Summary: I bought my probook 2 years ago for a general use laptop, and I'm very pleased with its performance! I traveled with it to Afghanistan and back and not even a whiff of trouble. I can't comment on battery life or touchpad issues, which seem to be the common complaints. I keep mine plugged in pretty much always, and I have a separate mouse. I actually like the keyboard on this machine - it's pretty user-friendly, I think. The sound is good too.
Summary: I've had this laptop for 2 years with no problems. Mouse takes some getting used to but it works great. Its fast, really fast for the price. I don't understand all the negative reviews. It is a little bit big and after two years of HEAVY use it still works very well. Battery is starting to die more often which is to be expected. It should be noted that this laptop survived with no damage after being in my backpack during a motorcycle accident. 5 stars.
Summary: This thing is nice but now out of date so I do not think there are any new ones going around, but to talk about this for a moment it's like this. I have a ProBook 4510s that I carry around that I love cause it's small, this 4720s is just like that but with a larger screen which is nice but heavier to carry and now that I am getting use to Windows 7, sort of, I like that as well, although I will keep all my XP systems as XP.
Summary: I just bought a 4720 ProBook. The display is not nearly as good as the 6 year old Compaq laptop it was intended to replace. The colors are washed out, and increasing or decreasing the brightness doesn't help. Also, looking at the screen and moving side to side, the image is OK. But if you change the angle of the screen even slightly, i.e. slightly open or close the lid, the image becomes too dark or too light.
Summary: This laptop was excellent from the start then it started to give problems with the OS. It's light and compact for a 17" laptop. The raised keyboard makes cleaning easier. The combo function keys means you don't have an overtly cluttered keyboard. The laptop can be used readily by a business or home user. Windows 7 may seem as the right companion OS for this laptop. Windows 7 starts up faster than Vista and performs even better at first.
Summary: This laptop is almost awesome, except for one crucial problem: the touchpad. It is so bad it makes the laptop almost unusable without an external mouse. The touchpad is a BAD knockoff of the apple touchpad from their macbookpro line. The HP/Synaptics touchpad on this model of laptop allows for multi-touch gestures, though scrolling is the only one that seems to work. Despite this multi-touch ability they did not enable two-finger touch to be a right-click.
Summary: Ho questo computer da tre anni circa e posso dire che fa la sua figura, Tiene testa anche a macchine più recenti. Le caratteristiche del prodotto sono chiare dalla scheda tecnica che si può trovare anche in questo sito Ciao.it, io vi dirò i particolari che più mi colpiscono. COSA MI PIACE - Macchina robusta. Parte del case è di alluminio e si presenta elegante.
Excerpt: Если бы знал, что ноут своей привычкой, автоматически выключаться, будет портить винчестер, не купил бы никогда!
Pros: Дизайн хороший. Тянет практически все игры, вне зависимости от года выпуска. Быстро загружается, если винч (жесткий диск) в полном порядке.
Cons: Жутко греется, хоть яичницу жарь! =) С момента покупки 5 раз менял винч. Когда первый раз поменял винч, ноут начал автоматически выключаться, СИСТЕМА ОХЛАЖДЕНИЯ НЕ ПРИ ЧЕМ! Довольно странный BIOS.