HP was so excited about this new Compaq 2330s that they announced it a whole 14 days ahead of schedule. It was originally set to be announced on the 19th but better early than late I guess.
The 2330s is a budget notebook PC for small business, it weighs only 4 pounds and has a nice little look to it. Kind of reminded me of the look the old ThinkPads had, a lot of people thought that look was ugly but I actually like that old look.
I had a chance to play with it for about 5 minutes last week, and while it isn’t the greatest business notebook you can get it is perfect for small businesses that need a mobile work force such as real estate agents and it’s also great for schools in my opinion.
I will get you pics of this machine as soon as I can.
Operating system Preinstalled:
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 321
Genuine Windows Vista Business with
downgrade to Windows XP Professional custom installed1, 12
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic 321
Genuine Windows® XP Professional
SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Processor Intel® CoreTM2 Duo2 (up to 2.8 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache);
Intel Celeron (up to 2.16 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache)
Chipset Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced
Memory9 DDR2 SDRAM 800 MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 1024/2048/4096 MB SODIMMs, up to 8192 MB
Internal Storage6 120/160/250/320 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive (with HP 3D DriveGuard)
Removable Storage3 Fixed 12.7-mm SATA optical drive: DVD+/–RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, DVD-ROM Drive
Display 12.1-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800), 12.1-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800)
Graphics Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, up to 384 MB of shared system memory 7
Audio High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated dual-microphone array
Wireless support4,5 Intel 802.11a/b/g/n draft 2.0, Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n draft 2.0, b/g, Bluetooth™ 2.0, HP Wireless Assistant
Communications Marvell Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem
Expansion slots 1 ExpressCard/34 slot, Secure Digital (SD) slot
Ports and connectors 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, power connector, RJ-11/modem,
Input device Full-sized keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone
Software HP Recovery Manager (Windows Vista only), Roxio Creator Business 10
Security Standard: HP ProtectTools, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced
Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools;
Optional: Kensington lock, McAfee Security Solution10
(h × w × d)
1.10 (at front) x 11.57 x 8.90 in / 28 (at front) x 294 x 226 mm
Weight Starting at: 4.07 lb / 1.85 kg (weight will vary by configuration)
Power 4-cell (37 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 65W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge7
Expansion Solutions8 HP Adjustable Notebook Stand
Warranty Limited 3-year,1-year and 90-day warranty options available depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary
battery. Optional HP Care Pack Services are extended service contracts which go beyond your standard warranties. For more
details visit: http://www.hp.com/go/lookuptool.