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HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2300

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2300
alaScore 80

67 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop dx2300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the reliability.


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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP DX2300


Small businesses that are growing into medium-size businesses should look at the HP dx2300 for its frontline workers.

Inexpensive. Vista-compatible. Lots of expansion space. No bloatware. HP backup and recovery utility. Available with Windows XP, Vista, or FreeDOS.

Only 1GB of RAM. Integrated graphics. Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading, not true dual-core. Only 60-day Symantec AntiVirus subscription included.

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Sep, 2007

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HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower


HP isn't marketing its dx2300 business PC ($563 direct) specifically as a small-to-medium-business (SMB) PC, but at such a low price, this well-equipped model seems a natural fit for the SMB category. Although the dx2300 comes with an aging Pentium 4...

Inexpensive. Vista-compatible. Lots of expansion space. No bloatware. HP backup and recovery utility. Available with Windows XP, Vista, or FreeDOS

Only 1GB of RAM. Integrated graphics. Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading, not true dual-core. Only 60-day Symantec AntiVirus subscription included

The HP dx2300 minitower is an optimal worker-bee PC: not too expensive and able to keep your clerical and frontline workers swarming on the productive side.

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (

HP Compaq dx2300 Review


The HP Compaq dx2300 is a no-nonsense office desktop that delivers more power and features than its $519 price tag would suggest. It isn't flashy, but it's available in almost any configuration a small-business or workgroup manager could want, and it's...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Need a really basic Vista Business machine as an emergency fill-in for your small-office network? The DX2300 can serve as your spare tire. If you need a PC for anything else, however, keep looking.

Inexpensive, Integrated graphics powerful enough for Vista's Aero UI

Very sluggish performance, 512MB of RAM no match for Vista

May, 2007

Consumer review (

great little machine


I am very happy with this unit for the price I paid. Newegg you have a great service!! Keep up the good work.

It came quickly, easily upgraded (from 2gb to 4gb ram, no problem). Installed a GTX 650 Ti video card playing Crysis 3 on medium settings...great second computer older dual core processor can still kick it

delivered to my front porch and left there with the box upside down and open on the bottom. Inside the computer had shifted in the packaging and a piece of the keyboard had broken off. The foam packaging was loose and poorly packed. Thankfully the...

Feb, 2015

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Ok for the $$


These are HP computers and thus use Torx screws. . . , , After an upgrade to an inexpensive 64GB SSD, this is a very usable computer.

Arrived as advertised and with Windows 7 Professional which costs about what the refurb unit cost without the hardware. Inexpensive - and the interior of the case was clean

DVD drive arrived non-functional, but after a couple of emails with tech support, they sent another DVD drive which worked just fine. Case arrived with various dings and dents

Aug, 2014

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HP DX2300 Refurb Computer


If you're tech oriented and don't mind doing some internal checks or minor repairs on arrival, this may be an okay purchase.

It's been a good performer after resolving some out of the box issues. Good for business use. Inside of unit was very clean

Out of the box experience not so good ; What I found ; The front top of the chassis was bent near the DVD ROM. There were clipped nylon ties laying inside the chassis, half the motherboard mounting screws were loose, the HD audio connector that goes to...

Aug, 2014

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Came with a 60 gb hard drive not 80 ; Dvd doesn't work

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

Very Good Buy


This machine can hold up to 4 gigs of RAM (I know, I put it in and it recognizes it well). I put in a second 500 gig hard drive, a DVD-RW/CD-RW, and 4 gigs of RAM. As with any computer, I strongly recommend an image backup (Acronis or EaseUS ToDo) be...

Business class computer with easy accessibility, quiet when Win 7 boots ; This refurbished unit has Win 7 Pro 64 installed and has a Win 7 recovery sector. This machine is made for upgrading easily

Loud at start up, but does quiet down nicely ; Only has a DVD or CD player, not a recorder

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

You get what you pay for


I bought this unit as a stand-in until I got my gaming system back. I was able to install a Radeon HD 4770 512mb graphics card. The PC should be able to run any PCI Express graphics card that doesn't require a seperate power connection. The box runs...

