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HP Compaq 6710 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of HP Compaq 6710 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the keyboard and touchpad, while views about the image quality and size are mixed.

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touchpad, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Compaq 6710 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Compaq 6710 Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the battery and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good views.

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

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Jan, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Compaq 6710 Series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 242 user reviews of HP Compaq 6710 Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and usability. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and size get mixed opinions. Many are less positive about the durability.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Philip Barker (

HP Compaq 6710b review


A no-nonsense approach for this corporate-aimed workhorse

Tough build ; Powerful performance ; Good battery life

No 802.11n ; Pricey

A good choice for the commuting corporate user, but for the everyday user this laptop doesn't offer great value for money

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jesse Sutton (

HP Compaq 6710b (GE821PA)


The forgivably plain look of the HP Compaq 6710b (GE821PA) clearly states the fleet style, workhorse aspirations of this business focused notebook. Al...

Price, Speakers, Sturdy build

No draft-n Wi-Fi, Could have had more comprehensive maintenance software

Although the HP Compaq 6710b is not at the top of the game, it's a good value for money option. The included software could have been a little more comprehensive, but this simple notebook still does what it needs to do reasonably well.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review HP Compaq 6710b Notebook


Office Professional. Besides the big 17 inch series HP also offer

Robust case, good workmanship ; Good input devices ; Matt display ; Very low noise and temperature emissions ; Very good battery runtime possible

Somewhat unreasonable order of ports ; Moderate performance

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew (

HP Compaq 6510b Review


The 6510b isn't made of any fancy magnesium or aluminum composite, it's mostly plastic in its build, but it's by no means flimsy because of this. It's not exactly a notebook you'd want to take along if you're a road warrior, but rather good in terms of...

Solid build, pleasing design though nothing flashy ; Excellent wireless connectivity options ; Great performance with Intel Santa Rosa platform ; Reasonable price ; Good LCD

A little bulky for a thin-and-light notebook ; Plastic insert instead of a flap for PC card slot ; Touch sensitive buttons are not very responsive ; No pointing stick that other HP business notebooks offer

Outside of the ubiquitous Norton anti-virus software you get on any HP notebook, there was nothing I would describe as bloatware installed. There were a number of useful business-oriented utilities, primarily for handling security. Windows Vista...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Compaq Presario 6710b Laptop is powered by 1.80 GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T7100 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB featuring Intel Mobile 965GML Express Chipset Motherboard, 1-GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (Maximum 4-GB in 2 slots), a...

Mar, 2010

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HP Compaq 6710b Notebook PC


The HP Compaq 6710b is a business laptop with a moderately powerful dual core processor, wireless capabilites and a solid set of features that's suited to the needs of high-demand computing at a price that makes it attractive to even the most...

Overall, a great buy for the money. The little complaints don't take away from the overall functionality of the HP Compaq 6710b notebook computer.

Nov, 2007

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Still waiting


The price is good for what this laptop has to offer.

Can't list yet as I'm still waiting for it to ship.....and waiting.....and waiting....they got that money real quick but take forever to ship because they already got paid....and waiting.....and waiting....

Apr, 2016

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HP Laptop 6710B Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00 GHz 4 GB Memory 750 GB HDD 15.4" Windows 7 Home Premium


They really need to send out the disk set for these refurbs.

Got this for my older (disabled) sis who just needs it for FB and browsing. She can't get out. It does good for that and prolly much more.

The Windows Home Premium needed reset from recovery partition cause it didn't have an OS installed. Even worse, once recovered, it wont activate. Opened a ticket with Newegg. no resolution yet. the 30 days is about up. I hope that's not used as an...

Apr, 2016

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If you're looking for a used pile of junk, feel free to buy this but I strongly suggest you spend the extra money on buying something "Laptop Worthy". This thing shouldn't be sold, it should be thrown in the trash...

It turned on?

Fried battery - Will not charge so I'm forced to leave it plugged in Only one working USB port Ethernet adapter does NOT work Massive damage to the mouse buttons Casing cracked on the front corner and even separates from the rest of the case The list...

Jan, 2016

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Good card, Great value, better than Xfired 270Xs.


Faster than what it replaces

NOT WI FI ready. An external connection had to be purchased ; Another case of READ EVERYTHING Closely ; Added cost of adapter offset savings on this purchase

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Cost-effective business computing without compromising on performance or connectivity. With newest high performance Intel Processors, and a desktop-like view, HP Compaq 6710b Business Notebook PC is tailored for all your business needs.


Audio included:High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in
Audio system:HD / HDA / High Definition Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery capacity (Watt hours):55
Battery life (max):5 / 5.1 / 5.16 / 5.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):5.25hour(s)/5.2hour(s)/5.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB


Front Camera:N / No / Y


Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:35.8 / 39 / 39.1
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800 / 1680 x 1050
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:No / Not supported
LED Backlight:N / No / Y
Touchscreen:N / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in/15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100 / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 384
Maximum Resolution:1280 x 800
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.384
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100


Country Kits:Australia/Belgium/Denmark/Europe/Finland / Sweden/France/Germany/Italy/Netherlands/Norway/Portugal/Spain/Switzerland/United Kingdom
Localization:Danish/Dutch/English/Finnish / Swedish/French/French / German / Italian/German/Italian/Norwegian/Portuguese/Spanish
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:Full-sized
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:4


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GPRS / GSM / HSDPA
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
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
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC) / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-RW,DVD+RW,DVD+RW DL,DVD-ROM,DVD-RW
LightScribe:No / Y / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows Vista/Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 bits)/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio system:HD / HDA / High Definition Audio
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional drivers available on (May vary by country) Certified: SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / FreeDOS, Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional drivers available on (May vary by country) Certified: SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / Windows Vista
Dimensions (WxDxH):34 x 357 x 265 / 357 x 265 x 34
Display: / LCD
Docking solution:HP Basic Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, HP 3-in-1 NAS Docking Station, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand, HP External MultiBay II (all sold separately)
Expansion slots:1 Type I/II PC Card, 1 6-in-1 media reader / Slots available for additional devices: 1 Type I/II PC Card slot supports both 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit cards, 1 6-in-1 media reader
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:56K / V.92
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Power requirements:External 90W HP Smart AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology\n6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
Power supply type:AC/DC
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor, optional Smart Card Reader
Relative humidity:10 - 90
TV in port: No
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b/g / Intel 802.11 a/b/g / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g mini-pci card, Bluetooth / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g MOW2 mini-pci, Bluetooth / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / Yes
I/O ports:4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, Firewire (1394a), power connector, RJ-11, RJ-45, S-video TV out
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 1.1 ports quantity:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Power Management :6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional secondary HP Extended Life Battery (8 Cell) and HP Ultra-Capacity Battery (12 Cell)


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Cache external:2048 / 4096
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Compatible processor series:
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 12.5 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Motherboard chipset: / Intel GM965 / Intel GME965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150 / 1.075 - 1.175
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.663 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:T5450 / T5470 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500 / T8100 / T8300 / T9300
Processor Number:T7100/T7250/T7300/T7500/T7700/T8300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series
Processor Socket:PBGA479, PPGA478 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor technology:Intel Centrino / Intel Centrino Duo
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E1 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo/No CPU

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / 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:N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33099 / 33916 / 33917 / T7250
Processor code:SLA49 / SLAEB / SLAPR / SLAVJ
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection:Y
Security management description:Kensington Lock slot, Symantec Norton Internet Security, HP Privacy Filter
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:36 - 27.4 / Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Wireless Assistant, HP Mobile Printing Driver, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Symantec Norton Internet Security, Sonic Digital Media Plus, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, Intervideo WinDVD player, HP Help and Support Center, PDF Complete (Vary by Country)\nPreloaded software: HP Backup and Recovery Manager, Sonic Digital Media Plus, and Microsoft Office 2007 Ready (60 day free trial) Basic, Small Business or Professional edition / HP Backup & Recovery Manager, Sonic Digital Media Plus\nAdobe Acrobat Reader, HP Wireless Assistant, HP Mobile Printing Driver, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Symantec Norton\nInternet Security, Sonic Digital Media Plus, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, Intervideo WinDVD player, HP Help and Support Center / Windows Vista or XP. PS/2 port.
Drivers included:Y
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 Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Starter / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007 ready


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:120 / 160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 250 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/120GB/160GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Technical Details

Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices


Video card features:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Video modes resolution:1280

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:243 / 26 / 26.5 / 265 / 35.7 / 357 / 36
Height :26 / 26.5 / 3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 34
Height (front):3.4
Weight:2.4 / 2.6 / 3
Width:265 / 3 / 3.4 / 331 / 35.7 / 357 / 36