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HP 8000 Elite

HP 8000 Elite
alaScore 84

16 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and value for money are on the whole positive, but many are less positive about the size.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

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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...

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Amazon 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

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


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HP Elite 8000


This little box is actually very fast for simple administrative tasks. Seems rock solid for about a week. Good value, even for a refurbished item. Swapping out hardware is very easy, and everything fits very neatly inside the slim business case

Older processor and can accept only one hard drive. Smaller proprietary PSU used. I am nervous about being able to find a replacement if/when this one goes

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works good


could not beat the price . came with a restore disc mouse keyboard

so far so good

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Good machine, good seller.


Blair Technology Group shipped it via FedEx Home Delivery. This computer was for my business so I had it shipped to my office. FedEx Home Delivery attempted a Saturday delivery (which obviously failed). I count this as "when it arrived" in the Pros...

Usually I don't mention the seller in reviews, but since it's a 3rd party seller, I'll mention the experience here. The seller was Blair Technology Group ; I ordered it on 5/22/13, it arrived on 5/30/13. I'm OK with that timeframe. It came with a brand...

There were several swirls and scratches. (Expected though, it IS a refurb). It's also incredibly heavy for its size. While this may signal durability, it's something to note if you have any plans of mounting it/anything fancy. The shipping weight is 18...

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fantastic buy for a refurb


For 199.99 you could never build a system that includes this kind of hardware for that price without sacrificing quality on all ends. Windows 7 alone is 99.99 taking up half your budget right there if you try to build a system. This computer worked...

Priced fantastically for what it includes (199.99 at the time of purchase) ; easy to work with should you require an upgrade ; easy to install an extra hard drive ; all SATA connections ; DDR3 ram ; included brand new logitech keyboard and optical mouse

windows 7 installation was only partially complete and required over 150 updates

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few minor scratches but the price was awesome.

No bloated software,easy to upgrade,2 core Intel Vpro,lots of usb ports

none other that it took 6 working days before shipping, to their credit they were truthful that's why i gave them 5 eggs

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Update on Post


This is an update post to the 2 egg review given earlier. The shipping problem saw no further action, but the company is taking care of the drive issue. I am still puzzled as to why it is not listed as a small form factor computer in the advertisement.

Works well overall

140+ updates. I do not think this is the company's fault. The dvd drive was faulty but the company is replacing it. It would read dvd's but not cd's. They are replacing it with a dvd/rw drive, so the inconvenience comes with a slight upgrade

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Better customer support and a willingness to stand behind their product would make this much better. If the company comes through I will adjust my review, but this is where it stands right now.

The machine itself seems to run fine and came in good looking condition. It arrived with a logitech mouse, keyboard, and a power cord

The item was processed for shipping on May 7. It is 5-7 day shipping, and the item arrived on May 16. It was ordered from Newegg on May 5. When I checked back, the item was listed as out of stock. I contacted the company and they apologized for the...


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