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HP Pavilion 500

HP Pavilion 500
alaScore 84

40 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of HP Pavilion 500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price also gets good views, whereas there are some negative opinions about the design.

usability, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Pavilion 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Some have doubts about the usability, but opinions are divided on the price.


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion 500-030ea Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3330S 2.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8)HP Pavilion 500-030ea Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3330S 2.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

HP Pavilion 500


The HP Pavilion 500 gets 3.0GHz of processing power and has plenty of connectivity options. Read our review to find out more.

The Pavilion 500 has decent components for a budget PC

The stock model only has an Intel HD graphics card, which isn’t impressive

This computer is decent if you are looking for a multimedia computer that won’t break the bank.

Consumer review by: Mickles (

Good computer


Very fast, easy to set up, very good value for money, bluetooth works great, video clear, needs better sound but ok for daily listening, used to creative sound but this computer has great expansion options so sound card very easy to put in. Opened 10...

value, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance


Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: danny (

fast but


machine works nice and is fast, but win8 is a barrier to getting things done. It can take forever to work around. Plus the machine lacks an office type suite and is constantly updating (when it finds the need w/o your ability to interfere)

Easy to Set Up, Performance

win 8 ugh

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: john3 (

great machine


I replaced my 8yr old hp xp machine with this and it is awesome. easy set up super fast and win 8 was no big deal and I am no pc guru..loce the pc so much got the wife one to.


Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Rob (

HP Desktop May be the best I have eer owned


First, let me say that I have owned several HP products. I have purchased two notebooks and this is my second desktops by them. I was truly hesitant at first because of the new Windows 8 functionality. However, with a little know how and lots of...

value, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Difficult to Use

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Coolcrumb8 (



This computer is amazing. It runs games decently. However, it runs Minecraft GREAT! I can play Minecraft at the hugest settings while getting about 60 to 100 frames, on average. While recording, I can run it at 30 t 50 frames. The computer was easy to...

value, Lightweight, Quality, Performance, Easy to Use, Battery Life, Display Screen, Easy to Set Up, amazing

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: SharonInTX (

Great Desktop And Even Better Tech Support


I purchased this computer to replace my 5 year old HP Pavilion with Windows Vista. When I got the new Windows 8, I was totally lost. I work from home and needed something that was familiar and didn't require a long learning curve. I am 63 years old and...

value, Quality, Performance, Easy to Use, Easy to Set Up, great tech support

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Katt (

Bought a lemon


It may be only one of a few lemons. I bought the computer on Oct. 28th and took it back to OD on Nov. 16th.

value, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Easy to Set Up

Quality, Performance

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Jet (

Don't Recommend Windows 8


Office Depot was timely in delivery - the computer is okay - Windows 8 is not and wish I could return it for something with W-7

Easy to Set Up

Difficult to Use, Performance

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Christian (

Decent Hardware


This computer has never dropped below 40fps while playing WoW on ultra settings.

value, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance, great for starting pc gaming


Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:102 / 1024 / 2048 / 4096
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412 / 0x41E

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:75038 / 77480 / I3-3240 / I5-3330S
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Number of storage drives installed:1