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HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2000

HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2000
alaScore 76

27 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2000. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Victor R. Garza (

Hewlett-Packard DX 2000 Desktop


The HP Compaq Dx2000 Microtower we tested was a little shy on some features, coming equipped with only 256MB of RAM and a 40GB hard drive--incredibly small for a new system. But our $1138 review unit was very modestly priced for a system based on a...

The standard keyboard and mouse are unremarkable--neither includes any programmable shortcut keys--but nevertheless adequate. The default configuration for this system uses an internal speaker, although our test system came with a set of $25 JBL...

May, 2004

Expert review by : Victor R. Garza (

HP Compaq Dx2000 Microtower


This corporate and small-business machine performs adequately, but its performance and features are far from stellar.

The HP Compaq Dx2000 Microtower is an above-average business system that does the job at a reasonable price, without going above and beyond.

May, 2004

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000


Its bare-bones setup ensures that what gets done is strictly business. And that's good for anyone's bottom line.

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May, 2004

Consumer review (

Previous Version of the HP dx2300


HP Compaq dx2000

Easy to support, uses same drivers as the HP dx2300, good expansion

Included 256 MB of RAM too small, included P4 CPU too slow, IDE is backwards-looking

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

HP is a horrible company


Do not ever buy anything from HP. Yeah, I'd heard that before, but figured it was from really impatient or picky people. Not true. I'm a pretty easy-going person, but I've lost it with HP. To make a VERY LONG story short, my 4 month old laptop was a...

Looks nice

Hideous customer service

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

HP is a horrible company


Looks nice?

Hideous customer service

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000 is a simple, low cost desktop PC providing businesses with the performance and quality they need for the essential and most common computing requirements. Full featured and expandable, this PC is designed specifically for businesses. Rigorous HP testing and qualification processes help to assure greater reliable operations and lower operating costs. Expandable and attractive, the compact microtower design fits easily into any environment. Set on a desk, on the floor, wherever needed, the HP dx2000 works where you need it to work and provides for future expansion possibilities.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Base system/Desktop/Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Base system/Micro tower/Small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/2MB
Per Processor Size:128KB/1MB/256KB/2MB


Chassis Type: / Micro Tower

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

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


Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064


Country Kits:Europe/Germany/Ireland / United Kingdom/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/French / German / Italian/German
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop/HP Flat Panel Speaker Bar/HP Silver Flat Panel Speaker Bar


Chipset Type:Intel 865GV/Intel 915GV Express
Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz/800MHz


Internal Memory:0.25
Internal memory type: / DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory slots: / 4x DIMM


Colour:Carbon/Carbonite/Carbonite / Silver/Carbonite black/Silver


Type: None


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

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:9144
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 60

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
Optical Drive Type: / CD-ROM / DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:32x
Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Linux/Mandrake Linux 9.2/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Acoustic power emissions:IDLE (Fixed disk drive spinning): LWAd = 4.3 Bels; FIXED DISK (Random write): LWAd = 5.0 Bels; CD-ROM (Sequential Reads): LWAd = 5.4 Bels
Audio included:Internal Amplified Speaker
Cache external:1024
CD read speed:40 / 48
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Professionnal SP2
Disk subsystem controller:Smart III Ultra ATA/100
Diskette drive:1.44 / Internal/External
Diskette drive media supported:8.89
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Drive bays:2 ea 5.25 external, 1 ea. 3.50 external 2 ea 5.25 external, 1 ea. 3.50 external
Expansion slots:3 ea. full-length 2.3v PCI / 3x PCI 2.3
External drive bays:2x 525"; 1x 3.5"
Graphics adapter RAMDAC:350
Hard disk controller:Smart III Ultra ATA/100
Hard disk drive type:40 GB
Internal drive bays:2x 3.5"
Keyboard dimensions (metric):163 x 458 x 25 mm / 45.8 x 16.3 x 2.5 cm
Memory upgrade:4
Modem type:N
Networking features:Carte Ethernet Intel Pro/100 VM / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Power Management :
Power requirements:100 - 240V; 50/60 Hz / Passive Power Factor Correction (PFC) - with line switch set to 230V - No PFC in 115V line switch position; 90 to 132VAC, or 180 to 264VAC operating voltage range; 100 to 127 VAC, or 200 to 240VAC rated voltage range; 50-60 Hz rated line frequency; 47-63 Hz operating line frequency range; 80-mm power supply fan - variable speed for optimum acoustics ATX Power Supply – PFC/non-PFC with a 115v/230v line switch
Power supply type:ATX / ATX PFC/non-PFC 115V/230V
Upgrade type:It is not necessary to add memory in pairs. Memory upgrades are accomplished by adding single or multiple DIMMs of the same or varied sizes. The HP Compaq dx2000 supports non-ECC 333MHz (PC2700) and 400MHz (PC3200) DDR memory. For best performance, add in pairs, add in different channel in matching slots (color coded), and do not mix speeds.
Video adapter, bus:N / None
Video card features:Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (Intel 865GV) 3D/2D
Video card resolution:Maximum Vertical Refresh Rate: 85Hz at up to 1920 x 1440, 75Hz at 2048 x 1536. Varies with mode and configuration.
Wired communication manufacturer:Intel PRO 100/VM

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Maple Restore CD; Altiris Local Recovery back up software pre loaded and Norton Antivirus 2005 / Maple Restore CD\nAltiris Local Recovery back up \nNorton Antivirus 2005 / Norton Antivirus 2004
Display included: No


Audio system:Chipset integrated
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
I/O ports:2 front USB 2.0 ports and 6 rear USB 2.0 ports; 1 parallel port; 1 serial port; 2 PS/2 ports; 1 VGA port; 1 line in/out / 2 USB 2.0 poorten vóór en 6 USB 2.0 poorten achter; 1 parallelle poort 1 seriële poort; 2 PS/2 poorten; 1 VGA poort; 1 lijningang/-uitgang
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power availability:250
Power consumption (typical):250 / 50


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2.8GHz/3.06GHz/3.2GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1/4
Number of Processing Die Transistors:94
Processing Die size:52
Processor cache:0.25 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.4
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.66 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model: / 330
Processor Number:320/325/330/336/345/521/640
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 437
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):8
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/No CPU/Pentium 4

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
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: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
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):Y
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
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:35641
Processor code:SLG9Y
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB

Reference Resource

Category:Computer hardware
Title:HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2000
Type:Documentation kit

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Maple Restore CD\nAltiris Local Recovery back up \nNorton Antivirus 2005 / Norton Antivirus 2004
Operating system installed: / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Nominal Output Power (Total):2.5Watt/2Watt
Response Bandwidth:275 - 20000Hz/280 - 20000Hz/75 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speakers


Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:7200
Total Storage Capacity:40

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100/Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/40GB/80GB
OS Certified:Mandrake Linux 9.2 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2/Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Height :35.5