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HP Pavilion 500

HP Pavilion 500
alaScore 89

358 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP Pavilion 500


alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Desktop Computers on


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)

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:

HP Pavilion 500-017c Desktop PC


Great computer for the price

Adequate Storage","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast

Poor Software Bundle


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Good as new


Never had an AMD processor so I wasn\'t sure it would perform. However, now that I\'m running Office 2013, Inkscape, Paint Shop Pro and QuickBooks I can\'t tell any difference. This came with AMD 3.20GHz Quad-Core which is faster than any Intel I ever...

Adequate Storage","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Reliable Performance

Poor Accessories

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Product was as advertised


Great home computer with lots of storage and adequate speed-did not like the app desktop and lack of start button but performance is excellent

Adequate Storage","Fast","Sleek Design

Hard To Set Up

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Broken Computer


The computer itself is excellent, but I had to return it the first time I bought it and wait 2 weeks to get a new one since I was sent one that would not turn on. I would recommend this product, but not from here.

Adequate Storage","Easy To Use","Fast","Sleek Design


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Outstanding product and customer service


Customer Service was will beyond expectations.

Adequate Storage","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast","Reliable Performance

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Wonder if it will last a year...


After a week of researching several available HP models (I needed a desktop quick so I didn't have much time to research other brands# I decided this PC was perfect for what I needed. 8 gigs of RAM, 3.2 quad-core with low 65-watt draw, and a 1.5TB hard...

Up-to-date hardware performance

Cheap hardware that wears out FAST

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Best for gaming


I use my computer as a game machine with a lot of upgrades to itAbout me... Technology guru, Gamer

Good for the price

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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


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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

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RADEON R5 235
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:H87
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:I3-4130