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HP 510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of HP 510. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and durability. Some have doubts about the battery.

price, performance, portability, screen, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the HP 510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: staff (

HP 510 review


A striking laptop that offers great usability for the price

Well built ; Decent features for the price ; Striking looks

Could be more powerful ; Battery life could be better

A striking finish isn't all this laptop has to offer, and all at a great price

May, 2007

Consumer review by: camperz (

A Keeper



A bit slow - since we purchased this for vacation travel (email & photos) speed is not a problem.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Magefyre (

Good cheap laptop


Very nice little laptop, perfect for someone who is going to be using desktop applications, etc.

Only one memory slot - didn't mention that in the specs and I didn't do my homework and had ordered a 512 MB module.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: ramgen (

HP 510(RX709AA#ABA) Intel Pentium M 770(2.13GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 512MB 60GB DVD±R/RW Intel GMA900 NoteBook - Retail


fairly cheap price.

GMA900 graphics card does not support Vista Aero interface.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: RedKing (

Good and Bad

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: MoxieDoxie (

Great for the Money


Plenty fast enough for what I need. Hasn't given me any problems unlike my old Dell that cost 3x as much. And it has XP

Don't care for the power cord that plugs into the left side of the computer. Gets in my road

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: newegger (

Great deal, Great laptop


Be careful with HP rebates. We ordered the laptop June10 w/ a rebate promotion from Jan1-July31 (advertised by newegg and printed on rebate), then after we buy the product and send off rebate 2-weeks later we get a response telling us they "changed"...

Great laptop, zero problems, runs well, very light & stable. XP runs well with the provided 512RAM. Power adapter is tiny. newegg delivers as always, shipment was quick, no problems & this was the first notebook I've bought from them

Bios is pretty weak, very few options at all and you get no OS disk, must make your own backup disk. HP really dropped the ball on the $100 rebate! We are still going back and forth with them to get it

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Purchased for the wife


Very good system for the price.

This computer was exactly as advertised. The screen is very wide and quite bright. In fact I had it next to one of my desk top systems while getting into the network and it made me think the desk top screen was going bad as this one was so much...

It seems to run quite hot. I would hate to have this on my lap for an extended period

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: bigman (

Great Value


Great laptop for work.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Matt (

Good Values


Nice case.

Runs very cool. Good Bat life

Vid card stinks

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Who says you can't have it all? Get the essential elements that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 510 Notebook PC offers low-cost computing without compromising mobility.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92/ITU V.21 / Bell 212A / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.23 / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.80
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.4GHz/2.13GHz
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:360/770
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

Processor special features

Processor ARK ID:27597


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900