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HP DC5800

HP DC5800
alaScore 83

79 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall 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 79 reviews)

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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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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)

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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...

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Nice Desktop For The Price


Nice desktop for the price. The physical condition was very acceptable for a refurb. No problems with the PC. Well worth the price of 79.99 with free shipping. Windows 7 64bit home premium OS

Installs windows 7 updates very slowly. But other than thank no complaints

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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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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

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