HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA
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.
Source: It Pro
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%
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: c't - 11/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: performance: 65% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
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%
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.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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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.
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