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HP Compaq Pro 4300

HP Compaq Pro 4300
alaAverage 4.6

10 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of HP Compaq Pro 4300. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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Great value machine


Hard to beat at this price. Hard disk is 7200RPM (instead of 5000RPM typically in economy PCs). Gig ethernet. Great transition machine for us to get off our XP machines. Windows 7 Pro lets us run old apps in an XP Pro virtual machine (that's included...

Good speed, set for dual VGA displays, plenty of RAM, not pre-loaded with lots of promo-ware, Win 7 Pro gives you Windows XP compatibility mode to run old XP apps, good warranty

No manuals (shouldn't be a problem for experienced users)

Feb, 2014

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New desktop


I received this machine within two days it had everything I needed loaded on it plus. It is fast and haven't had any problems in the time we have had it on the network.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Good value for a good machine


I needed a computer to replace a failing machine in our office. This machine was a very good value for what I needed. It gave me plenty of processor for an office job and the 64-bit operating system will allow for future memory upgrades. The small form...

Oct, 2012

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great value


I just bought 26 of these for various users. So far I have been happy. They are a pretty small form factor, plenty fast, even with just an i3, and seem to be assembled well. Time will tell on the reliability, but I have had good luck with HP in the past.

Oct, 2012

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HP Compaq Pro 4300


Good machine, for a home system. I have a feeling that these should be able to last awhile without any hardware problems.

Aug, 2012

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HP Compaq Pro 4300


That woudl actually be a four core processor. i7 doesn't even come in oct. Good machine, but for home users. More of an awesome media and gaming rig than for business use.

Aug, 2012

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HP Compaq Pro 4300


This computer is a beast. 8 core processor, 16GB RAM, 2TB hard drive. Excellent graphics card. My only issue that I have with this computer, is that the fan kicks on a lot and is very noisy. Going to look at the BIOS and see if I can turn it down.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

HP Compaq Pro 4300


Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 160GB SSD, Win7 64 bit. Paid about $1,800. Loads every program in about 1 second. Outlook maybe 5 seconds. Running multiple VMs for website development no sweat. I love it.

Jan, 2012

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HP Compaq Pro 4300


Love the 6 cores. Lots of RAM. Great performance. So far these have been really good machines for our developers.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:2 / 4


Energy Star certified: / No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Chassis type: / All-in-one / Desktop / SFF
Color of product:Black / Grey
Internal: Yes
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Wall mountable: Yes
Water cooling system:N


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:20
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TN
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150
Power supply:150 / 240
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter model: / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500


Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 2 / 2x DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1600


Chipset:Intel H61 Express
Compatible processor series:Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 Express


Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:1.3 / 2
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio adapter type:Realtek ALC269
Camera included: Yes
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Display Diagonal:20
Display Diagonal (metric):20
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External drive bays:1 x 3.5", 1 x 5.25" / 1x 3.5", 1x 5.25"
Fiber Channel:N
Fibre Channel: No
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Internal: Yes
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.5"
Internal modem: No
Maximum hard drive capacity:1000
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of loudspeakers:1
Number of processors installed:1
Number of Speakers:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
SmartCard slot: No
Speakers: Yes
Storage drive interface:SATA
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:Adobe Flash Player\nHP Marketplace\nBing\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nWinZip Basic\nYahoo\nCompre Office / Buy Office\nAdobe Flash Player\nAsk Search (alternate search engine)\nHP Marketplace\nHP Wallpaper\nMicrosoft Advantage Program, including the following\nBing Bar Toolbar\nBing Search\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer Home Page\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nWinZip Basic\nYahoo Search / Buy Office\nHP ProtectTools™\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nCyberlink Multimedia Suite / HP Marketplace\nHP Wallpaper\nWinZip Basic / HP ProtectTools security software; Microsoft Security Essentials; Cyberlink Multimedia Suite / HP ProtectTools™ security software; Microsoft Security Essentials; Cyberlink Multimedia Suite / HP ProtectTools™ security software; Microsoft Security Essentials; Microsoft Windows Virtual PC; Cyberlink Multimedia Suite / Microsoft Office 2010\nHP ProtectTools Security\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nCyberlink Multimedia Suite / Microsoft Office Starter\nHP ProtectTools Security\nHP Power Assistant\nMicrosoft Windows Virtual PC (XP mode)\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nCorel WinDVD 8 BD\nRoxio Creator Business 10 HD
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Audio system:HD / HDA / High Definition Audio
BIOS password: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Chipset: / Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3 / Core i5
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
Product type:PC
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
FireWire 800: No
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
RF ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:150
Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:150 / 240
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Compatible processor series:Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):28 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y / Yes
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3 / 6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel H61 Express
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor: / G2020 / G2030 / G640 / G645 / G860 / i3-2120 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3470 / i5-3470S
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR058 / SR0RS / SR163
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:G2020 / G2030 / G640 / G645 / G860 / i3-2120 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3470 / i5-3470S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53426 / 53486 / 53492 / 65690 / 65693 / 68315 / 68316 / 69116 / 71070 / 74749
Processor code:SR058 / SR059 / SR0RS / SR10H / SR163
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011С


Bundled software:HP ProtectTools security software; Microsoft Security Essentials; Cyberlink Multimedia Suite
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8 Pro 64\nWindows 8\nWindows® 7 Ultimate 32\nWindows® 7 Ultimate 64\nWindows® 7 Professional 32\nWindows® 7 Professional 64\nWindows 7 Professional 32\nWindows 7 Professional 64\nWindows® 7 Home Premium 32\nWindows® 7 Home Premium 64\nWindows® 7 Home Basic 32\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11\nFreeDOS
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / No / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.3 / 14.9 / 15 / 2.68 / 8.66
Height:13.3 / 14 / 16 / 3.94 / 4
Weight:12.6 / 16.8 / 18 / 202.1
Width:13 / 13.3 / 14.9 / 20 / 3.94