The HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC offers cost-effective business computing
without compromising on performance or connectivity. This newly designed
notebook works just as hard as you do and includes features such as the latest
wireless technologies, enhanced security, and compatibility with a range of
HP Universal Accessories.
HP Compaq 6730b
HP recommends Windows Vista® Business.
Notebook PC
Designed for business. Engineered to last.
Operating system
Processor2 Chipset
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 321
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 321
Genuine Windows Vista® Business downgrade to Genuine Windows® XP Professional15
Free DOS
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64
Genuine Windows Vista® Enterprise
SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Intel® GE45 Express Chipset with ICH9M
DDR2 SDRAM, 800MHz, two slots supporting dual channel memory, 1024/2048/4096MB SODIMMs, up to 8192MB total
Internal Storage7
120/160/250GB 5400rpm SATA HDD, 160GB 7200rpm SATA HDD, HP 3D DriveGuard
Upgrade Bay
Fixed 12.7mm SATA optical drive or secondary hard drive: DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive, DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, DVD-ROM drive;3
250GB 5400rpm HDD
Display 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA Anti-Glare (1280 x 800), 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA BrightView (1280 x 800),
15.4-inch diagonal WSXGA+ WVA Anti-Glare (1680 x 1050)
Graphics8, 12
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M HD, Microsoft® DirectX 10 capable
High definition audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, integrated microphone (integrated dual-microphone array with webcam)
Wireless support4, 5, 6
Optional HP un2400 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service); Intel 802.11a/b/g/n draft 2.0, Broadcom
802.11a/b/g/n draft 2.0, b/g, HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology; HP Wireless Assistant
Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC), 56K v.92 modem
Expansion slots
1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34), Media Card Reader
Ports and connectors
4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, S-video TV out, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a power connector, RJ-11/modem, RJ-45/ethernet, serial port,
docking connector, secondary battery connector
Input device
Full-sized keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone, VoIP ready5 – optional VGA webcam with dual-microphone array, touch-sensitive controls
HP Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, HP QuickLook 2, HP Universal Print Driver, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP Quick Launch Buttons,
HP Wireless Assistant, Microsoft® Office Ready with 60-day Office Professional 2007 Trial Edition (select models), PDF Complete SE, Intervideo WinDVD – DVD
Player, Roxio Creator Business (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives), McAfee Total Protection,14 Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Microsoft® Windows Live
Messenger (select models), HP Webcam Software (with optional VGA webcam)
Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2,16 Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP SpareKey, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive
Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools;
Optional:11 HP Fingerprint Sensor, Smart Card Reader (replaced ExpressCard), Kensington Lock slot, HP Privacy Filter
Dimension (h x w x d)
1.32 (at front) x 14.02 x 10.46 in / 33.6 (at front) x 356.0 x 265.6 mm
Starting at: 5.93lbs/2.69kg (weight will vary by configuration)
6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery,11 optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity
Battery,11 90W HP Smart AC Adapter, 90W Smart Combo Adapter,11 HP Fast Charge10
Expansion solutions11
HP Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, HP Monitor Stand, HP Dual-Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand, HP Mobile Port Replicator
Limited 3-year, 1-year and 90-day warranty options available depending on country, 1-year limited warranty on primary battery
Access email, calendar , contacts in seconds.
HP QuickLook 2
15.4-inch diagonal widescreen
High-resolution WSXGA+ display
with HP BrightView display that
improves the brightness, contrast
and clarity of your viewing
Intel® Core™2 Duo processors
With Intel® Core™2 Duo processors,
experience new levels of system
responsiveness when running
multiple applications and smarter
battery performance designed to
help extend mobility.
Smart new slive grey design
Weighing only 2.69 kg and 33.6 mm
thin, the HP Compaq 6730b proves
that the union of style and substance
1. Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware. See and for details. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features of Windows Vista will run on your computer. To download the tool, visit
2. Dual Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing
on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit
operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. See for more information.
