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HP Smart Buy 2510P 1.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 Laptop

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of HP Smart Buy 2510P 1.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 Laptop. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and touchpad get critical opinions. Views are divided on the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Smart Buy 2510P 1.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 Laptop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Smart Buy 2510P 1.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 Laptop

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Smart Buy 2510P 1.20 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 Laptop from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq 2510p - Core 2 Duo U7600 / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Pro - RAM 1 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD±RW / DVD-RAM - GMA X3100 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.HP Compaq 2510p - Core 2 Duo U7600 / 1.2 GHz ULV - Centrino Pro - RAM 1 GB - HDD 80 GB - DVD±RW / DVD-RAM - GMA X3100 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

HP Compaq 2510p notebook

 

HP is currently the best selling notebook manufacturer in the world, largely due to its diverse range of corporate machines. The Compaq 2510p is aimed at business users looking for a fully-featured but lightweight notebook. The HP Compaq 2510p is a...

Great keyboard, lightweight, portable

Poor battery life, sluggish performance

The HP Compaq 2510p is a fairly average machine for the asking price. Sure, its light weight and the build quality are highly impressive but we were let down by the rather average battery life.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

HP Compaq 2510p review

 

A robust and user-friendly ultraportable

Great usability ; Impressive build quality ; Brilliant keyboard ; 3 year warranty

Short battery life ; Poor mobility

Great build and usability flawed by low power and poor battery life

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : IDG staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Compaq 2510p ultraportable laptop PC

 

The HP Compaq 2510p is a laptop built to serve two purposes - easy portability and ability to perform general computing tasks.

At around £1,500, this might seem expensive, but that's the premium you need to pay for the hard-to-achieve combination of compactness and high battery life. With time, as prices of solid state drives fall, we hope HP introduces this option here as...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Compaq 2510p ultraportable laptop PC

 

At around £1,500, this might seem expensive, but that's the premium you need to pay for the hard-to-achieve combination of compactness and high battery life. With time, as prices of solid state drives fall, we hope HP introduces this option here as...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Compaq 2510p

 

It might look dull, but it packs a punch

Light, sturdy, comfortable to type on, built-in optical drive, over four hours of battery life

Screen has narrow viewing angles, touchpad feels very slippery, no webcam

Well built and full of features, this lightweight laptop is perfect for professional users who need good speed and ease of use while on the road.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Compaq 2510p (FH409PA)

 

Light, sturdy, comfortable to type on, built-in optical drive, over four hours of battery life

Screen has narrow viewing angles, touchpad feels very slippery, no webcam

Well built and full of features, this lightweight laptop is perfect for professional users who need good speed and ease of use while on the road.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Compaq 2510p

 

HP's no-nonsense ultraportable scores for its solid construction and some biz-friendly features, but the Compaq 2510p costs just as much as the flashy, consumer-oriented competition. Choose this ultraportable only if security concerns and IT...

Tank-like construction; excellent touch pad; includes integrated WWAN; supports Intel's Active Management technology.

Bigger and bulkier than other recent high-end ultraportables, but just as expensive.

HP's no-nonsense ultraportable laptop scores for its solid construction and some biz-friendly features, but the Compaq 2510p costs just as much as the flashy, consumer-oriented competition. Choose this ultraportable only if security concerns and IT...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP Compaq 2510p

 

It might look dull, but it packs a punch

Light, sturdy, comfortable to type on, built-in optical drive, over four hours of battery life

Screen has narrow viewing angles, touchpad feels very slippery, no webcam

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew (NotebookReview.com)

HP Compaq 2510p Review

 

So by this formula the 2510p is classified as an ultra-light professional level notebook. The "professional" connotation means that you'll get a slightly stronger build than a consumer notebook, more security features, less bloatware, better technical...

Integrated optical drive in a package just over 3lbs ; Quality build, will be able to take the beating of typical business travel ; Very good battery life ; Good keyboard, comfortable to use despite small system size ; Professional and stylish look ;...

Issues with using the pointing stick in conjunction with a mouse click ; Poor speaker ; Slow hard drive performance ; Right palm rest gets warm

The Toshiba R500 and Sony TZ both offer LED backlit displays and an integrated optical drive at about 3lbs of weight, so I feel they're probably the most similar and direct competitors to the 2510p. I'd take the 2510p over the R500 due to the better...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

HP Compaq 2510p

 

HP's no-nonsense ultraportable scores for its solid construction and some biz-friendly features, but the Compaq 2510p costs just as much as the flashy, consumer-oriented competition. Choose this ultraportable only if security concerns and IT...

