The platform also has support for Not sure which drivers to choose? Open download list As mentioned, when viewing the screen up front and center I have no complaints. The two hottest components of the laptop, the GPU and CPU, are completely separated, and each has its own dedicated heat-sink.

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A major disappointment is the lack of a ExpressCard slot.

HP Compaq 8710p Review

Once again, the noise of the hard disk is louder than the fan. Javascript is disabled in this browser. Compared to the preceding nx of which I have no personal experiencethe keyboard layout appears unchanged.

Most of the time, Lost Planet was definitely playable but not at the highest resolutions I would have preferred. However, there is a small weakness at the right group of four USB ports. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

Review HP Compaq p Notebook – Reviews

The screen is readable all the way out to almost 90 degrees off center compas if there is a little color distortion! The battery runtime is excellent and Using operating system controlsSome operating systems also offer a way to manage integrated wireless devices and the wirelessconnection.

The onlywarranties for HP products and services areset forth in the express warranty statementsaccompanying such products and services.


The HP Compaq p provides, additionally to the touch pad, also a blue track point in the middle of the keyboard. However, because of the reached benchmark results, you can assume that it is actually a higher-clocked Geforce M GT. Unless gaming, the GPU was always at minimum clocks. After the benchmarks were run, the following was clear: However, a docking port makes it possibly to attach all peripherals via docking station at the back side.

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Last but not least, how does the p look? The fan is certainly capable of pushing a lot of air, but most of the time it does not need to push out much. If the wireless light is blue, at least one wireless device is on. The notebook shell is built mostly from hard plastic, but within that shell resides a magnesium alloy support structure that is common to almost all the HP Compaq business notebooks.

However, when using the laptop on a lap it does get a little warm even in the most power conservative settings after twenty or thirty minutes. Many technicians are great, but others actually make the problem worse. The notebook appearance consists of mostly shades of gray and black, sharp lines, and it certainly looks fompaq it means business.

It even triggers when I walk with the notebook, which is a definite plus as I will not have to worry about shutting it down if I have to quickly move. Also the surface temperatures are alright.


Here, we see the audio-in jack, headphone jack, 4x USB 2. If the notebook has some fabric like a pair of pants or longer shorts between in and you, the laptop-on-the-lap experience will be fine.

Tell us about it. The absolute highlight of the HP Compaq p is its performance, especially its 3D performance.

Personally, I prefer Acronis but it is nice that something came shipped with the system. The screen only becomes unreadable at angles greater than about degrees above center.

It reached top results in the 3D Mark benchmark test and also rates excellent during practical game netqork.

HP really stepped up to correct the design flaws of the previous generation of HP Compaq business notebooks here. Basically this card can handle anything this game asks for, and 24 FPS averages are definitely playable!

After taking it a step further and installing XP over Vista, my score jumped to 3dMark05 points regardless of if I was using GeForce or Quadro drivers! The screen on my p was manufactured by LG Electronics, and their displays continue to receive my highest praises as this notebook screen is a winner.