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HP - Pavilion Desktop - AMD Ryzen 3-Series - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - HP Finish In Ash Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 306 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value After Updating & Tweaking The Software

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    This computer is quite impressive, but it was frustrating at first. It took me hours to uninstall of the HP software, McAfee software, run all of the Windows updates, and defragment the hard drive. I had to go online and figure out how to kill the "Service Host: Delivery Optimization" process, because task manager showed me that it was consistently running the the hard drive at 100%, and thereby preventing the normal operation of the computer. Once I got the 1803 update to Windows 10, this problem went away, and the process runs with no problem now. I also turned off file indexing and system restore. At the end of everything, I ran the disk defragmenter, which took some time to complete. Once these steps were complete, the computer runs like a dream. The keyboard is full size and nice, and I like the mouse. It runs smoothly and quietly whenever I am using it. I was able to sort through hundreds of gigs of photos and files smoothly and without a problem. The computer plays streaming videos, plays music, surfs the web and helps me sort my many, many files that I was organizing from years worth of just throwing files onto increasingly larger hard drives. Nothing that I use this computer for seems to slow it down. I paid $379.99, which was down a bit from the normal price due to a 4th of July sale. I think that I am getting my money's worth. My only complaint is that I had to do so much tech. work getting the computer set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty darn quick - a great value

    Posted
    kaizen61
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    I bought this PC top act as a virtual server host for my network, running VirtualBox. On it's own and out of the box, I was pretty impressed with the speed, but after installing 32gb of RAM and adding a 120gb M2 format Solid State Drive, this thing is a little screamer and will be perfect for my needs. However if you were looking to make this a simple desktop, I don't think you'd be disappointed in the least. More than enough power to run basic applications and plenty of room to grow. It's an impressive value for the price, especially if you catch it on sale like I did. Case is very easy to work around in and access is good. First time I ever used an M2 format SSD and while I was impressed with how easy it was to install, HP should have included the retaining screw to hold the stick in place. I searched through my spare parts bin for literally an hour until I could find a screw tiny enough to fit. And then I had to rig a washer out of plastic as the head was too small to retain the stick. I assume this might come with an OEM M2 drive, but HP should have included it and simply screwed one into the stock standoff. Other than that I am very pleased with this PC and I don't think you could do much better for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer with few upgrades.

    Posted
    DouglasHerman
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    This was the first computer that I bought and I wanted it to play Fortnite and do school work. I knew that I should upgrade it a little bit to do that. I bought 16gb corsair 2666Mhz ram, gtx 1050, and I think a 128gb m.2 ssd. I made windows boot from the m.2 ssd, and with all of these parts, after you uninstall all of the unnecessary programs, this computer is great. I can get 120 FPS pretty easily on lowish settings on Fortnite and the m.2ssd makes the computer run very fast. I bought with it a kill a watt meter which measures how many watts you are using since this computer only has a 180 watt power supply I wanted to make sure I do not go over or even closee to it. While running fortnite I had around 80-100 watts which is fine and while not playing fortnite around 30-50 watts. Great computer and if you have any questions or comments you can reply to this review :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Mid-Ranged Desktop

    Posted
    DoubleJ
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    My 9-year old HP Pavilion p6714y started to have disk issues and was running Windows 7. Decided to upgrade to Windows 10 and stay with HP. Great decision. Was under $500 for a Windows 10 machine, 1TB hard drive, 8GB memory. Some previous comments about being noisy had me concerned, but decided to take a gamble. Mine is super quiet. Do not hear the fans or any disk noises at all. Very easy to unload software. Purchased LapLink software and transitioned all my software from the old PC to the new PC in less than an hour. The HP desktop is smaller in size and fits much better in my cabinet. I would recommend this desktop for anyone looking for a mid-range PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a capable PC

    Posted
    RickH
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    Bought the specifally because of the Vega graphics CPU. PC was for my mom who watches a lot of videos. I didn't want the added cost or complexity that comes with an add in video card nor any associated driver issues. Computer is quick and on the small size making it perfect for a very small apartment. Soon after it was setup it became necessary to switch from the Lan to the built-in wireless adapter and I found it to provide a stable, strong signal. Price was good but found that it has recently been reduced in price further making it an even better buy. Just wish it was available with Win 10 Pro edition in order to delay Microsoft patches, giving them time to fix and pull their never ending stream of botched updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid choice!

    Posted
    dramsst
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    When looking to upgrade my mother's computer setup, I was fortunate enough to find one of these as an open box item. Setup was really easy and I was thoroughly pleased with this desktop. My only complaint might be the cd/DVD drive. HP is using the same type usually found in laptops and have it mounted on its side rather than horizontal. These feel flimsy and loading a disc takes a bit of extra care and effort. Still,I was so impressed with this computer that I went back and bought a second one for myself. I will add that I did increase the RAM from 8gb to 16gb. This seemed to really improve the performance and easily justify the extra cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Desktop

    Posted
    Woody
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    I bought this compter when my other HP crashed, I'm not a fan of Windows 10 but getting used to it. We use Windows 10 at work also so it's been a work in process. Best Buy transferred my files and I can't say anything bad about the Geek squad as everything was done right and quickly. One thing I didn't like was the auto renewal of the Total Tech support and Webroot virus protection after one year if you don't call to discontinue. I'll discontinue that as it gets closer to a year as I prefer Norton anti-virus and I should have Windows 10 figured out by then. Overall very satisfied with the computer and Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Graduation Day Surprise for Newstart

