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HP ProBook 4720 Series

HP ProBook 4720sProcessor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - %
mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 80%

 

HP ProBook 4720s

Specifications

HP ProBook 4720sNotebook: HP ProBook 4720s
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% HP ProBook 4720s Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Fairly rugged and offering a premium look and feel, HP's ProBook 4720s features a balanced, high-performance component set with comprehensive and easy to use applications. Added to its respectable battery life and above average value, this business laptop's few flaws become easy to forgive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%
67% HP ProBook 4720s
Source: It Pro English
The ProBook looks great and has some useful security features. We were impressed by its battery life, but its weight means this isn't much of an advantage. This, in addition to the poorly designed touchpad as well as a miserly amount of RAM and hard disk space, prevents the ProBook from receiving our unconditional recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%
HP ProBook 4720s Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP ProBook 4720s is a worthy replacement for the older 4710s. Performance increased with the newer Intel Core i5 processor over the older Core 2 Duo, and the newer ATI Radeon 4350 gave a small bump in speed over the previous 4330. The two most important changes are the newer metal screen cover and the significantly improved battery life. Compared to the older plastic lid, the new metal cover reduces flex and adds a great deal of protection. Battery life is another huge change, going from a bit over three and a half hours to 4 hours and 48 minutes. Overall we might have enjoyed seeing a slightly better graphics card as the 4350 only slightly outperforms most integrated graphics solutions. If you are in the market for a 17-inch SMB notebook, the HP ProBook 4720s is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
87% Notebook Review: HP ProBook 4720s
Source: Hardware Central English
Laptops designed to push desktops off the desk have come a long way from the behemoths of bygone times. A case in point: the HP  ProBook 4720s ($1,059 as tested), a slick black beauty that can actually be used comfortably in a lap. The base price for a Core i3-based ProBook 4720s is $975; our Core i5 review configuration sells for $1,059. At either price, if you're thinking of making your next desktop a laptop, this muscle machine is worth a tryout.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80%
70% HP ProBook 4720s
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ProBook 4720s combines solid performance, strong graphics, best-in-class security, and surprisingly good battery life in a neat 17-inch package. An inaccurate touchpad and grainy video playback hold the system back a bit, but at $1,059 for Core i5 power and discrete graphics, this is a value-priced desktop replacement that businesses will appreciate.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP ProBook 4720s
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Comment

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.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530: About 27% slower clocked Mobility Radeon 4570. Power consumption 8-12 Watt according to AMD.

» 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.


17.3: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

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


3.1 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.1 kg:


76%: 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- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)