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Works for a little while

 

Spend some extra cash, it's not worth having to replace machines all the time.

Works okay if you're looking for something that self destructs after a period of time like mission impossible

Most common problem is hard drives die in under a year. Other random problems crop up as well, don't try and add RAM they freak out on you and stop booting

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Nice little computer

 

I bought this as part of a project to upgrade several older relatives XP computers. The 80 GB hard drive is small by today's standards but large for their needs and the needs of many in the real world. I've purchased this same basic model refurbished...

Bang for the buck

None for the money

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Great Machine for the price

 

Computer works great right out of the box. Very good system for a great price

not a tower by default, but can be stood on end, except dvd drive hard to use that way. Laid down, takes a lot of desk space

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)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Latin America/United States/United States / Canada
Localization:English/English / French/French/French / English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Dc5800
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy
Refurbished:Remarketed

Modem

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

Networking

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
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD+RW/DVD-ROM/None
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

Processor

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
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
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
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Duo / Pentium/Core 2 Quad/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium D/Pentium Dual Core
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

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

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 (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

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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