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HP Compaq 6730s

A competitively priced business machine, but slightly lacking in features

The HP Compaq 6370s (£496 inc. VAT) is aimed at the business market. However, unlike some similar laptops, it is competitively priced and boasts some sensible features that make it a good proposition.

Unlike the majority of comparable laptops, the HPs screen doesn't feature a shiny Super-TFT covering. This eliminates irritating reflections in bright light, making it much easier to view.

Also, the 15.4 inches available means there's plenty of room for you to work with multiple windows open. While brightness, colour and contrast aren't outstanding, the screen still manages to get the job done well.

Due to the screen size, the HP has the space to feature a large, comfortable keyboard. The keys feel solid and provide a nice action when typing at speed. The touchpad is a little small, however, and the buttons feature a clicking movement which might take a while to get used to.

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