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HP 8000 Elite

HP 8000 Elite
alaScore 85

25 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. Many are negative about the size.

value for money, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP 8000 Elite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP 8000 Elite


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP 8000 Elite from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money

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

This summary is based on the products: HP 8000 ELITE, ESTAR, ULTRA SLIM DESKTOP, CORE 2 DUO E8400 CPU, 160GB 7200 SATAHP Compaq Elite 8000 Small Form Factor Desktop PC

Expert review by:

HP Compaq 8000f Elite Ultra Slim Desktop


Business-class computers like the HP Compaq 8000f Elite are a complicated bunch. Aimed at a market segment with particular maintenance and security needs, they tend to offer improved hardware and software functionality, while sacrificing elements of...

Comprehensive software platform ; Small, silent chassis

Limited storage space

HP's Compaq 8000f Elite offers business-centric performance in a bite-size PC, but fumbles on a few essentials.

Expert review by:

HP Compaq 8000 Elite Convertible Minitower PC


The HP Compaq 8000 Elite Convertible Minitower PC has many security and functionality features that make it appealing to the business owner.

The Base model of the HP Compaq 8000 Elite comes equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 (3.00 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1333 MHz FSB) processor

The base model operating system is Windows XP Professional (available through downgrade rights from Genuine Windows 7 Professional). Users are given a license to run one operating system or the other, not both

The HP Compaq 8000 Elite Convertible Minitower PC has many security and functionality features that make it appealing to the business owner. It is equipped with more than adequate amounts of memory and processing power to get those deadline-driven...


Consumer review by:

I expected better from AST


Shipping was several days late also.

Price. (I guess I got what I paid for)

Won't boot into Windows. Does AST not check that the PC will boot before they ship?? Many emails and phone calls with AST, still no resolution after 3 days. HDD and memory pass all diagnostics. Seems to be just a bad install of Windows. I could easily...

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Great performance


This is an impressive PC even though it is now brand new. The price was also impressive for the specs ; I am particularly impressed with the FREE shipping. I ordered this on a Monday before noon and received it on Tuesday before noon. AWESOME


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Good machine for the price


I bought this for my 89 year old Aunt, to replace a very old malware-riddled XP machine. She's very pleased.

Common office desktop preloaded with Win 7 Professional. All the HP bloatware must have been removed in its prior life - now that's a huge bonus. Condition was good for a refurb. Video and sound chipsets are perfectly adequate. Plenty of USB ports and...

Not the speediest kid on the block, but great for casual internet, MS Office, email, and home use. Essentially, it's an office PC

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Good for the money


Suitable for light business use, Internet browsing, facebook & email

Got this for a friend, He needed an inexpensive replacement computer to use for his small business. This one fits the bill

Not suitable for gaming, (not a problem) not exceptionally fast, suitable for light business use

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needs work


I have read the review policies, and am not sure if this will pass, as it may be seen as criticism, however, it is not meant as a dig, it is meant as a means to ensure Newegg the best possible potential for continued orders of these devices.

HP Business quality device's are always a winning choice

The refurbishing company needs to pay attention to detail, and do a full system inspection and cleaning. My "refurb" was basically just set up with the new OS and sticker, and boxed up. More than likely a PXE build or something similar not requiring...

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Excellent buy


f you are looking for a good desktop with most everything you need this is it

It was well packaged operated exactly as it was supposed to out of the book

none I have found -I suppose the one-off switch is a little on the small size

Consumer review by:

Good Value


Overall a pretty good system.

Comes with everything but a monitor. Tons of USB ports front and rear. Easy to set up and start using immediately

Does not have a DVD-R or CD-R- had to order separately. Displayport instead of the more common HDMI port. Had one issue with the display driver, but went to and downloaded a more current one which seems to have fixed it for now. No owners manual

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HP Elite 8000


Replaced a 10 year old Dell Pentium 4 with XP. Have a total of 7 computers in our house (3 desktop's and 4 laptop's) and this was the last XP machine. Could have just eliminated this computer completely, but I had gotten a nice refurb 20" 4:3 ratio LG...

Great computer and great price for a Win 7 Pro 64-bit system in a std. "tower" configuration ; HP calls this a Convertible Minitower", but at 17.6" high, it is 2-3" taller than any Minitower I've ever had. Refurbished Win 7 Pro 64-bit computers in this...


Product Specifications

The HP Compaq 8000 Elite series desktop features stability, enhanced security and efficiency. These PCs mean business. HP's most stable and secure business PCs come with powerful technology and professional innovations such as energy efficient features and leading remote manageability solutions.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Model:Elite 8000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq


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


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


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

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.93GHz/3.16GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E7500/E8400/E8500
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 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)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
OS Certified:Red Hat Desktop
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA X4500/Intel GMA X4500