HP EliteBook 2530p
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the HP EliteBook 2530p
Mini Elitebook. HP's Elitebook range is made up of notebooks for business professionals, with a focus on withstanding the rigours of mobile business life. These so-called 'business rugged' laptops offer a particularly robust chassis, a spill-resistant keyboard, a durable battery and a hard drive which is shock-resistant to a degree. Learn more about the smallest notebook in this range, the ultra-mobile 2530p, in the following review.
Source: Maximum PC Archive.org version
The first word that comes to mind when you pick up HP’s 2530p is “solid.” From its heft, to its construction, to its scratch-resistant anodized aluminum display enclosure and palm rest, this notebook seems eminently rugged. HP claims that the 2530p has passed a battery of Mil-Spec tests including 26 drops from different angles at a distance of 30 inches, but we didn’t have the stomach to verify that. If you’re looking for an ultraportable solution that gets the job done and requires no babying, the HP 2530p is that product.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Geek.com Archive.org version
What’s worth knowing about the HP EliteBook 2530p is that HP set out to design a system that they could put head-to-head with the ThinkPad X200. Of course, this might not have been their explicit goal, but they effectively wanted a industry-leading enterprise-ready ultraportable with more than enough power, an all-day battery life, and a sturdy build. Then, for good measure, they threw in an optical drive, and in the case of our test model, an 80GB Intel SSD, to really set it apart. And, as you’ve probably ascertained, they were very successful–the EliteBook 2530p is best business ultraportable on the market right now. This is not to say that it is light years ahead of fine products like the X200 or the Toughbook W8 but right now a 2530p, properly outfitted to an individual user’s needs is almost impossible to beat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
It's rare when a laptop can pull off great battery life with either its standard battery or an extended one. The HP EliteBook 2530p ($2,099 direct)—a business ultraportable—has the battery capacity to last from a breakfast meeting to a late-afternoon powwow without sacrificing performance. If battery life ranks high on your list of business needs, the HP EliteBook 2530p won't disappoint.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Designed to withstand the rigors of everyday travel and then some, HP’s lightweight EliteBook 2530p is packed with business-friendly features and delivers outstanding productivity performance with over five hours of battery life. Its $2,499 price tag, however, may be too steep for some. With its brushed-aluminum lid and slender 3.1-pound frame, you wouldn’t think the 2530p is built to meet the U.S. Military specifications (MIL-STD 810F) for durability, but don’t let its sleek looks fool you; this is one tough notebook. Strong performance, long battery life, and durability make this EliteBook 2530p one of the hottest business notebooks around.
8.5 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
If you have the money, the HP EliteBook 2530p has all the panache you could want in a light, fast, and easy-to-use portable.
4.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
But, really, the lack of an easy way to control volume is not much of a drawback on an ultraportable. In all other ways the EliteBook lives up to its name. If you have the money, it has all the panache you could want in a light, fast, and easy-to-use portable.
von 100: 76, Leistung 77, Ausstattung 71, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 77% features: 71% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The HP EliteBook 2530p is the best business-grade 12-inch notebook currently on the market. Despite a large number of business solutions from Dell and Lenovo in our office, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone on our staff who doesn't think the 2530p is currently the best all-around choice in the 12-inch form factor. If extreme portability, durability, and long battery life are important to you, the EliteBook 2530p makes an ideal choice. However, while it's fair to say the 2530p is "best in class" that doesn't mean it's perfect. The biggest potential criticism you can leverage against the EliteBook 2530p is the same problem every notebook in this class has to deal with: In order to provide long battery life and maintain low heat levels in such a small notebook you have to use low voltage or ultra-low voltage processors.
Leistung exzellent, Display sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2008
Rating: performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Built for road warriors, this 12-inch ultraportable offers a durable design and well over 6 hours of battery life. The HP EliteBook 2530p offers everything a road warrior could want in a notebook: a durable, sleek design, fast performance, extra long battery life, and mobile broadband. Although it may be too pricey and comparatively heavy for some ultraportable shoppers, the performance and protection is worth it for those who can afford it.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 68% display: 73% mobility: 87% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 98% emissions: 77%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2011
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
SL9400: Power saving Low Voltage CPU featuring a large Level 2 Cache of 6MB. Therefore, the performance is better than other 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo (with usually 1-3MB Level 2 Cache).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
85%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.