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The Compaq 6830b is a line of 17" business-class notebooks from HP released in fall of 2008 and is based on Intel technology.

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Pros

screen is clear and bright enough to be easily viewed even if sitting near a window

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larger than average screen for a laptop, gives you lots of space to work with

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response is very fast, great for running multiple applications at once

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WiFi connects right away, seems compatible with most networks

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more than enough hard drive space for most users

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Cons

battery generally doesn't have more than 3.5 hours in it, need to bring your AC adapter with you if you're going to be out all day

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speakers are weak, makes the sound seem washed out

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The Compaq 6830b is a line of 17" business-class notebooks from HP released in fall of 2008 and is based on Intel technology. For more information refer to the full HP Compaq 6x3x Series report.

Features
  • Processor Options:  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB),  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB),  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB),  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5870 (2.00 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB),  Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5670 (1.80 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB).
  • Display:  17" Widescreen LCD (1280x800 dpi or 1680x1050 dpi)
  • RAM:  1-2 GB DDR2 (maximum 8 GB)
  • Graphics Adapter:  ATI Mobility Radeon 3430
  • Webcam optional
  • Networking:  802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth support optional
  • Optical Drive:  DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW, LightScribe DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer support, Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive
  • Connectivity:  4 USB ports, 1 RJ-11,  1 LAN, 1 VGA output
  • OS:  Windows Vista Home Basic , Vista Business (32-bit), Vista Enterprise (32-bit), Windows XP
  • Battery:  6 or 8-cell LiOn
  • Weight:  6.5 lbs
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