HP 550 — budget laptop Hewlett Packard
we checked got one of the weakest modifications laptop Intel Celeron 530, but it is worth noting that there are more powerful versions based on dual-core processors (their prices exceed the price of the model. but not much).
the Kit can be called minimalist — it consists of many booklets and instructions in various languages, power cable and charger. Complete with pre-installed OS FreeDOS also include a CD with drivers and configuration with Windows Vista include a recovery image system in a hidden area of your hard disk.
appearance and usability
Outwardly HP 550 is markedly different from its predecessor, the HP 530. Many corners and edges become smoother, and five hundred and fiftieth» turned out like most modern laptops HP middle and lower price range. Materials has not changed: the top cover and workspace — all the same grey plastic with a smooth but matte and not glossy surface, the bottom is black plastic with a rough surface.
build Quality directly corps is not satisfactory, but some details are clearly upset. First, it is noticeable backlash mounting battery, secondly, «luptat and connecting loops. And castles-the cover is not, so when you flip up the bottom cover leaves 10-15 mm Well and very much unexpected unpleasant surprise was peel grille above the keyboard.
the Front there is a connector installing memory cards and pair of standard audio connectors microphone and headphones.
the Rear surface entirely devoted to the battery.
the Left edge of the most downloaded: RJ-11 connector, a ventilation grate, connector VGA (D-Sub). the socket for external power and battery status, RJ-45, 3 USB connector and compartment installation card ExpressCard.
the Right has only a DVD drive and plug installation safety lock.
Ventilation holes on the chassis at least that impairs the heat sink; however, as shown by measurements, temperature is still within the normal range.
the User is provided with 3 compartments in the bottom compartment of the memory modules, the hard drive compartment and install maps extensions, where the default WiFi module.
the Keyboard has remained the same as in the model HP530, and makes a good impression — pressing soft keys, trigger point clearly noticeable noise operation is subtle, the base of the keyboard properly secured and not «walks» when keys are pressed.
But the touchpad has changed markedly. The size of the touch panel h mm, rounded corners, and the keys with a rubberized surface and long stroke and, surprisingly, quite noisy.
In the laptop is installed Samsung matrix 154AT07 with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Brightness matrix is quite large, but when working outdoors on a Sunny day, the screen is noticeably «fades and fades. The viewing angles are not too large and even the slightest deviation matrix colors start to fade and be inverted. The display is well suited for comfortable work with office documents, but to work with graphics or video, it is not suitable.
In the laptop is used chipsey sound Analog Devices AD1981HD, who loves HP. The built-in acoustics can boast excellent sound — has only one speaker is not the best quality. To listen to music, and even watching the film in either an external speaker system or headphones that will allow you to get quite a good sound. However, when testing audio package RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.6 laptop received a very good evaluation.
the Overall results (16 bit, 44kHz)
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