Summary: There's not much to complain about with the 2510p; a webcam would have been a great value-add. A faster hard drive would have improved performance drastically, while reducing battery life marginally. And remember, this laptop is not made for gaming. With a one-year warranty and HP's great support system, the HP Compaq 2510p is a reasonably good buy.
Conclusion: As mentioned above, the 2510p has a 12.1-inch display with 1,280 by 800 resolution. We think the latter is a good compromise between a too-small Windows desktop and the too-tiny icons and menus of notebooks that cram ultra-high resolution into a screen size. Letting the laptop's ambient light sensor control screen brightness made things too dim for our eyesight, but our usual sticking with the top two or three brightness settings made backgrounds sufficiently white to...
Summary: HP's no-nonsense ultraportable laptop scores for its solid construction and some biz-friendly features, but the Compaq 2510p costs just as much as the flashy, consumer-oriented competition. Choose this ultraportable only if security concerns and IT manageability are paramount.
Pros: Tank-like construction, Excellent touch pad, Includes integrated WWAN, Supports Intel's Active Management technology.
Cons: Bigger and bulkier than other recent high-end ultraportables, but just as expensive.