Price, Price, Price ; Win7 ; Mini Tower ; Quiet once Windows loads

250W PSU w/o Active PFC ; 2GB RAM max capacity ; 100+ Windows Updates to preform ; 80GB HDD only has 50GB available after Win7 installed

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Designed specifically for businesses with essential computing needs, the HP Compaq dx2300 Business PC provides practical features and functionality used every day by businesses. This affordable business PC offers essential technology and productivity features to help reduce complexity in your IT environment so you can spend your time focusing on your business, not worrying about you PC.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/4MB/512KB


Certification:FCC, CE, VCCI


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis Type:Micro Tower / Mini Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3000 / Intel GMA 950 / No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3000


Country Kits:Belgium/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe/France/Sweden/United Kingdom
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/Dutch / English / French/English/French/Swedish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop


Chipset Type:Intel 946GZ Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/533MHz/800MHz


Internal Memory:0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Type: None


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards: No

Operational conditions

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

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic/Windows XP Professional
Family:DOS/Windows Vista/Windows XP
Type:FreeDOS/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Acoustic power emissions:IDLE (Fixed disk drive spinning): LWAd = 4.3 Bels; FIXED DISK (Random write): LWAd = 4.8 Bels; CD-ROM (Sequential Reads): LWAd = 5.0 Bels
Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio included:Integrated High Definition audio with Realtek ALC888 codec, 3D audio compliant with AC'97 Rev. 2.3, internal PC speaker
Audio input:1
Built-in Camera: No
Cache external:1
CD read speed:16 / 48
Certified operating system:SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows XP Professional, Genuine Windows XP Home, FreeDOS / Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, FreeDOS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Disk subsystem controller:SMART III Serial ATA 3.0 GB/s
Diskette drive:1.44 / Optional\nN
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Drive bays:2 - 3.5-in\n2 - 5.25-in; 1 - 3.5-in / 2 internal 3.5 inch\n2 external 5.25 inch, 1 external 3.5 inch
Drive device, transfer rate:3072
Driver LAN:Microsoft 2000, Microsoft XP
Expansion slots:1 full-height PCI, 2 full-height PCI Express x1, 1 full-height PCI Express x16 / 1 PCI, 2 PCI Express x1, 1 PCI Express x16\n / 1 x PCI 2.3\n2 x PCIe x1\n1 x PCIe x16 / 2 ext 5,25", 1 ext 3,5" / 2 int 3,5"
External drive bays:2 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5" / 2x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: Yes
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter RAMDAC:400
Hard disk controller:Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Keyboard type:2004 standard PS/2\nHP Standard (PS/2, USB) / PS/2 standard keyboard; USB standard keyboard
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory upgrade:2
Modem type:Agere 56K PCI Modem / N
Multimedia:Realtek ALC888 High Definition audio codec
Network cards:Intel Pro 1000 MT PCIe Gigabit NIC\nOptional Intel Pro 1000 MT PCIe Gigabit NIC
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Realtek 8100C Fast Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95 / 5 - 95
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):414.3 x 565.1 x 498.5
Pointing device:HP PS/2 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse\n2-Button Scroll Mouse (PS/2) or 2-Button Optical Scroll Mouse (PS/2 or USB) / PS/2 2-button scroll mouse; PS/2 2-button optical scroll mouse; USB 2-button optical scroll mouse
Power Management : No
Power requirements:90 – 264 / 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 47 – 63 Hz / 90 – 264 V / 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 47 – 63 Hz / Input voltage 90 – 264 / 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 47 – 63 Hz, passive PFC\nPassive Power Factor Correction (PFC) - with line switch set to 230V - No PFC in 115V line switch position; 90 to 140VAC, 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; Power Consumption in ES Mode - Suspend to RAM (S3) (Instantly Available PC)
Power supply type:250W ATX power supply
Rear ports:4 USB 2.0; 1 serial; 1 parallel; 2 PS/2; 1 RJ-45; 1 external VGA monitor; 1 audio in; 1 audio out; 1 microphone in
Rear ports note:100 - 240V, 60-50Hz, 7 Amp
Security Features:HP Business security lock kit optional
Security management description:Kensington Cable Lock Provision (Lock not included); Padlock Security Loop (Lock not included)
Storage options:1.44 MB diskette drive; 16-in-1 media reader
TV tuner integrated: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Video adapter, bus:PCI Express x16
Video card driver:Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Vista
Video card features:3D/2D Controller: support is fully compliant with Microsoft standard API such as Direct Draw, GDI/GDI+ and Direct Show; Integrated VGA Controller; integrated 400 MHz RAMDAC; 400 MHz Controller Clock Speed; Overlay Planes: Single overlay support with 5x3 filtering; Maximum Color Depth: 32 bits/pixel; maximum Vertical Refresh Rate 85 Hz at up to 1920x1440, 85 Hz at 2048x1536, varies with mode and configuration; Support for an additional DVI-D display via optional DVI ADD2 card, subject to regional availability\nIntel GMA 950\nMaximum Vertical Refresh Rate: 85 Hz at up to 1920x1440, 85Hz at 2048x1536\n3D/2D Controller: support is fully compliant with Microsoft standard API such as Direct Draw, GDI/GDI+ and Direct Show; Integrated VGA Controller; integrated 400 MHz RAMDAC; 400 MHz Controller Clock Speed; Overlay Planes: Single overlay support with 5x3 filtering; Maximum Color Depth: 32 bits/pixel; maximum Vertical Refresh Rate 85 Hz at up to 1920x1440, 85 Hz at 2048x1536, varies with mode and configuration; Su
Video card resolution:Maximum Vertical Refresh Rate: 85 Hz at up to 1920x1440, 85Hz at 2048x1536
Weight:21.16 lb
Weight (imperial):21.16 lb
Wireless Technology:Wireless A+G PCI Card (full-height bracket)

