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HP DC7900

HP DC7900
alaScore 89

26 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the size.

value for money, design, usability


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 26 reviews)

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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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

Perfect buy for casual users


Windows 7 32/64 bit discs included ; Dual core processor ; Plenty of memory ; Built-in speakers in tower ; Slim form tower ; Power cable included


Consumer review by:

I absolutely love this machine


I went through the initial set up process and installed 64-bit instead. Windows 7 has all the drivers it needs. It took a couple of hours to download and install all updates. Video is surprisingly decent. CPU utilization peaked 84% playing youtube...

It arrived within a week from CA. It was neatly packaged in the box with a brand new keyboard and a mouse together with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 Pro installation discs. A few pieces of dust appeared on the front of the case. It was very clean...

DVD driver won't eject with the case stands on its side as a tower. But I plan to replace it with a writer anyway

Consumer review by:

Great buy @ ~$125


Started as a slight Con: Came with a 'not-so-hot' dvd drive. Had to bang on the case to get it to open. I called the number referenced in the mailing slips, left a message, they called back an hour or so later, and within 5 minutes they were sending me...

Good condition for a Grade B, Packaged well, had proper memory and processor. All drives are sata. Everything runs quiet, a simple blowout for dust bunnies was all it needed. Also came pre-installed with windows 7 x64 and a few other key software's...

See below, none really

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