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HP ProBook 4520 Series

HP Probook 4520s-WT289EAProcessor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700, 750 euro
Average Score: 76.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 73%, features: 82%, display: 45%
mobility: 39%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 68%

 

HP ProBook 4520s

Specifications

HP ProBook 4520sNotebook: HP ProBook 4520s
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

HP ProBook 4520s Review: Good Business Class Notebook for Daily Use
Source: Notebooks.com English
After using the HP 4520s for a few weeks, I would wholeheartedly recommend this notebook to someone who wanted a computer for basic business tasks and some watching video and even light gaming, video and photo editing. It is powerful enough for all of the things I normally do with a notebook, including document creation/editing, presentations, web surfing, and watching movies.  I also do some basic video and photo editing and it worked well for that too. It is not as portable as smaller notebooks, so you will want to remember that this is not a tool for a real road warrior who needs something lighter with longer battery life. If you put your notebook on a desk and occasionally take it with you, then you will be happy with the 4520s. If you are constantly working on the go, then look for something smaller with a longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40%
HP ProBook 4520s
Source: PC World English
The ProBook 4520s is a sturdy, stylish business laptop that performs well at work or on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2010
Rating: performance: 75% features: 87%
HP ProBook 4520s Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP ProBook 4520s offers many improvements from the previous Core 2 Duo-based 4510s. The metal exterior cladding improves looks over the older plastic finish and gives the body a stronger feel. Inside, the brushed metal surface is used above and below the keyboard. Another change is the Synaptics ClickPad which offers a spacious flush-mount touch surface at the expense of integrating the left and right mouse buttons. Looks are improved but in use we found the all-in-one touchpad surface to cause problems with resting fingers on the touchpad surface over the buttons. Overall the 4520s brings huge improvements in the looks department from the older model with equally big performance increases with the new 2010 Intel Core processors. The Intel Core i5 processor in the 4520s performed very well in our tests, offering improvements of more than 30% over the previous model. If you are in the market for a small-business rig the ProBook 4520s is worth checking out, but spring for the larger battery if you plan on traveling.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
76% HP ProBook 4520s Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
For mobile professionals who subject their notebooks to more wear and tear than the average user, the metal-clad HP ProBook 4520s is ready to take some licks. This durable notebook offers Core i5 computing power and a striking 15.6-inch display, as well as a comprehensive set of tools for business users on the go. This $799 ProBook is loaded with handy tools for mobile pros and is more durable than the average notebook. (Just be mindful of its finicky touch pad and short battery life.)
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% HP ProBook 4520s review
Source: PC Advisor English
As a business laptop the HP ProBook 4520s is a breath of fresh air in terms of looks and design. The ProBook 4520s comes with a very useful set of proprietary software, especially for data security - an essential requirement for a self-respecting business laptop. If you want a stylish business laptop which offers mainstream performance and has useful software and services, you can't go wrong with the HP ProBook 4520s.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% HP ProBook 4520s Laptop
Source: PC World English
The HP ProBook 4520s is definitely better than the ProBook 4410s and sells for Rs. 45,200. For its business laptop billing, it is a breath of fresh air in terms of looks and design. The ProBook 4520s comes with a very useful set of proprietary software, especially for data security -- an essential requirement for a self-respecting business laptop. If you want a stylish business laptop which offers mainstream performance and has useful software and services, you can't go wrong with the HP ProBook 4520s.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%
64% Обзор корпоративного ноутбука HP Probook 4520s (WD848EA)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 53% display: 45% mobility: 37% emissions: 68%
HP ProBook 4520s: рабочая лошадка для малого бизнеса
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Numeric pad, matte display, rugged, price comparably well
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2010
Ревю на HP ProBook 4520s
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2010
performance: 70%

 

HP Probook 4520s-WT289EA

Specifications

HP Probook 4520s-WT289EANotebook: HP Probook 4520s-WT289EA
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% HP ProBook 4520S
Source: ITP English
With its aggressive price tag, stylish looks and reasonable everyday application prowess the HP ProBook 4520s is worth looking up if you’re on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80%

 

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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 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v: Renamed HD 4350 graphics card and therefore an entry level GPU with DirectX 10.1 support.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.4 kg:


76.8%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)