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HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx5150

HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx5150
alaScore 80

27 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx5150. 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. Reviews about the usability and reliability are overall positive. The size and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, size, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx5150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kirk Steers (

HP dx5150 Business Desktop


Surprising expandability and a small footprint will keep this PC on office desks well into the future.

Well designed and highly upgradeable

Less-than-stellar performance

The dx5150 Business Desktop isn't a home-oriented, high-performance system. But this well-designed office PC takes up minimal space and can easily be upgraded to extend its useful life.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

HP's First 64-Bit-Ready Business PC


The HP Dx5150 Business Desktop is prepared for the future, with AMD's 2.2-GHz Athlon 64 3500+ processor and a host of other components.

The HP Dx5150 Business Desktop is prepared for the future, with AMD's 2.2-GHz Athlon 64 3500+ processor and a host of other components.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (

HP dx5150 Busines Desktop


These days, most of the corporate PCs we see have the "Intel Inside" logo on them, but occasionally we do come across an AMD-powered business desktop from a major manufacturer. The HP dx5150 business desktop ($915 direct) is such a system, a decent...

Windows XP x64-capable and Longhorn ready. PCI x16 slot for graphics upgrades. AMD enhanced virus protection. Quiet. Built-in dual-display capabilities. Small size. Many future-proofing features

Half-height slots. May not fit your current disk image directives

The HP dx5150 is a strong small-business PC for those who want the security of a machine from a large manufacturer, with the future-proofing and hardware-based virus protection that the AMD Athlon 64 platform offers.

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

HP dx5150


It's not the fastest biz desktop around, but the well-designed HP dx5150 is easy to insert into your work space, thanks to its attractive exterior, vivid 17-inch LCD, and handy deployment software.

Extremely quiet; versatile, high-quality LCD monitor; surprisingly expandable; excellent warranty; includes deployment and management tools.

Weak performance; tower hard to open; monitor's USB ports hard to reach.

HP knows how to build solid, well-supported business machines, but look past the HP dx5150 if performance is your chief concern.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HardwareCentral - HP DX5150 Business Desktop PC Review.


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Jul, 2005

Consumer review (

Sneaky tech. specs


Arrived quickly and in good condition

Under tech. specs. lists only 1 ghz. But doesn't list type ; Turns out the memory is DDR. Hence my DDR 2 is useless ; That will teach me to ask before I buy

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

watch out for the PSU


decent while it is working

defective power supply unit (PSU) that blows up if it has been unpluged due to the glue in side absorbing moisture

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

Excellent value!


Unit is 100% functional. Fast for the price, compact, and nicely designed. Added a 160G drive in the auxilliary drive bay and loaded Linux without a hitch. Newegg exhibited their usual prompt and rapid shipping


Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Great Little PC


I have purchased several of these for business customers. they are a great size and have have the power to run just about anything.

Great PC, nice warranty, plenty of power and it shows up in about 3 days

DVDRW or combo drive would be nice

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Stupid Pictures


It's a cheap computer with 512mb of ram, and xp pro on it (and all the rest of the features I require)

It's pictured with a 3.5" floppy disk, which isn't actually included, and HP has these lovely new mounting setups that require different parts that what you'd get with your floppy drive (it also doesn't come with any of those parts). The tech support...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

With the features to deliver high-performance, enhanced productivity, and investment protection, the HP dx5150 Business PC is designed to meet the needs of demanding business environments.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis Type:Micro Tower / SFF

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

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


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 9600 / AMD Radeon Xpress 200 / AMD Radeon Xpress 200M


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop


Chipset Type:ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/800MHz


Internal Memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Colour:Carbonite / Silver


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


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Modem Speed:56
Type:Network adapter

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 90

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
Optical Drive Type: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:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Acoustic power emissions:IDLE (Fixed disk drive spinning): LWAd = 3.8 Bels; FIXED DISK (Random write): LWAd = 4.1 Bels; FLOPPY DRIVE (Floppy to HD file copy): LWAd = 4.3 Bels; OPTICAL DRIVE (Sequential Reads): LWAd = 5.5 Bels
Audio included:Integrated Realtek AC97
CD read speed:40
Compatible operating systems:1 x Component\n3 x Composite (Video)\n5 x Analogue Audio (Tuner included)\n1 x Composite Monitor\n1 x Microphone Port\n1 x Dock Control Port\n1 x FM Tuner Antenna\n1 x AM Tuner Antenna / 61 x 93 / Genuine Windows 2000 (Web Support), Genuine Windows XP Professional SP2, Genuine Windows XP Home SP2, Genuine Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, FreeDOS and SuSE Linux 9.3 / Windows 2000\nWindows XP Professional SP2\nWindows XP Home SP2\nWindows XP Professional x64 Edition\nFreeDOS & Linux SuSE 9.3
Disk subsystem controller:SMART III Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s
Diskette drive:N
Drive bays:2 external 5.25 inch, 2 external 3.5 inch 2 external 5.25 inch, 2 external 3.5 inch
Driver LAN:Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft 2000, Microsoft XP, Linux 2.2, Linux 2.4
Expansion slots:2 full-height PCI, 1 full-height x1 PCI-E and 1 full-height x16 PCI-E / 2x Full-height PCI\n1x Full-height x1 PCI-E \n1x Full-height x16 PCI-E / 2x Low-profile PCI\n1x Low-profile x1 PCI-E\n1x Low-profile x16 PCI-E
External drive bays:1x 5.25"; 1x 3.5" / 2x 5.25" & 2x 3.5"
Hard disk controller:SMART III Serial ATA 1,5 GB/s / SMART III Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s
Hard disk drive type:80 GB
Internal drive bays:1x 3.5" / 2x 3.5"
Keyboard type:2004 standard PS/2\nPS/2, USB or USB BG1650 2004 standard keyboard
Memory upgrade:4 / Y
Modem type:N
Network cards:Intel Pro 1000 MT Gigabit / Optional Intel Pro 1000 MT NIC FH PCI
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / PCI-E Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet for HP
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Pointing device:USB optical mouse\n2-Button PS/2 scroll mouse or 2-button USB optical scroll mouse
Power requirements:90 – 132 / 180 – 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz, passive PFC (115v / 230v line)
Security Features:Kensington Cable Lock, Hood Cover Security Loop supported, optional embedded security (TPM) solution / Kensington Cable Lock\nHood Cover Security Loop / Kensington Lock\nHood Cover Security Loop
Video adapter, bus:Standard VGA, DVI-D
Video card driver:Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home
Video card features:ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 ATI RADEON x300

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Norton Antivirus 2005
Display diagonal:43.2
Display included:No / Yes


Audio system:Integrated Realtek AC97 audio with premium internal speaker / Realtek AC'97 / Realtek AC97
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Rear: 6 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 DVI-D, audio in/out, 1 microphone, 1 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45; Front: 2 USB 2.0 headphone and microphone
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):200 / 250 / 50
Power Supply:200 / 250
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:90 - 132 / 180 - 264 VAC / 90 – 132 / 180 – 264 V


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor cache:0.512 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:3200+ / 3800+
Processor Number:3000+/3200+/3500+/3800+
Type:Athlon 64/No CPU/Sempron


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Norton Antivirus 2005
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Total Storage Capacity:80

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

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:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/40GB/80GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 9600/ATI Radeon X300/ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Interface Type:PCI Express x16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:38.4 / 42
Height :10 / 36.8
Weight:11 / 9.5
Width:17.5 / 33.8