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HP ProBook 4530s 15.6" Notebook (2.30 GHz Intel Core i3-2350M, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

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4 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
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  • Equipped to get the job done: With Genuine Windows 7 Home premium, you gain strong processor capabilities, wireless functionality and a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display
  • Stylish design: The metallic gray color complements the vertically brushed aluminum finish. Your PC's good looks stand up to the commute between home and work with added aluminum casing
  • Security beyond passwords: Secure access to your information, using HP Face Recognition or fingerprint-reading technology and protect your notebook and the sensitive data it holds with HP ProtectTools
  • Easily stay productive: Use HP QuickWeb to access the internet, email, contacts and calendar fast at the touch of a button without long boot-up times. Share and transfer files fast with USB 3.0
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Product Description

HP ProBook 4530s (A7K05UT#ABA) Notebook Intel Core i3 2350M(2.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel HD Graphics 3000

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1600x1900
Max Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Processor 2.3 GHz Core i3-2350M
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive 500 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 3000
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand Name HP
Series ProBook
Item model number A7K05UT#ABA
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight 5.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 14.8 x 10.8 x 1.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 14.76 x 10.76 x 1.13 inches
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Power Source AC
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Additional Information

ASIN B006OAW5BC
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,943 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#1,159 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 9.4 pounds
Date First Available December 5, 2011

Warranty & Support

Warranty, Labor:This computer is covered by a 1-year limited hardware warranty. This covers the repair or replacement of any hardware problems or failures during the first year of ownership, at no cost to you.Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

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I picked up one of these HP Probooks after seeing my girlfriends, which was provided by her employer. The pictures don't do this machine any justice. This notebook features solid contruction and a nice sleek brushed aluminum finish. I am in the gaming pc profession and needed a reliable notebook for after office tasks. The HP Probook has been a great product so far. I removed the stock hard drive and replaced it with a 128gb Samsung solid state drive with transfer kit (Norton Ghost). As expected the performance increase is simply remarkable. With the SSD installed, you would think i purchased a top of the line Core i7 series notebook. With the SSD purchased here from Amazon ($149) my total investment was $648. If you are handy with computers this model has incredible potential for performance and the looks to match. Bravo job HP!

The only con I see is the amount of bloatware that HP installs at the factory. It took me about 4 hours to remove the optional non necessary programs but for the price, it is still worth it. Also, even without the SSD upgrade, this machine is still very capable in its stock configuration. It is expandible from 4GB of RAM up to 8GB. There are no fingerprint readers or other security devices built in. The HP software suite offers a trial version of Norton Security, I removed that immediately and installed the always free "Microsoft Security Essentials" which I find quite adequate (plus i'm cheap).

If you are interested, here is the SSD I used that includes Norton Ghost so you can backup the existing hard drive and transfer it to the new SSD. Very easy to use.
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I'm going to start by saying that in the past I never thought much
of HP computers and have purchased a few over the years. Pulled the
trigger on this one mainly because of the rave reviews on Tonymac forums
as I was interested in running osx on it along side windows 7.
I've had this about 24 hours now but was on it all night last night so here
are some of my immediate thoughts. Like the title says, excellent for
the money. Keyboard is full size and love the numeric pad on the right.
The brushed aluminum is an extremely nice touch and looks amazing.
As soon as I plugged it in I wiped the hard drive clean and installed Mac OSX
and Windows 7 to dual boot which it does very nicely. Powers up quickly.
The 4GB seems like plenty for most people. Machine performs really snappy
I like it alot. It's not too heavy so traveling with it daily or longer
would not be a problem. One major thing I noticed is that it runs very cool.
I've had three other laptops over the years and they all ran so hot that you
couldn't keep them on your lap. I've also seen more than my share of clients
machines come in with burned up processors, boards, and hard drives from the
excessive heat. Don't think you're gonna see that with these new processors
they run super cool. Now for the cons. The screen is thin. I have
already seen one in existence with pressure damage. The battery latches
are flimsy and I would suggest being really gentle if you remove the battery
to avoid snapping something. Same with the rear access cover. Thin and flimsy.
I ordered a sleeve to put the laptop in so that other stuff in my briefcase
doesn't damage the laptop banging off it. All in all I'd say this is a great
choice for someone who needs a work and play machine in one and at this price
it's a no brainer.
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Laptop's Purpose - I bought this lap top to do homework and take notes while in class. I also planned to surf the web pretty much on a daily basis. I might want to occasionally play a game or two.

Does it meet my expectations? Yes, laptop meets my expectations. It even exceeds them. The battery life on this is phenomenal. One thing I did immediately is put more RAM in the laptop. It might even be a bit of overkill. The 4GB that comes on the computer would be enough to handle pretty much anything you throw at this thing, aside from resource heavy games. You'll never run something like Skyrim or Battlefield on this laptop, but that's not a downside because you wouldn't purchase it for that reason. That being said, I'll breakdown what I think of this laptop piece by piece.

Overall Feel / Look of the Laptop: 5/5 The brushed aluminum look is one of my favorite looks. It doesn't show smudges or finger prints very easily. It's a good quality finish. I haven't seen any chipping or cracking anywhere on the exterior. Also, there is nothing flimsy about this laptop. It feels like a solid, high quality machine.

Weight: 4/5 This laptop weighs a little more than I had anticipated. However, if I would have read the description like I should have, I would have known the exact weight. It just feels heavier than it looks.

Size: 5/5 No oddities here. The size allows for a full keyboard and number pad, as well as a bright clean screen. It doesn't expand too much off the screen, which is a plus because it can fit in cases with more ease.

Inputs: 4/5 The keyboard is a bit fickle. There are some built in shortcuts on this laptop that I don't quite understand fully.
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