If you are looking for an affordable, business-friendly and portable work system, HP Compaq 6530b review definitely caters to your needs. This solid, all purpose laptop cost you $1195 and is equipped with software bundle. For this much money HP provides you a laptop with Inter Core2 Duo 2.26GHz T8400 CPU and 2GB of RAM. It has a 14.1-inch screen that looks a bit dull and colour are a bit faded on 1280×800 resolution screen even if the brightness is full. The screen has matte coating that makes it viewable in daylight. The 6530b weighs 5.3 pounds and has a battery life of more than 4 hours.
The plastic casing of the machine looks strong enough to protect the machine from rough handling. It spill resistant keyboard gives you a great feel with ample key spacing. A touch sensitive panel of buttons is provided above the keyboard which acts as effective shortcuts and toggles. The volume controls are in the right side of the panel, Wi-Fi in the middle and some handy business application shortcuts on the left. You can launch presentations and can change the power settings.
The 6530b is perfectly suited for business people as you can take presentation anywhere. It has VGA and S-video outputs on its backside and has 4 USB ports, a four-pin FireWire port, a SD card reader and a PC Card slot. It also has a room for another hard drive or optical drive. Its connectivity is supported with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, modem and Ethernet. The speakers are not powerful and are not adequate to listen to music or watching movies.
With 6530b HP has succeeded in targeting the business traveler with a wide collection of day-to day business tools. Hp’s Tools Security Manager gives the basics of file encryption to the users, which is quite useful when you have very sensitive data in your system. You can also have an option to lock your hard drives.
With lots of software application to offer, HP’s 6530b proves to be a useful business tool. The laptop gives you a good performance and doesn’t cost you fortune.