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HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower PC

HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower PC
alaScore 86

18 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower PC. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability is also appreciated. Views are divided on the design.

price, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq 8100 Elite Convertible Minitower PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good as new

 

Bought it for a work station at the office. Have had no issues.

Ready to go out of the box Plenty of storage Windows 7 pro

Hard drive a little noisy

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent product

 

I would recommend this purchase to anyone. Carefully review the specifications. If they suit your requirements, this is an excellent choice. I cloned the hard drive onto a 1TB and installed win 10. All is well, no problems - not even teething pains.

Trouble-free set-up Good value for the money Exactly as advertised Microsoft authorized refurbisher, so the computer arrived in like-new condition.

Power supply not upgradeable, limits video card options. Not a problem unless you are a high-end gamer.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Can not be upgraded

 

Seriously, HP, is this 1992? There is a reason everyone started using universal connections. To make a modern system with a proprietary configuration is inexcusable. I hope someone sees this review and doesn't buy this tower, which is exactly what i...

Cheap

Proprietary power supply that does not use the standard 20+4 design. HP does not sell larger PSUs, nor do they sell anything with a 6+2 connection, even though the board has 2 PCIE sockets (x4, x16). Now i get to have the fun of converting one of the...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great produdt and great value.

 

I plan to upgrade to an i7 with more a RAM, someday. I did some research and looks doable for around $100; maybe less on an auction site. It doesn't need it. Don't know why, I just can't leave stuff alone.

Nice PC. It is about 5 years old, however the system is very responsive. I bought it for simple everyday applications. I entered the license key and did the free upgrade to Windows 10. Loaded Office 2013, some OCR software and a few other applications....

Don't have any. Does exactly what I wanted it to do.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Ok for now, i guess.....

 

The power supply is "not" upgradable...wish I would have studied a little harder first. At least its a 320W... This is a 1st generation i5 using a Q57 Express chipset, LGA1156 socket so you have to be careful which memory you get. G.skill makes a...

Grade A... Price... Size....

Limited upgrades...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Up Date

 

I am overall pretty happy with my investment, and the SSD does add some snap and quite to the overall experience.

OK, Up date. I got this on 1-23-15 and the other two reviews don't match what I have. My machine has a Western Digital Black 2 TB. And I looked at the power supply, and this one was made for this board and has no extra cables what so ever. However, you...

It is an older class of Sandy Bridge, with Direct connect Video (looks like a HDMI but it only carries picture not sound like HDMI ). And the Ram is not the fastest available, and it does not fully support the fastest SATA but it is quite. And seems to...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Greate value

 

Ordered several of these for replacement machines in a school environment. Machines look like new and run well. Windows 7 Pro install is fresh, with no spyware, etc. Great value for the money

No real cons. The Windows 7 Pro installation was fresh (based on Windows 7 Pro release media) which meant that a few Windows update / reboot cycles were required

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works like a champ

 

Great price, fast machine

Very old and very noisy Haitachi hard drive - used clonezilla to transfer to new more quiet same size drive. Disappointed on hard drive only. May use the original drive as temporary external drive for long term secondary backup only via hard drive to...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

HP 8100 Elite

 

Great price, fast machine

Very old and very noisy Haitachi hard drive - used clonezilla to transfer to new more quiet same size drive. Disappointed on hard drive only. May use the original drive as temporary external drive for long term secondary backup only via hard drive to...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Like new. Great bang for the buck

 

I don't think you can find an Intel i5 / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Win 7 64b for less than this. I bought this for my mother in law who needed to replace her obsolete P4 / 80 GB / 512 MB and this one fit the bill perfectly. I honestly would not be able to...

None that I can think of

Jan, 2015
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star 5.0 / ENERGY STAR, EPEAT Gold
Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type: / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / SFF / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Grey, Silver / Grey
Number of 3.5" bays:2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 3
Placement supported:Vertical

Energy Management

Power supply:240 / 320
Power supply input frequency:47 - 63 / 50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 100 - 240 V / 90 - 264

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 2
PCI slots:1 / 3

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4650 / AMD Radeon HD 4650 DP / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory bus:64
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM / 4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-30 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

BIOS password: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional 32\nWindows 7 Professional 64\nWindows 7 Home Basic 32\nWindows Vista Home Basic 32\nWindows XP Professional\nFreeDOS / Windows XP\nWindows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LA1905wg / LA1951g / LA2205wg / LA2405wg / LCD / LP2275w / LP2475w
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
DVD interface type:SATA
Energy efficiency compliance:
External drive bays:1 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" / 1x 3.5", 1x 5.25" / 1x 5.25", 1x 3.5" / 3 x 13.3cm (5.25") / 3x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.5" / 3 x 8.9cm (3.5") / 3x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Manageability features:Intel vPro technology on select models. HP Client Management Solutions (available for free download) include: HP Client Automation Starter (available from HP Sales Rep or Channel Partner), HP SoftPaq Download Manager, HP Client Catalog for Microsoft SMS, HP Systems Software Manager
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Intel Pro 1000 CT Gigabit
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:100-240V / 100–240V, 50/60Hz / 90 – 264 V / 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 47 – 63 Hz / AC 100 - 240V@50 - 60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Security Features:Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2\nSATA (BIOS)\nHP ProtectTools
Size:13 / 7
Speakers: No
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
Weight:16.72
Weight (imperial):16.72
Wireless Technology:Intel 82578 GbE

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 600:1
Display brightness:200 / 250 / 300 / 400
Display Diagonal:18.5 / 19 / 20 / 21.5 / 22 / 24
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1200
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178

Performance

Audio system:ALC261 / Audio HD / HD / HD (Realtek ALC261) / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC261
Chipset: / Intel Q57
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q57
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:10
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 6
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:240 / 320
Power supply input frequency:47 - 63 / 50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 100 - 240 V / 90 - 264

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-530 / i3-550 / i5-650 / i5-660 / i5-750 / i5-760 / i7-870
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.33 / 3.46 / 3.6 / 3.60
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3.2 / 3.33
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-530 / i3-550 / i5-650 / i5-660 / i5-750 / i5-760 / i7-870
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:41315 / 42915 / 43546 / 43550 / 46472 / 48496 / 48505
Processor code:SLBJG / SLBRP / SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010
Trial software:McAfee Anti-virus / McAfee Total Protection Anti-Virus / Microsoft Office Trial Version\nMcAfee Anti-virus Trial version / Microsoft Office\nMcAfee Anti-virus

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 13.4 / 14.9 / 15 / 17.5 / 17.6 / 18 / 3.94 / 4 / 5.87
Height:13 / 13.3 / 15 / 15.6 / 17.5 / 17.6 / 3.94 / 4 / 7 / 7.01
Weight:16.8 / 17.9 / 18 / 24 / 24.7 / 34
Width:13.3 / 13.4 / 14.9 / 15 / 17 / 17.5 / 3.94 / 4 / 5.24 / 7.01