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HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA
HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA (ProBook 4720s Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-460M 2.53 GHz
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 - 512 MB, Core: 750 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR3, 8.743.2.2000
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, LP173WD1-TLD3, WXGA++ , glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM55
Storage
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
IDT 92HD81B1X @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 34mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: line out, microphone, Card Reader: SD, MS/Pro, xD, MMC
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Optical drive
HP DVDRAM GT30L
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28.2 x 411 x 266 ( = 1.11 x 16.18 x 10.47 in)
Battery
73 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5000mAh 14.4V NBP8A157D2
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0MP FaceRecognition
Additional features
ArcSoft Total Media Suite, Recovery Manager, Face Recognition, QuickLook 3, Connection Manager 3.1, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.115 kg ( = 109.88 oz / 6.87 pounds), Power Supply: 350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

Average Score: 85.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 77%, features: 72%, display: 60% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the HP ProBook 4720s-WT237EA/WS912EA

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?
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%
87% HP ProBook 4720s
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%

Comment

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. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3.115 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).


85.25%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)