3. Do not copy copy-right protected materials. Intended for creation and storage of your original material and other lawful uses. Double Layer discs can store more data than single layer discs. Double-layer discs
burned with this drive may not be compatible with many existing single-layer DVD drives and players. LightScribe creates a monochrome image. LightScribe media required and sold separately. Note that
DVD-RAM cannot read or write to 2.6 GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided – Version 1.0 media. Wireless access point required and is not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited
Wireless, internet, and VoIP require separately purchased service contract.
4. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Available in select countries only.
5. WiFi access point and Internet service required and not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wireless, internet and VoIP require separately purchased service contract.
6. The specifications for the 802.11n WLAN are draft specifications and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other
802.11n WLAN devices.
7. For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 8 GB (for XP) and 10 GB (for Vista) of system disk is reserved for the system recovery software.
8. Shared video memory (UMA) uses part of the total system memory for video performance. System memory dedicated to video performance is not available for other use by programs.
9. The term “10/100/1000” or “Gigabit” Ethernet indicates compliance with IEEE standard 802.3ab for Gigabit Ethernet, and does not connote actual operating speed of 1GB/sec. For high speed transmission,
connection to a Gigabit Ethernet server and network infrastructure is required.
Upgrade bay with dual HDD
Easily replace your optical drive with
an optional secondary hard drive
or upgrade to the next-generation
optical drive.
More networking options
Integrated HP un2400 EV-DO/HSPA
Mobile Broadband Module and
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ WLAN help your
business stay in touch.
Primary Battery Life*
6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery ............ up to 4h 45m
6-cell (55 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery ............ up to 6h 00m
+ HP 8-cell (52 WHr) Extended Life battery ............ up to 12h 00m
+ HP 12-cell (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity battery ............ up to 15h 30m
* Battery life will vary depending on the product configuration, product model, applications loaded on the product, power management settings of the product,
and the product features used by the customer. As with all batteries, the maximum capacity of this battery will decrease with time and usage.
10.HP Fast Charge technology recharges your battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off. Fast Charge does not apply to 12-cell Ultra-Capacity battery.
11. Sold separately or purchased as an optional feature.
12. HD content required to view HD images.
13. Dual Channel is only supported when the system is configured with DDR2 symmetric memory (ie: 2x256).
14. 60 day trial period. Internet access required to receive updates. First update included. Subscription required for updates thereafter. This McAfee Total Protection for Small Business software is licensed to you by
McAfee under the terms of the McAfee end user license agreement which can be read at
15. Windows Vista Business disk also included for future upgrade if desired. To qualify for this downgrade an end user must be a business (including governmental or educational institution) and is expected to order
annually at least 25 customer systems with the same custom image.
16. TPM module disabled where use is restricted by law; for example, Russia and China.
HP Compaq 6730b
Notebook PC
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Notebook docking solutions – Turn your notebook into a desktop.
HP 2008 Docking Station
VGA Webcam (optional)
Integrated microphone
with the HP Compaq 6730b notebook pc
Integrated microphone
HP 2008 Advanced Docking Station
• Additional USB ports allow you to connect more peripherals to
make you more productive. The optional integrated HP/Kensington
Cable Lock allows you to secure your docking station, notebook and
integrated SATA drive* with one lock.
Touch-sensitive controls
• The HP Mobile Port Replicator provides you with access to additional
ports on your HP Business Notebook while giving you mobility. It can
be used simulataneously with the HP Extended Life Battery.
HP Adjustable Notebook Stand
• Turn your HP Business Notebook into a desktop solution supporting
up to two displays (notebook display plus monitor or two external
displays) or completely eliminate the external display by raising your
computer screen to a comfortable level.
HP Monitor Stand
• This space-saving monitor stand can support up to 45kg while its
open-sided design allows easy access to frequently used bays, slots
and ports on the docking station.
