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HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor Desktop Computer (Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit) (Certified Refurbished)

HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor Desktop Computer (Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit)  (Certified Refurbished)

HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor Desktop Computer (Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 500GB SATA, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit) (Certified Refurbished)
From HP

Price: $182.22 Details

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16 new or used available from $177.95

Average customer review:
( stars, based on 172 reviews)

Product Description

Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz (Turbo up to 3.6GHz) 6MB Cache Processor Core: Quad-Core Memory: 8GB DDR3; supports up to 16GB Memory Slots: 4 Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 2500 Graphics Video Ports: VGA, DisplayPort Hard Drive: 500GB SATA 5400RPM Optical Drive: DVD ROM: Integrated Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Wireless: No Front Panel: (4) USB 2.0 (1) Headphone (1) Microphone Rear Panel: (1) DisplayPort (1) VGA (4) USB 3.0 (2) USB 2.0 (1) RJ-45 LAN (1) Audio: Line-in/Microphone (1) Audio: Line-out (1) Serial Port Expansion Slots & Bays: (1) Low-Profile PCI Slot (1) Low-Profile PCI Express x16 Slot (2) Low-Profile PCI Express x1 Slots (1) External 5.25\"Drive Bay (1) Internal 3.5\" Drive Bay (1) External 3.5\" Drive Bay Operating System: Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, Power Supply: 240W Max Dimensions: 14.9\"(L) x 3.95\"(W) x 13.3\"(H)

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #130 in Personal Computers
  • Size: 500GB HDD
  • Brand: HP
  • Model: Windows 10
  • Dimensions: 13.30" h x 4.00" w x 14.90" l, 17.10 pounds
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Disk: 500GB
  • Graphics: integrated
  • Processors: 4


  • This Certified Refurbish product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging.
  • The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box.
  • Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbish products on Amazon.com Intel Core i5-3470 Processor 3.2 GHz, 6M cache, up to 3.6GHz, Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600, 500GB Hard Drive
  • Slim/Small form factor Business Desktops & Workstations DVD ROM, Comes with mouse and keyboard;

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

141 of 143 people found the following review helpful.
3Decent Specs, Works fine.. Just don't expect it to be in great shape or not smell.
By Jack A Laughlin Jr
Hardware - If you are looking for a decent, powerful workstation for normal desktop use (ie not gaming) then this is a good value. The i5 CPU in this machine is still plenty fast and you shouldn't have any problems with lag or speed. The 8GB of RAM is also nice especially this cheap.

These machines should be reliable for years to come but the included 5 year old Seagate Hard Drive would give me pause. With any older machine you start to worry about the mechanical hard drive after a period of time.. this is no different. I factored in the purchase of a 250GB SSD into this which makes the machine fly even faster anyway.

Overall this makes more sense (at least to me) than buying a new machine that's less powerful.

Condition: OK this is where things get dicey. The ad promises:

and certified by the manufacturer or by a third-party refurbisher to look and work like new, with limited to no signs of wear.

Ha! They are literally grabbing these things from expired leases, re-imaging the drives with a default WIndows 10 and kicking them out the door.. perhaps literally. Sure the machine had scratches and nicks.. a bit more than 'normal' use but whatever. Definitely not 'like new'. It also had a dented case.. so bad the cover wouldn't close without having someone bend the latch to make it fit. It's going under the desk whatever I don't care but this is hardly a well cared for re-manufacture this was done quick, cheap and dirty.

What really got me though was the smell. Out of the box this thing REEKED of curry. It was so bad it made the entire room smell like an Indian Restaurant. It took me about 3 days of a combo of Vinegar, Baking Soda and letting it 'air' out to get the smell down to acceptable levels. Obviously quality isn't a big concern here.

Bottom Line: If you are looking for a cheap, decent desktop but don't care if it looks like it was kicked down the stairs then stored in a box chicken tikka for 6 months then you'll be OK.

68 of 74 people found the following review helpful.
1The PC arrived in terrible condition the box and PC were damaged
By Kevin B
The PC arrived in terrible condition the box and PC were damaged, how the PC works I cant tell you but it does. It also did not come with power cord, key board or mouse as listed. BAD

32 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent Deal - Good Machine - Packed Well.
By Steve R.
So, I was in the market for a "new" PC that was modern, but old enough to be have hardware designed for Windows 7. Been looking at tons of these slightly older business machines and decided I wanted an HP Elite 8300. It's a model that is old enough to be compatible with Windows 7 without any fuss of finding drivers, but modern enough to be equipped with lots of fast RAM, a fast bus, and a fast Intel I5 processor with decent graphics.

These HP Elite machines are well-built, FAST business grade machines that are perfect for home users that know what they want in a slightly older machine. Much better quality hardware than the retail consumer PCs at Walmart, Best Buy etc. It's not a gaming rig...period. And not designed to take a super powered graphics card. But with a clean copy of Windows 7 installed, these machines FLY and will effortlessly handle ANY home/office/browsing tasks you throw at it. And if you enjoy Windows 10, these machines will run it smoothly as well. I just don't agree with the way Windows 10 works - I wanted a machine specifically to run Windows 7.

It came with a clean copy of Windows 10 installed, along with a COA, but I immediately formatted the hard drive and installed Windows 7. Windows 10 was NOT a selling point for me. I bought this PC specifically because it was a high end business grade machine from the Windows 7 era. I am a home user and I am sticking with Windows 7 until no longer practical to do so. I absolutely hate Windows 10 and refuse to ever use it.

I nearly cancelled my order after reading reviews about bad packaging, or machines with major damage, but I decided to roll the dice. I'm glad I did. The PC was packaged very well and professionally. It is clean inside with only minimal dust build up on the fans and heatsinks. Nothing nasty, just light dust. All the USB ports and Display Port are tight and not worn out. The case is in very good shape with only minor scuffs and scratches on the top where a monitor would sit. The front is clean as new. It was shipped with the usual brand new iMicro brand cheapy keyboard and mouse that most refurbished systems come with, along with a power cord. These are not top quality keyboards and mice, but they will work just fine if you're not particular like I am. I already have a nice keyboard and mouse, so no big deal there.

These are used machines, so I think it's natural to expect some with hardware issues to occasionally slip through quality control, but generally these are a very good bargain for users that know what they are looking for. The one I ended up getting turned out to be a gem. I can't say that your luck will be the same, but mine arrived with 4 matched sticks of 2 GB RAM (for a total of 8 gigs as advertised) and a Western Digital Enterprise grade 500 GB hard drive that surprisingly has lower power-on hours according to the SMART data.

Glad I bought it. I'm thrilled.

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