Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Elite HPE-510f
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Just what I wanted at the time and still happy
3 December 2011
Summary: I have had this desktop for several months now and noted some of the other reviews. I felt I have used it enough to warrant some comments. This was not a well planned purchase by me. When I buy a system I usually spend time comparing, reading reviews, researching specific components. This was an emer purchase. I wanted fast shipping on a solid media pc with bluray, decent size hard drive, decent processor speed, good graphics (for casual gaming) and built in wireless.
Summary: I've been working with PC's for over 20 years and this is the worst machine I've ever owned. I bought it because by Dell was getting on in age and I thought it was running to slow. I got this machine because with all the horse power it should scream through my picture editing. Wrong, on it's worst day by Dell runs circles around this machine. Rated it 1 because 0 was not an option.
Summary: The worst thing about buying a lemon pc from HP is dealing with the HP techs. They are more interested in selling you products than they are in trying to repair the pc. My pc worked fine for about one month. Then it started to freeze. Then I started to get a blue screen (BSOD) with numerous messages. One tech from overseas claimed it was my monitor. My monitor had nothing to do with it. I got tired of him reading from a script of what to do if the monitor is not working.
Summary: Not sure why there are no other reviews other than a complaint that the monitor was not included but you can find more reviews online and they are decent. I think this model came out around spring of this year but I got it a couple months ago to replace an old desktop from late 2004. Not sure why I waited so long but I got a laptop last year that was my new toy only it is not quite so fast. Having a dedicated video card vs.