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Compaq SG3-230

Compaq SG3-230
alaScore 81

35 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Compaq SG3-230. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. Many are critical about the size.

usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Compaq SG3-230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


great value for money, no problems at the moment


Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


Fast and easy to set up

No outlook express

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


Good highish spec computer at low price.

Ordered two for our charity and one for at home. One of them would not work and had to be returned with full refund.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


excellent value for money, easy to set up and use and it came with keyboard and mouse, which wasnot advertised

no bad points from me

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)



Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


Just that the package did not include a power lead. But OK otherwise

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


Poor very poor, is an under statement.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


so far so problems at all..

Nothing to report at the moment

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


Fast and very little noise.

no caps lock light on keyboard

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Compaq SG3-230uk (Refurb)


computer fine no problems good value

computer able to move about in box keyboard did not look new but worked ok

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes


Chassis Type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey
Number of 3.5" Bays:1
Number of 5.25" Bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Black
Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 3000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.403
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 3000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 3000


Internal Memory:3
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi standards: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:47 / 50.8
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Type:LCD
Full HD: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Windows keys: Yes


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:ALC662-VC1 / HD Audio
Motherboard chipset:AMD 760G
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:180
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:77
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model:220
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 200 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18.2, 19

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Standard Manageability: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor code:SLAF2
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, SD, SDXC, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total HDDs capacity:500
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:41.4 / 41.6
Height :37.7 / 38.7
Width:16.7 / 17.5