HP ProBook 6540b Series

HP ProBook 6540b-WH431PAProcessor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.762kg, 2.768kg
Price: 995, 1000, 3160 euro
Average Score: 82.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 75%, features: 84%, display: 79%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 79%

 

HP ProBook 6540b

Specifications

Notebook: HP ProBook 6540b
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.762kg
Price: 3160 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

HP ProBook 6540b: Business Reliability
Source: Inside HW English
HP's ProBook 6540b isn't your typical notebook, not with its dimensions and weight. It's a strong and reliable office computer which is destined to spend most of its lifetime on the working desk. Although it lacks the finish of EliteBook series' models, its performance places it into the same category.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2010
performance: 80%

 

HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6540b WD690EANotebook: HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.768kg
Price: 995 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 83.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

89% Review HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA Notebook | Notebookcheck
Office decathlete. The 15.6" ProBook wants to hold its ground in the budget-priced Office mid-range. With at TFT, Core i5 performance, 1600X900 pixels and bountiful ports, it may do just that. Is it perfect in every department? Our review gives the answers.
83% HP ProBook 6540b
Source: It Pro English
It’s not flashy, but the dour-looking ProBook ticks the right boxes elsewhere: Intel’s Core i5 processor means that there’s plenty of power available, battery life is on the right side of five hours, and build quality is top-notch.
Couple this with an excellent keyboard and bright, accurate screen, and it’s clear that HP’s latest ProBook is perfect if you’re after a capable corporate laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% HP ProBook 6540b
Source: PC Pro English
Next to the aesthetic excesses of its recent Envy range, HP's ProBook line is an altogether more sober affair. Aimed at the small-to-medium business market, the latest addition to the family, the ProBook 6540b, partners an Intel Core i5 processor with a host of business features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
Kraftkur
Source: c't - 11/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: performance: 65% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%
84% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80%
89% Test HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 81% display: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 85%
80% Обзор корпоративного ноутбука HP ProBook 6540
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 58% mobility: 38% emissions: 74%

 

HP ProBook 6540b-WH431PA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6540b-WH431PANotebook: HP ProBook 6540b-WH431PA
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP ProBook 6540b (WH431PA) business notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
HP's ProBook 6540b (WH431PA) is a business notebook through and through. HP's ProBook 6540b is a well-priced business notebook with plenty of features. Its performance and battery life are more than adequate and the management software that comes with it is very easy to set up and use. The only problem with our review unit was its touchpad buttons, which stuck when we pressed them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550: The HD 4550 is a faster clocked HD 4530 and therefore entry level graphics card. It was substituted by the HD 5430 with the same clock rates.

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.

» 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.

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) 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.


2.6 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.

2.768 kg:

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


82.57%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)