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HP 550 Series

HP 550Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 72.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 40%, features: 30%, display: 56%
mobility: 43%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 83%

 

HP 550

Specifications

HP 550Notebook: HP 550
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 550 (Series)

Average Score: 72.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% HP 550 review
Source: Techradar English
When it comes to performance, the HP 550 is overshadowed by the competition in terms of speed, but this is a far more accomplished laptop when it comes to sheer ease of use. The keyboard may not be as good as we'd have liked, but we still found it comfortable to use and the large, bright screen makes this laptop a pleasure to use.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht, Ergonomie gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%
70% HP 550 NA947EA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
76% Test HP 550 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 59% display: 76% mobility: 76% workmanship: 74% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 83%
70% HP 550 FU408EA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 40% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
90% HP 550
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
58% HP 550
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 30% display: 66% mobility: 40%

 

Comment

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


72.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)