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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of HP 620. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the durability and portability. Some have doubts about the image quality and touchpad.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

keyboard, touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP 620 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP 620

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP 620 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and usability. The size and performance also get good views.

portability, performance, size, usability, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 620 625 Compaq 620 621 KEYBOARD UK LAYOUT NEW 605814-031 SG-37000-2BA F30HP 620 625 Compaq 620 621 KEYBOARD UK LAYOUT NEW 605814-031 SG-37000-2BA F30

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP 620 Notebook

 

Retro Office. A good office companion doesn't have to have an Int

AR coated TFT; ExpressCard 34 & modem; Solid case; Resistant surfaces; Good battery life; Lowe power consumption; Low system noise in office mode; Clearly arranged key layout

Inaccurate typing feel; Mouse keys with poor feedback; Contrast weak TFT; High system noise under load

For less than 500 euro: Fujitsu LifeBook A530: built well with Core i3; Lenovo G560: I3 without Windows starting at 430 euro; Samsung R530: extremely quiet with T4500; HP 625: identical case but with AMD; HP Compaq Presario CQ62: consumer with similar...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

HP 620 review

 

A tough and capable 15.6-inch laptop, but its awkward keyboard disappoints

Decent performance ; Hard drive ; Connectivity

Weak graphics performance ; Keyboard design

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: TechTastic (techtastic.ca)

HP 620 Digital Camera

 

"The HP 620 digital camera features a 2.1 MP total resolution and 12x total zoom - 3x optical and 4x digital zoom. Along with taking video clips of up to 30 seconds long, you can also choose the quality of the pictures taken by three levels."

3 picture quality settings., Flash., Auto-Focus., LED Display., Up to 12 x Zoom.

AC adapter not included.

I was pleasantly surprised that the 620 took such good quality pictures for a 2.1 mega pixel camera. And anyone on a budget should find this camera a good value

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: media911 (newegg.com)

some flaws

 

will not buy another HP.

fast

extremely uncomfortable ergonomic design flaw. the part of the laptop where your wrists rest has a 90 degree angle at the edge, could be alleviated with a wrist pad. Also, when wrists are resting below the keyboard area on the laptop, the cursor will...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Outstanding!

 

My wife got this laptop in May of 2011 and has been happy with it. Has everything that she needs. This seems to be a popular laptop. Highly recommend this HP laptop. Hp has a higher reputation than the laptop manufacturers.

Outstanding laptop from HP

No flaws in this laptop

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Jackson (newegg.com)

Looks Good

 

I just loaded the Windows 7 Professional OS on it. Had no issues.

Low Cost, Non-glare screen

None so far

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: therebard (newegg.com)

HP 620 (XU003UT#ABA) Notebook Intel Core 2 Duo T6670(2.20GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500MHD

 

This is my second laptop and I couldnt be more pleased with it! I havent had it very long but if it continues to perform the way it has so far, I am going to enjoy it for quite a while....

Super easy to set up and use! Got connected to my wireless router within minutes. Large keys make it easy to type. Very quiet and navigates the internet quickly. Great laptop for personal home use

None at this time

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: tivo (newegg.com)

just got it

 

i like the non glare screen, helps a lot when i'm in a lighted room. the non spill key board is a huge plus ; the touch area is not too sensitive, and it works well so far. no finger marks either

i'm not fond of the dust attracting key board boarder, and it's good that it is very light, but it is most made of plastic, which feels very weak vulnerable

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

HP 620 (WZ294UT#ABA) Notebook Intel Pentium dual-core T4500(2.30GHz) 15.6" 3GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500MHD

 

LED display, good battery life, low price

mouse problem

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: cbsimike (newegg.com)

Wrong OS Loaded

 

Checking with Newegg on this issue. They are very helpful and will do what they can.

Nice laptop, reasonabally priced. Decent performance. Would give this item a better review if it had the correct os. HP may have put the wrong disk drive in accidentally

Lots of junk preloaded. Suppossed to be Windows7 Premium 64-bit. Says so on Sticker, but comes up as Windows 7 32-bit, and labels recovery disk as such. Does not like 64-bit applications

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):5 / 5.15 / 5.25 / 5.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes

Design

Chassis type:Minitower
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power supply:800

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16 slots:2
PCI Express x4 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x8 slots:2
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / No
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard type:Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8 / 96
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:12x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 3x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:8

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

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
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Battery Type:6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion Battery
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64; Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 / Windows 7 / Windows 7\nLinux
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 9.83 x 1.08
Display: / LCD / LED
Docking solution:HP USB 2.0 Docking Station, HP Basic Adjustable Stand
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/34; 1 secure digital/MultiMedia card
Graphics:HD Graphics / N
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics / N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Hard drive controller type:SATA II (5400 rpm)\nSATA II (7200 rpm)
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Minimum hard disk space:160
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:N / V.92
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / External 65W AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting:4U
Relative humidity:10 - 90
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:Starting at 5.2 lb
Weight (imperial):Starting at 5.2 lb
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

Display included: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Chipset:Intel C602
Motherboard chipset:Intel C602
Product type:Workstation
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:2
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 2
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3 USB 2.0; 1 VGA-in; 1 HDMI; 1 stereo microphone in; 1 stereo headphone/line-out; 1 AC power; 1 RJ-11; 1 RJ-45
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65
Power supply:800

Processor

Bus type:FSB / QPI
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 25 / 30 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:750
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):42.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066,1333 / 800,1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Number of processors installed:2
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express configurations:x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:E5-2620 / E5-2640 / T3000 / T3100 / T4400 / T4500 / T6570 / T6670
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 3
Processor cache:1 / 15 / 2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn / Sandy Bridge EP
Processor core voltage (AC):1.00 - 1.250
Processor cores:2 / 6
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core / Intel® Xeon® E5 Family
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:E5-2620 / E5-2640 / T3000 / T3100 / T4400 / T4500 / T6570 / T6670
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile / Intel Xeon E5-2600
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 2
Stepping:C2 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:7.2
System bus rate:7.2
Tcase:105 / 73 / 77.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 95
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):2
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
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 Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
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 / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor ARK ID:37258 / 40738 / 40739 / 42109 / 42841 / 64591 / 64594
Processor code:SLGJL / SLGMY / SLGVS
Processor package size:35 / 52.5
Scalability:2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:HDD / Yes
Password protection type:HDD / Y
Security management:Standard: HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Setup Password, DriveLock, Kensington Lock Slot, Support for Computrace / LoJack for Laptops (must be purchased separately), McAfee Security Solution 60-day trial
Security management description:Standard: HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Setup Password, DriveLock, Kensington Lock Slot, Support for Computrace / LoJack for Laptops (must be purchased separately), McAfee Security Solution 60-day trial

Software

Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager \nHP Support Assistant\nMS Office Ready 2007\nHP Webcam Software\nHP Wireless Assistant / HP Recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, MS Office Ready 2007, HP Webcam Software, HP Wireless Assistant, Corel Home Office, Roxio Creator Business, InterVideo WinDVD Player / HP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant \nOffice 2010 Starter\nHP Wireless Assistant
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Corel Home Office Suite, McAfee Security Solution / McAfee Security Solution, Corel Home Office Productivity Suite / McAfee Security Solution\nCorel Home Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1, 10
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 18.3 / 9.84
Height:1 / 1.08 / 1.1 / 17.5
Height (front):1 / 1.08
Weight:34.2 / 4 / 5.2 / 5.49
Width:14.6 / 15 / 6.73