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 8.5, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.1, Symantec AntiVirus 10, Sun Java Runtime Environment, Google Toolbar
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:14


Audio system:AC'97 rev. 2,3 / High Definition / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC861 / Realtek ALC888 / Realtek ALC888 High Definition audio codec
Motherboard chipset:Intel 946GZ Express
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 2.0; 1 audio in; 1 audio out / Rear: 4 USB 2.0, 1 serial port, 1 optional second serial port, 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45, 1 VGA, audio in/out, Mic In, Front: 2 USB 2.0, audio ports
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):250
Power Supply:250
Power supply input voltage:115 - 230 V


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz/1.8GHz/2.13GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:105 / 167 / 188 / 376
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:111 / 162 / 77 / 81
Processor cache:0.512 / 1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Cedarmill / Conroe / Presler
Processor core voltage (AC):1.225 - 1.325
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Pentium 4 HT / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 1.843 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:533 / 800
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model:641 / 925 / E1200 / E2160 / E4300
Processor Number:347/420/925/E2160/E4300/E4400/E4500/E6320/E6420
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor E1000 series for Desktop / Intel Core 2 Duo E4000 series / Intel Pentium 4 600 series supporting Hyper-Threading Technology / Intel Pentium D 900 series / Intel Pentium E2000 series for Desktop
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):12
Stepping:C1 / L2 / M0
Tcase:61.4 / 63.4 / 69.2 / 73.3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 80, 86 / 95
Type:Celeron/Celeron D/Core 2 Duo/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium D

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
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 Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
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): Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:27481 / 29739 / 34440
Processor code:SL96K
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 8.5, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.1, Symantec AntiVirus 10, Sun Java Runtime Environment, Google Toolbar
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Hard Drive Capacity:80
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 80

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/250GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.64 / 41.6
Height :1.39 / 35.3
Package weight:14
Width:17.5 / 6.89