HP ProBook 4530s A6D98EA Review posted on
15.6 inch Business Notebook
The HP ProBook 4530s hits the sweet spot. At $729, it offers a durable and sleek brushed-aluminum design, solid security, and Core i5 power for a price that's right. We're not fans of the small arrow keys, and those who want discrete graphics will have to pay more. Overall, though, business users looking for a stylish but seriously powerful laptop need look no further.
Rating: 4

Specifications

System

Category: Business
Released: January 2012
RRP: £599
Display: 15.6 inch Anti-glare LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 2.30 GHz Intel Core i3 2350M (2 cores)
Memory: 4 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 5400 rpm
Capacity: 640 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6490M
Memory: 1 GB
Type: Dedicated
3DMark06: 5602

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: 34 mm
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 4
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 0
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 29 mm
Width: 374 mm
Depth: 256 mm
Weight: 2.4 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 3.0

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 65 W
Battery Capacity: 47 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 4 hours

Reviews

Laptop Mag  
The HP ProBook 4530s hits the sweet spot. At $729, it offers a durable and sleek brushed-aluminum design, solid security, and Core i5 power for a price that's right. We're not fans of the small arrow keys, and those who want discrete graphics will have to pay more. Overall, though, business users looking for a stylish but seriously powerful laptop need look no further.
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IT Pro  
It can't match the extensive connectivity of some of its competitors, but the ProBook 4530s is still an excellent business laptop. Beyond the eye-pleasing styling, it has solid performance at a mid-range price. The superb keyboard makes it a joy to use and battery life is above what we would expect. If you don't mind losing a few ports, it's a great all-round business machine.
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NotebookCheck  
The HP ProBook 4530s office notebook leaves an altogether good overall impression. The numerous configurations, as well as the impressive case refresh, and the good stability, are only some of the positive aspects in this respect. Also the easy upgrade possibilities, as well as the selection of interfaces, and the input devices, are additions to the included advantages. In comparison to these what's missing is a longer warranty period as standard, as well as a standard display with better characteristics. The matte surface, and the option of a higher resolution alternative with better viewing angle stability, have to be praised though.
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