Part No: PA508A
15.4-inch diagonal
WXGA display
Part No: PA507A
• In the event that you have forgotten your password,
HP SpareKey will identify you by asking 3 personal
questions. That makes secure access simple yet convenient.
* Only for HP 2008 Advanced Docking Station
HP Mobile Port Replicator
Part No: AK155AA
• Permanently destroy selected files and folders, so that they
cannot be easily recovered with HP File Sanitizer.
Memory – Extract maximum performance from your notebook.
HP Memory DDR2 800 MHz
Built to simplify
Part No: KT292AA
• Certified HP Memory maximises system performance and creates
faster startup times with less delay during routine operations.
Storage solutions – Expand your business storage capability.
• Directly access your email, calendars and contact
information with HP QuickLook 2.
HP Upgrade Bay DL DVD+/-RW ODD
Part No: AK869AA
• HP SoftPaq Download Manager makes updating of software
easy with its centralised interface.
• HP Upgrade Bay Optical Disk Drive or Hard Disk Drives provide an
convenient and easy way for you to expand your storage.
HP Upgrade Bay 250GB 5400rpm HDD
Part No: AK868AA
• HP Universal Accessories promote easy sharing of
accessories for more flexibility and value from IT investment.
• Enjoy maximum durability and protect your notebook from
wear and tear with HP DuraFinish.
• HP Docking Stations provide port replication and cable
management, plus expandability through an integrated SATA
upgrade bay* and ExpressCard slot*.
WLAN and WWAN antennas
(selected models)
Built to protect
Built to last
Part No: KP080AA
Part No: KP081AA
WLAN and
WWAN antennas
(selected models)
• New Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, encodes all your
information on the hard drive volume making it unreadable
to an unauthorised person.
HP recommends Windows Vista® Business.
HP 250GB Pocket Media Drive
Part No: FE477AA
Touchpad with scroll
Adapter solutions – Power and charge your battery simultaneously.
Optical drive
• Reduce risk of corruption or loss of data and protect your
notebook from system failures caused by operational shock
with HP 3D DriveGuard.
Full-size, spill-resistant
Left view
HP DuraFinish
AC Power input
Optical drive
HP 8-Cell Extended Life Battery
• HP 8-Cell Extended Life Battery and HP 12-Cell Ultra-Capacity Battery
extend your notebook battery by two to three times.
HP 12-Cell Ultra-Capacity Battery
Security options – Keeping your data and notebook safe.
Serial port
USB 2.0 ports
Back view
HP/Kensington Security Cable Lock
• Made from high grade steel and Kevlar brand fibre, you can have
peace of mind that your notebook and docking station are safely
HP 15.4” Privacy Filter
• Protect your notebook screen from prying eyes. HP Privacy Filters are
designed to fit HP Business Notebooks without stick-on holders. You
can attach and remove the privacy filter in seconds, and you can
even leave it in place when your notebook computer is closed.
Part No: PC766A
Part No: AJ358AA
Security cable slot
RJ-11 Phone jack
Headphone jack
• These primary batteries allow you to power your notebook
on the go.
Part No: EJ092AA
1394a port
Microphone jack
• HP Smart AC power adapters power your notebook and charge
the internal battery simultaneously. These adapters provide you
with the ability to power your notebook when away from the
office or on the road.
HP 6700b/6500b Series 6-cell Battery
Part No: AJ359AA
Media Card
ExpressCard/54 slot
Front view
Part No: ED495AA
Part No: KU531AA
Right view
USB 2.0 ports
HP 90W Smart AC Adapter
Power solutions – The stamina to stay in the field longer.
HP Fingerprint Sensor (optional)
• HP 250GB Pocket Media Drive provides convenient access to
additional storage through your notebook USB port.
RJ-45 Network jack
VGA monitor connector
S-Video TV out
HP offers you a comprehensive range of accessories to enhance and enrich your computing experience.