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HP 625

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of HP 625. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the touchpad and energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

performance, price, screen, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP 625 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP 625 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 Reviewers really like the sound. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

keyboard, usability, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: HP Essential 625 XU005UT 15.6" LED NotebookHP Essential 625 XU005UT 15.6" LED Notebook

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review HP 625 Notebook


Essential-Office. Motherboard in, buttons on, panels attached - r

Matte TFT; ExpressCard34; Stable Chassis; Little heat dissipation; Decent battery life

Imprecise typing feeling; Mouse buttons with bad feedback; Comparatively weak performance; Low contrast TFT

For about 500 Euros: Fujitsu LifeBook A530: Core i3; Lenovo G560: i3 without Windows from 430 Euros; For under 800 Euros: Samsung P530 Pro i3-330M Pitts: very quiet; Asus UL50V: more mobile with matte TFT; HP ProBook 6555b: better input devices, more...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

HP 625 review


A business laptop with lots of safety features

Good business features ; Usability

Average performance ; No numeric keypad ; No Gigabit Ethernet

A natural choice for the business user, thanks to a wealth of safety features

Feb, 2011

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NOT a geek


This laptop does exactly what I need it to do with no problem. I LOVE my portable computer and use it all the time now. The desktop is only for possible emergencies. My brother suggested this site for purchasing something reasonably and he was quite...

My problem comes in with attempting to use a warranty that supposedly would totally replace my computer if needed within the space of 2 years after the original warranty expired. The little spring in my battery compartment was broken the very first...

Mar, 2013

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So Many HPs


It works great. Haven't had any problems with it yet

The extra keys on side of the main keyboard tend to throw you off from time to time when typing

Sep, 2011

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Bought on sale. For those of you complaining about the restore partition being to large. I guess that is true. I remember it being larger than normal. For users complaining there is no Windows OS DVD or Restore discs come with this notebook. I am not...

Decent laptop. I bought it on sale for some one. I set it up for them and they like it

The media keys are aligned on the left of the keyboard. It is annoying because it offsets where you are use to the tab, shift, ctrl is etc

Sep, 2011

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The speakers had no volume. It didn't bother my wife too much as she regularly uses earbuds when she is using this. I had replaced the screen after she closed it on a jelly bean but that was several months ago...

When it worked, it had a nice long battery life

My wife bought this laptop for her business in Feb. Now that it's August the laptop on regular shutdown won't restart. No, POST on power up. Shuts down within 4 seconds

Aug, 2011

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Excellent Mahine


Very impressed with this computer. Speed is awesome. Runs great. No problems as of yet. Screen size is quite good. Only caveat...I don't care for the keyboard layout. Keys are not located where I'm used to finding them.

May, 2011

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Rock Solid Laptop


Great Laptop. I purchased this for mobile DJ use and it works great. The laptop runs my software like a champ and I like that the machine does not have all the

May, 2011

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Great computer for the price


It's fast, I didn't like the speaker keys on the left side of the keyboard cause it made it dificult to find the control key with my pinky. For the price I paid 399 couldn't be beat. After the second or third day the thing started locking up and...

Apr, 2011

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Great Portable PC


Thus far, I have not had any complaints about this unit. Great quality, looks pretty, great performance. Plugged the computer into my TV through HDMI and sends out a beautiful picture and is not choppy at all. One minor thing is that the screen...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio:High Definition Audio support; Integrated microphone; Integrated mono speaker; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
Audio included:High Definition Audio support; Integrated microphone; Integrated mono speaker; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2


Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):4
Battery recharge time:1.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


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


Energy Star certified: / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:500 GB 5400 rpm SATA II


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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 / AMD Radeon HD 4200
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4200

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:500 GB 5400 rpm SATA II


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


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type: / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1
Memory upgrade:4


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Battery Type:6-cell (47 WHr) Li-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7\nLinux
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 9.83 x 1.08 / 15 x 10 x 1
Display: / LCD
Energy efficiency compliance:
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/34; 1 Secure Digital
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard drive controller type:SATA II (7200 rpm) / SATA II (7200 rpm)\nSATA II (5400 rpm)
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Manageability features:HP 3D DriveGuard
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Minimum hard disk space:160
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 95
Power Requirements:65W HP AC Adapter (integrated), HP Fast Charge / External 65W HP AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge
Power supply type:AC/DC
Size:14.6 / 15
TV in port: No
Weight:Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 5.5 lb
Weight (imperial):Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 5.5 lb
Wireless Technology:Broadcom 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS Combo / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: 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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3 USB 2.0; 1 external VGA monitor; 1 HDMI; 1 stereo microphone in; 1 stereo headphone/line-out; 1 AC power; 1 RJ-11 (select models); 1 RJ-45
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Chipset:AMD RS880M
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS880M
Processor:P320 / P360 / P520 / P540 / P560 / V120 / V140 / V160
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core / AMD Turion II Dual Core / AMD V
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:533
Processor model:P320 / P360 / P520 / P540 / P560 / V120 / V140 / V160
Processor socket:Socket S1
Processor threads:2
System bus data transfer rate:3.6
System bus rate:3.6

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:HDD / Yes
Password protection type:HDD / Y
Security management:HP Spare Key; HP Disk Sanitize; Setup Password; DriveLock; Lock slot
Security management description:HP Spare Key; HP Disk Sanitize; Setup Password; DriveLock; Lock slot


Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager,\nHP Support Assistant,\nMS Office Ready 2007,\nHP Webcam Software,\nHP Wireless Assistant / HP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Webcam-Software\nHP Wireless Assistant\nMcAfee Total Protection
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Corel Home Office Suite / Corel Home Office Suite, Microsoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office 2010, Corel Home Office Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
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
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.84
Height:0.98 / 1.08
Height (front):1 / 1.08
Weight:4 / 5.49
Width:14.6 / 15