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HP ProBook 4720s Series

HP ProBook 4720s-XX802EAProcessor: Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6370M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.115kg, 3.3kg
Price: 899, 1000, 1100 euro
Average Score: 83.2% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 9 reviews)
: - %, performance: 77%, features: 71%, display: 57%
mobility: 66%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 85%

 

HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EANotebook: HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.115kg
Price: 899 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 86.33% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

82% Review HP ProBook 4720s Notebook | Notebookcheck
Pro-Consumer. Loosened business characteristics and glossy surfaces don't exactly fit with the good old ProBook style. The 17 inch notebook straddles between an elegant appearance and less than favorably positioned interfaces. Who will this be suitable for?

Foreign Reviews

82% Test HP ProBook 4720s Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 77% display: 75% mobility: 77% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 85%
82% Test HP ProBook 4720s Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 77% display: 75% mobility: 77% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 85%
90% HP ProBook 4720s (WS912EA)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
90% HP ProBook 4720s (WS912EA)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
87% HP ProBook 4720s
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
87% HP ProBook 4720s
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%

 

HP ProBook 4720s -XT947UT

Specifications

HP ProBook 4720s -XT947UTNotebook: HP ProBook 4720s -XT947UT
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6370M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: HP homepage
 ProBook 4720s -XT947UT (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% HP ProBook 4720s delivers the goods
Source: Fudzilla English

HP’s ProBook 4720s delivers good performance in a stylish package at a very reasonable price tag. There’s really not much more one could ask for. Intel’s Core i3 380M is relatively fast and despite its 35W TDP rating, it’s pretty cool and doesn’t suck up too much power. AMD HD 6370 graphics are a good match for the CPU and the 17-inch matte screen doesn’t disappoint either.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP ProBook 4720s delivers the goods
Source: Fudzilla English
HP’s ProBook 4720s delivers good performance in a stylish package at a very reasonable price tag. There’s really not much more one could ask for. Intel’s Core i3 380M is relatively fast and despite its 35W TDP rating, it’s pretty cool and doesn’t suck up too much power. AMD HD 6370 graphics are a good match for the CPU and the 17-inch matte screen doesn’t disappoint either. At just under 3kg, the 4720s is rather compact for a 17-inch laptop, especially if you factor in the 8-cell battery and the impressive battery life. We like the design as well, but most of all we love the affordable price tag. You would be hard pressed to find anything better in the €699 to €799 price range. The only major downside is the somewhat awkward and unconventional touchpad, but it’s heavily outweighed by the rest of the package. Basically, the ProBook 4720s just got under our skin. It managed to exceed our expectations and proved to be a very good product in its price range. We have no qualms about recommending it to anyone in need of a serious desktop replacement, at home, at work or anywhere else.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP ProBook 4720s-XX802EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 4720s-XX802EANotebook: HP ProBook 4720s-XX802EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6370M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 72% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

72% HP ProBook 4720s (XX802EA)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 72%

 

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. 

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).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.AMD Radeon HD 6370M: Renamed old HD 5470 with 80 shader processors and DirectX11 support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.Intel Core i3:

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg:

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

3.3 kg:


83.2%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)