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HP Compaq DX2250

HP Compaq DX2250
alaScore 79

18 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HP Compaq DX2250. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 DX2250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Compaq DX2250 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

HP Compaq dx2250 desktop PC


The HP Compaq dx2250 is the least-expensive PC in HP's Compaq business PC line.

The HP Compaq dx2250's price doesn't differ substantially from the HP dc5750's if you configure them similarly. So unless you're intent on buying a computer with few options, you'll do better with a PC from HP's 5000 series or 7000 series, which offer...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

Compaq dx2250


The dx2250 is the least-expensive PC in HP's Compaq business PC line. Although you can get a very inexpensive dx2250 if you skip the extras, even a judicious amount of optional equipment can jack up the price substantially--so much so that it can end...

Compact case ; Good performance for an entry-level PC

No tool-less components ; Basic, no-frills design

A discrete graphics card helped boost this PC's WorldBench 6 score over that of the dc5750, but it upped the price, too.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (

HP Compaq dx2250


Compact case, Good performance for an entry-level PC

No tool-less components, Basic, no-frills design

This entry-level system lacks many of the desirable features found in other HP models, and doesn't cost substantially less.

Aug, 2007

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I ordered the product on a Friday morning received it on a Monday afternoon. Newegg provided excellent service and an excellent product.

Easy Setup, Quiet, Works Great


Apr, 2008

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Quiet; fast and reliable!

I've bought many of these as biz workstations. Work great! Just uninstall the Norton and MS Office junk and you're good to go


Apr, 2008

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kinda quiet, runs fast(upgraded to 2gb)


Apr, 2008

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Great Computer


Its a good reliable system easy to set up.

Love this computer its great nothing wrong with it as far as I can see. I wanted a new desktop and looked to find one that I could afford and found this. Its a great computer and I would advise others to buy it

even though 1g of ram is good its much better with 2gs

Apr, 2008

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Solid PC for the price


I have the version of this machine with 2GB of DDR2. The PC boots very quickly into Windows XP Pro.

For the price, you cannot go wrong with this PC. HP makes very good business class workstations. They are no way comparable to the HP PCs you buy in department stores. If you're looking for a stable machine with plenty of processing power to do normal...

USB ports are not 2.0. 80GB HDD might be small for the power user who enjoys working with many different applications

Feb, 2008

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Excellent Price/Performance


I also expanded with Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model AD-7190A - from Newegg for $29.99

Excellent package deal for the price. I immediately added CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory from NewEgg for $23.99 to make this an awesome computer


Nov, 2007

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Better Over Time


We have seven of these now, and they're all speeding along. We bought four of them as expansion computers, and three to replace older eMachines computers that were on their last leg. They work great, provided you know what you want to get out of them,...

I reviewed this previously. You know what? XP Home isn't that bad for this setup. If you don't need a CD burner, there's no need to purchase one, and CD burning programs can be found for free, if you know where to look. It's also a pretty good price...

There are still no bundled programs, which is a minus. Office 2007 is overrated - I'd go 2003, as it's still cheaper and more familiar. You'll have to upgrade to at least 512MB RAM (or simply add a 512 stick to your config)

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq dx2250 PC offers essential features and power efficient technologies and delivers reliability and performance for basic business requirements helping your business run more effectively.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/256KB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

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


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


Chipset Type:ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz/1600MHz/800MHz


Type: None


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

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:3400+/3800+/4000+/4200+/4400+/5000+
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Sempron


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

Service & Support

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


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300/ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
Interface Type:PCI Express x16