HP Compaq 6530b
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Compaq 6530b
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 800 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Compaq 6530b
Source: Trusted Reviews
With the notable exception of the Dell Latitude E6400, business notebooks tend to be slightly boring. Unlike consumer notebooks, the emphasis is on substance over style - which is of course is a good thing, just not very exciting. Orange's Business Everywhere mobile broadband plan partnered to HP Compaq's 6730b with integrated 3G/HSDPA makes for an interesting and relatively good-value combo for any business user that needs to stay connected wherever they are. As with most bundles though, it's not for everyone, and you'll need to check carefully if this combination is what your business needs.
80, Preis 70, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
The HP Compaq 6530b makes a pretty strong case for itself as a useful business box. The laptop has some speed where it counts, and doesn't cost an exorbitant amount of money. Its display is still a bit of a downer, but we suppose something was going to get short shrift to keep the price low.
4 von 5, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
Source: PC World
Between its durability and incredibly robust software applications, HP's 6530b makes a pretty strong case for itself as a useful business box. The laptop has some speed where it counts, and doesn't cost an exorbitant amount of money. Its display is still a bit of a downer, but I suppose something was going to get short shrift to keep the price low. If you're on the hunt for a business laptop, you might want to check out Lenovo's SL400, a fairly evenly matched (though slightly more expensive) machine.
(von 100): 79, Preis gut, Leistung 74, Ausstattung 77, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% performance: 74% features: 77% display: 40%
Source: Connect - 11/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% features: 84% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 84%
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.
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.
Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
81.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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