Summary: Did not have an HDMI port for my Dell monitor. This tower would only power 1/2 the screen with the other types of monitor cables. Spent 8 hours with Dell and HP trying to figure out the problem. They should have put this in the product description.
Terrible computer. The 500 series models do NOT allow ...
TODD D PERRY, Amazon
15 March 2015
Summary: Terrible computer. The 500 series models do NOT allow booting from a cd or usb drives so if you have to boot to a cd or usb for any reason you are out of luck. HP has these computers setup in a way where they will never boot to a cd either through windows 8 boot options or their bios.
Summary: This computer is terribly slow. It intermittently freezes and gets stuck for seconds at a time when at rest in the home page with no background systems running. And it only gets worse once upon playing music and writing a document in Microsoft Word.
Summary: After a few days the computer started to give an error message. It has stopped working now and will not even reboot. Being an international customer it's difficult and costly to return and the return period has passed. I would not recommend this computer to anyone.
... was no excuse the tower itself is mediocre at best..
25 February 2015
Summary: Order took 8 days after paying for the 2 day shipping I called up multiple times and it was still at the warehouse everything else in my order including a monitor and mouse arrived there was no excuse the tower itself is mediocre at best..
Excerpt: This is the weakest platform I have ever had to work with. Windows 8.1 is junk and the HP computer has a huge problem trying to communicate with my HP printer, also purchased from Staples, to the point that the printer freezes up several times a day. I did not previously have this problem.
Summary: This is a real dog or shall we call it mutton.....it basically is a desktop case with a laptop interior .... it does have a large 3.5 drive ... it does have a memory slot free so one could add an additional 8GB without discarding what is already there. The power supply is external!!!