HP Pavilion Elite Quad Core Desktop w/1TB HDD, 8GB RAM & Blu-ray

Product website:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12454-12454-3329740-64546-64546-4160010-4160013.html

HP Pavilion Elite Quad Core Desktop w/1TB HDD, 8GB RAM & Blu-ray

$559.99

  • $5 shipping
    CONDITION:
    Refurbished
    PRODUCT:
    1 HP HPE-210F Quad Core 3Ghz AMD Phenom, 8GB, 1TB, Blu-ray, 802.11n, ATI Radeon HD, Win 7 Home Prem 64

Amazon averages 3 1/2 stars

Reviews:

PC Magazine: 3.5/5, main issues include bloatware, no eSATA, graphics not aimed at the 3D crowd

Amazon: a bit over 3 stars, $862.40 new
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Elite-HPE-210F-Desktop/dp/B003AIKPE0

edit: Amazon link just above me as well.

This is a pretty good deal. I have something similar (my case has the ability to add the HP pull-out external expansion drives). I paid more than this and had to add most of the RAM, HDD, and Blu-Ray myself. So this is about the same at about half the price! Thanks for rubbing it in Woot!
Just pray you don’t need to talk to HP Support if you buy this. They are terrible! I had to email Mark Hurd every time I had a problem, but now that he’s gone, good luck getting any kind of response…

Passmark benchmark for the 3GHz AMD Phenom II 945 quad-core processor.

More reviews:

HP customers before they stopped making this:
http://reviews.shopping.hp.com/8843/BK169AA_BVEP_ABA/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-210f-desktop-pc-reviews/reviews.htm
Mostly positive, one had a bad experience

Newegg: was $699.99 before selling out

5 eggs 4
4 eggs 2
3 eggs 1
2 eggs 1

anyone have experience dual booting it with linux mint?

For $135 more, one can get a brand new Dell XPS 7100 AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Hexacore 2.7GHz (3.2 Ghz @ Turbo Core Mode) 6GB DDR3; 1TB; DVD burner; gigabit; Windows 7 Home Premium; ATI Radeon HD5450 1GB w/ DirectX 11 + Eyefinity; 2yr warranty)…

HP’s policy is if the customer asks for a customer representative in the US (verses India, which is where all the support calls are sent) then they have to oblige.

This does not guarantee you’ll get someone who speaks English as their first language, what it does is gets you to someone who can think outside of the script the Indian counterparts have to fill in before even trying to understand the issue.

Here are a couple of reviews of the video card:

Techspot
Guru3D

Summary: This is not a gaming card. Reviews are generally unfavorable. Old games (Counter-strike:Source, Diablo II, Age of Empires II) will probably run fine, but nothing new. Recent games generally average around 10-15fps at even lower resolutions.

Does anyone know what the power supply is on this unit?

According to one of the reviews on Newegg, it’s 300W. A search engine query for the model number and “psu” seems to confirm this.

Update: PC Magazine confirms this in their review.

Thanks, I looked at three reviews and could not find the power rate. Well 300 kills the deal for me, too low for what I want to run. I will keep looking.

As far as I can tell, you’d have to spend $240 more to get to the next level up in HP computers. [HPE-460z]

I bought this item on a previous woot and it is a great machine.

Yes the power supply isn’t that good. Yes the video card isn’t that good, but for the price it is amazing.

I have this computer running at %100 24/7 and I’ve never had a problem. It runs cool and best of all silently.

I dual-boot this with Ubuntu and Windows. No problems there either.

The Windows does come with a bit of bloatware, some of which you shouldn’t delete, but then again I barely use the Windows partition.

Haha, I like how with the powerful hard drive, loads of RAM, and a blu-ray disc drive, they still give you a corded mouse and keyboard… Really?

How quick do items usually sell out on sellout.woot?

No HDMI out or did I miss it?