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HP Compaq 6530b

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the connectivity and performance. The screen and build quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the design and battery, while there are mixed comments on the usability and portability.

value for money, build quality, screen, performance, connectivity

battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq 6530b is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq 6530b

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of HP Compaq 6530b from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: HP Compaq 6530b Laptop AC Adapter Charger Power Supply PSU 6530b

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq 6530b

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Compaq 6530b from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: SMART BUY 6530B P8600 KS186UT#ABA Notebook

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HP SB 6530B

 

PCMag did not test the HP SB 6530B. We did, however, test and review the HP EliteBook 6930p.

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HP Compaq 6530b

 

The HP Compaq 6530b is a business travelers companion. This 14.1-inch form-factor is the smaller version of the new HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC. Weighing in 0.5 lb lighter, it still packs the same great balance of Intel Core 2 Duo processor technology,...

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HP Compaq 6530b All-Purpose Laptop

 

This business-friendly laptop is a great road-ready presentation tool, but it could benefit from a better screen.

Smart options for presentations ; Great software suite

Really dim display

Between its durability and incredibly robust software applications, HP's 6530b makes a pretty strong case for itself as a useful business box. The laptop has some speed where it counts, and doesn't cost an exorbitant amount of money. Its display is...

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HP Compaq 6530b review

 

If you're in the market for an affordable portable work system, the HP Compaq 6530b might deserve a place on your short list.

The HP Compaq 6530b makes a pretty strong case for itself as a useful business box. The laptop has some speed where it counts, and doesn't cost an exorbitant amount of money. Its display is still a bit of a downer, but we suppose something was going to...

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HP Compaq 6530b all-purpose laptop

 

If you're in the market for an affordable portable work system, the HP Compaq 6530b might deserve a place on your short list

HP's 6530b makes a pretty strong case for itself as a useful business box. The laptop has some speed where it counts, and doesn't cost an exorbitant amount of money. Its display is still a bit of a downer, but I suppose something was going to get short...

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HP Compaq 6530b review

 

If you're in the market for an affordable portable work system, the HP Compaq 6530b might deserve a place on your short list.

The HP Compaq 6530b makes a pretty strong case for itself as a useful business box. The laptop has some speed where it counts, and doesn't cost an exorbitant amount of money. Its display is still a bit of a downer, but we suppose something was going to...

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A useless paper weight.

 

takes forever to boot (even out of the box) customer service is horrible from day one. I had this built to meet specs for Adobe software - that was a big mistake. This thing has so much pre-loaded HP software it is a joke. Time to switch to mac

paper weight

takes forever to boot (even out of the box) customer service is horrible from day one. time to switch to mac

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Fine product with high performance and high portability

 

This is a great HP product for relatively high performance users who need portability. The look itself tells its a performance PC. However, I expected the HDD to be 250 GB 7200 rpm whereas its 160GB 5400 rpm. The touch sensitive buttons are great...

2.4 GHz Dual Core + 2GB DDR2 RAM ; Very Small for the performance ; Touch Sensitive Wi-Fi, Volume, Presentation, ... buttons ; Bluetooth, 3D Drive Guard, Fingerprint Sensor, Modern BIOS Menu

CD Drive Doesn't have indicator Light ; The battery life is claimed to be 6hrs but practically lasts less than 4 hrs after a few times usage

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Excellent laptop at a reasonable price

 

Some things not mentioned in the product description:Since this is a used product, it shows some wear and tear on the outside of the case, but it feels quite solidly built overall.The screen is matte, with a clear picture and plenty of brightness. The...

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Laptap didn't work!

 

Received the laptop quickly, but Windows was not installed properly. Waiting for them to send me another hard drive that I have to install. Don't recommend this product!

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Product Specifications

This 14.1-inch form-factor is the smaller version of the HP Compaq 6530b Notebook PC. Weighing light, it still packs the same great balance features to be your next indispensible and trusted traveling companion.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Installed Qty:1
Run Time (Up To):6.15hour(s)/6.25hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:1.3in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:13.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold/EPEAT Silver/EPEAT Silver / EPEAT Gold

General

Product Type:Notebook battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:6530b/BS06
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Compaq/HP Compaq Business Notebook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / EDGE / GPRS / GSM / UMTS
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
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/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.27ter / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/P8700/T1600/T1700/T9400
Type:Celeron Dual Core/Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD