|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|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|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 hours|
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)
- 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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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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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.
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.Read more ›
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Beyond expectations and arrived weeks before ship date! 5 starPublished 1 month ago by Julio Najera
This laptop had serious issues out the box. Wouldn't boot, Hard drive kept crashing. Had to rebuild it myself. once I replaced the HD and RAM, worked like a charm.Published 2 months ago by Willi
HP ProBook 4530s, years later, is still an excellent laptop for many purposes.
+ The screen is well sized, and bright. Read more
I bought this new from Amazon 4 years ago for $462. It's still running strong. It's used constantly - and I leave it on 24/7. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Thaler
Have owned my Hp Probook for more than 4 years, It is pretty awesome and I have used it for numerous tasks from programming, studying, gaming, etc. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kevin Chittenden
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