HP ProBook 4310s
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ProBook 4310s
Assiduous saver? HP serves business customers in the field of small and medium sized companies oriented towards the price with the ProBooks. However, private customers could also become interested in the affordable business devices, since they do offer clear advantages over the classic consumer notebooks. The following detailed review shows where the advantages and disadvantages of the HP Probook 4310s are found.
Source: PC Authority
The ProBook 4310s is a competent business laptop with plenty of positive qualities. It might not do quite enough to win an award, but we can't help liking the little ProBook 4310s. It's as comfortable hooked up to an HDTV as it is churning through an Excel spreadsheet, and as a sensible, compact, all-round laptop, it has plenty to offer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: mobility: 50%
Source: PC Pro
After laying eyes on HP's ProBook 4310s for the first time, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd travelled back through time to an age when laptops were square and practical, but never particularly pretty. But despite the fact that there's hardly a curve to be found on its chiselled, retro-styled figure, the ProBook 4310s has an eccentric charm all of its own. It might look a little 1980s, but it skilfully blurs the line between business and pleasure.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83%
In case you are interested in HP’s other business models, there have been some developments lately. Interestingly this look at the ProBook 4310s comes shortly after the announcement of the new 6445b, 6545b, and 5310m. These are also ProBooks, but they fall under the "b" series (entry-level enterprise computing) and "m" series (mobile-focused) where "s" models are aimed at small businesses and focuses on value. The most interesting of the three of the 5310m because it’s a light 3.79lbs and rather thin. Like the 4310s it is a 13-inch system, but 4310s is 4.34lbs. As for a brief comparison–the 4310s has an optical drive and starts at $779 while the 5310m is thinner/lighter, has an all-metal chassis, and will start at $899.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2009
The HP ProBook 4310s is a solid mobile solution for small businesses and offers better upgradeability than previous ProBook laptops. Compared to similar notebooks like the Dell Vostro 1320 and Lenovo ThinkPad SL300, the ProBook 4310s is a more stylish machine with a good balance of features and a reasonable price. Of course, if you want that reasonable price you have to buy a pre-configured model. Whether you're a small business owner looking for a low-cost notebook for yourself or a medium business needing affordable laptops for a few dozen mobile employees, the ProBook 4310s has a lot to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2009
Rating: price: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Source: IT Reviews
HP has built a solid foundation of smart and efficient business notebooks and if you don't want to spend the extra money needed for one of the EliteBook range, then the latest in the junior ProBook selection may well appeal to the more limited budget. If you want a smart, solid, well performing and dependable notebook that's comfortable to operate and throws in a number of useful and entertaining peripherals, then the ProBook 4310s is definitely worth examining, despite some glaring design flaws.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2009
Source: PC Mag
Over the years, small business owners have been faced with a new type of worker: One who fancies working in multiple locations and is never in one place for long—a telecommuter, per se. The HP ProBook 4310s ($880 direct) is a mix of traditional business essentials—an optical drive, a matte screen, and even a RJ-11 jack—and current laptop trends, while emphasizing the importance of portability. The HP ProBook 4310s is inexpensive and comes with a nice mix of business and consumer features, but make sure you buy an additional battery before taking the plunge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
HP continues to flesh out its business-oriented ProBook line with its 13.3-inch ProBook 4310s, which joins the 15.6-inch ProBook 4510s and 17.3-inch ProBook 4710s. Like the others, the ProBook 4310s delivers good performance for business chores and a pleasing design at an attractive price: just $779 for the starter model. (Our tested configuration rang up at $799.) Though it's certainly not the thinnest thin-and-light laptop we've tested, it delivers very good value for business users who need a totable, capable machine. Business users looking for a budget thin-and-light will find a lot to like in the HP ProBook 4310s.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: Laptop Mag
This thin-and-light small business notebook offers strong performance in a stylish package.
As the smallest model in HP’s new budget-friendly business line, the $799 ProBook 4310s is an attractive, durable machine with good productivity performance and a variety of security features. Its merlot finish makes it stand out from more staid business machines without being ostentatious. If you don’t mind a little more weight, we also suggest considering the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400; for $704 you’ll get similar specs and performance, as well as a larger screen. But when it comes to affordable 13-inch business notebooks, the HP ProBook 4310s is a strong choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 69% display: 78% mobility: 81% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 86%
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Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2009
Rating: emissions: 40%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2009
Rating: price: 75% performance: 70% workmanship: 80%
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Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
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HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
76.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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