HP Compaq 4000 Pro Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 10
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 5
    • Features
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.83
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Small
    • Three-year warranty
    • Solid build quality
  • Cons

    • Old chip socket
    • Weak GPU

Quick Take

The HP Compaq 4000 Pro isn?t the fastest desktop out there, but in terms of overall value, it?s hard to beat.

When it comes to outfitting your business with the proper equipment, a good desktop can be the foundation of the rest of your office. HP?s 4000 Pro is designed to serve as an affordable candidate; as we found out, it might be good for your living room, too.


  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-core E5800 @ 3.20GHz
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz
  • Storage: 250GB HDD @ 7200RPM
  • Graphics: Intel integrated GMA 4500
  • Optical storage: DVD+/-RW with LightScribe capability
  • Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Wireless networking: not present
  • Power supply: 240W (internal)
  • Dimensions: 13.3 x 14.9 x 3.9 inches (HxWxD)
  • Weight: 16.7 pounds
  • Warranty: Three year parts and labor with onsite next business day support and 24×7 telephone support
The HP Compaq 4000 Pro starts at $399.99, which is also the price of our review configuration.

HP Compaq 4000 Pro What?s in the box:

  • HP 4000 Pro desktop
  • Wired keyboard
  • Wired mouse
  • Power cord
  • Product manuals

Build and design
Aside from the very inexpensive models found in lines like Dell?s Vostro brand, most business desktops start a cut above when it comes to the build quality of the chassis and components. Much of the system is constructed of solid black aluminum, and the side panels resist flexing. It looks a lot like the super small 8200 Elite we reviewed recently, just a bit bigger.

From the front, the 4000 Pro looks like many other small form factor desktops. Well, those SFF desktops that are all business, at least. The staid pseudo-grille and black plastic finish means that this member of HP?s Compaq brand would make the desktop a welcome member of any business environment from the 60?s onward.



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