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HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w. 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The sound and keyboard get critical opinions, while views are divided on the price.

performance, portability, durability, design, reliability

screen, image quality, energy, keyboard, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and durability are generally positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the design and image quality.

performance, screen, portability, durability, reliability

image quality, design

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

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w - Core 2 Duo T7700 / 2.4 GHz - Centrino Pro - RAM 2 GB - HDD 120 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - GigabitHP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w - Core 2 Duo T7700 / 2.4 GHz - Centrino Pro - RAM 2 GB - HDD 120 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - Gigabit

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Compaq Mobile Workstation 8510w from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design, whereas reviews about the portability and performance are different. The durability and energy efficiency get critical opinions.

reliability, design, screen

energy, durability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq 8510w KA459UT 15.4-Inch Notebook PC(2.5GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 Processor, 2 GB Ram, 160 GB Hard Drive, Windows Vista Business)HP Compaq 8510w KA459UT 15.4-Inch Notebook PC(2.5GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 Processor, 2 GB Ram, 160 GB Hard Drive, Windows Vista Business)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ronald Tiefenthäler (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Compaq 8510W Notebook

 

Powerful mobile workstation. The HP Compaq 8510W is a solid and s

moderate weight; useful tools; pointing stick; HDMI-port; extreme high resolution; beamless display; brillinace and colour neutrality; high CPU- and graphic performance; fast hard disk

no recovery media; no ExpressCard-slot; inhomogenous brightness; high price

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Greg Ross (NotebookReview.com)

HP Compaq 8510w Review

 

The notebook that was provided to us is a pre-production unit, and this specific configuration for our notebook did not fit any of the preconfigured models available online, but I would estimate this laptop would cost about $2899 if ordered via HP.com

One of the thinnest and lightest 15.4” notebooks ; Extreme graphics power, top notch overall horsepower ; Extreme screen resolution with better than average vertical viewing angles ; BluRay drive is available on the more expensive models ; Good range...

Pricey because of the workstation GPU, look into the 8510p to spare your wallet from certain doom ; Screen housing needs some improvement, as it is about average now for a consumer laptop ; Keyboard is not as good as predecessor, and is only a little...

The notebook also comes equipped with an HP Backup and Recovery Utility that allows you to create your own backup discs and do regular backups of your OS and data

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Chance K. (newegg.com)

Buyer Beware

 

The laptop itself worked fine minus the mousepad though. The fire hazard alone for the charger is lucky that they did not get sued for a fire.

Cheap ; Cheap ; Affordable

Upon arrival of this laptop, the mousepad stopped working and would only start working again with a restart. Since the mousepad was not working, I decided to try the mouse pointer in the middle of the keyboard. This did not work so well, upon moving it...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: wes (newegg.com)

False Advertising

 

I have been a customer with newegg for many years and have meny HP laptops. I will be interested in seeing what they do to correct this serious advertisement mistake, first on neweggs part, who were most likely unaware, but more importantly, the...

it works, comes with windows 7 pro, clean, well built, the usual excellent features of an HP 8510w, and all for under $200.00

advertised screen size is 1920 x 1200, I would have been happy with a 1920 x 1080 as listed on the internet reviews, but even after downloading all the video drivers and chipset drivers from HP, and having the computer identify the Nvidia Quadro FX on...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: patriot4li (circuitcity.com)

Great Product !!

 

I use this for surfing the Web and Email Etc , For the Money this can't be beat. This is the Second Comp I bought and we have been very happy.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Feb 27 (circuitcity.com)

LIke New

 

Very good laptop suprisingly fast. Works perfect very comfortable controls. have ordered 6 of these over the last month all came looking brand new and setup was very easy and took just a few minutes.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: kdawg13944 (epinions.com)

HP Compaq 8510w

 

This is a very nice laptop from HP. It is very stylish, and has all of the latest features. I have had a great time using this product for work and home. It is a very powerful lapto that doesn't weigh too much. I bougth this laptop because it has ...

1080p, Lightweight, sleek design, lots of memory, and fast

1080p can make hard to see, gets hot, finger scanner doesn't always work

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

HP Business Notebook 8510w 15" Notebook

 

Laptop was little dirty... was not to my expectations for the value I received compared to the price I paid...

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation gives you exceptional computational and visualization performance in a powerful yet portable 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen notebook weighing just 6.1 lbs and as thin as 1.1 in.

Audio

Audio:High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated microphone
Audio included:High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated microphone
Audio system:HD / High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):4
Number of battery cells:8
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/4MB/6MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Certificates

Certification:MCAD: AutoDesk AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, AutoDesk Revit, Bentley MicroStation, Dassault CATIA V5, UGS I-DEAS 10, I-DEAS 11, UGS/PLM Unigraphics NX, NX2, NX3, UGS Solidedge, PTC Pro/E 2001 Mechanica, PTC Pro/E Wildfire Mechanica, SolidWorks, MSC.Patran, SensAble, CoCreate OneSpace Designer, ICEM Surf, PTC DV Mockup; DCC: Discreet 3DS, MAX/Combustion, Alias Maya, Alias Studio Tools, Avid SoftImage XSI/3D, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere After Effects; GIS: ESRI ArcGIS 9.0, Oil/Gas: SMT, Landmark/GeoGraphix, EDS, Roxar, Schlumberger/Petrel
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.1in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:14.1in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120
Power Management:8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP Extended Life Battery, optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery

Environmental Standards

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:8510w
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Mobile Workstation

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad / Pointing stick/Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Pointing stick / Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Full-sized
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:667
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:4

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

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.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 V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80/ITU V.80 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.250 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.92 / Bell 103J / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.23 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.34 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.22bis / Bell 212A / ITU V.21
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11a/b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 80
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 80

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 1x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/8x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:BD-RE/DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/8x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio system:HD / High Definition Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000\nWindows XP\nWindows Vista\nSuSe Linux
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Docking solution:HP Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, HP 3-in-1 NAS Docking Station, HP External MultiBay II, HP Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately)
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Power Requirements:External 90W HP Smart AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology\n8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
Power supply type:AC/DC
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP TPM Embedded Security Chip, HP Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, Integrated Smart Card reader
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Supported applications:Windows Vista Premium ready
TV in port: No
Type:PC
UNSPSC-code:43211503
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type I / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, Firewire (1394a), HDMI, power connector, docking connector. RJ-11, 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
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Management:8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP Extended Life Battery, optional HP Ultra-Capacity Battery

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM965 Express
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 12 / 12.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:T7500 / T7700 / T9300
Processor cache:4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:T7500 / T9300
Processor Number:T7300/T7500/T8300/T9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor technology:Intel Centrino / Intel Centrino w/ vPro
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo/No CPU

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
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
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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 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
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
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29761 / 33917
Processor code:SLAYY
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security, HP Privacy Filter (optional)
Security management description:Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security, HP Privacy Filter (optional)

Service & Support

Type: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.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 200

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/120GB/160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Pro/Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader

Video

Video card features:NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height:1.1
Height (front):1.1
Weight:6.04 / 6.17
Width:14 / 14.1