Rated 5 out of 5Â by Valrico Best Computer for any purpose
The most important requirement for any computer is to be fast and easy to work with. This computer with Windows 7, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive and 3.5 GHz dual core processor is able to do anything I ever want it to do, and it does it flawlessly. Thank you HP
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by billhunt Big winner
This HP desktop is a winner. Big hard drive, windows 7 (no need to buy new software), a fast processor, and 8 GB of RAM. I added another 8 GB of RAM for a total of 16 GB. It is powerfully fast. Good price and good value. As a "mature" graduate student, I expect to use this computer for many years.
The only irritation was the num lock default position is off. An HP service rep fixed that small problem.
July 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Opa1230 This product is OK
For a product of this quality, HP should have furnished a better keyboard and mouse than the cheap wired keyboard and mouse that came withy this unit.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MarylandGuy Windows 7 Pavilion 500-205t
I was looking for a reasonably priced computer with Windows 7. My wife hates 8.1. And she has loved a 7-year old computer with XP Pro. But you could tell the 7-year old computer was starting to feel it's age. So, I bought the Pavilion during a sale. I transferred her files, but I added Microsoft Office 2013 into the purchase. So, she has a very modern computer with 1TB of memory and a Intel i5 which is very fast. She should be able to do everything she wants for hopefully 5- to 7-years.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LAR287 Exactly what I wanted
My old tower was 8 year old, and was running slow. I do Excel spread sheets, email, and internet. I backup up on external hard drives weekly (do not use clouds). I have my CD's on an NAS drive. I do not do movies or games. I liked WIN7. The articles and reviews I read about WIN8 quite frankly scared me, and I believe Microsoft is confused in their customer focus. I ordered the Pavilion 500-250t with WIN7. The install and startup was done in 4 hours (including replacing a printer and external hard drive), with minimal problems. The system runs faster and with no problems. I feel very good about my decision to stay with WIN7 and the use of more HP products. I was very pleased that HP still sells towers with WIN7
July 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Dan0770 Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!
I have bought numerous computer items (printers,monitors and computers) from HP!! This is by far the worst item I have ever gotten from them. I purchased a NVidia card, upgraded memory and the best internal WIFI they had. The computer is slow to upload,when you click on an item it may connect, a spinning circle might appear or just sit there until I click repeatly. The computer freezes up and cant even shut it down normally. I did get the Core I3 with the 3.6 ghz processor which the agent said would be enough for the minor games that I play like spades. It is passable at spades,wont upload any Pogo games and freezes when I play Hi5 tagged. The video is jerky most of the time. Needless to say I will be returning this computer. And if they cant come up with a suitable alternative I will be forced to buy elsewhere much to my dismay!!
July 8, 2014