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HP Compaq 6910p Review Discussion

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    The 14.1" <a href="http://www.notebookreview.com/price/default.asp?productFamilyID=989&display=priceDetail&productID=19612" target=_blank>HP Compaq 6910p</a> is one of the latest professional line portable business notebooks currently being offered by HP. The 6910p is much like the smaller 12.1" screen HP 2510p we recently reviewed in terms of looks, but of course this larger notebook packs more power. The 6910p starts at a reasonable price of $1,199 with a basic configuration that includes the Intel Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa) processor.<br /><br />Read the full content of this Article: <strong><a href='http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3960'>HP Compaq 6910p Review</a></strong><br /><br />
     
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    chrixx Product Specialist

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    Another good review for an excellent business notebook which has been underrated.

    I can't help but notice that the keyboard photo is one of the 6515b instead of the 6910p. Perhaps you got them mixed up?
     
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    fabarati Frorum Obfuscator

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    Nice review. Bit weird that HP chose PCMCIA over Expresscard. I mean, it's 2007 now, not 2004 or 2005.
     
  4. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    A helpful review.

    The hardware spec is almost the same as my Zepto 6024W but the battery time is significantly better.

    Can you check that thickness? 1.1" is quite thin. The thickness scales at around 1.4" on the photos of the side ports. Also, how big and heavy is the PSU - what's the travel weight?

    However, i won't be queueing up to buy one of these in UK. They seem to be using Lenovo's exchange rate.

    John
     
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    Wow, nice catch, that is the wrong image and it did get mixed up. I'll be fixing that here now...
     
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    Yea, even Lenovo switched to Express Card now, so I see no reason why HP didn't.
     
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    siLc Notebook Evangelist

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    Lenovo`s Thinkpad T60 and T61 offerings have both unless you choose to include a SD card reader.
    The decision to still have the old PCMCIA is probably because of its business-orientation. As I've heard, most businesses still use old proven PCMCIA cards, so it would be the logical choice to include PCMCIA.
    Besides Dell follows the same route to day. D630 has only PCMCIA, D830 has both. Business-oriented Vostros have ExpressCard because they are based on consumer Inspirons.
     
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    Thing is, this has almost everything you'd want in a PCMCIA built in. The only thing I can think of is eSata. And PCMCIA does not enough bandwith for 2 full eSATA ports. And definitly not enough for RAID.
     
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    i can't believe this has an ATI 2300
    isn't that just a rebadged 1300, which means it sucks
     
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    Great review, thanks!

    Just curious, you pointed out that the 2510p and the 6910p both have rubberized display latches. Do you know if the 8510p/8510w models also have a rubberized latch? Because my nw8440's latch is simply hard plastic.

    Also, I've noticed on the 2510p and the 6910p that border around the hinges on the lid is black plastic, whereas on the 8510 and 8710 series, the "hinge border" on the lid is the same color. I wonder why?

    Either way, if I had to go to a 14.1" notebook, I would definitely take this model in a heartbeat, even though the graphics options are a bit lackluster for my taste (I'd definitely take the ATi Radeon X2300 option). All HP really needs to add now is an ExpressCard Slot and this would be just about perfect!
     
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    syxbit Notebook Evangelist

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    but you can get a similar spec T61 with much better nVidia gfx for the same price (I did!)
     
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    I think the display latches are simply plastic, even though they feel rubberised.
    The border around the hinge thing is just a design decision imo. The "borders" are part of the top lid. HP allows you to purchase the top lid as a separate part for the 6910p, but not the 8510p/w (the whole LCD assembly comes with it).
     
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    marmion Notebook Consultant

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    From my original review (this is me measuring the actual notebook):

    330x240x33-40mm WxDxH (front-back) Edit: This includes the rubber feet, lid closed.

    I haven't weighed the PSU, but it is the same as the 90w nx8220 that I own which is presumably the same as the 8510p/w. I'd estimate total travel weight would be in the 2.6kg mark (laptop itself weighs 2.3kg)
     
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    Not enough to fully satisfy but as this review says, it should generally be sufficient, if the sub-par performance with 2 drives is indeed a driver issue. Can you name a PCMCIA eSATA card, which is capable of RAID0 or 1?
     
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    You can configure this notebook in utility called hp top config, most HP's partners in cz have it. And it's much cheaper(configured with x3100) than t61. Is express card important? I can not decide between this nb and r61. (dimensions, weight, features..) Is lcd readable on sunlight?
     
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    I wasn't referring to the actual latches themselves; I was referring to the slide "switch" on the front edge of the lid which activates the latches. I was wondering if the 8510p/8510w have same rubberized "feel" to the slide switch that the 2510p and 6910p do; my nw8440's slide switch is hard plastic.

    Also, thanks for the clarification for the border around the hinge thing. It had been bugging me for quite some time. A very interesting observation you make; I know on the nw8440/nc8430, if you need a new LCD, then the entire lid must be replaced also, just like on the 8510w/8510p. I've talked to some of my classmates with nw8440s to confirm this.
     
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    Interesting that the 6910p uses the 90W AC Adapter. I figured it would have been the smaller 65W version. However, unless I'm mistaken, the 6910p's adapter has a different tip than what was found on the nx8220, nc8230, and nw8240 notebooks. Then again, that should have little to no impact on the weight.
     
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    I just got an 8510W. THe closure latch is rubberized adn very secure to operate. LOVE everything else about the machine as well.
     
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    Yeah I know what you're talking about. My bad for calling them latches. I meant the sliding switch with the ridges.Afaik, they are plastic unless HP changed them.

    For the 8000 series notebooks, it's not just the LCD. Even an antenna replacement requires a new LCD as the entire part comes preassembled. This reduces the amount of work techs need to do to repair notebooks as parts become increasingly modular. In fact, the 6000 series also allows you to purchase an entire display assembly part like the 8000 series. It's much easier to replace the entire lid than to deassemble and reassemble the individual components.
     
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    Nice catch I didn't even notice that. All the other companies have already switch to express cards wonder why HP hasn't
     
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