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HP DC5800

HP DC5800
alaScore 83

120 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of HP DC5800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, reliability, size, design

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of HP DC5800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the size and usability are overall positive. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the design.

price, reliability, usability, size

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2015

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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...

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


Expert review by: Mike Jennings (

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.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Decent PC


Works as advertised

Did not receive advertised rebate

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: nomoido (

really irritated


real easy to set up

after set up and I ran the validation the computer locked up??? and after restarting it wont go any further than "microsoft corporation" as if its loading and thats all it does

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: jamo (



Just wanted to add a second review to let you Linux users out there know that I have been booting linux mint with this baby and it works just fine. I use a thumb drive linux for security but I'm sure it would work just as well on the HDD or in a dual...

DVD drive appears to be only DVD reader, not writer. It will write to CD's though. If you're going to install linux, use a thumb drive much quicker anyway

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: pointyst1k (

Exceeded my expectations!


All in all, this is a nicely put together refurbished computer, Regardless of your needs, you'll want to upgrade your RAM. And depending on your needs, secondly, you may want to upgrade your HDD for more space. But all in all, I couldn't be more happy...

Faster than expected ; Cheap ; Arrived in a day and a half

Lack of RAM ; Somewhat of a poor interior layout. (I can picture some components being frustrating to replace.)

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: mmcc (

A few problems but a good deal


One step closer to dumping my satellite tv service. One month of service would almost buy 2 of these machines.

Bought this for a cheap HTPC project. Added a wifi dongle, a $10 craigs list graphics card with HDMI out and a USB TV tuner dongle - it runs pretty well. Left it on for a week recording assorted TV programs via Win7 Media Center with no faults. Also...

First time I fired it up with the included keyboard/mouse plugged in the computer gave 5 beeps and the fan went to high speed. A Google search suggested bad ram or MB. Unplugged the keyboard/mouse and restarted with no problems. Turned out the keyboard...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: DNORTO3 (

Works like a champ


Still a good value for the price.

Very good price

Had to replace a noisy CPU cooling fan ; Had to troubleshoot and this PC's inability to stay asleep ; Upon removal of faceplace to replace faulty cooling fan, discovered much dust that had not been cleaned out during refurbishing

Feb, 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


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