Hp Compaq Pro 6300 review

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Hp Compaq Pro 6300 Review

Hp Compaq Pro 6300 review

Key Points

  • Small Form Factor PC
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro)
  • Intel Core i5-3470 with Intel HD Graphics 2500 (3.20 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 6.0 Gb/s NCQ, Smart IV

Clear inner workings

The purpose of the desktop PC 6300 Pro from Hewlett-Packard can be seen from afar, as the very sober design only fits into a business area. This should not be meant derogatory, because the absolutely neutral appearance reveals nothing about the technical equipment. As a special feature for business use, the manufacturer prays its own BIOS, which is supposed to be helpful in troubleshooting, and an HP-certified Trusted Platform Module, which offers additional security features. The rest is rather modest and corresponds to the acquisition costs of around 615 EUR, which you have to spend when buying online.

Technical Equipment

The mini-tower offers only limited expansion options, as is usual with most business PCs. Another optical drive can be inserted under the DVD burner and a 3.5-inch slot can also be used. The I / O panel in the center bar of the tower offers four USB 2.0 ports, which are supplemented by a headset connection and the usual control LEDs. Internally, two additional hard drives can be conveniently installed from the side in addition to the 500 GByte pre-installed hard drive. The 320-watt power supply is housed in the upper area in the old fashion and the small mainboard below offers some connection options. The motherboard is supported by an Intel Q75 chipset and is equipped with a powerful Intel Core i5-3470. The QuadCore CPU has a base clock of 3.2 GHz, which can be increased to 3.6 GHz in turbo mode. The four DIMM banks can be expanded up to 16 GB of RAM and one bank is equipped with a 4 GB module. In the graphics area, it looks quite weak because more than the integrated graphics of the CPU than the HD 2500 is not available – but still sufficient for presentations.


If you follow the product description on notebooksbilliger.de, a 22-in-1 card reader should be housed in the small front slot. In addition to the PS / 2 port, there are four USB 3.0 sockets, one serial, and three analog sound connections on the ATX panel. Monitors can be connected to a VGA and a DisplayPort.

Bottom line

IT should like a little more equipment and you could expect at least one dedicated graphics card for your money. Since the office PC has no other special features to offer, it can be classified as significantly too expensive.

Hp Compaq Pro 6300

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