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Office Professional. Besides the big 17 inch series HP also offers a new series of compact 15 inch notebooks. One of these is the HP Compaq b. This article provides further information beyond detailed hardware specifications.
The new 15 inch business series by HP does not only look alike its bigger competitors by HP, the 17 inch series. It also resembles the 17 inch series regarding quality. The case, which looks typical HP decent, and business-like, has a good pressure resistance and is very flexural rigid. Although the case is, besides the display cover, mainly made of plastics, the haptics is still alright.
While handling the notebook, we could not detect any striking creaking noises or deflections. Also the display's pressure resistance and flexural rigidity and its hinges are alright. However, the ramshorn hook cannot completely prevent a slight wobbling , if the notebook is closed. Regarding interfaces, an office base equipment is provided by the b. Especially the USB ports are a little bit too far to the front, and can, so, depending on the attached device, limit the user's area of operation.
Nevertheless, the notebook is equipped with a docking port at its bottom side. So, the Compaq b's interfaces can be enhanced via a docking station. This can also solve problems with cable spaghetti. The keyboard of the HP Compaq b is attached tightly to the case. Its keys are spacious and the layout is clear.
Especially the cursor pad is clearly separated. Alike other HP notebooks typing faces a clear point of pressure, which makes typing nearly feel jerky.
Furthermore, a clear clicking noise can be heard, which, however, does not really disturb. A new feature of this new business series by HP are hot keys which are sensible to touch provided above the keyboard.
The hot keys can be used by a slight touch and usage is visualized by activated LEDs. The touch pad reacts well and furthermore, its surface's haptics is comfortable. Especially its buttons are very user-friendly , because they have a long, soft travel.
A BrightView version is also available , but, has a reflecting surface. The measured maximum brightness of the provided displays x, non glare was The black value of 0. The speed of reaction is alright. During our outdoor tests the display stayed legible, even if its total brightness is a little bit low in bright environments. Of course the matt surface contributes to the good rating outdoors. The HP Compaq b is designed a beginner's notebook.
The provided equipment is designated for office and Internet applications without high performance demands. In this field this notebook rates good, also because of its low emissions. With these video cards also CAD and the one or other game should not be a problem. Furthermore, a software bundle with more or less useful applications is also provided. Please also look at our benchmark list of mobile processors or at our benchmark list of mobile video cards , in order to compare this notebook to other configurations.
In idle mode the noise of the fan is alright. Although the fan runs permanently, it is not really annoying. Under load the noise level clearly increases, but, during office application the maximum noise level will seldom be reached. The surface temperature is very low. The measured maximums were The average values are yet clearly below them.
The sound of the two speakers of the b , located at the front edge, is passable and their maximum volume is alright. The slightly dull sound and the weak basses do not mind, because it's a business notebook. The sound output via the stereo headphones port is trouble free and provides a good sound. The 55Wh battery provided a very good runtime in our tests. This is basically because of the moderate equipment of the Compaq b.
The minimum runtime of about a little more than 1 hours is clearly exceeded multiple times by the maximum runtime of more than 7 hours. You can assume, that the runtime will be below the maximum in practice, but, nevertheless, it will be usable.
The HP Compaq b was the first representative of the new 15 inch business series we reviewed. Overall, we had a positive impression. We liked the slightly redesigned hot keys and that the successful qualities like robust and stable case persisted.
Also the input devices, i. Maybe the touch pad is a little bit too low compared to the surrounding case, however, this is also a matter of taste. The measured parameters of the provided x standard WXGA display were passable. However, it could be a little brighter for outdoor usage. The also available WSXGA panel with a resolution of x pixels could be an interesting alternative. Regarding performance the HP Compaq b is an office notebook with base equipment.
In this fields the notebook rates good, also because of its low emissions. Surface temperature and the noise level of the fan stay always alright. Finally, also another important criterion for office notebooks rates good: The battery runtime of up to 7 hours is remarkable.
But, take care, under load the Core 2 Duo processor and the integrated X relatively quickly empty the battery. Such a rating is not often reached by office notebooks especially considering the input devices, emissions, and battery runtime. Many thanks to the company Planet Notebook , who kindly provided us with the reviewed notebook.
Here you can configure and also buy this notebook. HP Compaq b. Simon Leitner. Best Displays , for University Students. Review HP Compaq b Notebook. Front Side: No Ports. Input Devices. Touch pad. Colour Diagram. Maximum: Outdoor Operation. Video of Display's Viewing Angles. Benchmark Comparison 3DMark. Benchmark Comparison PCMark. PCMark 05 Standard. HD Tune. Transfer Rate Maximum: Transfer Rate Average: Access Time: Burst Rate: CPU Usage: 2.
Loudness In idle mode the noise of the fan is alright. Noise Level Idle. Temperature The surface temperature is very low. Upper side palmwrist: Speakers The sound of the two speakers of the b , located at the front edge, is passable and their maximum volume is alright.
Battery Runtime. Reviewed - HP Compaq b, provided by:. As representative of the new HP business series Also the surface temperatures stay low. In idle mode the fan was quiet. If you demand high 3D performance, you should rather look for a notebook of the series by HP.
The performance is sufficient for internet and office applications. The provided WXGA display rated good in our tests.
Review HP Compaq 6710b Notebook
The HP Compaq b Business Notebook PC offers cost-effective business computing without compromising on connectivity or productivity. HP Compaq b. Display diagonal: Discrete graphics adapter. Operating system installed: Windows Vista Business.
Technical Specifications - HP Compaq 6710b Quickspecs
It is the successor of GMA and features a fully programmable pipeline supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers. The peformance of the X is clearly better than the GMA , still demanding modern games won't run fluently. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages 0.
HP Compaq 6710b - 15.4" - Core 2 Duo T7250 - Vista Business - 1 GB RAM - 120 GB HDD Series Specs
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