HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6540b WD690EANotebook: HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA (ProBook 6540b Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.768kg
Price: 995 euro
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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

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%

Comment

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.

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

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


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.

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


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.


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


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 %

HP reviews


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.

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» Lenovo G555-3B
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Notebooks with the same GPU

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» HP Pavilion dv3-2390eg
Core i5 430M, 13.3", 2.38 kg
» Lenovo G455-4KB
Athlon II M320, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 12.1", 2.2 kg
» HP ProBook 6440b
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090eg
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 12.1", 2.05 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
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» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K550LB-XX182D
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
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» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus X550LDV-XO610H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Asus G550JK-DS71
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» Acer Aspire E1-510
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2920
» Toshiba Satellite C55-A5140
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820
» MSI GP60 2PE-008RU
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Dell Inspiron 3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Dell Inspiron 3537
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U
» Asus R510LN
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4010U
» Acer Aspire E1-570G
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3217U
» Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G
Radeon HD 8550M, A-Series A10-5745M
» HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire E15
unknown, unknown
» Dell Precision M2800
FirePro W4170M, Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GE60 2PC-032XPL
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)