This item has been fully refurbished by your local Blue Dot Works team and holds a full 30 day money back guarantee! If you are not satisfied for any reason we will provide a full refund. Our builds are hand picked for their exceptional hardware designs and affordability. We then take the original unit and beef it up by adding game changing bottleneck relief.
This unique system was picked for a few very special reasons. First of the few was it’s second owner price point. The HP Elite Series was a very popular choice for corporations just a few years back. Now off-lease, those corporation updated their hardware and cash out their 3 year old equipment. One mans trash is… well you know this saying. Fool me not, these systems are no scrap. They are chosen for their exceptional performance and durable design.
Like most systems in the sub $800 price range, the biggest bottleneck is the mechanical hard drive. It’s the only major component that still relies on moving parts. For those of you who don’t know, computer systems only have two primary enemies, heat and moving parts. So should we drop $250 bucks and through in a speedy solid state drive? Not quite, you see, the only part of the system that needs speedy file access to boost performance is the Operating System and the program files. For most users these directories combine add up to 30 or 40 gigabytes. Well Guess what, you can pick up a 64gb mPCIE or mSATA SSD drive at your local computer outlet for about 20 bucks–problem solved!
We see the subtle efficiency in any design. For instance, after 15 years of repairing computer systems we know that the most common failure regardless of brand is the system power supply. So what did HP do with the USFF model? They pulled that HOT power supply out of the case and designed the system to run from an external low wattage plug-in power adapter. The average user ends up paying about 150-300 to have a conventional power supply replaced! Never again, since the unit plugs in to the rear of the computer just like a laptop adapter, there is no need for technical assistance next time it burns out. Also, don’t forget we just removed the top source of heat from the computer case. That will allow the components to breath much cooler and live longer. Lastly, another unseen benefit is the low voltage factor. Your power supply is only 135 watts! Compare that to the 400-600 watts seen in most desktop computers these days and your in for some significant power savings! Well maybe not that significant… but definitely enough to pay for Netflix, haha.
CPU: Intel Third Generation Core i5 up to 3.8 GHz, # of Cores: 4, # of Threads: 4, Base Frequency 3.10 GHz, Cache: 6 MB SmartCache, Bus Speed 5 GT/s
On-Board Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 2500, Base Frequency 650.00 MHz, Max Dynamic Frequency 1.15 GHz
Memory: DDR3L PC3-12800, 1600mhz, 12gb
Data Drive: mSATA 64gb SSD
Storage Drive: 3.5″ 500gb SATA HDD
Optical Drive: DVD-RW Slim Drive, Read, Write, Rewrite
Power Supply: 135w Genuine HP External Adapter