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HP ProBook 4530s
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HP ProBook 4530s 15.6" Laptop

Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice itpro.co.uk Value for Money notebookjournal.de Very Good Value for Money
15.6" FreeDOS 2.4kg Sep 2012
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Stylish performance. Watch, present, video conference, and multitask on this durable, stylish notebook. This versatile and secure HP ProBook makes an impression in and out of the office. More
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11 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Experts rave about this portable PC and have given it three awards.

This laptop received a "Value for Money" award from both Notebookjournal.de and Itpro.co.uk, both of which thought that this notebook PC was great for its price.

This notebook PC received an "Editor's Choice" from Laptopmag.com who said that this laptop was fantastic.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com this HP notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Robust

A few HP ProBook 4530s reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Techworld.com wrote “Back then we thought it was sturdy and versatile” . Five years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “The HP ProBook is a sturdy, versatile laptop that will suit anyone who needs something portable”. Pcadvisor.co.uk also said “Its slight build belies the fact that the ProBook is as rugged as they come”.

Several HP ProBook 4530s owners wrote that this laptop was well made. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “Sleek brushed-aluminum design, solid security” in their review of this laptop. Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Impressive set of specifications recommends the ProBook to anyone looking for a solid laptop for home use an”. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review of this laptop “It has solid performance at a mid-range price”.

One person who reviewed this laptop mentioned that it was reliable. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “Need a reliable working companion”.

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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Portable PCs built by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just portable PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Notebookjournal.de and Itpro.co.uk highlighted in their review that this portable PC was good value for money.

Easy to Use

One HP ProBook 4530s reviewer considered that the product was easy to use. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned “The superb keyboard makes it a joy to use” and rated it 4 stars. One HP ProBook 4530s reviewer thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net said “The comfortable keyboard and good application performance” in their HP ProBook 4530s review.

Nice Design

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the HP ProBook 4530s was a good design. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review five years ago “Just look at the ProBook 4530s, which sports a brushed-aluminum design that's clean”. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their HP ProBook 4530s review on Expert Reviews “Its brushed-metal finish, simple yet sleek design and high performance components won’t look out of plac”.

Good Product Quality

One HP ProBook 4530s owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said in their HP ProBook 4530s review “Some of the positive features of the ProBook 4530s include the great case” .

Fairly Big Screen Size

Portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 4530s have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 4530s has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this laptop wrote that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Itpro.co.uk said “It can’t match the extensive connectivity of some of its competitors.” in their review of the HP ProBook 4530s.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard. The ProBook 4530s is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 4530s does not have a front camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 4530s also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 4530s, the HP ProBook 4530s does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP Envy x2 ($549.99) which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 4530s

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the HP ProBook 4530s has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 4530s.

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Specification

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3 Awards

Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice itpro.co.uk Value for Money notebookjournal.de Very Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

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21 October 2012

Some of the positive features of the ProBook 4530s include the great case, the bright and high contrast display , the comfortable keyboard and good application performance. These features alone...

7 August 2012

The HP ProBook 4530s LH311EA could double up as an office and home laptop, and the fingerprint sensor is a nice extra for the security-conscious user...

23 November 2011

The HP ProBook is a sturdy, versatile laptop that will suit anyone who needs something portable and powerful. Its slight build belies the fact that the ProBook is as rugged as they come and can...

30 September 2011

A business laptop for the masses maybe, but home users can find better value elsewhere...

31 August 2011

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...

Itpro.co.uk

1 August 2011

A small-business machine, this ProBook won?t win any speed races, but its component mix, security software, and nice chassis make it a smart buy for offices on a budget...

The HP ProBook 4530s is a 15-inch notebook with a brushed-aluminum design that makes it look sleek and professional. It also has a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU with a speedy 500GB hard drive. To... Read more…

25 May 2011

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...

Laptopmag.com

19 August 2011

Bien que présenté comme un modèle destiné aux professionnels, ce Probook reste abordable et très intéressant pour le grand public. Avec un ensemble de services et garanties pour les... Read more…

12 May 2012

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