Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 86 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bang for the buck!! I purchased this computer for my mother as her current unit is just too old and slow to run her online games. I was intrigued by the price and specs and decided to give it a chance. The fact that it was re-furbished was not a worry to me. I received the package quickly and I was very pleased with the quality of the packaging of the unit. The unit was very clean and other than a couple of minor blemishes on the case it looked like brand new, inside and out. Unit started right up and runs very smoothly for only having to 2GB of RAM. I was afraid it was not enough but it runs video on Youtube without a hitch and it also runs dvd's flawlessly as well. I should mention that it said on the website that it came with a CD-RW drive but the unit actually came with an HP DVD-RW Lightscribe drive, which was a very pleasant surprise...For all this you cannot beat the price ($175 and change with tax and home shipping). Another nice surprise was that the unit came with a Windows 7 restore DVD, which I was not expecting. The unit is pre-loaded with Windows 7 and does not come with a bunch of junk software and ad-ware. Part of the package includes Microsoft Security Essentials, which is the anti-virus program designed by Microsoft (free!). It is a good basic anti-virus program for the cost-conscious person. It is a nice compact unit and it is actually very easy to work on under the hood so to speak as the optical drive and the power supply move easily out of the way in order to add RAM if so desired. Great, great unit! All in all I would recommend this computer to anyone. 03/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works like a charm I figure that the price was just about what I would spend for a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium which came with the computer, so the computer was an added bonus at no extra charge. All I had to do was hook up all the peripherals, key in the key and go. The OS found all my hardware, found the internet connection and all I had to do was load the software I wanted. 04/06/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by very happy with this PC Bought this PC for my mom- great price and it came with the Windows 7 operating system and disk...made recovery disks right away as suggested...it did not come with much additional software like Microsoft Works so I was able to download Open Office from open office dot org...and Adobe Reader from their website...and downloaded McAfee Site Advisor (the free one) which I think is a good product...and Apple Quick Time for Windows...this PC has two convenient USB ports on the front and some more in the back...it came with a DVD player/CD burner...I have not used the DVD Player yet...my mom is happy...this PC is much faster than her old one...she is able to access the internet...and do her word processing...work on her photos...and her music...and much more... 04/11/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meets expectations This refurbished desktop PC has performed like new. I'm completely satisfied. 03/28/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by i am a computer geek i can build computers, repair, network, install, if it can be done, i can get er done...lol but for the money and the speed & performance, it would cost me much more to build it then what i got the computer for, i recommend this computer highly ...and i use my computers all the time, i use at least two out of my 3 computers every day, and the other one is doing TV duty...lol 05/01/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by I bought this computer for my kids I bought this computer for my kids, I wasn't looking foward to spend a lot of money for a new one. We already had a monitor and the speakers (I did not encounter any problems with the sound, as I heard some people had. It was actually loud and clear) all we needed was the CPU system. This one met all of our expectations it comes with a keyboard and a mouse and a power cord. The machine works perfectly fine, my kids play all their games in that computer, do their homework, use the internet. It is a great buy, I must say I did good!. Easy to install, internet ready! great buy. I would definitely recommend this product to a family member or a friend. 04/30/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great desktop computer for work. Easy hook up. windows 7 all loaded , ready to go. Just downloaded a virus protector. Really hate to invest alot for what I need for work. At $158.00 I can purchase another refurbished desktop in another 6 months if a new operating system comes out. 04/04/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast Workhorse!! A great, no frills computer that is a fast workhorse. Small footprint is great because it can fit on your desk under a monitor or under the desk and takes up little room. Arrived as promised, it fast, and reliable so far. And, you couldn't beat the price. May replace all the computers in the office with these fast computers. One caveat, these don't come with any software other than the operating system. So if you need a word processing program, photo editor, etc. You will have to purchase those separately if you don't already have these. Also, no monitor. But the keyboard and mouse that came with the unit are decent. 04/27/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good product so far This is the second one first one had software issue that caused computer to shut off, sent that one back and they issued another. I am watching this one and so far it does not have the same problem. Works well, is very quiet, fast, small, clean and has Windows 7. 03/19/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for the price does what I want it to do. Ps!! Doesnt come with cable to hook up monitor. Quick shipping. Way faster than estamated. Hmm does everything I want it to. 03/18/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This Machine Is Better Than Some $1000 Computers Smaller than most desktops, has Windows 7 with a fantastic Internet Explorer 9 browser and Firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus anti-malware which is free. Plays/streams video content flawlessly. Runs so quietly you'll never know it's on. Super fast processors, you'll surf as fast as you can click your mouse. Amazing machine, dependable, and a very good price, heck, Windows 7 will cost you almost this much by itself. I'm very happy, one of the best value-for-money buys I've ever made. See OpenOffice.org for a free office suite, and ieSpell for a spell checker. 05/17/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid piece of equipment This was absolutely the best product in this price range, for the features it has. Was packed and shipped like new, easy to get started, works great. No fluff here. This is a basic desktop, you can add your own programs as you need. Windows 7 is a nice operation..have Vista on the primary pc. If you're looking for a basic 2nd setup, or even a budget first desktop..this is the way to go. Also has plenty of USB ports..be sure to look close for this feature, in whatever you get. 04/20/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works fairly well. Boots fast and runs all of the software that I use with no problems. Nice machine, especially for the price. 