Summary: Great laptop, perfect for business and office apps. Works with Win 8 but with 8gb of RAM. Pros: building quality, general design, works with windows 8 Cons: needs more RAM, fingerprint reader not recognized in Win8
Summary: As a owner of more than a dozen 4530s units. I would cay this unit really rocks. Great business computer. the I3 is just about as fast as the I7 QC. great graphics. and stays cool. cant say anything bad about this model. the 4540s is even more improved at reaching the fan to clean.
Summary: I absolutely love this laptop! The design is smooth, from the size to the feel to the materials all around. I especially like how the bottom opens first for the battery, then a second open reveals the entire insides. This allows you to upgrade any component, and to give it a nice deep clean. I've upgraded the RAM and the HDD and it only took me minutes. What a dream. Slap a SSD inside of it and you'll be shocked at just how fast this laptop can be.
Summary: I love this laptop! I have been using it for over a year now and have little issue with it. I love the fingerprint scanner and the USB 3 port. Both get used allot. So far I have not made any upgrades and it still works great. When I received it there was a small issue with it not being in a committed state on boot up. HP was able to resolve this for me. The HDMI port makes it a snap to connect to my TV and watch movies.
Excerpt: Except for the battery not lasting as long as I'd like, this laptop has been fantastic. With a dual core hyper-threaded and expanded to 8GB, I've had three virtual machines running with a more than acceptable speed decrease. You can certainly get a better laptop than this, but for this price...
Summary: The HP ProBook 4530s is by far the best HP laptop I have ever used. At my school, they have/have had many HP Compaq laptops and desktops as their computers provided. My friend got an HP Pavilion (something, possibly dv6), and it can barely play a modern game without overheating and is so full of crapware/bloatware/junkware that it runs so slowly. However, this laptop had very little bloatware/junkware when I got it. I still wiped it and did a fresh install of Windows 7.
Better had I known what to expect for upgrades first
M. M "M M", Amazon
21 October 2012
Summary: I upgraded to 8 gig total. Right away, I wasn't happy with the sound. So, for 40 bucks, problem was solved with a Sound Blaster Sound Card. For the non-computer-ites, it just plugs into a USB port--those squre inserts of which there are four here. Then you plug in your headphones or external speakers. We didn't even need the disc for this. I have Bose QC 15 headphones, and it's really not right without the sound card.