Summary: Business Sale? HP is selling their no longer new ProBook 4530s for prices significantly lower than 500 Euros (~$651). Through utilizing their cash-back offer the current price is reduced to 398 Euros (~$518). Our test reveals whether or not this is an opportunity to take advantage of.
Pros: Cheap price, Good keyboard, Good screen, Comprehensive warranty options available, Windows 8 upgrade for free, The case, the display, the good keyboard
Cons: Comes with only a 12 month warranty, Fan runs constantly at an audible level, A quieter fan.
Summary: Down-to-earth. That's the best way to describe the new HP entry level business notebook. A new case design, solid construction, and up-to-date hardware, as well as a 15.6 inch display, are the most important prerequisites.
Pros: Simple and elegant design, Good manufacturing quality and stability, Easy to upgrade, 3G UMTS module optional, Good interface selection, Good input devices with alphanumeric keypad, Battery life and power consumption, The new design of the 2011 ProBook series, as well as the case stability, and t...
Cons: Meager accessories, Only 12 months warranty, Average display characteristics, Cooling constantly active (idle) and loud under load, A standard 24 month warranty with Pick-Up & Return service, as well as a better display as standard.
Summary: 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 arrow keys, and those who want discrete graphics will have to pay more.
Excerpt: HP’s ProBook range sits between the business-focused EliteBook series and the more consumer oriented Pavilion laptops. The 4530s is a good example: its brushed-metal finish, simple yet sleek design and high performance components won’t look out of place in the boardroom, but the dedicated graphics...
Summary: 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 mid-range price. The superb keyboard makes it a joy to use and battery life is above what we would expect.
Conclusion: Товарищи, мы изумлены, но... этот недорогой ноутбук во многом оказывается лучше куда более дорогих и иментых конкурентов! Достойная производительность, качественный дисплей, удобная клавиатура и неплохое качество сборки - вот основные плюсы Hewlett-Packard ProBook 4530s, при том, что минусами он...