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HP Compaq Business Desktop D530

HP Compaq Business Desktop D530
alaScore 81

115 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop D530. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop D530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop D530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good comments.

price, usability, design

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Compaq Business Desktop D530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop D530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the design and usability. The size and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, size, usability, design

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Cade Metz (

HP Compaq Business Desktop d530


Though not quite as impressive as the managed PC platforms sold by Dell and IBM, HP's mainstream solution is more than capable of satisfying the average IT department.

Though HP's management software offering is overshadowed by the ones from Dell and IBM, we're impressed with its seamless integration with Altiris tools, as well as with HP's wide range of image-compatible systems, like the small-form-factor d530. HP's...

Apr, 2004

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HP Business Desktop d530


The HP d530's trump card is its compact yet largely practical design. However, its limited upgrading and expansion options may result in higher costs over the long term.

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Dan Chiappini (

HP D530s


With the same type of easily removable tool-less housing as the ThinkCentre S50 this HP machine can be stripped and rebuilt very quickly, which will appeal to the corporate IT techs and SMEs wishing to avoid lengthy hardware failure downtime.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Mike Chambers (

NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Meets Quake 3


Update: August 24, 2000 - I've included results using the Detonator 3 drivers to this guide. A significant increase in performance occurred at resolutions of 800x600 and 1024x768. Especially exciting are the results at 1024x768 using high quality...

Two options that weren't factored in are geometry detail and texture filtering. The good thing is that trilinear filtering is enabled by default when high quality settings are used and serves as a source for additional tweaking. While it's very...

Expert review by : Mike Chambers (

NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Mixed Mode Rendering


What do you end up with when you take a leading edge 3D game like Quake 3 and get to play around with it on a new low-cost graphics card based on NVIDIA's GeForce2 MX? Lot's of fun for sure - especially if you're into hard-core tweaking! After having...

For the most part, many of the graphic settings than can be maintained from the Quake 3 menus are adequate for an initial cut at tweaking. On the options menu, settings such as marks on walls and dynamic lights can be disabled. Color depth and texture...

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Get what you pay for.



Slow and more slow and boot up issues

Oct, 2014

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HP D530


If you want a basic computer for light use, then buy this. It is not recommended for gaming. The graphics are very outdated and will not run any modern games.

It's a good computer for getting on Facebook, checking email, and things like that

The CPU fan sounds like a jet taking off

Oct, 2014

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It's ok...


save yourself the headache and DO NOT buy this computer

It's a great computer for checking e-mail, and getting on Facebook and stuff like that

The CPU fan is VERY LOUD and sounds like a jet taking off. VERY ANNOYING!! UGH

Oct, 2014

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piece of junk


Will return for credit. Will build my own from scratch.


very slow from the start. tried upgrading to more memory. waxed the HDD. tried reloading windows with XP pro provided but got CRC's. Tried different XP. Same result. Tried different HDD. Same results

May, 2012

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HP Compaq D530


If you add a discrete video card, recommend you go with the newer versions to get Direct X 11.0 with your AGP card. Still fairly cheap, too. If X 11 isn't important, go with 2600 or above in ATI Radeon or 9400,9500,9600 in nVidia cards.

Delighted with this refurb - very clean - this is my second refurb from Joy Systems and they do good to exceptional work, obviously depending on the tech that does the work. Many brand new replacement parts in this one, not in the first one. Comes with...

Came with 512 MB's of DDR, not DDR2 as advertised. Not a problem as I would have added ram anyway, plus a little better power supply (about 400W, depending on the addin vid card). Still a great deal on a good old machine with a friendly OS

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

The reliable HP Compaq business desktop d530 series provides customers with maximum stability and manageability. With a lifecycle as long as 15 months, a common software image across the platform and HP Lifecycle Solutions manageability tools, d530 PCs enables faster, easier PC deployment across enterprise networks. This helps lower the total cost of technology ownership by reducing the need for IT support and improving IT staff productivity. In addition, the new HP ProtectTools Embedded Security chip allows customers to better protect their data and control access to their networks as well as enhance communications security. The chip is a standards-based solution developed in conjunction with Infineon Technologies. Available as an option on all d530 models, the security solution is intended to enhance the native Microsoft operating system security features as well as third-party security applications such as public key infrastructure suites and virtual private networks. HP ProtectTools enables more robust and secure file and folder encryption through hardware-based key generation and storage. HP's personal secured drive simplifies data protection through encryption with a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface. It seamlessly integrates with popular e-mail applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes for encrypting e-mail.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower/Small form factor/Ultra-slim desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:128KB/1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

Blue Angel Compliant: Yes
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Denmark/Europe/France/Germany/Italy/United Kingdom/United States
Model:D530/D530 Convertible Minitower/D530 Small Form Factor/MX200/MX400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop/NVIDIA GeForce2


Chipset Type:Intel 865G
Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz/800MHz


Colour:Carbon / Silver/Carbonite / Silver


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x/24x
Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/8x
Write Speed:24x/48x

OS Provided

Type:Mandrake Linux 9.1 Light/Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1


Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Celeron/No CPU/Pentium 4


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE/None/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/40GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Input

Type: None

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB/64MB

Video Output

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Form Factor:Plug-in card
Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2/NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 200/NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
Graphics Processor Manufacturer:NVIDIA
Interface Type:AGP/AGP 4x/AGP 8x
Low Profile:Low profile
Max Resolution (external):1920 x 1440/2048 x 1536
Type:Graphics adapter