HP 620 Series

HP 620-WS843EAProcessor: Intel Celeron M 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6670, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.3 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 500, 700 euro
Average Score: 62.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 59%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 53%

 

HP 620

Specifications

HP 620Notebook: HP 620
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6670
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% HP 620 review
Source: Techradar English
Built for basic office use, it has a lot to offer, but is let down here by a significant design flaw.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sparbücher
Source: c't - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 30%
Hewlett Packard 620 – 15.6-Zoll-Laptop
Source: Tech Depot Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2010
Rating: display: 50%
HP 620
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% emissions: 80%

 

HP 620-WS742EA

Specifications

HP 620-WS742EANotebook: HP 620-WS742EA
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

58% Обзор недорого офисного ноутбука HP 620 (WS742EA)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 39% display: 46% mobility: 42% emissions: 50%

 

HP 620-WS843EA

Specifications

HP 620-WS843EANotebook: HP 620-WS843EA
Processor: Intel Celeron M 900
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HP Compaq 620 (WS843EA)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

» 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.

T6670: Entry level Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core. Similar to the C2D T6600 but with VT-x Virtualization and higher temperature specification.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4500:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

900: Single core processor based on the Penryn core but many advanced features are deactivated. Due to the missing Speedstep, the CPU may lead to a lower battery runtime.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


62.67%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C660-15z
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.6 kg
» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch EU-046
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Schenker Xesia E500-2EC
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RV510-A04UK
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Vostro V130D-158
Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9209
Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RV510-A08UK
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo G550-2958
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Dell Latitude XT2-XFR
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 12.1", 2.5 kg
» Samsung RV408-A01
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron N5030
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C650-15X
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L510-PSLF8L
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» HP Compaq 420
Core 2 Duo T6570, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung R530-JA09
Celeron Dual-Core T3100, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo B550
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Asus K50C-SX009V
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C640-1001U
Pentium P6000, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5334-902G25MN
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C650-144
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Asus K50IJ-BNC5
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C655-S5068
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-1340EV
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 13.3", 1.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)