Visit our Business Solutions website >>

HP DC5800

HP DC5800
alaScore 83

83 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of HP DC5800. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The size and usability are also appreciated.

price, 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 83 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 77 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 77 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (6)

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC (KS738PA)


Expert review by:

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...



Expert review by:

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.

Consumer review by:

Reeked of Curry...


Computer arrived fine, in a white "microsoft certified refurbished" box. It was very cheap, but that is where the good things end... On first appearance, it was packaged nicely. But then, once i opened the package i was hit with the stench of curry....


Damaged ; Definitely not "A" grade ; Bad Network Port ; Smelly

Consumer review by:

Unbelievable for the $$


For ~ $100 with rebate this is an incredible bargain. Plenty of RAM, 1TB HD. Win7 Pro means I can even run a Windows XP virtual machine

None considering

Consumer review by:

Best bang for your buck!


Got this for my wife ; If you hate Windows 8.0/8.1 like we do and you want a basic desktop for browsing the net, etc;. This is the best bang for your buck. It's very fast with our FIOS connection 75Mbps x's 75Mbps ; A Windows 7 disk cost over $100. So,...


Consumer review by:

BUY THIS!!!!!!


I purchased this unit to use with Microsoft's Remote desktop for the Mac (and iPhone and iPad). It's much cheaper than purchasing 4 copies of Windows to run on each Mac. The initial setup of this unit was not that difficult and hardware wise it was not...

It was in good shape for a refurb. It came with windows 7 professional, as advertised. Two of the four DIMM slots are unpopulated, meaning it can be easily updated to 8 gigs of RAM

Hardware wise it's missing USB 3.0, any Wi-Fi equipment, and a recordable DVD. And of course it runs windows. Windows 7 is arguably the best Version of Windows since XP. That's not saying much. I actually had to buy an antivirus software package for...

Consumer review by:

Great Value


This computer provides unbeatable value for basic use. The one I have in use as an office computer has been working flawlessly for the two months it's been in service.

Pentium Dual Core at 2.0GHz, not a Pentium 4 ; Available expansion slots: 1x PCI-E x16, 2x PCI-E x1, 1x PCI

Expansion slots are low-profile (not surprising in this form factor)

Consumer review by:

Good for the price


For a ready to go out of the box system under $100, this is a very good machine. Came with keyboard, mouse, and installed software. All I had to do is attach a screen and fire it up, answer the setup questions and go. Small and tight but there is room...

As an older model I thought I would be able to put one of my older harddrives in, but alas only SATA connection so I cannot use my older IDE BAT drives ; The fan under the air shroud was dirty and I had to clean it ; The front panel over the empty...

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


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
Installed Qty:1
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


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