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HP 550 Series

HP 550Processor: Intel Celeron M 550, Intel Core 2 Duo T5470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.40 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.62kg
Price: 369, 500 euro
Average Score: 72.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 41%, features: 45%, display: 58%, mobility: 48%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 84%

 

HP 550

Specifications

HP 550Notebook: HP 550
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.40 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage
 550 (Series)

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Average Score: 72.33% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% HP 550 review
Source: Techradar English
When it comes to performance, the HP 550 is overshadowed by the competition in terms of speed, but this is a far more accomplished laptop when it comes to sheer ease of use. The keyboard may not be as good as we'd have liked, but we still found it comfortable to use and the large, bright screen makes this laptop a pleasure to use.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht, Ergonomie gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

70% HP 550 NA947EA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
76% Test HP 550 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 59% display: 76% mobility: 76% workmanship: 74% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 83%
70% HP 550 FU408EA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 40% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
90% HP 550
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
58% HP 550
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 30% display: 66% mobility: 40%

 

HP 550

Specifications

HP 550Notebook: HP 550
Processor: Intel Celeron M 550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 shared max. 384 MB
Display: 15.40 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 2.62kg
Price: 369 euro
Links: HP homepage
 550 (Series)

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75% Review HP 550 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Low-Cost Notebook with pitfalls. 500,- Euro…too expensive? 400,- Euro…too expensive? Then how about a HP 550? At 369,- Euro MSRP, Hewlett Packard has given the HP 550 FU408EA a clear place on the market and shows that even the cheapest entry-level offering should be mobile. In the following review we determine where HP has cut back and which tasks the bargain notebook is suited for.

 

Comment

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

 

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

» 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.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» 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.

2.62 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


72.71%: 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 610
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5870
Medion E5214
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Asus X58L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Celeron M 575
Acer Aspire 5735-584G25Mn
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800
Dell Studio 1525
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5850
Dell Vostro A860
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390
HP 550
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5470

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Chiligreen X7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 3.16 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Systemax Pursuit 4164
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.00", 2.4 kg
Getac 9213
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 13.30", 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite L350-168
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 17.00", 3.15 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)