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HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450

HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450
alaScore 77

53 reviews

May, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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May, 2019

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Comes ready loaded with XP Easy to set up

A little too long to boot up

Feb, 2009

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HP DX2450


Cheap. Quiet.

Windows Vista

Jan, 2009

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Nice computer


Seems like newegg always has the things you need when you need them. Will continue to buy from

We usualy buy these through another company but couldent resist buying from here because its $100 cheaper. No difference in the package what so ever

Shipping is too fast! i mean if i wanted it a day or two later then when it said it would be here i would just buy from another company.....which i dont! lol

Aug, 2009

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Worth the money


Added 2 gigs memory and ordered much larger hard drive. Ordered on monday and received on tuesday of this week. Fast delivery in Calif.

HP, serial drives, 4 memory slots, some expanability. Ran the first time started and still running. Six usb ports and gigibyte. Nice little computer

Not really any

Aug, 2009

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Prompt and responsive customer service from PCNation.

Excellent value and performance as advertised


May, 2009

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pretty nice..


I recently bought two of these and I am very happy with my purchase, no problems with either as of yet. I've stuck with Samsung since my first purchase almost 2 years ago of their SATA version and I've used it like crazy, burning DVD's and music CD's...

very happy with the quality and value of system. Extremely quiet and cool running. still new time will tell how dependable and durable this system holds up

NONE yet

May, 2009

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Be ready for problems


In the end, it's all working, but much time wasted chasing drivers from the HP site that either didn't work or were the wrong ones for the chipset on this mobo. Doing a GIS for "HP dx2450" and "nvidia drivers" got me to a blog entry linking to the...

Not loaded down with preinstalled crapware, basic build quality seems decent. Came installed with XP Pro so no need to downgrade. Vista Biz media included. Price and the usual quick Newegg service very good

Some features didn't work properly, such as the network card. No info on HP tech support site as far as specific nVidia chipset information. Some drivers provided were flat out wrong (audio and network), or incomplete (PCI Bridge). Built-in restore...

Mar, 2009

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Don't Do This to Yourself


The included USB interface card reader shorted out causing me to loose all USB functionality. Including my laser keyboard mouse set up. Reinstalling all drivers manually was a pain. The HP software and copy of xp pro was buggy. The driver updates...

Seems like a simple enough machine. Purchased two for peer networking in small office. Was as advertised. I just wanted in office backup for my tablet PC. Good speed

I have invested likely 24 productive hours to try to get this thing to run correctly. I reformatted hard disk twice. HP support is not helpful

Mar, 2009

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very nice


It takes a little work to get this machine to run solaris X86 but once you have things running. It is smooth! The Solaris installation is on a mirrored set of 10K RPM disks with ZFS. I have XP running under virtualbox and I connect to the headless...

quiet machine- installed two WD1500HLFS 10K RPM drives in it as a ZFS raid 0 for Solaris X86. The two 10K drives increased the noise just a touch... I'm running virtual box on Solaris to run XP on a stable and fast host

The onboard NIC was not recognized by Solaris 10 U6 or either Opensolaris 2008 editions. It's not necessarily the fault of HP but good to know for someone looking to use this for solaris. Also the serial/parallel port card does not work on solaris. I...

Mar, 2009

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Almost Okay!


And now if it goes back and NewEgg does not hear the HUM, I have to pay for the shipping. Not possible these days. It is not a bad machine, but the noise is madding....

I purchased this item as what I thought was a "good for the price" option when I need to replace my old desktop. By in large I have been happy. All the power I need and runs all my add on with little trouble. Lots of data input options. Love XP. All...

However, the dam thing make so much noise it drives me nuts. I did not want to send it back for a loose fan and tried to tighten it up myself. I can to that much. It still make so much noise I may have to give it to my daughter's husband. (Not a fav...

Feb, 2009