Customer reviews for hp HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500f Desktop PC
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hpHP Pavilion Elite HPE-500f Desktop PC
High performance, great value Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit AMD Phenom II 1045T Six-Core Processor (2.7GHz) *** 8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 512MB AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics with Vision Ultimate 1.5TB hard drive § SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN 15-in-1 digital media card reader on front panel
(3 reviews) 3
Rating breakdown3 reviews
3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500f Desktop PC
Review 1 for HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500f Desktop PC
PostedJuly 28, 2011
Fast. An excellent deal, just like the 170f I have. My only complaint is the inclusion of Norton, but that is an easy fix. Got this for the wife so she can help edit, both of us are happy.
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Review 2 for HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500f Desktop PC
Great Value for the Price
PostedApril 21, 2011
I use this model for video editing and Blu-Ray DVD burning (via an additional internal ATA Blu-Ray burner, which I installed myself). I use Sony Vegas v.10 and DVD Architect for my applications and I have been very pleased with the speed of rendering and burning, after editing video down from AVCHD. As the writer above mentioned, the AMD may not be of "Intel quality" but it's hard to fault anything with this model given its attractive price.
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Review 3 for HP Pavilion Elite HPE-500f Desktop PC
PostedMarch 24, 2011
This system is very nice. My old computer crashed and I had to get a new one right away. This was by far the best system I could find at any retail outlet.
AMD processors are a great bargain right now. They may not perform quite as well as the high end Intel procs, but they give you the most bang for your buck.
I'm a web designer and use the HPE-500f for some processor intense applications like Photoshop and Dreamweaver. The Phenom II processor seems to handle everything with relative ease.
It's got a huge 1.5 terabytes of storage and the 8GB of RAM keeps everything running smoothly. The Radeon video card so far is working just fine. I'm not much of a gamer so I can't really tell you how it will perform there.
My only problem with this system is that HP, like so many other manufacturers, puts a very cheap 300 watt power supply in the case. Seriously, I would have gladly paid another $50 to get a 450 or 500 watt supply. In the coming months I'm going to have to upgrade it.
For the non-technical person, a weak power supply means that you really have to be careful about adding any new parts internally - especially hard drives. The computer may run fine out of the box, but it's simply not going to have enough juice to spin more than one drive.
But, as I said, HP isn't the only brand to do this. Most consumers probably wouldn't notice but it is something to consider if you want to run more than one internal drive, or upgrade to a really high end video card.