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HP 530 Laptop Computers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the resolution and sound.

price, screen, keyboard, portability, design

battery, touchpad, energy, sound, resolution

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP 530 Laptop Computers

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of HP 530 Laptop Computers from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP 530 Laptop Computers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP 530 Laptop Computers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, screen, keyboard, build quality, design

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 530 - Core 2 Duo T5200 / 1.6 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - DVD?RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 950 - WLAN : 802.11a/b/g - Vista Business - 15.4" Widesc

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Hewlett-Packard 530

 
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HP 530 review

 

A stunning budget number from the number one notebook seller

p>Superb value Satisfyingly well built Comfortable to use</p

p>Stingy memory Lacking in raw power</p

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HP 530 review

 

Although it has a lowly specification, the HP 530 does the best with what it's been blessed with and can turn in some relatively impressive results. Its battery isn't up to life on the go, though, and its lacking in ports

Decent performance ; Bargain price ; Nice design

Poor 3D and battery life ; Limited expansion ; Quite possibly the most awful touchpad in the world, ever

Conclusion The 530 may have a low specification, but it makes the most of what it's got and with an extremely low asking price of £300 from LaptopsDirect.co.uk, it's a bargain if your computing aspirations are on the modest side. However, it's pretty...

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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.

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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

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Surprisingly great

 

I had a 2001 Dell inspiron that, to say the least, was having trouble keeping up with the world. I was saving for a Mac because all my friends were saying "wait until you can afford a mac." Well I couldn't wait anymore and I was on a budget. ... Expand...

Fast. Sleek. Great Screen. Love the new touch pad design. Easily connects via wifi. Good to go out of the box

A little too many HP products pre-installed. The inputs are on the side of the computer instead of the back, making it better for mobile than desktop use. But then again, it is a mobile computer

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Surprisingly great

 

I had a 2001 Dell inspiron that, to say the least, was having trouble keeping up with the world. I was saving for a Mac because all my friends were saying "wait until you can afford a mac." Well I couldn't wait anymore and I was on a budget. This...

Fast. Sleek. Great Screen. Love the new touch pad design. Easily connects via wifi. Good to go out of the box

A little too many HP products pre-installed. The inputs are on the side of the computer instead of the back, making it better for mobile than desktop use. But then again, it is a mobile computer

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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...

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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...

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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....

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

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.1in/8.9in
Height:1.3in/1.4in
Weight:6lbs
Width:14.1in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:530
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

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

Networking

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

Processor

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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