Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Elite HPE-400f
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Already sent back.
21 February 2012
Summary: I purchased the computer on christmas (2011) and had to ship it back about a month later. It worked great for about two weeks, then it started shutting down at random moments. I paid another 100 for a local computer store to fix it and they couldnt even fix it. Terrible purchase, the company was also rude when I was trying to get a refund.
Summary: Thiefs stole my previous high performance HP Elite quad and monitor still brand new from my office. I immediately ordered the newer model number HP and am HAPPY. Had it re-loaded with business software programs again, no problems. Only a few weeks using this, and have no complaints or issues unresloved, It's fast as I need. Simple as that, I trust HP, it simply works well, especially for demanding multiple office program requirements..
Summary: Excellent computer and value for the money. $749. I have owned about 10 HP computers and some are 8 years old and still running. After comparing cost and feature I usually end up with another HP for my company. I poticularly like this processor and graphics card combination. Very fast and runs cool also. You can't go wrong for the price.
Summary: I truly love the performance of this computer overall, but after 2 years, I have some concerns. It handles the tough jobs like photo editing with photoshop, including large files, with ease. it is smooth and fast when making edits and saving files. it is also great for web surfing and everyday tasks like working with Word and Excel. HOWEVER, after several months, it started acting squirelly on occasion; like rapid screen flashes.
Summary: It runs great initially and then it froze-up. I restarted it; work a day or two and then it happen again. It was the start of things to come! These are a few warning signs: 1) You find yourself restarting the computer because nothing works or it's frozen. 2) You turn the computer on and all you have is a black monitor. 3) Check your USB devices, i.e., keyboard and mouse and it seems they have no power reaching them.
Summary: I have been using my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-400f Desktop PC for only a few weeks now but I have been extremely pleased with its performance. I fired it up right out of the box and have absolutely no complaints and have had no issues to resolve. It's fast as I need and much quieter than my old machine. It handles multiple demanding business software with ease. I couldn't be more pleased with this PC. HP is certainly a name you can trust and manufacturers a quality product.
Summary: I bought HPE-400f computer on Oct. 2010. After six months I have been noticing "CPU Fan failure" at start-up and the it would shut down immediately. On second try it would work fine. This was happening once a while and I did not report to HP. Lately, this problem is happening frequently. I called HP for support and they tell me my warranty expired 5 days back and cannot do anything.
Buyer beware! NO OS at shipment, hard drive dead in a year.
Elizabeth Ashcraft, Amazon
17 August 2011
Summary: A Challenge to HP: Purchased from seller "The Factory Depot". They do not seem to sell this item at the time of this review. As stated, when we received the computer, my wife booted it up and half way through the boot sequence the unit hit an error and stopped. It still required the rest of the Windows 7 install disks to finish loading. When they shipped it, they had not finished loading the OS, nor did they include any load disks.
Summary: i had a dell inspiron i was replacing i saved all year to buy this pc. it worked well for about 40days then it started blue screen crashing i made sure all my drivers where right still crashed. then i started a 4 day 12 hr phone call with hp tech support finally i did a complete system restore still didnt fix problem.Then they sent me a graphics card and it did not fix it either.
Summary: This desktop has decent performance, especially for the price, however, I found the fan noise unacceptable. I realize that this CPU/GPU combination needs a lot of cooling, but I have not heard computer fans this loud outside of a server room. My first thought was that one of the fans was defective, but after doing some research I found that this is a common complaint of the HP Pavilion line.