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HP Pavilion Desktop 500

HP Pavilion Desktop 500
alaScore 86

177 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 176 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Feb 12, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of HP Pavilion Desktop 500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the design and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the size.

price, usability, reliability, design

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion 500-321 Desktop (Core i5-4570, 4GB, 500GB HDD)HP Pavilion 500-321 Desktop (Core i5-4570, 4GB, 500GB HDD)

Dec, 2018

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Best PC I have ever owned.


Very easy to set up. The Intel Core i3 processor is much quicker than I thought it would be. Learning Windows 8.1 after six years of Vista has been a challenge but I like it. I'm pleased with my purchase.

Apr, 2015

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Great computer so far fast and reliable.Easy set up

Mar, 2015

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Great tower for everyday use


This tower has plenty of capacity and processing speed for the typical home and/or small business use. Sufficient number of USB ports. Easy to set up. As many reviews have noted, it takes some time to get comfortable with Windows 8, but with a little...

Feb, 2015

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Great computer


This computer is so much faster than the laptop I had. I has performed very well and is everything I expected. I have had no problems, just good experience.

Feb, 2015

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It works great the mouse kind of sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan, 2015

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Great buy


I replaced my computer that I had for many years. This computer fits my needs perfectly.

Jan, 2015

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Easy upgrading to Windiws 8


I was very upset about purchasing a new desktop and having to deal with learning the new Windows 8 platform. After hearing so many negative things about the program. But, I was pleasantly surprised. My configuration for this computer went so smooth....

Dec, 2014

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Great buy for the money!


This HP tower is very easy to set up and use. It has wireless mouse and key board that eliminate cables and USB connections. This unit has great graphics and sound, is quick in start up and has utility programs that keep the unit updated and operating...

Dec, 2014

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Great Windows 8.1 computer


I have always enjoyed the quality and reliability of Hp products, and this computer does not disappoint!

Dec, 2014

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A wise purchase


Considering the 1TB drive, 8 GB RAM, and the most current 8.2 software, Its a great deal for the price, especially on sale.

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Micro Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:180 / 300

Expansion Slots

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 240 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R7 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600


Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

Bundled software:McAfee LiveSafe\n7-Zip\nBox\nCyberLink PhotoDirector\nCyberLink PowerDirector\nCyberLink PowerDVD\nDTS Sound+\nGetting Started with Windows 8\nHP Connected Music by Meridian\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Games\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP SimplePass\nHP Support Assistant\nMicrosoft Games\nNetflix\nPinger\nBuy Office / McAfee LiveSafe\nHP SimplePass\nCyberLink Media Suite\nCyberLink PowerBackup\n 7-Zip
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:20.5
Package height:19.5
Package weight:20.6
Package width:9.45


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:High Definition Audio 5.1
Chipset:AMD A78 FCH / Intel H81 / Intel H87
Motherboard chipset:AMD A78 FCH / Intel H81 / Intel H87
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:180 / 300


Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
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
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:A10-7800 / i3-4130 / i5-4570 / i7-4790S
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:A10-7800 / i3-4130 / i5-4570 / i7-4790S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket FM2+ / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:71.35 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: 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 Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
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 / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75043 / 77480 / 80808
Processor code:SR14E / SR1QM
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Bundled software:McAfee LiveSafe\n7-Zip\nBox\nCyberLink PhotoDirector\nCyberLink PowerDirector\nCyberLink PowerDVD\nDTS Sound+\nGetting Started with Windows 8\nHP Connected Music by Meridian\nHP Connected Photo\nHP Games\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP SimplePass\nHP Support Assistant\nMicrosoft Games\nNetflix\nPinger\nBuy Office / McAfee LiveSafe\nHP SimplePass\nCyberLink Media Suite\nCyberLink PowerBackup\n 7-Zip
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards: / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2 / 15.3 / 15.4
Height:14.4 / 14.5
Package depth:20.5
Package height:19.5
Package weight:20.6
Package width:9.45
Weight:15.1 / 15.8
Width:6.89 / 6.93