Business Notebook Compaq 6720s Review

The HP Compaq 6720s is HP’s latest 15.4″ widescreen notebook featuring the new 800FSB Core 2 Duo CPU. It sports a 15.4″ WXGA BrightView screen, onboard Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 and weighs about 2.5Kgs. It’s targeted at the business market as a budget notebook.

Compaq Business Notebook 6720s

My trusty old Dell Latitude C610 was not sufficient for everyday use anymore. I carry my notebook with me everyday to my university so I was looking for a light notebook. When I heard a new HP commercial on the radio about the 6720s for only €599 I got interested. It turned out this notebook had everything I needed including low weight and a very friendly price tag.

Compaq Business Notebook 6720s Specifications:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5470 1.60GHz , 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB
  • Laptop Hard Drive: 120GB SATA (5400RPM), HP DriveGuard
  • Screen: 15.4″ WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
  • RAM: 1 x 1024MB DDR2
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Optical Drive: 8x DVD+/-RW
  • Notebook Battery: 47 Whr 6-cell li-ion battery
  • Wireless: Intel Wireless LAN 802,11a/b/g MOW2, mini-PCI card, Bluetooth
  • 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
  • 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: 2.5Kgs (5.5 lbs)

Benchmarked with Super Pi, HD Tune and Everest – SuperPi benchmark results:

Notebook Time
HP dv6000t (2.16 GHz Intel T2400) 59s
Dell Inspiron e1705 (2.0GHz Core 2 Duo) 1m 02s
Lenovo ThinkPad T60 (2.0GHz Core Duo) 1m 18s
Toshiba A100 (2.0GHz Core Duo) 1m 18s
Samsung X60 (1.66GHz Core Duo) 1m 29s
Sony VAIO FS680 (1.86GHz Pentium M) 1m 53s
IBM ThinkPad T43 (1.86GHz Pentium M) 1m 45s
HP dv5000z (2.0GHz Sempron 3300+) 2m 02s

Build & Design

The 6720s looks and feels pretty solid. It’s not really a consumer notebook thus is has no extra bells and whistles for media playback like a remote control or media buttons. It’s made out of black and grey plastic and fits perfectly on my lap. There is enough space to rest your palms on while typing and it feels very solid (the screen can be twisted a little however). You really need to push hard on the lid in order for the ripples to appear.

HP Compaq 6720s

If you are looking for a laptop without any bells and whistles with low weight and a friendly pricetag then the HP Compaq 6720s is for you. If you want to play new games at a high resolution then this is not what you are looking for. I would totally recommend it to my fellow students as they always seem low on cash and shouldn’t be playing games at your university anyway.

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  1. Miroslav Georgijevic
    Posted September 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm |


    I have one like that, and I am interested can I install Mac OS on it. I heared that there is no driver for sound card to work with external speakers.

    Can I do that to work property?

    Thank you!
    Miroslav Georgijevic

  2. mohammed
    Posted July 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    is there any remote for hp compaq 6720s having hp-hstnn-pro07 how can i use this remote to above mentioned laptop