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HP 530 Laptop Computers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of HP 530 Laptop Computers. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the energy efficiency and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP 530 Laptop Computers is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP 530 Laptop Computers from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Many are critical about the usability.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP 530 - Celeron M 440 / 1.86 GHz - RAM 512 MB - HDD 80 GB - DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - WLAN : 802.11b/g - Vista Home Basic - 15.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP 530 Laptop Computers


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP 530 Laptop Computers from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the image quality and screen. The portability and durability also get good opinions. Views about the design and reliability are mixed, and the battery and sound get critical reviews.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 530 - Core Duo T2400 / 1.83 GHz - Centrino Duo - RAM 1 GB - HDD 120 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g - Vista Business Hewlett-Packard Core Duo 1.83GHz 1GB 120GB DVD±RW 15.4-Inch VistaHP Business HP530 T2400 1.83GHz 1GB 250GB KD097AT#ABA

May, 2016

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review


In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Jul, 2008

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Hewlett-Packard 530

May, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

HP 530 review


A stunning budget number from the number one notebook seller

Superb value ; Satisfyingly well built ; Comfortable to use

Stingy memory ; Lacking in raw power

It may have a low system spec but it's cheap and has excellent usability

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Insider Staff (

HP 530


HP are almost synonymous with laptops these days, and with solid budget options like the HP 530, it's not hard to see why. Find out why in our full review.

Oct, 2008

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HP 530


HP currently sell more notebooks worldwide than any other company and taking one look at the HP 530 you can see why. This device has been designed to meet a specific price point and audience.

Impressive features list, Good value for money, Superb value, Satisfyingly well built, Comfortable to use

Stingy memory, Lacking in raw power

It may have a low system spec but it's cheap and has excellent usability

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Shac (

Great for a budget laptop


I bought this for my girlfriend. Its perfect for the light works she does; MS office/web browsing/media playback. The upgrade to 2 GB is a must!!! Vista needs it.

I bought the 1gb model of this for 500bux and just added another 1gb for 16bux. Comes with vista business (don't really know if that's a good thing). No dead pixels, screeen is clear and vibrant, big HDD, DVD Burner, Wifi, Interesting touch pad. Cool...

The construction is a little lacking, I can hear it creak when it is flexed slightly, battery life could be better, two USB ports, one speaker rather than the usual two. No XP downgrade option :(, power connection is oddly placed (could have been...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Ybot (

HP 530


Like I said above, great laptop and for the price point I couldn't beat it. The above cons aside, I would still buy this machine again. The hardware is top notch and considering in the same price tag were a couple acers and everex, Ill take an hp over...

Good solid competitively priced laptop. Excellent screen, Intel graphics card is solid and runs all accelerated applications flawlessly(I can not speak to computer games as system is currently using a Linux Flavor) Integrated wireless and simplistic...

1. Comes with a broadcom wireless device... for you linux users think an hour finding and installing drivers with ndis wrapper ; 2. PC Card slot is awfully small so no double sized pc cards ; 3. No toggle switch to turn off touch pad ; 4. No built in...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Kickdog (

Decent no-frills business laptop


For my company's needs this is an excellent work horse. For me personally, I would like more built-in interface options but at the Newegg price I purchased, I am fully satisfied. I love the fact that the computer is not littered with the usual OEM...

Clean, non-gimmicky design and keyboard layout ; Windows Vista Business (i.e. automatic license for XP "upgrade") ; Minimal Trial-/Nag-/Adware installed ; Full complement of drivers for XP and Vista available from HP ; Excellent screen ; Wireless...

only 2 USB ports (theoretically one can more interface options via PC card), and only on the left side. A third port one the right side would have been great ; Fan runs pretty frequently even under little load (could possibly be listed under Pros....

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Dr. O (

Great for the price


fast, dual core, 1gb ram, wide screen. i could ask for more. it gets all my work done and is light for the size. wireless picks up some signal like nothing

Come with vista, I switched to XP pro. Hp had all the drivers for xp on their website ; Power adapter went dead after 2 weeks and don't know why

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Vampy76 (

First laptop, love it


I LOVE this laptop. I never had one before, and this is great. When I ordered this, I also ordered an extra gig of ram to bring it to 2 gig. It's zippy enough for me. I only really use it for playing around on the net, my son uses it for his little...

None yet! Battery life is kind of short, but I usually plug it in as I'm using it

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Who says you can't have it all? Get the essentials that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 530 Notebook PC offers low-cost computing without compromising mobility. With the choice of processors, a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen BrightView display, and ample hard drive capacity, this notebook helps keep you connected and productive around the office and on the road.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis / ITU V.92/ITU V.21 / Bell 212A / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.23 / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU V.80
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz/2.16GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:410/420/440/530/T2050/T2300E/T2400/T2600/T5200
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Small business / Corporate business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950