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HP DC7900

HP DC7900
alaScore 89

63 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of HP DC7900. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, size, design, 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 63 reviews)

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Consumer review by: JEG (newegg.com)

Worked like a charm

 

I originally wanted to use this as my HTPC to run Kodi up to my living room TV. I bought a DisplayPort to HDMI converter but found out the the computer hardware is not setup to transfer the audio through the DisplayPort. Repurposed the machine as a...

Worked right away. Copy of Windows was Windows 7 Home Premium. They did a good job at setting the OEM image for out of the box use. Just an FYI the DisplayPort (DP++) does not transfer audio

none. Product as described. All hardware worked

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Chdezjr (newegg.com)

Exactly What I Needed!

 

Worked great right out of the box - I use it for personal use and to log in for remote access to my workstation. Nice and responsive, great price for what is provided

DVD drive would not open when everything was put together, so after advising the company who refurbished the product, they sent another DVD drive free of charge

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Chdezjr (newegg.com)

Whines like a spoild child

 

Worked great right out of the box - I use it for personal use and to log in for remote access to my workstation. Nice and responsive, great price for what is provided

DVD drive would not open when everything was put together, so after advising the company who refurbished the product, they sent another DVD drive free of charge

Apr, 2015
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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

HP DC7900

 

I bought this to replace an ancient P4 2.6gzh that I was using in the bedroom to stream netflix. This system is more than up to the task of basic streaming and video playback. I reformatted and installed win 7 x64 just incase I ever wanted to add more...

For a little bit more than the price of a windows 7 key you get a complete system. Granted this system is old, however the core 2 duo is a great processor that's still up to web browsing and internet streaming, which is exactly what I was looking for

Biggest issue for me was that the displayport is video only. This means that even with a displayport to HDMI adapter you will not get audio to the tv. I ended up using the VGA output to the tv (thankfully my tv has a vga input) It would have been nice...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: icecold (newegg.com)

Computer worked

 

Cheap, comes with everything. Just what i was looking for

Some of the drivers where not installed properly.. if your buying this.. Better have someone tech savay around. It took me 4 hours to get all the drivers installed properly on the system. After that it worked flawlessly.. But its hard to find stock...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Love the vertical monitor but poorly packaged

 

Despite the amazingly poor packaging, everything was present and in working order.

I've always preferred my monitor in portrait aspect, that is, taller than it is wide. Alas, the rest of the world likes them ever wider and shorter. Very few monitors can rotate, even though most graphic desktops will happily rotate to match. One of...

I was horrified to find a split-open, worn-out cardboard box dumped in my driveway, the contents exposed to the weather. The monitor and the desktop case were surrounded by foam cages, which might have sufficed in an intact box. The monitor has a...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: theovinus (newegg.com)

Terrible packaging, love my vertical monitor

 

I was surprised and pleased how fast this got to me, less than 24 hours! But I was horrified to find a split-open cardboard box dropped in my driveway by UPS. Barely taped and with the sides caving in, it was open to the elements. Inside were the case...

Always preferred monitors in portrait aspect, taller than they are wide. Alas, not only do very few monitors rotate, the rest of the world decided they wanted their screens even wider and shorter! The description didn't mention it, but one of the...

Very poorly packaged for shipping; they just wrapped the two biggest pieces in foam and then threw everything into a worn-out cardboard box with minimal taping. Shame ; On the theory that if it had been broken I could RMA it, I won't take off stars for...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Average Consumer (newegg.com)

Great Deal Computer In A Box

 

One again better than buying retail.

Do The math for the components, it is a GREAT deal, if it arrives not broken. Recertified with a recovery partition and decent performance for a 6 year old computer. For the average consumer, it is a good buy. Newegg shipping was great even with...

Positively NONE

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: BDarner (newegg.com)

Packaging failure...

 

For the size of the box that this thing ships in, not having everything secured by foam, packing peanuts, or air pads is certainly just a product of laziness.

Good value, if nothing important breaks in shipping. The unit I received had the Wolfdale CPU. Due to the vague product description, I'm guessing whether you get Wolfdale or Conroe is a complete toss-up

The only item in the box that was secured with foam to avoid shock damage was the monitor. Fortunately my system came functional, but the keyboard was smashed ; The keyboard was literally broken where the NUM pad is

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Dan J (newegg.com)

Wished I bought more than 2

 

With a WDC hard drive, I was able to download the free WDC Acronis backup software which is an excellent product. As long as you have a WDC hard drive or even an external USB WDC drive, you can use the free WDC Acronis backup software. I also plugged a...

This arrived with a disk that lets you install either Windows 7 Professional 32-bit or 64-bit. I purchased 4 GB of additional (used) memory for each computer, swapped out the 160GB SATA HDD for a 500GB Black WD hard drive, swapped out the DVD-ROM...

None, I only wish I purchased more than 2. Excellent price and fast Newegg Service

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Business /XP Professional Twinload
Product Type:Desktop / Tower
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Desktop / Tower

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 3100 / GMA 4500 / GMA X4500 / Quadro NVS290
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Q45 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad / Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:E2180 / E2200 / E5200 / E5300 / E6750 / E7200 / E7400 / E8400 / E8500 / E8600 / Q9400
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