We bought this laptop for a user that needed to work on the train everyday before she reached the office. Whilst this laptop is more expensive than others on the market- we thought that it would be worth the extra, it turns out that we were right. Soon as you open the box you can realise that its not a cheap netbook- its a proper laptop. The built quality is very good, and the screen is larger than a normal netbook. It has a built in dvd drive which makes installing new software etc much easier than having to use the network/usb ports. The keyboard is full size and wouldn't be a problem to use for long periods. Our user spend an hour using a 3G dongle each day on this laptop with no battery worries. Once plugged in, its very fast with the core 2 duo cpu chip inside. RAM is very easily upgradable- even a novice could do this with the instructions. This laptop also has a number of "extra's" which are not really required, but make this laptop even better:
N wireless (draft)- so it will work with the fastest of wireless points
Fingerprint security- can be setup so only a single user can access the laptop
Lightscribe dvd drive- can physically write text/images onto the top of certain dvd/cds.
Gigabit ethernet- Long as your switch router supports it, you will be sharing data even quicker!
The HP Compaq 2230s Notebook PC features a 12.1-inch diagonal display, the Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and wireless technologies to make this mobile device a must-have for professionals on the go.