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256 GB Solid State Hard Drive
Windows 7 Professional
19.8 x 11.5 x 7.6 inches
1 Lithium ion batteries required.
– September 27, 2021
This little bad boy is all I could have hoped for an more. It is as small as can be and definitely packs a punch. My main purpose is a unit specific for work at home with web surfing. I work with large excel files (multiple tabs of thousands or rows and hundreds of colums on each). The SSD drive is a definite pickup over prior experiences with SATA and the RAM is just enough to focus on excel (will need to add more if I start to seriously multi-task).
Really impressed by the footprint. I picked this up along with two 27″ monitors and this thing disappears sitting between them. Has plenty of ports for multi monitor hookup, USB, and other. Didn’t realize it also had wi-fi (probably should realize on my own – everything has wi-fi now, but none the less it was a nice surprise and works extremely well).
– October 7, 2021
Bought it for $329 on a lightening deal. While it is a flash drive and 8GB, it is still 2014 technology – the AMD processor is basically sufficient for heavy MS Office use. A clean-install of Windows 10 installed perfectly and actually seemed better for it (HP bloatware added little value). I am installing 16GB and upgrading the wireless/Bluetooth card. I wish it was fanless and silent but the noise/Heat are not terrible.
– November 5, 2021
My mom wanted a Windows 7 machine that was small. She totally does not like Windows 10. She just uses it for email and web browsing. This fit the bill for her perfectly.
Elbert E Hardy
– November 15, 2021
This unit is Solid State. It spoiled me right away. I’ll never go back to hard drive types! It’s nearly instant… lightning fast!
– November 20, 2021
I was one of the lucky ones who got this at the deal of the day price from Woot. It is now a hundred or so more from other sellers. It is still a great deal folks. Even at the higher price I may buy another, I like it so much. This is fast – quiet – and tiny. With the SSD a reboot takes about 30 seconds Win 7 pro – is the best OS Microsoft ever made. No crapware on this thing – not even anti virus except for the MS built in. The reason it is so cllean is that this was built for enterprise use, not home or even business class. Try to find another box with an SSD drive in this range. BTW: Regarding no HDMI – displayport is better. It is future proof and backwards compatible with anything. Displayport to hdmi converters are $10 here on Amazon. Get 2 like I did – mine is powering a 40 inch Sony HDMI TV and a 32 inch monitor simultaneously and smooth as silk.
– December 7, 2021
I decided to buy this mini desktop when I saw “windows 7 Professional included”.I immediately upgraded to Windows 10 Pro after I received this.
This little computer comes with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD, 4 of USB 3.0, 2 of USB 2.0, 1 of VGA, 2 of DP, and an AMD APU. for $329.00Yes, it is pretty good for the price.
However, it doesn’t have a HDMI port, and I was not aware of it. Recently I purchase 2 of DP for this computer…
Only Cons I think of this computer are no HDMI port and the FAN, there is little cooling fan noise.
When this was working on Win 7, there was lots of good programs. Once I upgraded this to Win 10, many of them are not available.
– December 9, 2021
una mini pc con buen desempeño y a un muy buen precio, tuve que actualizar a Windows 10 para que funcionara mi office 360. y todo bien.
– December 12, 2021
Great machine. I had a problem upgrading to 10 but HP sent me a set of DVD to reinstall and then the upgrade went well.
– December 16, 2021
Great things come in small packages. Wanted a Win7 system as my Win7 laptop was experiencing an early demise because of H/W problems. No need to have a laptop anymore as a Smartphone and tablet can do what I need away from home. So a mini desktop seemed like a great compromise.
The HP 705 is small and usually silent. Only when I’m doing intense things like photoshop that the “afterburners” kick in and then the fan goes on. Even then it’s not that loud. About the same white noise as my ceiling fan (I’m in AZ).
Deleted the little HP S/W that was there for remote maintenance because it’s an Enterprise box.
The ONLY Con was that the manuals were on the SSD as pdfs. Fair enough. Clicked on a pdf and found out Acrobat wasn’t installed. Are you kidding me? How is one to read the manuals without Acrobat? (Obviously downloaded Acrobat.) That was a STUPID error on HP’s part, but not enough to downgrade to 4 stars.
Brought up Win7 and customized it. Seems fast. Partitioned the SSD to 100GB for W7, the rest for me. More than enough. A friend saw the HP 705 and he’s going to order one and get rid of his older clunky big desktop.
Out of curiosity I downloaded Win10 (AFTER taking a Win7 Image copy) and W10 came up with incorrect/missing drivers, etc. Spent awhile cleaning that up only to encounter more problems. Had similar issues when I had checked out W10 on my Lenovo W7 laptop. In both cases, I restored back to W7 using the Images saved. While this has nothing to do with the HP 705, it does show that W10 has it’s upgrade problems. So I’ll be staying with W7 until at least 2020.
The HP 705 is a great mini desktop. I don’t do gaming so I can’t speak to that, but for everything I do, it’s more than powerful enough. Someone else mentioned how fast it Boots. It does, indeed. I don’t even bother with Sleep Mode any more, just shut it down when I’m done.
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