    Posted
    moviehound
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    I bought this desktop for my 12 year old grandson who loves to come to my den each weekend and interact with my desk top. My first thought was to get him a laptop but I want to wait a couple of more years. He loves his new HP and spends more time in in his room than I can remember. After just a month he has become an expert and is telling me things about my old HP desktop that I never knew until now. It has been the best investment I could have made in my family's future. Thanks Best Buy for another great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    They must not do Quality Control well

    Posted
    Brik
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    The wifi device on the PC did not work right after initial setup. HP phone support wasted my time trying to reactivate drivers. They then wanted me to reload Windows 10 and reconfigure everything. This is all stuff that should have been checked out at the factory before shipping. Plus the warranty information brochures were of two copies both in Spanish, none in English. I will take it back and look for something else. Big waste of my time and disappointed in HP, again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent desktop computer

    Posted
    AMR77
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    My 10 year old HP tower finally died, so I needed to get something decent for writing and surfing the internet ASAP. I also wanted to keep my costs down. It took a while for all the Windows 10 updates to complete (a couple days, though not all at once) and during that time, the computer was a little laggy, but once Windows 10 was fully updated and I had eliminated the bloatware, it runs just fine. The four stars is mostly for it having Windows 10 rather than the machine itself. The OS is a resource hog, so not even 8 gigs of RAM is enough to keep it blazing along.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HP Computer Great as usual

    Posted
    HPDesktop
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    HP still lives up to its name. Its nice to see in this electronic digital where everyone is more concerned about price and features HP is still concerned about quality. I left for a Lenovo and that was he biggest mistake of my life. Now I have a computer sitting in my home I can't use because it can't keep up with software changes from my job. I had to go back to HP where I should have stayed to begin with. Cheaper price doesn't always mean better product. Thanks HP You are a life saver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fine for a basic computer

    Posted
    Garfwiz
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    I bought this computer for my mom and sister to use. It works fine but I expected it to be a bit faster then it is but it is very stable. It has all the ports they need and still has a DVD drive so it is easy to load their older software still. If you are just surfing the web, reading email and playing Windows store games, then this is a great option. If you are looking for lightning fast, pick something a bit more upgraded.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    was very noisy

    Posted
    Leland
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    It worked well the first couple of weeks but then became extremely noisy, sounding like it was constantly updating itself. I checked online to see if anyone else had the problem and no one seemed to so I figured I'd gotten a lemon and would just have to put up with the noise until it died. But last week I purchased new AVG Ultimate antiviral software and ran its complete scan which eliminated the screen picture and a lot of loose ends and it's no longer noisy. So if the noise doesn't reappear, I'm reasonably satisfied with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zippy Workhorse

    Posted
    SnoBreeze
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    While my HP is still in it's early days it is zippy and handles running multiple platforms smoothly and seamlessly at the same time. I run two different businesses and both have business software that runs at the same time all day. Not a hitch or a glitch. I don't know about numbers and techno stuff. I am just a regular everyday business owner who just wants what I want done when I want it. This does it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best products and service

    Posted
    laurie
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    This purchase process was complicated so I made an appointment with Vikki Park at the Birdcage store in Citrus Heights, California. Vikki stayed with me through out the entire time, finding products that met my son's (via telephone) requests and our available funds. Soon thereafter, I was able to collect the completed pc and deliver it to my quadriplegic son in Auburn. I appreciate this help and sevice. Thank You.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with my HP Pavilion Desktop 590

    Posted
    MsJaginteal28
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    I spend a great deal of time on my computer either for personal use or completing work for a youth group that I work with. I have been very pleased with the speed of this computer as well as the compact size. I am still exploring some of the things I am able to do with this computer and I am enjoying the exploration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Posted
    Wampa19
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    I will be honest I did not have this computer a week and took it back. Everything was fine till all the updates and the thing just never worked right after it. Kept on flashing a black screen on sites and would return to normal. Chatted with HP twice and even did a system reset and still had the same issue. Went back to the store and exchanged it for another model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality product for the price

    Posted
    4evercereal
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    I would not say that the computer is top of the line but it is well worth the price. The response time is great and it has ample storage. I really can not think of a negative thing about the computer. However, I am only using it for basic tasks for the time being. If you use it for gaming or load programs than it may be different. For a daily normal use computer it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great everyday computer

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I bought this to use for school and basic tasks. It works wonderfully. Had for several months no issues! Easy to set up and comes with the mouse and keyboard. I did purchase wireless mouse and keyboard as well as speakers, I just prefer wireless for how my set up is at home. But it works great and no issues. Great for students or those with at home businesses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, but not very expandable

    Posted
    Tyrillan
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    A solid machine for productivity and even some gaming (2 monitors, occasionally having issues but for the most part running smoothly). I've expanded from the 8GB stick that came with the machine to 16GB earlier today, because I push things. The only thing I wish the machine had was a bigger power supply than the 195w unit it ships with, but that has been sufficient to run the machine with no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend