“ HP Compaq Business Notebook 6830s - Core 2 Duo T6570 / 2.1 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 3 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon HD 3430 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) - Vista Business - 17" Widescreen TFT 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) - camera „
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This laptop really infuriates. In terms of specification it is a really great laptop - plenty of RAM and a larget HD drive, as well as features like a rewritable DVD drive, fast Wifi and even built in Bluetooth. The battery life is excellent too. In other words, it should be a professional's dream.
However, the reality is, it is far from. The Wifi doesn't pick up networks very well, even if you're in close range to the wireless router, the DVD drive is a real pain to operate and the keyboard - the main input device - is really oddly set out: the right hand shift key, the most used one, is smaller than usual and in an odd place. This means that use of symbols and or capitals ends up with you re-directing to the top of a page. It is trivial I know but very infuriating, especially when you're writing long reports.
That said, the screen is of a great definition with a really crisp picture, the touchpad is sharp and responsive, and video playback is excellent. These features are useful for everyday but pretty superfluous for business use.
If only HP could focus on usability rather than high specs, maybe I'd be more impressed.
The HP Compaq 6830s notebook PC features a 17-inch diagonal widescreen display, discrete graphics, Intel Core 2 Duo technology, and the functionality you need to run a business at a price you will appreciate.
HP Compaq 6830s features big picture. A full-sized keyboard with a separate numeric keypad and an extra-large widescreen display allows you to see more data on the screen, so there is more room for applications and toolbars with less scrolling and toggling.
This notebook is built to protect. HP ProtectTools Security Manager allows you to manage your security features from a single console. Security software modules give you the flexibility to design a security solution that meets your needs.
The 6830s is also built to simplify. HP Wireless Assistant ensures you can easily identify and quickly enable or disable your wireless devices to enhance your notebook's battery life.
HP 3D DriveGuard, using a three-axis accelerometer that detects sudden movement and initiates protective action, helps protect your notebook's hard drive against bumps or drops so your critical data is protected while on the move.