It's cheap and matches the specs of the computer that recently died on mom. I had to replace the HDD with the one on the dead system, and I bumped the RAM up to 6 GB with the old system. It's running great, the only complaint I have is the fan noise, but being a smaller system, that's a granted. Otherwise when I opened it up, it was extremely clean on the inside, and a very good bargain for it's capabilities, despite the diminutive size of the HDD.
I wanted to purchase a replacement desktop PC for my wife's use but did not want to get one with Windows 8. This is an impossible task in the 'big box' stores because all new PCs come with Windows 8. I won't get into the issue of ver. 8 versus ver. 7, but if you have tried both, you realize what the issues are. Overstock.com came to the rescue with a number of quality options and I chose this particular model of an HP desktop for its value and combination of features (processor and memory). I added an internal wireless card (much less expensive than a USB device) and now the PC is in place and working very well. Thanks Overstock.com!
UPS delivered the item on time. It was well packaged and even came with a mouse and keyboard (which was not mentioned as being included). Windows installed easily and did all the necessary updates. VERY EASY to set up. The case is in near perfect condition. Upon opening the case I saw that it had been thoroughly cleaned with no trace of dust. The fans are quiet which is very nice. One complaint: I tried installing a second DVD burner (it came with one), and I found that the BIOS had been "customized" and could not be modified IN ANY WAY. The extra drive should have been plug and play, but it doesn't recognize an additional SATA DVD burner? And as you scroll through the BIOS, not everything is displayed other than the specific parts that the refurbisher set up. You can't change anything, including boot order! And if you try to enter the RAID utility when booting the computer up, you're notified "there are no devices detected, press any key to continue" which initiated a restart. This would not be a problem for probably 99% of users, but I am in the 1% club that would like to have access to those things (BIOS changes, the ability to add additional optical drives, and the ability to set up RAID-0 for redundancy). I'm giving this a 5 star rating because of the processor (i7), the quantity of RAM (16 GB), storage capacity (2 TB), overall visual condition, and, to be honest, the blistering speed of this "used/pre-owned/experienced/re-conditioned" device. I just hope I'm not writing this review too early, because I just set it up last night and there is only a 30-day warranty. Although experience has shown that if there will be a problem, it will manifest itself early (fingers crossed!).
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