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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)

by HP
63 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

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1600x1900
Max Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Processor2.3 GHz Core i3-2350M
Hard Drive500 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand NameHP
Item model numberA7K05UT#ABA
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.76 x 10.76 x 1.13 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #3,618 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.4 pounds
Date First AvailableDecember 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. Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equalRead more 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. 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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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By G. Sanderson on June 22, 2012
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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mary Ann Fargo on August 11, 2012
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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By iceeman on September 4, 2012
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I've been a HP fan for awhile. Our household has over multiple HP machines running (2 laptops and 3 PC). I decided to purchase the HP ProBook for its durability and quality.
Although the i3 processor isn't going to win any performance contest, it is suitable for most applications including Adobe Photoshop CS5, Lightroom and even video editing.

I was excited to make this purchase. However, had to return it for unexpected disappointment - Loud and Constant FAN noise.

I have 2 pavilion laptops that is over 4-5yrs old and runs quietly til this day, thus made the same assumption when purchasing this probook.
Upon first day of usage, the fan would kick only after 10minute of use. And for those doubting, I have chill AC running at our house at 68 I know it was not any kind of environmental heat causing the fan to kick in constantly.

I let it run for 2-3hrs with basic web browsing (checking emails, youtube) but was disappointed to hear and even feel the FAN turn on and stay on for 80% of the time.
I gave it second and third chance to cool down and try again next day. Same result.

Then another disappointment kicked in when I ran the DVD in the DVD writer. I simply put in a DVD movie and let it run.
The spinning motor noise and the fan noise made it unbearable to watch any movie on the laptop.

I was fairly disappointed with the experience and had no choice than to return it.

I will hope this has nothing to do with the whole HP computer business fiasco where they are cutting back on quality parts in order to make ends meet.
Either way, HP may have lost a customer... I may have to convert to another brand following as HP quality is now questionable.
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