HP ProBook 4530s
Released March, 2011
The Pros:Brushed-aluminum exterior is both durable and aesthetically pleasing. Well-priced considering the specs. Excellent battery life: up to 6 hours on a standard 6-cell.
The Cons:Somewhat limited hard drive options (no SSD).
The HP ProBook 4530s is a mid-range to high-end notebook laptop similar to the HP ProBook 4430s. The two differ only in terms of display size: the 4530s sports a 15.6" LED-backlit display while the 4430s offers a 14" display.
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Otherwise, the two laptops share the same features and configuration options, including: second generation Intel Core i and Celeron Processor options, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics with AMD Radeon discrete graphics options, SRS Premium Sound and an integrated HD webcam.
The 4530s' integrated Intel HD graphics allow it to handle high definition video while its AMD Radeon GPU options allow for further enhanced graphical and gaming performance. Its LED-backlit HD display provides superior contrast ratio and black levels compared to standard LCD displays as well as reduced battery consumption. Meanwhile, the 4530s' SRS Premium Sound technology provides it with enhanced overall sound quality (especially in terms of bass performance) while offering virtual surround sound.
- 15.6" LED-backlit display
- Second generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 and Intel Celeron processor options
- Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM
- Integrated Intel HD graphics with switchable AMD Radeon GPU options
- USB 3.0 ports
- Brushed-aluminum finish
- Multi-touch touchpad
- Integrated HD webcam
- SRS Premium Sound technology
User Reviews (7)
Brushed-aluminum exterior is both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Well-priced considering the specs.
Excellent battery life: up to 6 hours on a standard 6-cell.
AMD Radeon HD 6490M GPU option offers some decent mobile gaming performance.
SRS Premium sound improves sound quality noticeably, especially with headphones.
VGA and HDMI video outputs.
Somewhat limited hard drive options (no SSD).
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