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!
I bought this just to act as a streaming device for TV off the web. I just wanted the minimum cost and just enough power for my purpose. It works OK. I connect it to the TV with VGA - the computer does not have an HDMI connector which is the commonest way to connect to a modern TV so you'd have to check whether your TV has a VGA port. It can process the TV picture full screen at HD quality. The mouse and keyboard appear to be brand new but they have the feel of cheap bargain basement - but work OK. However, even though the computer has dedicated mouse and keyboard sockets the ones supplied cannot use those and have to be plugged into the USB ports. That's OK for me as there are a lot of USB ports - but that might be an issue if you are planning to use the full compliment of USB ports for other uses.. The computer is small form factor so it takes half height cards. That was a problem for me and I could not transfer my old WiFi card. It does have an ethernet port for direct connection to a digital modem or router. Which I found necessary to use when trying to get a WiFi card to install correctly. And there are not a lot of card slots - see the spec. Windows 7 Professional is installed - there are no discs just a backup version on a partition. And it took about 3 hours after starting to get all the updates to System 7 installed from the Microsoft website. It looks used but is very clean. I think I am satisfied with my purchase so far.
It got here in a timely fashion, I know it is refurbished but there are some chips on some of the plastic parts, but the up-side is 2TB HDD and 16Gb Ram and the I7 processor, this machine is pretty fast on its own but I did a little upgrade and added a $ SSD 500 gb , a wifi board (archer 1300) and an up graded video card (I had all this stuff) so now it flat flies internet is really fast with the up grades and I get to use both of my monitors.
This machine is a great way to get an Intel i7 processor based machine at at very good price. It came with a new keyboard, new optical mouse, and Windows 7 Pro installed. I have watched prices on a lot of i7 machines, and I think this is a great deal.
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