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HP Compaq Business Desktop Dx2420 (VC466EA#ABU)

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... 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 Id 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. Its ... Read review

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Good decent-featured budget desktop PC

AdvantagesGreat budget PC, good value for money

DisadvantagesNone 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 Id 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. Its 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, its fine for ..." Read review
09.07.2010

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A good all-round computer for home and business

AdvantagesSize, Specification, quality and feel

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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 ..." Read review
06.09.2009

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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.

General

MPN VC466EA#ABU, VC506EA, VC485EA, VC457EA, VC498EA, VC495EA, NN657EA#UUW, VC466EA, VC467EA, VC467EA#ABU, VC470EA#ABU, VC470EA, VC476EA, VC501EA, VC486EA, VC494EA#ABU, VC494EA, VC495EA#ABU, VC464EA#ABD, VC474EA#ABD
Type PC
Recommended Use Small business, corporate business
Product Form Factor Micro tower
Localisation English / United Kingdom, German / Germany
Built-in Devices Speaker

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Pentium E5200 / 2.5 GHz, Intel Pentium E6300 / 2.8 GHz, Intel Celeron E1500 / 2.2 GHz, Intel Pentium E5300 / 2.6 GHz, Intel Celeron 450 / 2.2 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 / 2.8 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / 3 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 / 2.93 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1
Max CPU Qty 1
CPU Socket LGA775 Socket
Chipset Type Intel G31 Express, Intel G33 Express
Front Side Bus 800 MHz, 1066 MHz, 800 GHz, 1333 MHz
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Cache memory

Installed Size L2 Cache - 2 MB, L2 Cache - 512 KB, L2 Cache - 3 MB, L2 Cache - 6 MB
Cache Per Processor 2 MB, 512 KB, 3 MB, 6 MB

Ram

Installed Size 2 GB / 4 GB (max), 1 GB / 4 GB (max), 3 GB / 4 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM - non-ECC
Memory Speed 800 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Configuration Features 1 x 2 GB, 1 x 1 GB, 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB

Hard drive

Type HDD
Capacity 1 x 320 GB, 1 x 160 GB, 1 x 500 GB
Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Features Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Storage controller

Type 1 x SATA - integrated
Controller Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s
Channel Qty 4

Optical storage

Type DVDRW (R DL) / DVD-RAM - SATA, DVD-ROM - SATA
Read Speed 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 8x (DVD±R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Disc Labeling Technology LightScribe Technology

Monitor

Monitor Type None

Graphics controller

Type Integrated
Graphics Processor Intel GMA 3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
Video Interfaces VGA
Max Allocated RAM Size 256 MB

Audio output

Type Integrated
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Compliant Standards AC '97, High Definition Audio
Max Sampling Rate 96 kHz

Input device

Type Mouse, keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard Name HP Standard Keyboard
Interface USB

Mouse

Technology Optical
Interface USB
Features Scroll

Networking

Type Integrated
Ethernet Controller Realtek RTL8101E
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Remote Management Protocol DMI 2.0
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Features ACPI support, Wake on LAN (WoL)

Expansion / connectivity

Bays 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
Slots 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
Interfaces 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

Miscellaneous

Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), boot without keyboard or mouse, Power Factor Correction (PFC)
Compliant Standards ACPI, APM 1.2

Power

Device Type Power supply
Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided 300 Watt

Operating system / software

OS Provided 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.

Dimensions & weight

Width 16.5 cm, 18 cm
Depth 37.3 cm
Height 36.5 cm
Weight 10.2 kg

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 10 C
Max Operating Temperature 35 C
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90%
Sound Emission 32 dBA

Card reader

Type 22 in 1 card reader

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year
Service & Support 1 year warranty

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