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This review is from: HP Desktop PC COMPAQ 8100 ELITE Intel Core i3 530 (3.0 GHz) 4GB 250 GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Pros: Decent sized case, can stack monitor on top if place on desk or set on it's side to minimize foot print. CPU and RAM are perfect for simple office work. Has an inbuilt speaker too if that matters. Also very easy to disconnect said speaker if you need to.
Cons: Computer does not come clean. The refurbisher installs some garbage antivirus program called BullGuard onto every machine, I've purchased 4 myself so far. As a result I have to do a clean wipe and reinstall of Windows to eliminate any chance of this being a problem. It probably isn't but I'd rather be safe than sorry especially with a no name refurbisher. I seriously doubt they get paid much money for doing this and I would gladly pay a bit more to get a CLEAN machine.
Other Thoughts: Be sure to turn off the sleep feature in Windows. For whatever reason if one of these machines goes into sleep mode it will cause a BSOD. Not a knock on the seller though the sleep mode has always been hit or miss crazy for me on any Windows computer.
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