Tank-like construction; excellent touch pad; includes integrated WWAN; supports Intel's Active Management technology.

Bigger and bulkier than other recent high-end ultraportables, but just as expensive.

HP's no-nonsense ultraportable laptop scores for its solid construction and some biz-friendly features, but the Compaq 2510p costs just as much as the flashy, consumer-oriented competition. Choose this ultraportable only if security concerns and IT...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio included:10.06.2005
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery life (max):3 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: No

Certificates

Certification:ENERGY STAR Qualified

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:30.7 / 31
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Full HD: No
HD type: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384 / 384
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100

Hard drive

Hard disk controller:SMART PATA
Hard disk drive type:80 GB 4200 rpm SMART PATA
Storage drive controller:SMART PATA
Storage drive type:80 GB 4200 rpm SMART PATA

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Full-sized
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device: / Touchpad

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other features

Applications supported:Windows Vista Premium ready
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Battery Type:6-cell (55 WHr) high capacity Lithium-Ion
Certified operating system:SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise, Genuine Windows 2000, SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (certified)
Display: / LCD
Docking solution:HP 2400/2500 Ultra-Light Docking Station, External MultiBay II, HP Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately)
Expansion slots:Slots available for additional devices: 1 Type I/II PC Card slot supports 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit cards or 1 optional Smart Card Reader, 1 Secure Digital slot
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal modem: Yes
Manageability features:Intel Centrino with vPro technology capable / Intel Centrino with vPro technology capable\nIntel Centrino Pro processor technology
Minimum RAM:1000
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.92
Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Multimedia:High Definition Audio support w/24-bit DAC; Integrated mono speaker; Integrated microphone; Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
Power requirements:External 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge\n3-cell (28.8 WHr), 6-cell (55 WHr) or 9-cell (83 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
Power supply type:External 65-watt Smart AC adapter, 6-foot power cord included. Total length including external AC adapter is 12 feet. HP Fast Charge.
Protection tools:1920 x 1080,2048 x 1360,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3648 x 2432,3648 x 2736
Rear ports:1 RJ-45
Rear ports note:1 RJ-45
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Service Provider:Built-in broadband wireless not included
Size:28
Standard memory capacity:1 GB
Thunderbolt technology: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
UNSPSC-code:43211503
Upgrade type:Windows Vista capable
Weight:2.8 lb\nStarting at weight; varies by configuration and component.
Weight (imperial):2.8 lb\nStarting at weight; varies by configuration and component.
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, Firewire (1394a), power connector, RJ-11, RJ-45
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Management :3-cell (28.8 WHr), 6-cell (55 WHr) or 9-cell (83 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Cache external:2048
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity:N / No
Motherboard chipset:
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing Die size:143
Processor cache:2
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.33
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model: / U7600 / U7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor technology:Intel Centrino w/ vPro / Intel Centrino w/ vPro\nIntel Centrino Duo
Processor threads:2
Stepping:L2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29764 / 33920 / U7600
Processor code:SLA2U
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Security management description:Kensington Lock slot, HP Privacy Filter

Software

Bundled software:Additional software available from the Web: HP Client Manager Interface, Java Card Security for HP ProtectTools\nPreloaded software: PDF Complete, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, HP QuickLook (Windows Vista only), HP OpenView Radia Management Agent, HP Universal Print Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Wireless Assistant, Roxio Creator 9 (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives), Symantec Norton Internet Security with complimentary 60-day live update, Intervideo WinDVD – DVD Player / HP Client Manager Interface, Java Card Security for HP ProtectTools, PDF Complete, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, HP QuickLook (Windows Vista only), HP OpenView Radia Management Agent, HP Universal Print Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Wireless Assistant, Roxio Creator 9, Intervideo WinDVD – DVD Player
Operating system installed: / Windows Vista Business

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:120 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:IDE/ATA / Parallel ATA
Hard drive speed:4200
HDD Capacity:80
HDD Speed:4200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total HDDs capacity:80
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 120 / 64 / 80

Technical Details

Multi-bay devices:Optional external Multibay II devices
Power supply type:External 65-watt Smart AC adapter, 6-foot power cord included. Total length including external AC adapter is 12 feet. HP Fast Charge.

Video

Video card features:Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21 / 21.3
Height :2.5
Height (front):2 / 2.5
Weight:1 / 1.29 / 1.3
Width:28 / 28.2