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HP Compaq 6005

HP Compaq 6005
alaScore 86

58 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and size also get good opinions.

value for money, size, usability, design, reliability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktop Computers the HP Compaq 6005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC


Featuring a microATX motherboard the HP Compaq 6005 Small Form Factor PC is relatively svelte, measuring 13.3 inches by 14.90 inches square and less than four inches tall. (Note: HP also sells the model 6005 in a micro-tower configuration).

Compact; lots of inputs; efficient; three-year warranty; SSD storage; quiet

Uninspired appearance; hard-drive performance will likely slow over time; a little pricey

Overall, the HP Compaq 6005 is a solid entry in a highly competitive field. Its utilitarian appearance is well matched by its quiet efficiency and decent performance. While you may see the system bog down a bit as the hard drive fills up, this system...

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC


Easily accessible chassis with room for upgrades ; Superior performance for a small(ish) system

Bigger Value PCs deliver more speed for less ; Dull keyboard and mouse

HP delivers a system that's unquestionably speedy for its small(ish) size, but they've left out details that could have brought it closer to the top.

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC


Yes, it is a nice machine. And one can order it with Windows XP Pro. I went ahead and got one, but I want to add a better video card. So I need a bigger power supply. And that is when I discovered the non-standard PSU connectors. Not ATX 20/24...

Can get it with XP Pro

Proprietary non-standard parts that cannot be upgraded


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Amazon review summary for HP Compaq 6005


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Compaq 6005 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, usability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP 6005 Pro Sff, Amd Athlon II X2 B24, 250GB HDD Sata 3.5GB/S, DVD+/-rw (sm), 2G

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HP 6005 Pro


Great! Easy to set up and works very well. Well priced


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No DVDRW drive


I've purchased two of these PC's and both didn't come with a DVDRW drive as listed and now Newegg has said OH WELL won't correct the issue.

Comes with Win7 64 installed

Doesn't come with a DVDRW drive as listed

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HP Compaq 6005 Pro


I like having media to reinstall operating system, call me old school. Hard drives fail, and sometimes you have to do that.

Inexpensive, purchased for Win7 Pro desktop at home to replace XP system. Small form factor, unusually large hard drive. Win7 is preloaded, but not fully configured. Activation was a snap, no problems

Did not come with system restore disk. When I contacted as the package insert directed me to if I had any questions, they advised no system restore disk was available. They directed me to the hidden system restore partition. Dinged 1 egg...

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What's not to like


Need a computer for basic needs? Well you found it at a bargain price.

I'm not a big HP fan but these workstations are built well. They are fairly fast and come with everything you need for basic computing. I have purchased 4 of these so far and I sell them as soon as they get in. I run a small computer business here in...

I know at some point they will run out of these

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Good PC for the price


I don't play games on my PC but I have used it for mid range CAD solid modeling with no problems. I paid $240 plus shipping so my value assessment is based on that.

Great value, excellent performance in everyday tasks, quiet

None yet

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I didn't notice that it doesn't have a read/write optical drive in it. If I had, I wouldn't have bought it. I think the price is just marginally OK with DVD/CD RW drive, but definitely over-priced without it. Some other more minor dislikes are: All the...

Very nice cabinet ; 64-bit computer w/Win 7 Pro ; 8GB memory

Optical drive is read only (ROM) ; Small Power Supply, 240W

Product Specifications

Packed with high performance features, the HP Compaq 6005 Pro Business PC is energy efficient and well equipped to go beyond meeting your daily business demands. Enabled for manageability with DASH 1.1, you can also choose the productivity and security features that best suit your everyday needs with a PC designed to exceed your expectations.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/6MB/7MB
Per Processor Size:2MB/6MB/7MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Model:6005 Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq


Chipset Type:AMD 785G


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Professional/Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows 7/Windows 7 / Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:B22/B24/B55
Type:Athlon II X2/Phenom II X2


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/500GB
OS Certified:Red Hat Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11/Red Hat Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4200