HP Probook 4530s is a performance oriented business laptop. The best part here is that all the claims made by HP are true to their knowledge. This machine has got ample amount of power and is capable of proving its mettle in the laptop market. So let’s go through its technical specifications, design, performance and drawbacks if any in the following sections.
HP Probook 4530s is powered by a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor. It has got a 4 GB RAM and a 7200 rpm SATA 500 GB capacitated hard disk drive. This laptop runs on 64 bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional operating system. The display screen is 15.6 inches in size and its native resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels. For optical drive a DVD SuperMultiDrive has been given. It has also got Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card. For connectivity options Ethernet, Atheros AR9285 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 has been facilitated. The ports include Ethernet, Headphone, Microphone, HDMI, USB 3.0, VGA and Kensington Lock. There are 4 USB ports in the laptop along with 6-1 card reader.Probook 4530s weighs 5.6 pounds and measures 14.8 x 10.1 x 1.1 inches. HP provides a one year labour and standard parts warranty with pick-up or bring-in facility too. The on-site service and warranty too can be upgraded or extended.
Amongst its class HP Probook 4530s is one of the most good looking business laptops. Its interior is done up with brushed aluminium and metallic grey accents giving it a chic look.As the body is wide enough the keyboard is spread generously having enough spaces between each key. The 3.6 x 2.1 inched touchpad gives the required balance of glide and friction. The multi-touch gesture functionality is fully usable and the pinch to zoom, object rotation and three finger swipes are great.
The LED backlit 15.6 inches screen is nowhere found to be high on reflections and the picture quality is good at 1366 x 768 pixels.The audio is good enough to fill a mid-size room with its sound. The sound quality has definitely raised its bar with SRS Labs Premium Sound processing.With the help of ArcSoft webcam Companion software the HD webcam one can produce crisp and smooth 720p videos.The 7200 rpm HDD can boot up MS Windows 7 Professional in 58 seconds which is 8 seconds faster than other 15 inch laptops. The translation of mixed multimedia files at a high rate of 38 Mbps takes up 3.2 minutes which is 26.3 Mbps faster than others.
The six cell battery lasts 4.53 hours which is just average.
The drawbacks include Probook 4530s’s lack of producing great contrast and deeper blacks on its screen. The battery life too could have been bettered.
HP Probook 4530s is good choice if you want to buy a 15 inch business laptop. Go for it with no second thoughts.
* The latest entry in ProBook series is ProBook 430 which is a powerful business laptop with a decent battery life.