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HP DC7900

HP DC7900
alaScore 89

34 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive. Many are less positive about the size, and views are divided on the reliability.

value for money, usability, design


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 34 reviews)

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HP DC7900


Excellent computer for the money


Consumer review by:

Great Buy


Great price, solid specs. I ordered 3 of these to outfit a new office. All items were in great shape for refurbished product. Also, they came in boxes sized to the computers, so they were easy to transport


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great buy


re-installed win 7 - 64 bit with the activation key came with. upgraded to 4G each machine, 2+2 and 1+1+1+1 added a card reader added cheap video cards - mainly for the kids to surf web and word processing, watch YouTube etc. Oh, SSD also made this...

nice tower with plenty of air flow ; 3.16 Ghz - Win 7 WEI is 6.6 ; 2 PCI-x slot for video card expansion ; 350+ W power supply ; can upgrade to 16G memory if you prefer ; Quiet

proprietary screws for adding extra hard drive and optical drive etc ; 3G memory - 2+1 ; reverse direction of motherboard that decent ( extra space required) video card has to use the 2nd slot - slower speed


Consumer review by:

ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card


The computer was very clean inside and out. Started up really fast and from start to finish, start up only took me 15 minutes. Within an hour I had all updates and programs I use installed. The computer feels like its brand new; both how it runs and...

None that I can spot so far

Consumer review by:

Really small!


I was looking for as small of a PC as I could find without breaking the bank. A quick hd and memory upgrade and it's a perfect garage PC.

Ridiculously small but still has optical drive. Has holes for mounting on TV etc. Will take 8GB [2x4gb] memory, but it uses 200pin DDR2 SODIMM's, so memory is getting back to expensive. Will take 5300 or 6400 [mine came with 1 of each] External power...

Description is a bit short on details, but acceptable. The memory is old enough that it is starting to get expensive or harder to find, so if you are intending to upgrade do it sooner rather than later. The small form factor means you have to...

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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...

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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,...

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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

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