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Who says you can't have it all? Get the essential elements that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 510 Notebook PC offers low-cost comp...

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Review of "HP 510"

published 03/05/2007 | Wee_lis27
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Pro Aesthetically pleasing! Can be used almost anywhere!
Cons Low Battery Life!! LONG charging time!
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"The Laptop that Out-Shines The Sunshine!"

Funnily enough this is the laptop I am currently using to write this review!! And I Love It!


I personally love this laptop. The qality of the screen is amazing and I never have problems with the speed of the internet access.
It has been my best friend these past couple of days expecially as I have been working outside in this amazing weather and even then it hasn not been giving me any bother! The brightness and shark picture does not change even when I am out in the boiling sunshine. I did get a bit worried about leaving it out for too long in the sunshine however... you would be with such a lovely and snazzy peice of technology!


Need more of a desktop-like view? Then the 15.4-inch diagonal XGA display has got you covered!!Also, HP's BrightView technology makes viewing more vivid and clear for a better mobile computing experience - even outside in the sunlight! DVDs and streaming media appear more vivid and color-enhanced.

GREAT Connection to the Internet and e-mail wherever you spend most of your time - whether you are at home, the office, or in public areas equipped with Wi-Fi access such as airports, hotels and coffee shops. I find this handy because, as a student, I am constantly on the move and have a lot of portable work to do!

Equipped with Intel Pentium M and Celeron M processors and 60 GB hard drives, this laptop features all of the tools you should possibly need to carry out your business tasks (or perhaps leisure tasks) quickly and efficiently. Weighing 6.0 lbs and only 1.26 inches thin, this notebook allows you to take your office everywhere you go, in style!!

Data transfer and storage is made rather easy with the integrated optical drive. You may choose from models with a DVD/CD-RW combonation drive that allows you to watch DVDs or record to CD-RW media... or even a DVD±RW drive that lets you make your own DVDs! Not bad huh?!

The keypad is nice and sensitive (not sticky or slow in movement).


- The modem and network interface card are included!

- Unfortunately it does only have a 2 hour battery life! Which can get VERY annoying if you are away from being able to charge it!!

- Battery recharge time takes 5 hours! Which can be VERY annoying and frustrating!!

- It does not have a bluetooth cable.

- It has one PC card slot.

- It has a Touchpad with scroll zone (although if this is not for you its easy to attach your own mouse).

- It has a normal full-size keyboard.

- 60GB 5400rpm PATA Hard Drive installed.

- 15.4" WXGA BrightView Display.

- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 UMA graphics - Integrated with up to 128MB shared video memory.

- 24x DVD/CD-RW Combonation Drive.

- Battery Type= 4-cell (32 WHr) Lithium-Ion

- The warrenty for this product is limited by the manufacturer = the warrenty for the labour and parts are both 1 year long.


I was happily surprised with this amazing laptop; bought for me by my dad who got it for about 310 pounds off the internet, 4 months ago approx.

I have researched how much these laptops cost now and I have found that it varies mostly between 299.99 pounds and 340 pounds so make sure you find the best deal for you before buying.

----WHY 3 OUT OF 5 STARS?!----

I rated this product 3 out of 5 stars purely because I did find it very aesthetically pleasing, light weight (so easy to lug around with you all day long if you please) and it is also fairly easy to use!

The reason this product lost 2 stars from me is simply because the battery life is not up to scratch and the recharging time is most deffinetly not up to my standards at a whopping 5 hours to recharge!!

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  • Miskah published 23/07/2007
    Great review ♥ßeth.
  • fuzzyworm published 20/05/2007
    I'm not looking for a laptop at the moment, but great review :)
  • gaunts published 18/05/2007
    nice review
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Product Information : HP 510

Manufacturer's product description

Who says you can't have it all? Get the essential elements that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 510 Notebook PC offers low-cost computing without compromising mobility.

Product Details

Product Description: HP 510 - 15.4" - Celeron M 360 - Win XP Home - 512 MB RAM - 60 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP Home

Processor: Intel Celeron M 360 / 1.4 GHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 512 MB DDR2

Storage: 60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 15.4" 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: Intel GMA 900

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: 4-cell, 4-cell - up to 2 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.8 cm x 25.7 cm x 3.2 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: Norwegian / Norway, English / United Kingdom



System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Celeron M 360 / 1.4 GHz

Cache: L2 - 1 MB

Front Side Bus: 400 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel 910GML Express


RAM: 512 MB ( 1 x 512 MB )

Max RAM Supported: 1 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 400 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 1

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)


Type: 15.4"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: BrightView

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 900

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Sound: Speaker

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster Pro

Codec: CX20468


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: 802.11b/g

Wireless Controller: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG - mini PCI, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.21, Bell 212A, ITU V.22, ITU V.22bis, ITU V.29, ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, ITU V.34, ITU V.17, ITU V.23, ITU V.8bis, Bell 103J, ITU V.92, ITU T.30, ITU V.80

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: 4-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 2200 mAh

Run Time: Up to 2 hours

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 1 x CardBus ( 1 free ) ¦ 1 x memory ( 0 free )

Interfaces: 2 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45


Software Included: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Intervideo WinDVD, Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, HP Help and Support, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus, Norton Internet Security (60 days subscription), HP Backup and Recovery Manager


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), power-on password, DriveLock

Compliant Standards: UL, GOST, SABS, CCC, FCC

Localization: Norwegian / Norway, English / United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 35.8 cm

Depth: 25.7 cm

Height: 3.2 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

Shock Tolerance: 125 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 200 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)

Vibration Tolerance: 0.75 g @ RMS (random) (operating) / 1.5 g @ RMS (random) (non-operating)


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