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HP Compaq 6005

HP Compaq 6005
alaScore 87

89 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 89 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The design and size also get good feedback.

price, 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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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 products: HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT Microtower: AMD CPU 2.7GHz/4GB DDR3 RAM/80GB SATA Hard Drive/DVD-ROM Drive/Windows Vista Home Desktop ComputerHP 6005 Pro Sff, Amd Athlon II X2 B24, 250GB HDD Sata 3.5GB/S, DVD+/-rw (sm), 2G

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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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Extremely frustrating


In decent physical condition; didn't notice any problems

until about three months in when it began only playing audio through tiny, tinny speakers on the tower. And then the USB drives went. And so on. Huge disappointment. Would never have expected this from newegg

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Doing Good!


I wish it came with wifi capability (we are using an external device)

We have been using this on our secretary's desk for 14 months now. It has been doing great. We are quite pleased with it

This really has done a great job for the price. We purchased it refurbished for $280 - WOW

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Excellent Machine For The Money


In like new condition, Priced at almost what the hard drive alone would cost, 8 gig of ram, 2TB Hard Drive, Low Power Consumption, Plenty fast for every day uses

CPU a little aged so some things can get slow

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Customer Service Rocks Problem PC


Customer Service saved the day here. This was the first purchase I've ever made with Newegg, and it was brutally frustrating to have the unit you've saved up for over two months simply refuse to operate. But several very nice people worked out to get...

Was well packaged ; shipped SUPER fast ; Customer Service worked with me to replace the faulty unit

Would not boot up. Multiple Error Messages, all with fatal flaws. Managed to get into Control Panel twice, even the repair wizard couldn't do anything with it

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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...

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