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HP DC7900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and size.

value for money, usability, design

size, reliability

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

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Dead after 4 months


Price. Worked fine till motherboard crapped out

Died after 115 days. Limited warranty 90 days

Consumer review by:

just alright...Bought 2 for work use


Honestly I think all the refurbisher does is wipe the HD reload windows and wipe dust from the outside. In my opinion I do not concider this refurbished refurbished should be gone thru and look like they had pride in their work. my fault that I didn't...

Inexpensive. memory expandable to decent mb. came with windows 7 64bit and 32bit disk

both had problems ; First both had bad dvd drive right out of the box had to replace before I could even load windows 64bit ; second one has a bad power supply ; dust ball tumbleweeds inside needed to be cleaned inside ; missing feet ; keyboard and...

Consumer review by:

Not bad at all


I'm still thinking about adding an SSD like most of the other reviewers have done here. I'll just leave the 2TB as secondary. All things considering - good PC.

I got this on a Black Friday deal, I just needed a "beater" PC to run my DVR software ; Added a 2TB Hybrid HD for about the same price as the computer - with monitor, I might add ; I haven't timed the boot time - it's definitely acceptable ; Runs the...

It's the same PC I used to have at work ; But - that's not really a "con" - I got it because I knew that they were good - reliable boxes ; I agree with the new car half price comparison ; Yes the keyboard/mouse was cheap, but it's still a good deal,...


Consumer review by:

review update


After installing some of the optional software updates, the video score increased to 4.4

nothing new

Consumer review by:

Good enough


I've purchased several of these "refurbished" units and they make excellent corporate desktops.

NOT Windows 8 ; Specs are good enough for almost all general computing needs ; No junkware

Not exactly "refurbished", just a fresh Win7 install. Some units are dirty inside ; Some units had DVD drives that weren't functioning ; Minor cosmetic blemishes

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Wrong part shipped and no call back from Tech Support


Decent looking and works

I ordered two of these computers. 1 came in with no issues. The other came in with the wrong size hard drive. I paid for 160GB and got 80GB. US Micro tech support will not call me back. Newegg will not issue a RMA

Consumer review by:

Great value


We use similar PCs at work and they run forever. I have no doubt that my money was well spent. I gave an old DVD burner some new life via the IDE header and for $7 on sale here I added an internal card reader. 2GB (2x 1GB) is sufficient but I'm sure I...

Feels very snappy, runs quietly, has PCI and PCIe slots, VGA and DisplayPort, 2 Serial ports and even an IDE header. Comes with Win7 PRO, included disk can be used to re-image to Win7 32 or 64, NO bloatware at all

Optical drive is only a reader, unit comes with cheapo keyboard and mouse, two rubber feet were missing, and the refurbisher missed a few dusty spots

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bang for buck!


Ordered early Friday and got in Monday. Looks great for a refurb and not dirty or dusty on the inside. Has 32 and 64 bits discs!

Cheap and fast. I bought it to stream Netflix and such through my tv. Netflix works fine, others are a little low quality. Might add a dedicated video card later

none yet, ill update later

Consumer review by:

Quality Control


Nice for the price. Everything thus far seems to function correctly

Some of the fans were still filled with dust-balls, and the scratch and dent price fits. They were not very cosmetically appealing, very scratched and scuffed. One of the machine shipped with a serial cable instead of a VGA cable. Making it useless to...

Consumer review by:

Best Deal, Great PC


I am that guy that everyone calls to fix their computer, or build them a new one. I just ordered 4 more of these for relatives that are still using old XP machines, I was that impressed. The HDD was a 160GB WD Caviar Blue dated 2009, with 450 Days of...

PC was pristine, inside, with only a few scuffs on the case, not one spec of dust, I thought it had never been used until I ran the HDD utility ; Activation Key was valid ; Windows 7 Pro 32 & 64 bit discs (32bit was installed already) ; Windows 7 Pro...

None really, how can you beat this deal, the mouse came DOA, but Newegg offered to send a replacement mouse or give a credit on a purchase of a new one ; The case does not have room for a second internal HDD, but there is room below the DVD drive if...

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Business /XP Professional Twinload
Product Type:Desktop / Tower
Type:Desktop / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500 / GMA X4500 / Quadro NVS290
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Q45 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:E2180 / E2200 / E5200 / E5300 / E7200 / E7400 / E8400 / E8500 / E8600 / Q9400