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HP DC7900 Small Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDROM, Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Updating earlier review. This little PC is still chugging along fine after almost 4 months. I'm updating because I noticed that Newegg and US Micro have more of these units for sale.
If you need a cheap, SFF, but with still enough power for most common activities (HTPC for instance) - go for it. US Micro has good customer service. For what they are, these units work well.

Cons: none really - see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: rebate? haven't received it yet, but still have hope I will.
I strongly recommend immediately imaging your system. I use Macrium Reflect free - excellent backup/imaging software. You can also test the HDD with HDD Scan or other similar. If it passes, as mine did, you should be in good shape for a while at least, but imaging and backing-up your system is critical to avoiding data loss.
These units are quite flexible. For instance there are USB headers and up to four HDD SATA headers (one is for eSATA) on the main board. Also old serial and printer port headers. It's a good combination of legacy and newer technology. Uninstall any 'battery' drivers that Windows tries to install. One possible reason that some of these systems boot to a recovery screen is because they come with a hidden recovery partition on the HDD. You should be able to change the boot order (away from the recovery partition) in the BIOS.

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Acer Aspire AXC-603G-UW13 Desktop PC Celeron J1900 2.0GHz, 4GB Memory, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 8.1 64Bit (DT.SUVAA.003)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This was given to my niece for Xmas. It has served her well as a basic home PC. She likes Windows 8 so no problem there. Acer finally released BIOS update P11.B2 to "Support "Launch CSM" item in BIOS setup menu." See the Acer driver support page for AXC-603G. This is an excellent upgrade to support legacy OS like Windows 7 and even XP or older Linux distros. There are no official Acer drivers for XP or Linux. You'll have to find at Intel or Linux.

Cons: There is very limited expansion options - only 1 pci-e slot and no extra SATA connectors - only 2 total.

Other Thoughts: RAM expansion/addition helps this PC run much better. At the Newegg sale price with rebate, it's a good deal.

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HP DC7900 Small Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDROM, Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: it's an old refurb desktop on sale cheap. I've wanted a quiet Small Form Factor PC for use as an HTPC and this fit the bill. I started it up, entered the product key (from sticker on side), and Windows finished installing itself. The OS then activated itself without issue, It is Windows 7 Pro 64 bit as advertised. I then ran HDD Scan on the hard drive and it passed all tests. I then went ahead and upgraded it with a cheap ATI graphics card for better display properties. The PC boots up every time and runs our TV display fine. It's very quiet like a good HTPC should be. I'm very satisfied.

Cons: see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Eventually I opened System Properties to check stuff out and noticed that it only had 2 Gigs of RAM instead of the 4 Gigs advertised. I opened the case and looked - sure enough two 1 gig sticks instead of two 2 gig sticks. I emailed both US Micro and NewEgg. Both responded that they'd take care of it. US Micro shipped out two 2 gig sticks of RAM to me.

"To keep things simple. I’ll have 2x2GB sticks sent out. You would just replace the 2x1GB sticks.
Richard
US Micro Corp"

I installed them and they work. GREAT SERVICE!! These people rock as does Newegg. Of course when one buys a used PC, there's a certain level of risk, but I recommend this unit and US Micro.

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Display Name: Paul H.

Date Joined: 10/29/01

  • Reviews: 32
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  • First Review: 06/15/10
  • Last Review: 06/01/15
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