Pros

  • Smart options for presentations
  • Great software suite

Cons

  • Really dim display

At A Glance

HP has managed to create a great road-ready presentation tool. It just needs a better screen.

Manufacturer’s Description

Business Travelers Companion. This 14.1" form-factor is our smaller version of the new HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC. It still packs the same great balance of Intel Core2Duo processor technology, HP BIOS security feature to be your next indispensable and trusted traveling companion.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number FG996AW#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 6.25 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number FG996AW#ABA
UPC Code 884420065494
Brand Name HP
Product Name Business Notebook 6530b
Marketing Information

Business Travelers Companion. This 14.1" form-factor is our smaller version of the new HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC. It still packs the same great balance of Intel Core2Duo processor technology, HP BIOS security feature to be your next indispensable and trusted traveling companion.

Product Model FG996AW
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Business Notebook
Product Series 6530b
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, MMCplus, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Business Notebook 6530b
  • Lithium-Ion battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power cord
Additional Information

Built-in Device(s):

  • Microphones
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.3"
Width 13.1"
Depth 9.6"
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model P8600
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Cache 3 MB
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GE45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Business
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 81.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 4:22:13 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 307.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 512.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 539.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 695.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 790.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 227.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 34.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 10.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 389.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0