Pros: Overall was exactly as the description. For the money is an excellent buy! It was a true professional job done to refurbish this computer, and I'm very pleased.
Cons: The only thing I didn't like was the HP package that came with. I spend a few hours to clean all the unnecessary software/security installed, but again this is me ... I wanted a clean installation of Win7 without vendor garbage ...
Summary: The Z400 remanufactured work station as shipped DOES NOT look like the picture in the ad. It was spray painted a silver color that was still tacky and very smelly when I opened the package. I needed to use a hair dryer to harden the spray paint. The native processor speed is NOT 3.33 GHz as advertised. It is about 2.8 GHz.
Summary: Unit comes with a low grade ATI 3400 graphics card. Be aware it has VGA (1) and HDMI (2) outputs - no DVI. Not a con/pro issue, you just need proper cables, or replace the graphics card (like a with an Nvidia Quadro).
Pros: All came as described - no negative surprises. A positive surprise was the unit arrived with install DVDs thus allowing me to re-install W7P on an SSD rather than clone. Lots of space in the case and it is easy to work on. My unit came with about 3 extra SATA cables already plugged into MB. My unit was the 6 RAM slot MB not 4 so it will support 32M ECC.
Cons: Seller - could have shipped same day but that's a nit-pick. Negatives - HP not seller: Power is non-standard so be aware of this. Many reviews online point this out, you should read as I did. This means that if PS dies you're going to have to pony up for a used HP or get some extension cables or hack ones attache to a standard PS and go online to change the pinout for the motherboard. Case is nice to work on but why would HP go to a non-standard width - another PS iss...
Pros: Solid system, great price, opened up case and super clean, minimal scratches on case, systems specs match description, booted up fine, came with install disks, works great, case is super easy to open up and install cards without tools. would buy again!!
Pros: I wanted to buy a re-manufactured unit and found this at a great price. It arrived safely and in a timely manner. Booted up quickly and was easy to set up. Been running it for a couple days now and have had no issues. Runs perfectly! Definitely recommended!
Summary: Overall I'm very happy with the desktop. It took 14 days to get it from the day I ordered it. However the shipping was free, so I really don't have room to complain. The video card is dual screen ready. I hooked up two 27 inch monitors and it does very well for what I use it for. I'm not a gamer, so I don't mind if the video card isn't all that fancy.
Pros: Great price. Fantastic computer for the money. Plenty of speed and system memory. Large hard disk drive.
Cons: The video card is obviously a bit slow, but for the money who really cares? People who buy this computer understand that it's not a gaming computer. The video card can always be upgraded easily.
Summary: Any documentation we receive nowadays we tend to leave sitting on a workbench. Anything we really need is on-line.
Pros: Great package, service was exceptional, clean and easy set-up. Value of the package is high. Good experience for a refurbished machine. Exceptionally clean components, no visual cues suggesting a refurbished machine. Windows license clearly displayed. It was a case of make the connections, put power to it and hit the start button. Started as a first boot of Windows. Shut it down, inspected the motherboard, made my upgrade, (soundblaster), sealed it up and restarted. P...