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HP PRO 3405 QB242EA

HP PRO 3405 QB242EA
alaScore 82

17 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of HP PRO 3405 QB242EA. 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. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP PRO 3405 QB242EA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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No parallel port?


No where on the CDW web site does it list the interfaces included with this computer ... you know, the number of USB ports, types of other ports or the fact that this machine DOES NOT have a parallel port. We still use parallel ports in business today....

Jul, 2012

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HP Pro 3405 - A series A4-3420 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


We just got in some of the Hewlett Packard Pro 3400 Series MT, We opted for the i5, with 4GB of RAM. There nice we have users that the systems are over kill for the work they do but hopefully when we go to replace them in a few years they will not be...

Jun, 2012

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HP Pro 3405 - A series A4-3420 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


Value for money computing.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Pro 3405 - A series A4-3420 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


decent fast business desktop. Construction is fairly light so if feels a bit "budget" next to the HP Smal Form Factor machines we have here, despite outclassing them in terms of performance.

May, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Pro 3405 - A series A4-3420 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


5 stars for simplicity that just works. This PC is nothing to write home about. But for a basic fire and forget piece of hardware, this box is perfect. Not one instance of HW failure.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Pro 3405 - A series A4-3420 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


Fantastic machine, really quiet and runs programs without batting an eye-lid

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

HP Pro-3405 Microtower


Exceptionally quiet - HP PC's usually are. perfect for normal office use. I would certainly buy this again.

I wanted to connect two monitors and had to purchase a separate card with two outlets because the on-board one cannot work at the same time as another card. I purchased a Gainward GeForce 8400GS "SILENT" 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card for £18...

Dec, 2012

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HP Pro-3405 Microtower


Easy to setup and very quiet. I got the upgrade to 8GB its worth it. It steams along.

Bundled Norton Antivirus was a pain in the they need to get their act together, even when you say you dont want it installed it still does. Grr Easy to uninstall though and install another you dont need to pay for!!!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Pro-3405 Microtower


bad set up with nothing working correctly

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Pro-3405 Microtower


Like windows 7 professional. It is early days but it seems to do what it says on the tin.

Disappointed that it does not have wireless eternet, I did expect that. For me, there is a lot of unwanted junk in the soft ware bundle. It comes preloaded with Office 2010 which has dire revues on Amazon but needs a card for extra money, the good news...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Chassis type:Micro Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1

Energy Management

Power supply:300

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 3


Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6350
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6410D / AMD Radeon HD 6530D / No


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
External drive bays:1
Form Factor:Microtower
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Internal drive bays:1
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Processor Manufacturer:AMD

Packaging Content

Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:22
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HDA / Realtek ALC656
Chipset:AMD A55
Motherboard chipset:AMD A55
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:13 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:300


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of processors installed:1
Processor:A4-3420 / A6-3650 / E2-3200 / E3200
Processor boost frequency:2.5
Processor cache:1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Wolfdale
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A / AMD Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:A4-3420 / A6-3650 / E2-3200 / E3200
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor E3000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket FM1 uPGA / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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
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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
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):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42770
Processor code:SLGU5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:15.2 / 15.8