Excerpt: After purchasing the computer and getting it home we could not get the cd drive to work. Had to take it back and have it repaired. They said it was just a loose connection.Other than that the performance has been excellent. I have nbo complaints.
Excerpt: Having had a great pavilion before, when it finally died...I decided to get another. The price was great and less than the computer I had bought in 2007. I thought I was getting the same thing, but it has less features (no Lightscribe being one of them). Guess that's the difference in price. So far it doesn't seem to be made as sturdy as the last HP with regard to the housing and buttons. We'll have to see about the internal components and how they all hold up over time.
Excerpt: I got this for my kids to use since our XP box took a dive. it was easy to set up, easy to get started. once I set up an user account for each of the family members, it was a breeze for each to use and set up for what they needed.
Excerpt: Chatted online with Staples rep to make sure coupon was good. Was told yes. Tried to buy this in a store with a coupon, but couldn't. Spoke to customer service supervisor and she fixed everything in a flash. Computer was delivered in a flash!Computer performs exactly as advertised. I am VERY happy!
Summary: running this desktop for couple of years and found it to be very reliable and easy to fix when problems arise which is not often... would recommend this desktop to anyone as it is easy to setup and run....
Excerpt: A few days ago I went into our local Staples store and bought this new computer. It is a HP Pavilion Desktop (500-281). So far I have been well satisfied with it - but it has only been a few days. Setting up the computer was very simple - most of them are now adays. I did have to adapt to a new system, I had been using Windows XP which i liked very much, so the transsistion has been a little stressful.
Excerpt: I purchased this computer as a replacement for a Dell Studio Desktop that was running Windows 7 Homr Premium upgraded from Windows Vista. After spending an excessive amount of time removing the bloatware with its trackers, trojans and torrent of unwanted web sites the HP appears to be an excellent computer for one who is not a power user.