HP ProBook 4720s
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ProBook 4720s
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Fairly rugged and offering a premium look and feel, HP's ProBook 4720s features a balanced, high-performance component set with comprehensive and easy to use applications. Added to its respectable battery life and above average value, this business laptop's few flaws become easy to forgive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
The ProBook looks great and has some useful security features. We were impressed by its battery life, but its weight means this isn't much of an advantage. This, in addition to the poorly designed touchpad as well as a miserly amount of RAM and hard disk space, prevents the ProBook from receiving our unconditional recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The HP ProBook 4720s is a worthy replacement for the older 4710s. Performance increased with the newer Intel Core i5 processor over the older Core 2 Duo, and the newer ATI Radeon 4350 gave a small bump in speed over the previous 4330. The two most important changes are the newer metal screen cover and the significantly improved battery life. Compared to the older plastic lid, the new metal cover reduces flex and adds a great deal of protection. Battery life is another huge change, going from a bit over three and a half hours to 4 hours and 48 minutes. Overall we might have enjoyed seeing a slightly better graphics card as the 4350 only slightly outperforms most integrated graphics solutions. If you are in the market for a 17-inch SMB notebook, the HP ProBook 4720s is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Hardware Central Archive.org version
Laptops designed to push desktops off the desk have come a long way from the behemoths of bygone times. A case in point: the HP ProBook 4720s ($1,059 as tested), a slick black beauty that can actually be used comfortably in a lap. The base price for a Core i3-based ProBook 4720s is $975; our Core i5 review configuration sells for $1,059. At either price, if you're thinking of making your next desktop a laptop, this muscle machine is worth a tryout.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The ProBook 4720s combines solid performance, strong graphics, best-in-class security, and surprisingly good battery life in a neat 17-inch package. An inaccurate touchpad and grainy video playback hold the system back a bit, but at $1,059 for Core i5 power and discrete graphics, this is a value-priced desktop replacement that businesses will appreciate.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530: About 27% slower clocked Mobility Radeon 4570. Power consumption 8-12 Watt according to AMD.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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).
76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.