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HP Pavilion 500

HP Pavilion 500
alaScore 85

19 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of HP Pavilion 500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and usability are on the whole positive, whereas many are negative about the size.

usability, price


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 85/100 = 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 There are some mixed opinions about the price, but many are less positive about the usability.


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

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

May, 2016

Expert review by: (

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor cache type:L2

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No