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HP OmniBook xe3 Notebook PC series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of HP OmniBook xe3 Notebook PC series. 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 usability and battery are generally positive. The performance and design also get good reviews, but there are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and connectivity.

price, design, performance, battery, usability

portability, reliability, connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP OmniBook xe3 Notebook PC series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP OmniBook xe3 Notebook PC series 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 Comments about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good reviews. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hewlett Packard Omnibook XE3 (Pentium III 1.06GHz, 256 MB RAM, 20GB Hard Drive)Hewlett Packard Omnibook XE3 (Pentium III 1.06GHz, 256 MB RAM, 20GB Hard Drive)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

HP Omnibook XE3


Nicely priced business laptop plays tunes, too.

Working stiffs who want to have a little fun between meetings and deadlines will enjoy using the nicely equipped, reasonably priced Omnibook XE3 as a stand-alone CD player.

Apr, 2001

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Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

Whether you run your own business or work for a large enterprise, you need a notebook PC that helps you stay on top of it all. That's why HP created the HP OmniBook XE3 - a convenient, reliable notebook PC that comes with everything you need to do business, and have a little fun, too. Top performance, internetworking, multimedia, and instant access to your favorite applications - everything is built in by the company that understands businesses - no matter what size - better than any other! With totally new industrial styling and features that make it even easier to use, the HP OmniBook XE3 builds on the foundation that made its predecessor - the HP OmniBook XE2 - one of HP's most successful notebook PCs ever. And, of course, this notebook PC delivers the unmatched performance, value, reliability, and support that distinguish the entire HP OmniBook family.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/13.3in/14.1in/15in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/33.8cm/35.8cm/38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/133MHz


Color:Black/Dark gray


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/Network / modem combo


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter/None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/8x
Rewrite Speed:4x
Write Speed:4x/8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.06GHz/650MHz/700MHz/750MHz/850MHz/900MHz
Type:Celeron/Pentium III/Pentium III-M


Installed Size:128MB/256MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:1GB/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/20GB/30GB/5GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB/4MB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics/S3 Savage/IX