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HP Pavilion 500

HP Pavilion 500
alaScore 84

39 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of HP Pavilion 500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and price, but there are some critical opinions about the design.

usability, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Pavilion 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on There are some mixed comments about the price, but some have doubts about the usability.


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion 500-030ea Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3330S 2.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8)HP Pavilion 500-030ea Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3330S 2.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8)

Feb, 2019

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HP Pavilion 500-081ea



every time we down load an app it takes our internet off.

May, 2014

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Fast and easy set up. No problems so far.

Apr, 2014

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Speedy booting up

no in built speakers, despite the description of the products misleading you into thinking they were included. Also getting used to windows 8 !

Apr, 2014

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HP Pavilion 500-081ea


fantastic size memory and hard drive. Comes with windows 8 which was upgraded to 8.1 which is brilliant. So good my wife bought one.


Apr, 2014

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Everything I was looking for and good value.

None with the. PC but really am not impressed with windows 8.

Mar, 2014

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it would have been nice to have an operating manual with it as I am unable to use my headphones or my microphone, yet there are usb holes which don't appear to work when I plug my appliances into them

Mar, 2014

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HP Pavilion 500-081ea


Reasonably quick and easy to set up for someone with only a basic knowledge

Windows 8 - the message indicated some 80 updates required. Email would not work properly until I had downloaded 8.1, achieved only through trial and error

Feb, 2014

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Relatively easy to set up.

Very poor internet connection, my wifi signal is strong on my iPad and phone in the room that the computer has been set up in but the computer is very slow on the internet and showing very poor wifi signal strength. I have now connected with a Ethernet...

Feb, 2014

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HP Pavilion 500-081ea


Everything about this product is perfect for small business use. The setup took minutes. The speed of the machine is second to none. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a home PC for work or even entertainment. Not only do I rely on...

None at all

Jan, 2014

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Don't believe what you read - Windows 8 is easy to adapt to

Too much bundled Microsoft and Bing software - but easy to Uninstall

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes


Backlight type:RGB LED
Chassis Type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" Bays:1
Number of 5.25" Bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Black / Black,Silver
Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:3
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:4


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:102 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8470 / AMD Radeon HD 8570 / AMD Radeon R5 235 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7480D / AMD Radeon HD 7660D / AMD Radeon HD 8470D / AMD Radeon HD 8670D / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint Reader:N
Keyboard key switch:Membrane
Keyboard style:Straight
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:N
Recommended usage:Gaming
Wrist rest:N


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM


Mouse included:N


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Cooling type:Active
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CyberLink Power2Go\nDTS Sound +\n7 zip\nHP QuickStart\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nNorton Studio\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10 / Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately)\n Optional re-allocation of recovery partition\n Recovery CD/DVD creation tool\n Windows Store\n Windows Live Essentials\n Internet Explorer\n CyberLink PowerDVD\n HP Connected Photo\n HP Connected Music\n HP Games Console\n Skype\n 7-Zip
Display included:N / No
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:240
Package height:520
Package weight:9.36
Package width:496


Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Beats Audio / HD / HDA / IDT 92HD73E
Motherboard chipset:AMD A75 / Intel H61 / Intel H87
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:N / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.6 / 4 / 4.1 / 4.3
Processor cache:1 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD A / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.7 / 3.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:A10-5700 / A10-6700 / A4-5300 / A6-6400K / I3-3240 / I3-4130 / I5-3330S / I5-4440
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket FM2 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 69.1 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 65, 54 / 84

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:No / Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65510 / 65690 / 75038 / 77480
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Bundled software:CyberLink Power2Go\nDTS Sound +\n7 zip\nHP QuickStart\nHP Connected Music\nHP Connected Photo\nNorton Studio\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Pre-installed software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update)
Trial software:Microsoft Office Trial, Norton Internet Security 2013 60-day


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Size:3.5
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 2000
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.6 / 38.5 / 38.9 / 385
Height :36.7 / 36.8 / 368
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):444.5 x 136.5 x 38
Keyboard weight:830
Package depth:24
Package height:52
Package weight:9.36
Package width:49.6
Weight:6.86 / 7.15
Width:17.5 / 17.6 / 175 / 38.5