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HP Pavilion 500

HP Pavilion 500
alaScore 84

39 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 39 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Jan 5, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Pavilion 500


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 views about the price. There are some negative views about the usability.


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)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Consumer review (

Great Computer


I love this computer. It's fast and runs so smoothly. Lots of room for expansion. Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but is working great. Fast shipping and a great price.

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

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes


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

Energy Management

Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:4


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:102 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8470 / AMD Radeon HD 8570 / AMD Radeon R5 235 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7480D / AMD Radeon HD 7660D / AMD Radeon HD 8470D / AMD Radeon HD 8670D / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No


Internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM


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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CyberLink Power2Go\nDTS Sound +\n7 zip\nHP QuickStart\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nNorton Studio\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 / Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately)\n Optional re-allocation of recovery partition\n Recovery CD/DVD creation tool\n Windows Store\n Windows Live Essentials\n Internet Explorer\n CyberLink PowerDVD\n HP Connected Photo\n HP Connected Music\n HP Games Console\n Skype\n 7-Zip
Display included:N / No
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

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


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Beats Audio / HD / HDA / IDT 92HD73E
Chipset:AMD A75 / Intel H61 / Intel H87
Motherboard chipset:AMD A75 / Intel H61 / Intel H87
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

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


Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 34
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 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:A10-5700 / A10-6700 / A4-5300 / A6-5400K / A6-6400K / i3-3240 / i3-4130 / i5-3330S / i5-4440
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4 / 4.1 / 4.3
Processor cache:1 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD A / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:A10-5700 / A10-6700 / A4-5300 / A6-5400K / A6-6400K / i3-3240 / i3-4130 / i5-3330S / i5-4440
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket FM2 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 69.1 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / 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
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65510 / 65690 / 75038 / 77480
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Bundled software:CyberLink Power2Go\nDTS Sound +\n7 zip\nHP QuickStart\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nNorton Studio\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Pre-installed software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update)
Trial software:Microsoft Office Trial, Norton Internet Security 2013 60-day


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

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