04/04/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arrived right on time as marketed, no problems hooking up, and performs very well. 04/04/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my desktop, I didn't think a refurbished computer would be alright, but I don't have any complaints. 03/31/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by good computer for price 03/23/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent product for price paid Computer fits my needs completely, is very dependable and an exceptional value for the price. Have had no problems whatsoever with installation or usage. 04/27/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by good computer good computer it works great and is fast. the only down side is that it doesnt come with a monitor, if it did i would have given it a 5 star rating. but its ok because if you have an HDTV you can connect a VGA cable to the computer and your HDTV and can see everything on your HDTV. 03/23/2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Problem with rebooting when Windows is shut down! I have had to boot Windows using the recovery disk twice to get Windows to load! 07/28/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Impressive I have to admit I didn't expect this to even work. Not a fan of HP lately and especially not a fan of refurbished items. I needed a temporary computer until my main PC got fixed and I didn't want to spend a lot. Granted, I am not sure I would attempt to run demanding games on this PC but it seems to do quite well for everything I've tried so far. I am a heavy internet user, opening many tabs at once, and that is the only time I notice any lag on this machine. It could possibly be the way I have things configured, although doubtful. I have been able to play a few small games on this with no problems. Set up was very simple and I'm quite happy with my purchase. Glad I took the chance because $150 was a great price. 05/22/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mostly Happy Customer Purchased this desktop for my mom and so far, with the exception of two problems she loves it. It's very smooth and fast and a nice looking unit and runs great so far. The biggest problem has been in trying to activate the product key for a refurbished computer as Windows website would not accept the number and kept popping up a message saying it was invalid. Well after spending a few minutes on the phone ith a rep, come to find out, it IS invalid! The computer came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium Edition and as the nice service rep at Joy Systems (computer reburbishing company) discovered, the product activation sticker says Windows 7 PRO edition and the product key is therefore for PRO edtion. JOYSystems is sending out a disc for Windows PRO and we now have to wipe the computer clean and re-install using PRO, and hopefully the product key will work then. The 2nd problem is the keyboard has a sticky key that barely works but thats not serious enough to make my mom unhappy, we'll just buy another keyboard. If those 2 things hadn't been true I would have given it a 5-star rating, although I've had problems in the past with brand new computers too, so new or refurbished it's never a perfect world in the land of computers. 05/10/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I needed a computer quickly. Shopping at Walmart online I found HP DC5850. It surpassed my expectation. I would refer it this PC to my family and friends. 05/08/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terrific value ... with one major exception. Everything seems great, except that the unit shipped had a disk drive that would only read -- not write -- as per specifications. The problem was resolved by replacement. However, this was quite an inconvenience. The upside is that I learned how to remove and replace an optical disk drive! The computer itself is just fine so far. 05/02/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product for the price I gave the computer as gift and they have only had it for a few weeks but it was just like new from the box. It is working perfectly. Please remember to read the intructions before you put it together, it will save some time later. They couldn't be more happy with my gift and that makes me even happier. 05/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great PC This PC is everything the description promised. This is a big improvement over my old PC. I would buy another refurbished PC from Walmart in the future. 05/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by picked up used tower for computer The product is working great. Very pleased that I found it on Ebay. Good price also. I did receive great service from Walmart employees. 04/17/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by It has everything I need for internet access at less than half the price. Software is minimal. If you need a word processor, etc. you'll have to buy it. 04/11/2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by not the best choice for me Not sure if this was the best choice. I just got it set up today. I gave it to my kids as a gift. Upon opening the box, I noticed that there was a crooked piece, directly under the tray that pops out that you put your cd in. I know it shouldn't be that way, as if it were broke and not really fixed. Then as the computer boots up, upon turning it on, the screen flickers and rolls...another strike. I've tried to load numerous kids games on it and none of them will run. So I'm not sure if we will be keeping this one. 05/11/2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Does not work, two have failed to even boot for us I can't even begin to express my frustration over this item. I bought it originally for my parents and it was virtually worthless to them. The first one would start up, but after just a minute or two, Windows freezes to the point where all programs fail to respond and you can't do anything, no matter how long you sit there, and you are forced to do a hard power down. We called Walmart, and while they did send us a replacement, the second one was even worse. It froze at installation and would never make it to the desktop. I have tried over and over to get it to start up, but nothing. I even went so far as do do a full reformat and installation of Windows on the second one and it freezes at the "completing installation" screen and refuses to go forward. I have no clue how anyone is having any luck with this product, and I have no idea why these problems are happening. What I do know is that neither one has worked for us, at all, not even a little bit. Stay far far away from this product. Put the money towards something that actually functions. 08/04/2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by ok It is okay but does not meet the needs for the purpose so I am going to have to return this one. But delivery etc. was very satisfactory!! TU 06/10/2012
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