HP Compaq 6830S


HP Compaq 6830SNotebook: HP Compaq 6830S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5870
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 55%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Compaq 6830S

60% HP 6830s review
Source: Techradar English
While the HP 6830s has too many flaws to be considered an essential purchase, its strengths make it well worth a look. As one of the most affordable Blu-ray laptops you can currently buy, it's an effective entry-level media centre. Just don't expect high-powered performance.
3 von 5, Preis gut, Mobilität gut, Display schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 80%
50% HP Compaq 6830s: light on battery power
Source: APC Mag English

We can only assume that the 6830s is designed for business professionals who want a top of the range notebook with a large screen for a desktop replacement or for executives who really don’t travel much. As a road warrior myself, there is no way I would want to lug this thing around with me!

(von 10): 5, Preis 5, Ergonomie 6, Leistung 4, Display sehr gut, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Compaq 6830s P8400
Source: PC Praxis - 11/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: display: 80%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430: Entry level low end dedicated graphics adapter with slower clock rates than the HD 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.

T5870: Merom based entry level Core 2 Duo processor without Virtualization and a small level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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 %

HP reviews

55%: 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.


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» Samsung R720
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» Sony Vaio VGN-CS220J/T
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» Sony Vaio VGN-NS21S
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» Sony Vaio VGN-NS20Z/S
Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote TN65
Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.6", 2.7 kg

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» Polywell PolyNote 714AH
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» MSI Megabook GX740-091
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» MSI GT740-i7247W7P
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» Novatech B17
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» MSI GE700-i5447LW7P
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» MSI GX740-i7247LW7P
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» MSI GX740-i5448LW7P
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» Medion X7811 / MD97327 DE
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» MSI CR620
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» MSI GT740
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» Toshiba Satellite L350-235
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
» MSI GX723
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» Toshiba Satellite L355-S7915
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» Dell Studio 1737
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)