Pros

  • Relatively light
  • Impressive audio

Cons

  • Hard drive on the small side
  • Lacks an ExpressCard slot

At A Glance

Handsome business laptop has a cutting-edge Blu-ray Disc drive and can moonlight as a hot 3D gaming station.

Manufacturer’s Description

For top performance in the office and beyond, the HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC offers a17-inch diagonal widescreen display, elite graphics, and full-sized keyboard with integrated numeric keypad. Think big - work big.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number RM255UT#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 6
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 6
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WSXGA+
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model Quadro NVS 320M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Semi-shared
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 883585334971
Manufacturer Part Number RM255UT#ABA
Brand Name HP
Product Name Business Notebook 8710p
Marketing Information

For top performance in the office and beyond, the HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC offers a17-inch diagonal widescreen display, elite graphics, and full-sized keyboard with integrated numeric keypad. Think big - work big.

Product Model RM255UT
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Business Notebook
Product Series 8710P
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Business Notebook 8710p
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • AC adapter
  • Power cord
Additional Information

Built-in Device(s):

  • Microphone
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.3"
Width 15.5"
Depth 10.8"
Built-in Devices
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model T7500
Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
Cache 4 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model PM965
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Business
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Pointstick
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type CardBus Type II

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 77.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:38:05 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 363.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 399.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 537.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 396.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 734.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 266.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 856.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 142.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 107.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 448.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0