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5.6 out of 10

HP 530

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Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Performance 8
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d530 review

Overstock
9 September 2009
  • Summary: d530 arrived on time, well packed, with no damage. XP installed easily, with no problems, well documented procedure. Picked tower because of problems with small form pcs, overheating or not cooling properly.main complaint is relatively loud hard drive, which if pushed, sounds like failing bearin on drive. with 40 gig drive and only 512mb of ram, not surprising that drive almost worn out.
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Overall 6
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Value for money 8
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Features 6
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Performance 4
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Installation 10
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Quality used PC

Overstock
1 July 2009
  • Summary: This computer is probably 5 years old, so it's performance isn't anything great. What is great is a 1 year warranty on business PC that is affordable for small companies in a struggling economy. If you can afford more, I suggest you buy a newer faster machine. If not you shouldn't be disappointed for the money.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP 530 Notebook PC

Ruth B, REVIEW STREAM
23 June 2008
  • Excerpt: I bought my HP Laptop from a local computer store. I had been looking for a good low price basic laptop and saw this one on display in the window, where it was on offer at a very good price. I knew that HP (Hewlett Packard) is a well known brand and has a good reputation. This model seemed to meet my basic requirements, with 512MB and 80GB, and Windows vista home basic already installed.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Comfort 6
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Durability 6
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Looks 8
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Speed performance 6
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HP 530

oderog, Ciao
22 February 2014
  • Excerpt: "I have used the HP530, when i first bought it was good and the speed was just marvelous, I was enjoying every moment with my Laptop and the sound to was just wonderful. As time goes by the HP530 has become very irritating and most time slowing down my work, I have also realized a heat problem of late making it difficult to go for a long without external power source. If you don't have a power source around then it's very difficult to work with when ...
  • Pros: The HP530 is very easy to use and portable, with high quality sound
  • Cons: After a long time it's tend to heat up
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Comfort 6
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Durability 6
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Looks 8
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Speed performance 6
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User Review

oderog, Ciao
22 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I have used the HP530, when i first bought it was good and the speed was just marvelous, I was enjoying every moment with my Laptop and the sound to was just wonderful. As time goes by the HP530 has become very irritating and most time slowing down my work, I have also realized a heat problem of late making it difficult to go for a long without external power source.
  • Pros: The HP530 is very easy to use and portable, with high quality sound
  • Cons: After a long time it's tend to heat up
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Overall 8
8.0

A Good basic laptop.

philc2308, Dooyoo
13 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This was the first laptop i owned for my own personal laptop and at first i didnt really use it for much except from coursework and occasional gameplay, which meant this laptop had no struggles with what seems such a low amount of usage. i would say that this laptop is a reasonable laptop, i have owned it for 7 years and it still runs, albeit a bit slower than first, it has had the its share of the problems mainly battery and charger but also software problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

rowanp28, Cnet.co.uk
16 July 2011
  • Summary: Im currently using one of these as a basis for a mobile recording studio. If i was to be using the pre installed vista basic Im sure the performance would be nowhere near what i needed. BUT! with HP's long time support for the open source community it was a breeze to install ubuntu 11.04 on it plus the 945 graphics are capable of running nice graphics in gnome 3 and also their (admittedly low) 3d capabilities will let you run the 3d unity interface if thats what floats...
  • Pros: Its cheap, runs well and looks good
  • Cons: runs quite warm
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Comfort 8
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Durability 8
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basic home use - fantastic

megan86, Ciao
24 June 2008
  • Excerpt: "system runss fast enough with 2.16 ghz processor which is duo core. It has a 120 g hard drive and 1 g memory. Have found that system spec is sufficient just for bsic use. I wul say that though i will be having to upgrade my memory shortly due to intrnet usage and the system running vista have notced and ahev been advised also that vista does use much more ram and hard drive than tht of xp and millenium so 2 g is what is usually advised. Viewing sites ...
  • Pros: looks good, light enough weight,
  • Cons: lesser memory hence upgrade needed
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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Comfort 6
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Durability 6
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Looks 8
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Speed performance 8
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HP 530 - Core Duo T2050 1.6 GHz - 15.4" TFT

richooooo, Ciao
27 February 2008
  • Excerpt: "...i wanted. The main things th HP have done wrong is they have only put 512 DDR2 in to this laptop and i think that this is not enough for windows vista to run smoothly,would be ok for Windows Xp .After a few days i upgraded the memory of the laptop to 2gb ddr2 this is very easy and was cheap only £30. After i did this the laptop was perfect. The touch pad is made from the same plastic the case and i think it is very good.The Graphics are Intel ...
  • Pros: Cheap,Fast,Sleek
  • Cons: Size,Ram,Lid Scratches Easily
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Overall 8
8.0

Good basic laptop

ryanmorgan, Dooyoo
5 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Hello all, I work at several large computer superstores and have access to them all on a daily basis. I Have not purchased these laptops but I instead work with them in order to bring you the highest quality consumer based reviews. I sometimes ask the opinions of my staff and also of customers to bring you up to speed.
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