Summary: Great value! we bought one of these for a project at work and I liked it enough to buy a second one for home. The motherboard is expandable enough it should remain useful for a few years and it comes with a Windows 7 license (still my preference). The specs are vague about the video card.
Summary: I'm not a gamer, so I won't try to compare this system to anything else. I had to replace my old Athlon dual CPU and this box will replace that and a couple of other towers. I'm currently running 6 VMs using VirtualBox and it barely moves the needle.
Pros: This is a beautiful system and it was delivered early. It looks like it just came from the assembly line and everything works as advertised. Windows 7 just configured itself and started right up. I will definitely use this vendor again. This HP workstation is built like a tank and makes ordinary ...
Summary: I purchased this to use as a replacement work station. I do not use it for video gaming so i cannot comment on it for that aspect. i replaced the graphics card with a VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 5570 1 GB SFF 4-Port VHDCI x16 PCI Express Graphics Card (900345).
Summary: Very disappointed. Was really looking forward to this system.
Pros: Great price. Fast delivery.
Cons: Bad sectors on system hard drive. Minus one egg. HP Restore Plus software provided would not install Win 7 Pro on another drive. Minus another egg. Seller did not respond to request for help. Minus two eggs.
Pros: This refurbished PC is perfect for the office. It is very fast, especially with a new SSD instead of the HDD that came with it. The discs were supplied, which makes it very convenient to perform a fresh OS install. The case was easy to build into. I am not a huge fan of the installed ATI card, bu...
Pros: Substantial unit - 3 years of use before "refurbished" purchase - arrived on time - everything works as it should - cosmetically and functionally perfect like a new Z400 - I am slightly astonished at how this all worked out
Summary: If the sound output and DVD drive had worked on both units, I would be enthusiastic. As it is, I feel like I got what I paid for.
Pros: Good Price. Came with Windows 7 Professional disks. 8Gb ram. Monitor cable. Everything was in the box that the seller promised and it showed up fast. The video is more than good enough for office work, CAD and the occasional game.
Cons: I bought 2 units. One of the units has had a problem with the DVD drive working intermittently. Also, the sound output on this unit doesn't work at all, so no external speakers without supplying a sound card. The other unit is working flawlessly.