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HP ProBook 4540s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of HP ProBook 4540s. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and design. The reliability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the screen and image quality. Comments are divided on the size.

price, performance, reliability, design, portability

image quality, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 4540s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: OKANOGANED (tigerdirect.com)

So fsr, So good

 

The order process was OK. So far the PC works as advertised. Too many features to judge so far. My learning curve is a little slow, but so far so good. Most frustration is Synaptics pointing device and occassinal freezes. It is sensative and does not...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Bill (cdw.com)

The HP ProBook 4540s - 15.6" - Core i3 3110M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / 8 Pro was very easy to set up and use...

 

re: HP ProBook 4540s - 15.6" - Core i3 3110M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / 8 Pro.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: OshkoshGeek (cdw.com)

Awesome mid-range laptop for the price

 

These are great laptops. Fairly attractive, plenty of processing power for most uses, and the price is fantastic. My only complaint is that these have some OS quirks. On Windows 8 a lot of the features don't work the way they should without putting in...

attractive, value, processing power

bloatware, poor win8 support

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Lyn0822 (cdw.com)

We order through CDW for our church and so I ordered from you as well for my small business. Goo dexperience!

 

Great computer and good customer service so far. I have not had any problems yet with the computer and am curious how your service plan will work, but we will see.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Hammer1966 (cdw.com)

HP ProBook 4540s is a solid product

 

From the design to it's performance, this laptop is a great buy. Excellent performance, solid construction and plenty of easy to use features, like wifi toggle button.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: PaulF (cdw.com)

Useful for our Techs

 

Use this as our base laptops for field personnel. Great Quality and reliability for the money.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: wesil (cdw.com)

HP ProBook 4540s

 

Rock solid laptop. Can't beat the performance and battery life. It has a really bright LED screen which is nice.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Andrew5885 (cdw.com)

HP ProBook 4540s

 

A great machine for the money. They are very fast and my users love them. My users also love the keyboard layout with the number pad on the side. Overall a great value!

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim1707 (cdw.com)

Great laptop for the money.

 

Bought this for my high schooler to do her homework which is now mostly online. The laptop has an i5 series three processor which is more than she needs and allows room to grow. The screen resolution could be better, text items appear big and a little...

great design, good value

display resolution

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: gstaylor (cdw.com)

Excellent Buy.

 

I am very happy with the laptop. The only drawback is the size it is kind of big for a lot of travel. Since I am not traveling much so it is fine. Very happy with the performance and video quality.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS PS PRO
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Rear camera:N
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):4000:1
Display brightness:210
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-600 - 480000
Non-operating shock:200
Non-operating vibration:1.50
Operating altitude:-600 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.75
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS PS PRO
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-2370M / I5-3210M
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2370M / I5-3210M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53442 / 65708
Processor code:SR0DP / SR0N0
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Hotkey Support Software\nHP Power Assistant\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless Assistant\nIntel Wireless Display\nArcSoft Total Media Suite\nMicrosoft Office Starter\nWinZip
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Depth (imperial):10.1
Height:1.1
Height (imperial):1.13
Weight:5.14 / 5.45
Width:14.8
Width (imperial):14.8