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The HP 550 Notebook PC is a line of 15.4" budget-minded notebook computers from Hewlett Packard focused on the business market.

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fast draft N wireless

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option to downgrade to Windows XP is great if free

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lower power processors give off less heat and are sufficient for basic work tasks

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stylish design

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very poor onboard graphics (no high definition output or gaming)

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too much variation in system components makes it difficult to know if you're getting a good deal

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based on the old Centrino platform

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limited number of expansion ports

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The HP 550 Notebook PC is a line of 15.4" budget-minded notebook computers from Hewlett Packard focused on the business market.  The processors available are skewed towards lower-end Celeron chips, and lower powerd Intel Core 2 Duos.  The standard display is 15.4" with a resolution of 1280x800 dpi with anti-glare technology. The standard graphics adapter is a Mobile Intel GMA X3100.  Wi-Fi networking is included, using the 802.11b/g standard; A and N compatibility are available, using the Intel PRO/Wireless Link 4965AGN, and Bluetooth support is optional as well.  The optical drive is a DVD-ROM, with a DVD/CD-RW combo available as well.  The operating system is Windows Vista Home Basic and upgrades to Vista Business and Vista Home Premium are available. The option to downgrade from Vista to Windows XP is also available.  The standard battery is a 6-cell LiOn.  The weight on the average configuration of the 550 series is 5.5 lbs.

  • Processor Options:  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5470 (1.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5270 (1.40 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB), Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor T1400 (1.73 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB), Intel Celeron M Processor 530 (1.73 GHz 1 MB L2 cache 533 MHz FSB)
  • Display:  15.4" LCD (1280x800 dpi)
  • RAM:  512MB to 4GB DDR2 (maximum 4GB)
  • Graphics Adapter:  Intel GMA X3100
  • Networking:  802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth support optional
  • Optical Drive:  DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW
  • Connectivity:  3 USB ports, 1 RJ-11,  1 LAN, 1 VGA output
  • OS:  Windows Vista Home Basic , Vista Business (32-bit), Vista Home Premium (32-bit), Windows XP
  • Battery:  6-cell LiON
  • Weight:  5.5 lbs
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