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HP Compaq DC7900

HP Compaq DC7900
alaScore 89

148 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and reliability. The size and usability also get good opinions.

value for money, usability, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq DC7900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq DC7900

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq DC7900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP dc7900 CMT Desktop Computer - Powerful Multitasking Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 Processor - 250GB HDD - 4GB Memory (RAM) - DVD ReWriter (RW) - Wi

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq DC7900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Compaq DC7900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DC7900 SFF E8500 3.16G 4GBHP Compaq dc7900 KR687UT Desktop PC (2.50 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Processor, 4GB Ram, 160 Hard Drive, Windows Vista Business)Dc7900 Sff C2d/3.16 4Gb 160Gb Dvdr Wv-Xpp

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HP Compaq dc7900

 

The dc7900 cruises in at a price of $919 (as of May 27, 2009, not counting its recommended $189 monitor, the HP L1945w). One of the cost-cutting measures it adopted to achieve that attractive price was to omit a discrete graphics card. Don't purchase...

Above average application performance

Difficult to upgrade

The dc7900 is a powerhouse machine that comes saddled with a number of caveats.

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HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra-Slim

 

That said, the dc7900 is a good choice for a rapidly growing business. The smallest businesses can get away with using a PC without IT management features.. When you have more than a dozen employees, however, the IT-centric features of the dc7900...

Compact form factor. Energy efficient. VPro (including Intel VT and TXT technologies). DisplayPort. Easy to swap out components. Tool-less. Available in larger chassis as well. Standard three-year warranty

Uses more-expensive notebook-class optical drive. Gives up internal expansion for compactness. External power brick

It's a little bigger than a mini PC, but the HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra-Slim is a compact choice for your business. It's easy to service, reasonably powerful, and moderately priced.

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Review: Hewlett-Packard's Ultra-Slim DC7900

 

HP squeezes a desktop-class system, into an ultra-slim, small-form-factor chassis.

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HP dc7900 Review: Value & Performance Business Desktop Computing

 

HP Compaq's dc7900 is a great business desktop packed with features and good hardware. It's both versatile and affordable, and worthy of your consideration if you are in the market for a new office computer.

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GCN LAB REVIEW: HP Compaq dc7900

 

The HP Compaq dc7900 is a small PC that would be a good choice for an office where desktop space is a consideration — and, really, who couldn't use a bit more room?

Small form factor, good access

Subpar performance, limited upgrade capacity

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HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible MiniTower Business PC

 

Windows XP Pro and an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 sound good, but does the rest of HP's dc7900 hold up?

Both appear demure, sporting a slate and silver colour scheme that matches the PC, while the mouse is adequately comfortable with a symmetrical shape that's suitable for both left and right handed use. Unfortunately, though the mouse is perfectly...

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HP dc7900 review

 

The HP dc7900 small form factor PC from HP is part of a business desktop line of PCs from the vendor, which also includes an ultra-slim desktop and a convertible minitower model. The dc7900 business desktop PC line is now available worldwide, starting...

A decent, small form factor business desktop PC, the HP dc7900 is a reliable and efficient office workhorse.

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HP Compaq dc7900

 

The HP Compaq dc7900 is a solid business offering in the premium desktop space, but the competition is a small step ahead.

Fast, Quiet, Available with 64-bit Vista Business, vPro included, Expansion space

Slightly slower than equivalent machine from Dell, No DVI port, Not cheap, Small HDD

The HP Compaq dc7900 is a solid business offering in the premium desktop space, but the competition seems to be a small step ahead.

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor PC

 

HP's latest PC blends power, useful business features and a keen eye for detail

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HP dc7900 review

 

With a small form-factor combined with feature-rich performance capabilities, its clear that HP's Compaq dc7900 desktop is designed with small to mid-sized business users in mind.

A decent, small form factor business desktop PC, the HP dc7900 is a reliable and efficient office workhorse.

Product Specifications

HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower PC is HP's most stable and secure business PC with professional innovations such as energy efficient technologies, leading remote manageability solutions, and three flexible form factors designed to fit your specific business needs.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/1MB/2MB/3MB/4MB/512KB/6MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/1MB/2MB/3MB/4MB/512KB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10in/10in / 17.8in/14.9in/14.9in / 10in/17.8in
Height:17.6in/2.6in/2.6in / 17.6in/3.9in/3.9in / 2.6in
Weight:18.7lbs/18.7lbs / 7.1lbs/26.2lbs/26lbs/7.1lbs/7.1lbs / 26.2lbs
Width:13.3in/13.3in / 9.9in/7in/9.9in/9.9in / 7in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

Blue Angel Compliant: Yes
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold
Green Tick Certified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Dc7900
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel Q35 Express/Intel Q45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy
Refurbished:Remarketed

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11a/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) / 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM) / 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-R / DVD-ROM combo/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD / DVD-ROM/DVD-ROM/None
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD / 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:FreeDOS/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.83GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.16GHz/3.33GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core/Quad-Core / Dual-Core
Processor Number:E1400/E1500/E2200/E2220/E5200/E5300/E7200/E7300/E7400/E7500/E8400/E8500/E8600/Q8200/Q8300/Q8400/Q9400/Q9550
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/16GB / 8GB/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

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

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 / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None/None / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy

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/160GB / 250GB/1TB/250GB/320GB/320GB / 250GB/500GB/500GB / 250GB/640GB/80GB
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/256MB / 512MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/ATI Radeon HD 2400XT/ATI Radeon HD 2400XT / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/ATI Radeon HD 2400XT / Intel GMA 4500/ATI Radeon HD 3470/ATI Radeon HD 3650/Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA X4500/Intel GMA X4500HD/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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