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HP - Pavilion Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Natural Silver/Brushed Hairline Pattern-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 651 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price.

    Posted
    moonfire

    I got it on sale for $555 out the door. It had a little too much crapware from HP, so I installed a fresh copy of windows and updated with the latest drivers from HP and Intel. Bios also had a very recent update which I installed. This is not a power house PC, but it runs very well for the average user. The 128GB solid state drive could have been a little larger for today's needs for larger applications running along side the OS, but since this wasn't for me and was for a very light user, it was a great option. The additional 1TB hard drive was a great way to make sure backups were happening frequently rather than not at all. 12GB of memory may not be running in dual channel, but it's a good amount for a light user and will not need upgrading anytime soon. Can't complain about the speed and efficiency of the i5 8400 six core processor it came with either. Powering on from power off state took me to the logged in desktop, ready to go, in 30 seconds. The built in graphics are weak, and the power supply is even weaker. If you decide to upgrade the power supply, be aware it's not a full ATX size, so it's a little inconvenient if you plan to put in a larger graphics card that needs more juice. That's the only reason for a 4 star rating over a 5. I'm rating this on what I got for the price I paid. I'd recommend this PC to light or average users if it's on sale. Currently it's sitting at $719 on bestbuy.com, which is more than I'd be willing to spend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great PC - Meh Keyboard

    Posted
    CrKeehn

    Let me lead off by saying I love the computer. I'm not a gamer, I just needed a computer for general purposes; email, web browsing, streaming and some word processing. This PC has more than enough horsepower for my needs. It's fast and responsive, with the SSD, booting the PC is incredibly fast. I've connected it to my television with an hdmi cable and the graphics are incredible for my purposes. It did take a bit of adjustment to take care of overscan but that was the television and not the computer and the adjustment was applied only to that specific hdmi port. I am using the wifi to connect to my network and the wifi is awesome. Although the gateway and pc are on different floors, the computer is able to connect easily to the gateway and takes full advantage of the dual band ac gateway, the speeds are incredible and the connection rock solid. Now the keyboard. The keyboard is a very odd size, extremely narrow and with the keys a nonstandard size. I just couldn't use it for typing without constant errors and miskeys. I had a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse with my old computer and I switched out the HP keyboard for the Logitech one. Frankly, the poor HP keyboard is the only reason I downgraded what would otherwise been a 5 star review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fast start

    Posted
    WhitehouseWillie
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    Computer starts and re-starts VERY quickly due to the solid state drive. Processes run quickly and everything I have done so far is smooth and error-free. Chassis is light and fairly attractive and has decent connections available. Comes loaded with some bloatware like HPs do, but not terribly onerous. The wireless mouse and keyboard are convenient and connected without a hitch, but the whole thing feels pretty minimalist. The keyboard has a very limited footprint and the power supply is reported to be underpowered (which doesn't affect me) but everything works well. Then there is Windows 10... can't escape it, but it is a step down from previous versions for an office environment to me. Overall a good product, but limited in expandability and not super quality construction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Been Fine So Far

    Posted
    JoeBlow
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    Set-up was ok and start-up is very fast. Took a lot longer to load Trend Micro Security than I thought it would which made the set-up a pain. Looks great and so far is very quiet. The one problem I have (and still do after calling Best Buy and HP) is when the monitor goes into sleep mode it starts making a noise as if you are inserting and removing a thumb drive in the HDMI port. They weren't able to fix the problem only solution (after the 4th call) was to turn off that sound. I'm sure it's still doing it but now it's silent. Hopefully that isn't a sign of something wrong with the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good computer but lacks docs on drives

    Posted
    Metoo
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    Nice fast computer with the SDRAM disk but I was frustrated that there’s little documentation on how the drives work. I had to ask 3 different BB employees who assumed that I could look it up. It was only after I went again that I found a guy who really knew how things worked and how I could restore my backup files to D drive (Data drive). Then there’s the other partition that is the backup but not a regular backup. Before buying it you can save yourself a lot of hassle by having someone explain how those drives work. Good luck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice HP upgrade

    Posted
    Nikki
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    This is my 2nd HP Pavilion in seven years. It's a smaller unit that delivers the same functions as it's processor. It runs so quietly you don't hear it. Very fast indeed. So far the one flaw I have found is the disk holder is a very awkward and flimsy design. I had to pop the unit's cover back on two days after purchasing the unit. This seams to the industries new standard to cut costs not just on HP's, but all brands. This is why I could not give it 5 stars. Maybe 4 1/2 stars would be a better rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal for the Price

    Posted
    Bdmh
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    For a low use pc this is a great little desktop. I bought open box for 525.00. For that price it's hard to beat. If you're looking for gaming or maybe a CAD system, keep looking. Primary SSD is too small, power supply is too small. Graphics are weak. For light home use (music, MS Word, net surfing) this is still a great little unit for what I paid. I can only recommend at the price I paid. Full retail is too much. Pay a bit more and get more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome speed

