The HP Essential 630 offers good performance with the on-board configuration under its sturdy body and it right away shows the reliability that this device offers. The HP 630 is a perfect choice for basic home users and students or even for daily office use with its long battery life and HP reliability, and above all, the unbelievably affordable price tag.
Display and Design
The HP Essential 630 is made of a plastic body with excellent build which gives it a solid look and feel. The sharp edges give it a classy look, and under the smooth plastic body is the embedded 15.6-inch HD LED screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 and its matte finish offers good viewing angles. Overall even with the all plastic body the laptop feels quite sturdy and feels like it will survive some harsh use.
Processor and OS
The tasks are handled by the 2.1Ghz Intel Core i3 processor, when the processor is not in use it automatically goes into power saving mode hence saving power when needed. The operating system in this laptop is Windows 7 Home Basic which is lite on the system and simple to the user.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
The top edge of the display holds the 0.3MP webcam which can be used for Skype calls and with other video chatting platforms, or for even taking pictures. The 500GB on-board hard disk will serve as the storage device to carry all your precious data and still have room for more. Integrated on to the motherboard is the Intel HD GPU which will enable the user to use graphic intensive software and make HD video playback smooth.
Connectivity and Battery
The HP Essential 630 is loaded with connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Multi card slot and 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting devices all at once. The laptop is powered by a 6 cell Li-ion battery which gives it up to 6 hours of battery life.