HP Compaq 2230s
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Compaq 2230s
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: APC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Hardware Central Archive.org version
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: price: 80%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
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%
Source: Gadget Zone Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
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%
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.
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.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
70.25%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.