    Posted
    BigMike

    Just got this desktop and cant believe how fast it is. The included SSD makes start up and shut down so much quicker. Also, the RAM and Intel chip are just better integrated than my AMD desktop I replaced. No more issues with 100% disk usage. I go this at a great deal as well. My only issue is that it would be great to have tutorial on how to make sure data is stored on the standard drive oppose to the SSD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Faster than my old computer

    Posted
    Tom1
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    I got this computer thinking that it would be better than my old computer. Was disappointed that my Quicken 9 would not work on it and had to buy a newer version. Disappointed that my Microsoft Works would not work so I had trouble getting my old files to open. Was told that Works was not compatible with this computer but since nothing else worked, I installed it myself and it allowed me to convert my files to excel files on the Microsoft Office that I had to buy to replace it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Why is it so hard to find a machine like this?

    Posted
    Jdjax
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    It amazes me in 2018 that 90 percent of the desktops seem to still only use a conventional hard drive. So slow! To get a desktop with an SSD still requires spending big bucks on a gaming machine which is crazy considering how much prices on SSDs have dropped. That’s where this machine shines. It’s an affordable desktop with both an SSD and conventional hard drive...and fast processor and very good RAM to boot! Hopefully the reliability will be good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PC Gets Better with Use

    Posted
    olddogtricks
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    The HP - Pavilion Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Natural Silver/Brushed Hairline Pattern was a best buy at approximately $100 off on sale. The PC was easy to set-up, however, the Programs listing was a little confusing with free offers for software when I also was purchasing new software. The more I use it the better it is for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful i5 8th gen desktop

    Posted
    pcitback
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    Least it has the SSD drive, too bad it isnt bigger to make it run better and copy more to that, but least got 12GB of ram and it was a great deal and on sale. Had to get for a graphic design company as their mailer PC and it works good. I just wish HP would put the bios version on the boxes vs having to go into the startup setup and find the models. Overall a good workhorse after you remote a lot of the bloatware junk they put on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Stacy
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    This computer was on sale for $629 and so far has proven to get the job done and is pretty fast. This replaced a 9 yr old HP, cpu. Others posted that the keyboard and mouse are worthless and I agree but I’m using my old cordless mouse and keyboard so I didn’t have to buy those 2 items. I’ve had the computer for 3 weeks and I’m hapoy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good home office PC

    Posted
    Limeyontour
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    Should be 4.5 stars. Quick to start up (once you change the settings to make it save the bulk of your data to hard drive) and stays fast for standard home office type activities. Not a gamer, so can't speculate on how good it is for that. Reason it's not 5 stars is it needs an extra HDMI out (I use 2 screens, and prefer HDMI) and volume settings are a bit fussy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Win 10 - learning curve

    Posted
    MissPiggy
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    I put off switching to WIN10 until my old desktop could not be adjusted any more. My first WIN10 computer arrived without an OS, so I selected this one. So far, it is working well, but I do wish the DVD drive faced the other direction, it would make it easier to secure it before closing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Computer, however, the documentation is poor

    Posted
    spyboy
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    This HP computer is fast. Things load quickly, including my email and other pages. The mouse and keyboard are wireless. I couldn't figure out how to get the wireless keyboard, and wireless mouse to synch up to the tower. Aside from that I like it quite a bit. Got it on sale for $519.99. I5 and 12 G memory, plus 128K SSD makes for a very good computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice tower

    Posted
    chubg7
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    I love the speed this tower provides especially with the ssdrive. the keyboard and mouse could be better as it takes awhile for the mouse to work smoothly and the keyboard loses signal like the mouse even after battery change. the wireless mouse and keyboard is not good. for that price it should work better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great hard working computer and value.

    Posted
    Nita
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    Computer works very well. Only complaint is the configuration of the hard drives. Set up to store and load all on the C drive but that was a small drive. Should have automatically set it up to put all data on the D drive to avoid storage issues. Some of the new Windows 10 changes I wasn't fond of. Very nice computer though and well worth the value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice computer

    Posted
    Richie
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    Originally I was looking for a Dell computer, but the Best Buy sales person highly recomended this one instead. It was easy to setup and the internet is plenty fast enough for our needs (just surfing the web mostly). Price ($649) seems good for these specs. Just hoping that it will last for a long time. Only time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not bad

    Posted
    whatever
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    i like the design of the tower it's self but windows 10 is so horrible HP lost a star. plus HP support is absolutely atrocious. they will sell you tons of extra stuff you dont want though. it too bad another company's product is making HP's product look like stuff but HP installed it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend