... Having had several HP or Compaq PCs over many, many years (I even still have my oldest one, a Compaq Portable III 386 from the 1980s which I’d lovingly upgraded to a 486 and Windows 3.1, and is still in perfect working order!), I liked the brand and decided to settle on this product.
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None really except for poor quality lettering on the keyboard
"...had. Having had several HP or Compaq PCs over many, many years (I even still have my oldest one, a Compaq Portable III 386 from the 1980s which I’d lovingly upgraded to a 486 and Windows 3.1, and is still in perfect working order!), I liked the brand and decided to settle on this product.
It’s sold as a ‘Business PC’, but if you upgrade the very basic onboard graphics it comes with by installing a decent graphics card of your choice, it’s fine for ..."
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"...it came to buying the HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2420 I was able to find all of these at a very reasonable price. The chassis / case is well made and has a good modern design, as for the specifications this model has an Intel Pentium 2.5Ghz processor & SDRAM 2GB Memory, which is more than enough to run all business applications and most modern games very well. The Dx2420 also has PCI express x16 expansion slots which will allow you to upgrade your ..."
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Product Information for "HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2420 (VC466EA#ABU)" »
Manufacturer's product description
HP Compaq dx2400 Business Desktop PC is an affordable desktop computer for everyday business needs. It is built on a proven Intel chipset and processor technology with quality, reliability, and functionality all in a modern look and feel.Newly designed with real metal surfaces, glossy finishes, and convenient front access to the latest technology in the PC industry today, the HP Compaq dx2400 PC is meant to be shown off, not hidden. This reliable desktop PC can enhance your business environment with its style while offering: efficiently designed chassis with engineered cooling and electrical sub-systems that support greater reliability and longer lifecycles; ample expansion capabilities so you can customize the performance of your PC.The HP Compaq dx2400 Business Desktop PC is an affordable and reliable PC designed to help you move through your everyday business tasks. The compact microtower design fits easily into your work space and helps accommodate future upgrade and expansion needs.A professional chassis design offers easy-to-access ports, slots and bays; optical drives and front USB 2.0 access provide a wide-range of digital media capabilities, convenience and fast data transfers; front and back audio ports offer convenience and flexibility; standard graphics are great for everyday needs, but if you need more, a PCI Express x16 expansion slot is available for the latest industry-standard graphic cards; keep your employees productive and protect your data with local recovery tools.
Intel GMA 3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
Max Allocated RAM Size
Sound Output Mode
AC '97, High Definition Audio
Max Sampling Rate
HP Standard Keyboard
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Remote Management Protocol
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
ACPI support, Wake on LAN (WoL)
Expansion / connectivity
2 (total) / 1 (free) x external 5.25" x 1/2H ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x external 3.5" x 1/3H ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x internal 3.5" x 1/3H
1 (total) / 0 (free) x CPU ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCI - full-height ¦ 2 (total) / 2 (free) x PCIe x1 - full-height ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe x16 - full-height
6 x USB 2.0 ( 3 front, 4 rear ) ¦ 1 x PS/2 keyboard ¦ 1 x PS/2 mouse ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 2 x audio line-in/microphone ( 1 in front ) ¦ 2 x audio line-out/headphones ( 1 in front ) ¦ 1 x LAN ¦ 2 x microphone ( 1 in front ) ¦ 1 x audio line-out
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), boot without keyboard or mouse, Power Factor Correction (PFC)
ACPI, APM 1.2
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Operating system / software
Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade, Microsoft Windows Vista Business, FreeDOS
Microsoft Office Preloaded
Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess Licence Kit (MLK) to activate the software.