Reviews and Problems with HP Compaq Elite 8300 (C4K02PA)
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Great Hardware, unless you're planning on Win8
15 November 2013
Summary: Love the hardware. Beautiful screen, the mouse, if paired with the dongle correctly, works perfectly. The one problem, is that I had the HP Compaq 8300 All in one delivered with Windows 7. The touchscreen worked great, for the 20 minutes I had it on before putting the Windows 8 disk in.... Now, with Win 8.1 the touchscreen is not functioning. ... Yes, I'll likely figure it out via BIOS updates and all the required prerequisite angst, downloading, and flailing..
Summary: Arrived promptly within 5 days, nice compact desktop machines, fast and cool running. Has been running on my test bench for 3 days straight, I feel no heat buildup anywhere on the case even the exhaust from the fan is cool. Bought 5 units for in...
Summary: The PC is great. The mouse was DOA and the keyboard had a broken leg. I contacted HP support and after a hour on the phone and three transfers I was told they would send a replacement. Two months later, still no replacements..
Summary: We bought this for hubby, he needed an upgrade but didn't want Windows8 yet. This fit the bill because we could order W7 instead. He loves the speed too. We have always had HP computers, and saw no reason to change now. .
Summary: From ancient history PC hard drives can have only 4 primary partitions. The constraint can be bypassed by using extended partitions but for that there need to be space for the extended partition to be available. Now what does HP choose to do ? Use all 4 primary partitions. So, under windows you can shrink the disk space of your partition as you like. But the space is not usable, because no extended partition can be put. And so you cannot install linux as dual boot.
Summary: Screen size works great for admin staff who uses it. Computer is quite fast and leads to increased production. Takes up minimal space on the desktop even with the bigger screen size. A big plus.