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HP 510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the energy efficiency and keyboard. There are some negative reviews 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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 45 reviews)

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A Keeper

 

Price/Value.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Consumer review by:

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

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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

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Great Value

 

Great laptop for work.

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Good Values

 

Nice case.

Runs very cool. Good Bat life

Vid card stinks

Consumer review by:

Very nice low cost notebook

 

It's a good notebook for what it is: a basic entry level machine that's good for web surfing and light applications. It could use some more ram, it's pretty slow at times.

Low price. Nice widescreen. Good keyboard. It feels solid when you pick it up, no squeaks or rattles. Wifi has a separate button to turn it on or off. No excess bloatware preinstalled like my Asus laptop had. It worked great right out of the box

No latch to hold the lid shut. There isn't a light to show hard drive activity. Battery life is pretty bad, only about 2 hours. Viewing angles on the LCD aren't very good. Need to be straight on to see well

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

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in
Height:1.3in
Weight:6lbs
Width:14.1in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:510
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Modem

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

Networking

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
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.4GHz/2.13GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:360/770
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900
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