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HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450

HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2450
alaScore 79

51 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 51 reviews)

2 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

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

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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

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Prompt and responsive customer service from PCNation.

Excellent value and performance as advertised



Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Great business PC


My company has sold over 100 of these to various clients of ours and we have yet to experience any hardware problems. For simple business use (Schools, banks, etc...) it's a great system.

Great price for the cost. No trial software

A larger HDD and a CD/DVD burner instead of a CD burner/DVD reader

Consumer review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

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...

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Nice starter PC


Great starter computer for young ones or just for internet access/office programs. This is my first AMD in a number of years. Will see what happen.

Worked well right out of the case. Put in 2 - 1GB Crucial memory modules in it and it picked both up as well as the original 512MB stick. Got this for the kids so they'd stop putting their internet games on my main server computer. So far so good!...

None that I can find. Maybe that it didn't come with a free monitor? I know...always wanting something for nothing :)

Product Specifications

Built on powerful and energy efficient AMD processor technology, the HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower PC is a desktop computer for everyday business needs with quality, reliability, and functionality all in a modern look and feel.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.7in/14.7in / 16.4in/16.4in
Height:14.4in/14.4in / 15.2in/15.2in
Width:6.5in/6.5in / 7.3in/7.1in/7.3in

Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430/NVIDIA nForce 430
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.3GHz/2.5GHz/2.6GHz/2.7GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:240/4450B/4850B/5000B/5200B/5400B/7750/LE-1200/LE-1300/LE-1640
Type:Athlon 64/Athlon 64 X2/Athlon II X2/Athlon X2/Sempron


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year 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)

Type: None

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/320GB/500GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE