HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF Desktop PC Review

Sun, Dec 25, 2011

Hardware Reviews

HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF Desktop PC Review

The HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF (Small Form Factor) desktop PC is a compact desktop with great performance. It is currently the 10th placer in budget desktop PC category. The HP Small Form Factor can be deployed easily just in any office situation to configure either the desktop or the tower. This is very helpful for businesses, the USB ports and line in line out ports are located in front to be accessed easily. It also has VGA and DVI-D connectors where you can connect two external monitors.

The system of this PC includes Pentium Dual-Core E5800 processor at 3.2 GHz speed, 2048 KB cache size, and 200MHz Bus speed. It has a installed 2GB RAM but upgradable to 8GB, Windows 7 Operating System, and 250 GB hard drive (some are even 500GB). With regards to the graphics, it has an integrated graphics, Intel Integrated Graphics Chipset (Intel B43 Express Chipset), and 1 video card with 780 MB installed video memory. It also has PCI video bus with Intel GMA 950 video chipset.

The chassis of HP Compaq 400 Pro SFF desktop PC is typical and plain. It has enough space for internal upgrade. On the front of the machine, there are four USB ports, the power button, microphone and headphone jacks, and the DVD-RW drive. At the back of the machine, there are another four USB ports, 1 GB Ethernet, VGA, DVI, line in and line out jacks, a serial port, and PS/2 ports for both keyboard and mouse.

Though the chassis is plain, you will see inside the machine one open PCIe x16 slot, one open PCIe x1 slot, one open RAM slot, and 2 open PCI slots. The chassis style is tower with one external drive bay. In order to open the case, you will just need to loose one thumbscrew then lift off the side smoothly.

The mouse and keyboard are both black with silver accent. Though they do not look modern and shiny, they are very comfortable to use. The mouse has a 3 button optical design. Like other HP keyboard, it has raised soft touch keys that give good response when used.

The HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF is very reliable in helping you improve your business. This compute is also an environment friendly business computer. The materials used to build this computer do not have brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that are hard to dispose. Ones this PC already finished its useful life, it is very easy to dispose. HP exclusive Power Assistant application is very essential in optimizing the power settings of your computer. It also helps the environment by conserving energy with ENERGY STAR which lowers the operating costs. This model is certified as EPEAT Gold. The power supply wattage is 240 watts.

This model of desktop PC is a budget machine, but with reasonable price to its performance. It has some upgrade room with bloat-free installation. The appearance is not that attractive but its performance and other specs matter most.

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