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HP Omnibook XE2

HP Omnibook XE2
alaScore 70

70 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of HP Omnibook XE2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and size are overall positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Omnibook XE2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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HP OmniBook XE2


Affordable, doubles as an audio CD player

May, 1999

Product Specifications

If you're looking for a reliable, state-of-the-art notebook PC backed by superior service and support, you probably think you'll pay a premium price. Not if you choose the HP OmniBook XE2 notebook PC, which features the latest multimedia and performance technologies, plus HP's industry-leading quality, reliability, and support - all at surprisingly affordable prices. HP designed the HP OmniBook XE2 notebook PCs to make your job easier - whether you're in the office or on the road. Everything you need for multimedia presentations, Internet access, and day-to-day business applications is incorporated into one compact package that's ready to operate right out of the box. Best of all, these are Hewlett-Packard OmniBook notebook PCs. Their quality and design excellence mean reliable performance your business can depend on. And at HP, reliability means even more than superior product design. At last, with the HP OmniBook XE2 notebook PCs, you can get everything you expect from a notebook PC. State-of-the-art technologies. Ease of setup and use. Unsurpassed quality and support. And one thing you might not expect: budget-compatible prices. Offering you the choice of powerful processors, true-color displays and superb stereo sound quality, these notebook PCs bring your presentations to life. Their dual-display capability gives you exceptional presentation flexibility. For example, you can project a multimedia presentation to your audience while reading your speaker notes on your display. You can even use their built-in CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, with its external control buttons, to play music CDs without turning on the PC! Everything about the HP OmniBook XE2 notebook PCs is fast and easy. They're compatible with all the leading industry standards. They come preloaded with all the software you need, and their built-in, worldwide-capable modem will make short work of Internet access and downloads.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)/31min/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Nickel metal hydride

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/13.3in/14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/33.8cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Technology:HPA passive matrix/TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:Europe/France/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP OmniBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/66MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.27ter/ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Type: None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/6x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 95/98/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0


Clock Speed:300MHz/333MHz/366MHz/433MHz/450MHz/500MHz/600MHz
Type:Celeron/Pentium II/Pentium III


Installed Size:32MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:256MB/512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10GB/3.82GB/3.8GB/4.1GB/4.8GB/4GB/5.83GB/5GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SMI LynxE SM 811/SMI LynxEM4