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HP Compaq 2230s

Specifications

HP Compaq 2230sNotebook: HP Compaq 2230s
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5670
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 70.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 61%, features: 80%, display: 67% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the HP Compaq 2230s

70% HP Compaq 2230s - 12.1in Business Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
What HP seems to have done is taken a consumer notebook, given it a matte lid and 3D DriveGuard and rebranded it as a business machine. And for such an affordable option, there's little wrong with this approach. In fact, it wouldn't make too bad a personal notebook for those looking for some extra security. It's only really let down by its poor battery life, though that can be remedied by purchasing a separate eight-cell battery.
70, Preis 70, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80%
70% HP Compaq 2230s: “almost a netbook” for grown-ups
Source: APC Mag English
Overall, the construction of the notebook seems quite robust. The display panel hinge seems solid and, while we wouldn’t want to actually drop the unit (or leave it to aircraft baggage handlers), we expect that the 2230s will stand up to the punishment of everyday business travel. If you need something more than a netbook but don’t want to weighed down by a full-size notebook, the HP 2230s is a reasonable compromise. I would personally want more than 1Gb of RAM and possibly a larger hard drive, but as long as you’re happy running XP, the supplied configuration will suffice.
von 10: 7, Preis 7, Ergonomie 8, Leistung 6, Mobilität sehr gut, Vearbeitung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
HP Compaq 2230s Review
Source: Hardware Central English
If you need a portable companion with robust security features but have been put off by the price of most ultraportables, the HP Compaq 2230s is worth a look. It isn't the flashiest or fastest notebook available, but it will get the job done and still leave some cash in your wallet.
Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: price: 80%
HP Compaq 2230s Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP Compaq 2230s is a conservative-looking notebook with some features targeted towards small business users. Unlike most business or small business notebooks, this notebook doesn’t offer the rugged feel, only a rugged look. The plastic used throughout the design is weak even when compared to the HP Pavilion lineup. While the keyboard is impressive, it doesn’t outweigh the lackluster build quality. For small businesses my best recommendation would be to look at notebooks such as the HP Pavilion tx2500z or stepping up to the HP EliteBook series.
Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80%
60% HP Compaq 2230s
Source: Gadget Zone English
It’s not a powerful option and the inclusion of HDMI is questionable, but it’s still a great value choice if you need a portable notebook with plenty of security at your fingertips.
3 von 5, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität mangelhaft, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% performance: 40% mobility: 50%

Foreign Reviews

81% Test HP Compaq 2230s Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 65% display: 83% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 79%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.


T5670: Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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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70.25%: 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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HP Compaq 2230s
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)