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HP Compaq 6730s

Specifications

HP Compaq 6730sNotebook: HP Compaq 6730s
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5670
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 56%, display: 64% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the HP Compaq 6730s

80% HP Compaq 6730s
Source: Techradar English
HPs 15" is a competitively priced business machine, but slightly lacking in features. The HP Compaq 6730s is aimed at the business market. However, unlike some similar laptops, it is competitively priced and boasts some sensible features that make it a good proposition.  The Compaq 6730s is the most competitively priced business laptop, and its simple design is matched by good performance, making it recommend it for corporate users on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% HP 6730s notebook
Source: Gadget Zone English
The HP 6730s is coated in a plain matte black finish with a black gloss trim around the screen and keyboard. With this being a business notebook, we weren't expecting the usual shiny and love it or hate it designs that plague consumer notebooks. A cheap notebook for the business that’s after current technology and isn’t too fussed over the simple black design.
3 von 5, Preis gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% HP 6730s KH339AV
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
68% Minipreis-Laptops
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 80% performance: 55% features: 69% display: 81% mobility: 64% ergonomy: 75%
76% HP Compaq 6730s - Flottes Office-Notebook zum Kampfpreis
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 65% features: 75% display: 83% mobility: 82% workmanship: 75%
80% HP 6730s KEU44ET
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410: Entry level dedicated GPU from AMD which supports only PCI-E 1.1 (3430 and upwards support PCI-E 2.0). Technically a slower clocked HD 3430/3450.

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.


15.4":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» 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.


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


74%: 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 6730s
HP Compaq 6730s
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)