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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. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The reliability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the screen and image quality, while reviews 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

Camera

Rear camera: No

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Face recognition: Yes