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HP Compaq 6005

HP Compaq 6005
alaScore 87

85 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The design and size are also appreciated.

value for money, size, design, reliability, usability

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 87/100 = 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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Bad Hard Drive


Had really no time to send this item back. It was for an office install. So I had to go out and purchase a new hard drive and reload windows. Maybe they can send me a new hard drive at least. will see...


None. Bad hard drive right out of the gate. Had it up and running for about 2 hours before the blue screens hit and the computer warned from bios that the hard drive failure was imminent

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You have a 25% chance of getting a bad one


cheap enough when you get a good one.

Fantastic system when working properly

8 purchased for resale, 6 arrived working and ready to go, 1 complete DOA, 1 bad HDD, swapped drives on systems made bad hdd system good, have a beautiful doorstop that only cost me 270.00 ; These systems are not tested at all prior to going out the...

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After wasting a months of week end trying to make what should have been a nice home computer. I have decided to never purchase refurbished junk from Newegg again. This is the second refurbished I have dealt with that came to me as non working items......

If there are any, I couldn't find them

It didn't work from the box. I spent 5 hours the first night trying to get it to boot up. Even reinstalled Windows several times with different versions. Still didn't work right. I contacted the compant that refurbished it. They sent me a replacement...

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Disappointed to receive an unworking computer upon unboxing. This demonstrates that quality assurance is not a priority, and is a shock to a loyal customer.


Hard drive failure upon first boot

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Best Bang for the Buck


Be sure to look at referbisher of any PC you purchase. Only some are Microsoft Certified and are loaded with real Windows 7 64 Pro. These folks offer a 3 year warranted free threw them...... not NewEgg paid for warranted.

Need up to date replacement system for (father-in-law) age 80. Still living in the dial up world. Fast little machine>>>supplied by there best Certified Microsoft computer Referbisher

Add does not say anything about the on board video chip set. I am replacing it with a low cost referb card (no fan) that has all three plugs for output to several devices. Not sure if its on board is VGA or SVGA. Newegg assistance folks were clueless....

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We have noise


The system seems to be working fine. Hard to beat it for the price

But the fan is a real winner. May need to replace the power supply. The bearing is constantly letting you know its there.I'll take a look at it next weekend

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Great PC for the price


Fast computer for the price, runs EQ1 & 2 without a problem with stock 4200 graphics chip, will upgrade to a video card to give the system more support, no problem on setup with windows, replaced a windows XP computer I built 7 years ago

Small Form factor, Nice & quiet, Athlon 3.0GHz CPU, 8GB Ram, 1 TB HDD(instead of 750gb), Win7 Pro 64 Bit, no cost for shipping and arrived in 1 day

No windows disk with this computer

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