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HP 510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and keyboard get mixed views, and there are some critical views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP 510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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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 (

A Keeper



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

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

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 (

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 (

Good and Bad

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Great Value


Great laptop for work.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

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:Conexant CX20468 audio, headphone jack, microphone jack
Audio included:Conexant CX20468 audio, headphone jack, microphone jack
Audio system:Conexant CX20468 audio, headphone jack, microphone jack

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):2
Number of battery cells:4
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front Camera:N


Color of product:Black
Internal: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

Power Management:4-cell Lithium-Ion battery


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 900


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:Belgian / Finnish, Swedish / Norwegian
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:Full-sized
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:1


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


Mouse included: No


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

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

Other Features

Compatibility:HP 510, 530 / HP Compaq 6730s
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 10.1 x 1.22
Display included: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Power Requirements:External 65W AC adapter\n4-cell Lithium-Ion battery
Relative humidity:10 - 90
TV in port: No
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, power, RJ-11, RJ-45
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Management:4-cell Lithium-Ion battery


Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/2.13GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:144
Processing die size:87
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Dothan
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.4 / 2.13
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor lithography:90
Processor model:770
Processor Number:360/770
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor series:Intel Pentium M 700 series
Processor socket:H-PBGA479, PPGA478
Processor threads:1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27597
Processor code:SL868
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security
Security management description:Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, Sonic Digital Media Plus, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Symantec Norton Internet Security, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive speed:5400
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:60

Storage Controller


Storage Hard Drive



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

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes


Video card features:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.22