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HP Essential A6E89EA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of HP Essential A6E89EA. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and reliability are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard and portability, while the image quality and design get less positive opinions.

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energy, design, image quality

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Great Laptop For the Price


I've had this laptop for almost 2 years and I am very happy with it. I got it on sale for $370 in spring of 2011 and I've gotten more than my money's worth. I have NEVER had a single issue, including thermal shutdown, either. Maybe since mine is...

Cheap, durable, reliable

Sometimes slow to start up, might not be good for a gamer

Nov, 2012

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Just what I expected


Does exactly what we wanted it to do. Great for moderate use.

Everything works just fine. I bought this for a person in our office, and she LOVES it! She had an old slow Dell, and cannot believe the difference. Happy as pie

None so far

May, 2012

Consumer review (

Use it for home schooling


Newegg has the best price for this laptop.

My kid uses this laptop for her homeschooling. It is very fast and very reliable. It never crashes and my kid uses it for long hours at a time doing her home schooling. I would highly recommend this for K12


Apr, 2012

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maybe a solution


I like everything about the computer except the thermal shutdowns

Here's my story. Same symptoms, screen corruption, shutdown, thermal error message ; Called HP support. Rep advised me to power down the computer, unplug the cord from the a/c charger, remove the battery ; He then told me to hold down the power button...

Feb, 2012

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Do not buy HP


I have no idea how HP is still in business. This is not the first outrageous experience I've had with HP.


This laptop developed a display problem followed by a thermal overheat message within 1st day of use. After hours of going back and fourth with HP on several different calls, HP finally agreed with us that the laptop needed a motherboard. After I...

Jan, 2012

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I recommend this product!


This laptop is great for a teenager that loves to brows the web or an adult that needs something dependable for work. It is super durable (like I said) because I have accidentally dropped this computer several times (even rolled down the stairs once)...

durable ; fast processor speed ; good webcam (videos/pictures) ; good size memory ; great for downloading things

microsoft word starter" often freezes ; easily shows scratches or marks on cover

Dec, 2011

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Bought this PC as a good $300 replacement for my daily use - surfing, editing, videos, etc. It has decent credentials and I have not observed the heat related issues that MANY reviews note. I thought I would be lucky... but not so! This unit performs...

None - abolutely none

Cannot run 15 minutes without program failures

Oct, 2011

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Great Buy


For the money its a good buy, i hav not had any issues with it. Its quiet and cool, battery last about 3.5 hours. only thing the keyboard seens flimsy but its no big deal. i'm sure you'll love it.

Sep, 2011

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Best Product and Deal Ever! NOT !!!


This HP 630 has THERMAL SHUTDOWN ISSUES! It's Great, if you want a dinner TRAY!

Sep, 2011

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Awesome First Laptop


Did a lot of research before buying. Talked myself out of this unit then reconsidered. Glad I chose this own to start my wi-fi experience and platform for music publishing. It's versatile, easy to use (still getting used to Windows7) and very...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing


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


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.8 x 9.72 x 1.25
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 95
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


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: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
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 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:B800 / i3-370M / I3-380M
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B800 / i3-370M / I3-380M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100C / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
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 / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50178 / 59570
Processor code:SLBUK
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y


Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Wireless Assistant\nCyberlink Power DVD\nCyberlink Power 2 Go\nCyberlink YouCam BE
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.22 / 1.25