HP Introduces Compaq 6520s, 6720s and 6820s Business Laptops

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HP today announced three new notebooks to its Compaq business lineup. The Compaq 6520s, Compaq 6720s and Compaq 6820s will all be small business focused notebooks and offer Intel processors. All three notebooks share the same basic design of having a silver finish, a drop hinge panel and a scooped out keyboard for a "desktop" like experience.

HP Compaq 6520s


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The Compaq 6520s is a 14.1" widescreen notebook with a drop hinge design to give the notebook a lower overall profile when opened. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, but can also be equipped with a cheaper Celeron processor for the budget conscious. Below is an overview of the basic specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 2.4-GHz, up to 4-MB L2 cache) or Intel Celeron Processor (up to 2.0-GHz, 1-MB L2 cache)
  • Screen: 14.1-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800), or 14.1-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800)
  • Graphics: Intel X3100 integrated graphics
  • Hard Drive: SATA 80/120/160-GB 5400 rpm, HP DriveGuard
  • Memory: DDR2 SDRAM, 667-MHz, two dual channel SODIMM memory slots, supports 512/1024-MB, up to 2048-MB total (2GB)
  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet
  • Slots: ExpressCard/54 slot, Secure Digital (SD) slot
  • Wireless: Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, a/b/g, b/g, Broadcom 802.11a/b/g, b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
  • Optical Drive: 12.7-mm optical drives: DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL, DVD/CD-RW Combo
  • Input: Full-sized keyboard, Touchpad with scroll zone
  • OS Options: Genuine Windows Vista Business 32, Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 32, FreeDOS, RedFlag Linux
  • Battery: 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
  • Dimensions: 1.21 in (at front) x 13.3 in x 9.7 in
  • Weight: Starting at 5.0lbs

 

HP Compaq 6720s


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The Compaq 6720s is a 15.4" widescreen notebook for small business buyers. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, but can also be equipped with a cheaper Celeron processor for the budget conscious. Below is an overview of the basic specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 2.4-GHz, up to 4-MB L2 cache) or Intel Celeron Processor (up to 2.0-GHz, 1-MB L2 cache)
  • Screen: 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) or 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800)
  • Graphics: Intel X3100 integrated graphics
  • Hard Drive: SATA 80/120/160-GB 5400 rpm, HP DriveGuard
  • Memory: DDR2 SDRAM, 667-MHz, two dual channel SODIMM memory slots, supports 512/1024-MB, up to 2048-MB total (2GB)
  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet
  • Slots: ExpressCard/54 slot, Secure Digital (SD) slot
  • Wireless: Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, a/b/g, b/g, Broadcom 802.11a/b/g, b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
  • Optical Drive: 12.7-mm optical drives: DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL, DVD/CD-RW Combo
  • Input: Full-sized keyboard, Touchpad with scroll zone
  • OS Options: Genuine Windows Vista Business 32, Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 32, FreeDOS, RedFlag Linux
  • Battery: 6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 65W HP AC Adapter
  • Dimensions: 1.27 in (at front) x 14.1 in x 10.5 in / 32.3 mm (at front) x 358 mm x 266.8 mm
  • Weight: starting at 5.5 lbs / 2.49 kg (weight will vary by configuration


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Notice that the 6720s will be offered with a glossy finish BrightView screen, which is somewhat unusual for a business notebook. Pricing for the 6720s will start at $649 with the Intel Celeron processor configuration.

HP Compaq 6820s


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The Compaq 6820s is the largest in size of the new releases. It has a 17" display, also offered with a glossy BrightView finish as an option. The Compaq 6820s is somewhat unique in that the graphics support comes in the form of an ATI X1350 card.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 2.4-GHz, up to 4-MB L2 cache) or Intel Celeron Processor (up to 2.0-GHz, 1-MB L2 cache)
  • Screen: 17.0-inch diagonal WXGA+ anti-glare (1440 x 900), 17.0-inch diagonal WXGA+ BrightView (1440 x 900)
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon X1350 (64/128-bit 4-channel DDR dedicated graphics memory)
  • Hard Drive: SATA 80/120/160-GB 5400 rpm, HP DriveGuard
  • Memory: DDR2 SDRAM, 667-MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 512/1024/2048-MB SODIMMs, up to 4096-MB total (4GB)
  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, Stereo microphone in, headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet
  • Slots: ExpressCard/54 slot, Secure Digital (SD) slot
  • Wireless: Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, a/b/g, b/g, Broadcom 802.11a/b/g, b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
  • Optical Drive: 12.7-mm optical drives: Blu-Ray Disc DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL, DVD/CD-RW Combo
  • Input: Full-sized keyboard, Touchpad with scroll zone
  • OS Options: Genuine Windows Vista Business 32, Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 32, FreeDOS
  • Battery: 6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 90W HP AC Adapter
  • Dimensions: 1.27 in (at front) x 15.6 in x 11.22 in / 32.3 mm (at front) x 396 mm x 285 mm
  • Weight: starting at 6.5 lbs / 2.95 kg (weight will vary by configuration)


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The 6820s pricing will start at $999 with a basic Intel Celeron configuration. Many will be pleased that the screen resolution on the HP 6820s will be WXGA+, a slightly higher resolution than that offered by the WXGA equipped 6520s and 6720s.

 

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