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HP Compaq 515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of HP Compaq 515. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The reliability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the image quality and design.

price, portability, reliability, usability, screen

design, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq 515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Compaq 515 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price.


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This summary is based on the products: Compaq 515 QL-64 14 160/2GB PcCompaq 515 QL-64 14 160/2GB Pc

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : mandyywl ( )

HP Compaq 515 review


Recently,Compaq 515 and 610 are launched from HP. With prices about $429, $449 respectively, they are inexpensive business oriented notebook. At first, let us have a brief review of Compaq 515: The 515 is the smaller of the two and measures 14.1″. It...

high cost-effective, clear image

Out-of-date configuration, non-creative design

Editor's opinion: If you want to buy a business oriented notebook for regular use, it is enough, and it is a good choice, but if you want to use it for some special purpose, it may not meet your need.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

Great computer at fantasic price


I needed a smaller laptop for travelling and I decided to try this one. I am very happy with my choice! It is very light weight, fast, stable and the screen is one of the best I have ever seen. The only thing I can find wrong with it is that it doesn't...

Jan, 2010

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Purchased for my Mom


Once I got her wireless setup she was able to get right to work on the laptop and she is not a computer person. she still stuggles with getting her mind wrapped around wireless but loves the laptop and never calls me with problems. Which is unusual.

Nov, 2009

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Solid performace


Good features and fast speed and has XP

Nov, 2009

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Best deal going for under $500


If you're looking for something that lives in the borderlands between a netbook and a high-performance notebook, this is a good compromise. It's relatively small and portable but can definitely do more than a netbook can. One warning, though; even...

Nov, 2009

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Great Value


The quality and value you can not go wrong for the price.I do wished the battery life was better, but it does ok. I do wish it had HDMI, but you can't have everything. Overall great deal

Oct, 2009

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a very good deal


for little money, you get a peppy dual core processor instead of the obsolete and glacial ones they generally install on these low-end, basic use models. this is a very competent and reliable laptop, an excellent deal.

Oct, 2009

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Good laptop


needed a laptop that was more business oriented. left XP on it and its perfect. Its also nice to have the choice of vista and windows 7 as well. Awesome performance for a budget business notebook

Oct, 2009

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Great product for the money


Bought this Laptop for wife just to surf the net on at home. It is a great buy for the money.

Oct, 2009

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not recomended


pros: -its cheap -it has a really nice keyboard -it is light and compact cons -abysmal wireless performance, side by side with my other machines it consistently shows a fraction of the connection speed -slow, REALLY slow with vista, moderately slow...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

A comfortable fit for any budget, the Compaq 515 Notebook PC helps keep you connected and productive so your office goes with you. With its attractive design and a starting weight of only 5.0 lb /2.49 kg, the Compaq 515 is the perfect business partner. The 16:9 ratio 14.0-inch diagonal LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display produces brighter images similar to HDTV and is more power efficient than regular LCD screens. The Athlon X2 Dual-Core processor combined with integrated ATI Radeon HD graphics offers the performance you need to stay productive. The optional DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe drive makes your storage media stand out with custom labels that you can burn directly to your disc, and the integrated SD Card reader lets you easily share files with cameras, smartphones or other devices. The Compaq 515 helps you stay connected at hotspot locations by offering Wi-Fi Certified WLAN wireless technologies. With Wi-Fi Certified WLAN, integrated microphone and optional integrated 2 MP Webcam you can experience web conferencing and other multi-media content with no additional hardware to buy or carry. To help protect your data by reducing physical shocks to your hard drive, the Compaq 515 features DriveGuard. In addition, DriveLock helps protect data on your hard drive from unauthorized access in the event your notebook is lost or stolen. Plus, Fast Charge technology recharges your notebook battery to 90% within 90 minutes to get you back to business faster.


Audio system:HD
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):4
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front Camera:N


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:SATA


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3200

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:SATA


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/None


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / NIC 10/100
Networking Type:Ethernet NIC 10/100
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0)/802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11bg / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
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: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
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:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset:AMD M780G
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz
Motherboard chipset:AMD M780G
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:QL-64 / QL-66 / SI-42
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core / AMD Mobile Sempron
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor model:QL-64 / QL-66 / SI-42
Processor Number:QL-64/QL-66/RM-74
Type:Athlon X2/Turion X2 mobile processor


Installed Size:2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter / Windows Vista Home Basic


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.4 / 9.21
Height:1.26 / 9.21
Height (front):1.26
Width:1.26 / 13.2 / 13.4