HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA


HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA
HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA (ProBook 6540b Series)
Intel Core i5-430M 2.26 GHz
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 - 512 MB, Core: 550 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR3,
2048 MB 
, DDR3 SRAM PC3-10600
15.6 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, non-glare LED TFT , glossy: no
Intel HM57
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Seagate Momentus 7200 rpm
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, RJ-11 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Serial Port, Audio Connections: Line-Out, Mic, Card Reader: SD, MS/Pro, MMC, xD
Marvell Yukon 88E8072 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 34.8 x 370 x 248 ( = 1.37 x 14.57 x 9.76 in)
55 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8V HSTNN-CB69
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
Webcam: 1.3MP
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
2.768 kg ( = 97.64 oz / 6.1 pounds), Power Supply: 377 g ( = 13.3 oz / 0.83 pounds)
995 Euro


Average Score: 84.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 74%, features: 84%, display: 79% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%


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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.768 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

84.67%: 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.

HP ProBook 6540b
Mobility Radeon HD 4550

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)