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HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7700

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7700
alaScore 84

153 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability. The value for money also gets good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability, and many are critical about the design and size.

price, usability

size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq dc7700 Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz 2GB 80GB CDRW/DVD XP Professional Small Form FactorHP Compaq DC7700 Intel Core 2 Duo 1800 MHz 80Gig Serial ATA HDD 2048mb DDR2 Memory DVD/CDRW Genuine Windows XP Home Edition Desktop PC Computer ProfesHP Compaq dc7700P Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz 2GB 80GB DVD±RW FDD XP Professional Convertible Mini-Tower

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HP Compaq dc7700p Ultra-slim Desktop


Secure, dependable, and innovative. The perfect business desktop? Ed finds out.

The dc7700p, then, is the ultra-slim desktop version of HPs flagship 7000 range of PCs. Configuration options include the choice of dual-core Pentium D or Core 2 Duo CPUs, 80 or 160 GB hard drives, 512 MB or 1GB RAM, and Intel integrated or ATI X1300...

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HP Compaq dc7700P


Equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and vPro remote management hardware, the HP Compaq dc7700P is certainly an attractive option for business users.

RAM can be upgraded to a massive 4GB, generous allocation of 256MB for graphics use, Three years parts and labour warranty

Average multimedia performance, Limited to low profile PCI cards, 80GB of storage is a bit on the low side

The HP dc7700P makes for an ideal office workhorse and comes equipped with an Core 2 Duo, vPro, good expansion potential and a small form factor, just don't expect much hard drive space or multimedia performance.


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HP Compaq dc7700


Fast and fuss-free, this is one of the most compelling vPro machines we've seen

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Refurbished Desktop PC


will be buying another one soon.

Great value. Small, doesn't take up as much room as a regular pc, runs great. Great service. Arrived quickly in perfect condition


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Issues with half our order


I would most likely not order again from NewEgg.

The cost was low and we were able to buy 4 CPU's, with Keyboard and mouse. We also bought 4 LED screens and 5 USB headsets. We had them sent with Windows 7 and a copy of Office that allows up to 5 computers to use that copy

Of the 4 we ordered one did not work right out of the box and we were given an RMA immediately, It came back in worse condition, in that hardware was now broken as well. A second one quit after only 1 week, it was sent back and we are now down to 2...

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Broken Machines


Not impressed by the QC department or the repair techs. I will think twice before purchasing anything else from NewEgg.

Half of our order worked out of the box

One of our CPU's was bad right out of the box ; A second CPU died within a few days ; An RMA was issued and we sent it back to be fixed when we got it back it was even worse because parts were broken and flopping around inside of the unit. Also the...

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Coin flipping


I had no problem with Newegg in the replacement of the unit. The second one came in about a week later. You get two empty slots for ddr2 ram upgrade, I made an image copy of the hdd an transfer it on a cheap ssd. The system is working great up to now....

Low cost (got it for 99$ on sale), easily upgradable. Sturdy construction. Silent and cool operation

First one came with both keyboard and mouse from HP with very solid feel and a dvd player, only problem: it did not boot. Second one came in working order but with very lightweight and cheap feeling no-name keyboard and mouse but with a DVD-RW

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HP Compaq DC7700


on time, properly packed. Clean, exactly as advertised ; Straight forward setup and activation, seamless web connection and up date. Purchased for general home use to replace buggy Vista.Peripherals load cleanly.everything works. Excellent value

None that I wouldn't consider quibbling

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If it were only as advertised


Comes with a "Windows XP" sign prominently displayed under the media drive. Added: -cheap low profile video card to get digital display -2nd HDD, 80GB, really? I knew this going in, but. . . -wifi adapter -DVD-RW Comes with a 64bit OS, given the...

It works, for the price of the OS

As mentioned in other recent reviews, these no longer come with discrete video cards nor OS discs ; The case is scratched up ; The inside was filthy. When cleaning with compressed air, there were dust balls flying all over ; Came with two 512MB and one...

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since replacing the bad memory stick im no longer mad so i guess i can take the caplock off--computer works fine now--added 4 more gig of mem and a second hard drive (1 tb) and i have a nice comp for my teenager for homework, facebook, email etc



Product Specifications

Building a high-performing team? You need PCs that work as hard as you do. With advanced performance and power efficiency, standard productivity features and stable, long lifecycles, the HP Compaq dc5750 Business Desktop PC provides a great alternative choice for your demanding business environment.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower/Micro tower/Small form factor/Ultra-slim desktop

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower/Micro tower/Small form factor/Ultra-slim desktop/Ultra-slim desktop / Convertible mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/2MB/4MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.2in/13.5in/14.9in/14.9in / 13.2in/16.9in/17.8in/17.8in / 14.9in
Height:14.8in/17.6in/17.6in / 3.9in/3.9in/3.9in / 3in/3in/4.5in
Weight:12.1lbs/17.2lbs/17.2lbs / 12.1lbs/18.5lbs/23.4lbs/23.6lbs/31.1lbs/31.1lbs / 17.2lbs
Width:12.4in/13.3in/13.3in / 12.4in/15.5in/6.6in/6.6in / 13.3in/7in

Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

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


Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Denmark/Denmark / Europe/Europe/Europe / Switzerland/France/Norway/Sweden/Sweden / Denmark/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Danish/English/French/French / English/Norwegian/Swedish/Swedish / Danish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop


Chipset Type:ATI Radeon Xpress 1150/Intel Q965 Express
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1066MHz/533MHz/800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) / 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)/24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x / 32x/32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)/32x / 24x
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x / 48x/40x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 16x (DVD+R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD/48x / 24x

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:FreeDOS/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.86GHz/1.8GHz/2.13GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3.4GHz/3.8GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:326/347/352/4200+/4450B/531/541/631/641/672/820/915/925/945/E2160/E4300/E4400/E6300/E6400/E6600/E6700
Type:Athlon 64 X2/Celeron/Celeron D/Core 2 Duo/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium 4/Pentium D


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:3GB/4GB/4GB / 3GB/8GB
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


Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/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)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/120GB/160GB/240GB/250GB/320GB/410GB/500GB/80GB
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1300/ATI Radeon X1300 Pro/ATI Radeon X1600 XT/ATI Radeon X1600 XT / Intel GMA 3000/ATI Radeon X300/ATI Radeon Xpress 1150/Intel GMA 3000/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
Interface Type:PCI/PCI Express/PCI Express x16