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HP 530 Laptop Computers

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews of HP 530 Laptop Computers. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and sound.

price, usability, portability, screen, durability

battery, sound, energy

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Some have doubts about the usability.

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: 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.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.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP 530 Laptop Computers

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP 530 Laptop Computers from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and screen are generally positive. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the battery and sound, while comments about the design and reliability are mixed.

price, durability, portability, screen, image quality

usability, sound, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Hewlett-Packard Core Duo 1.83GHz 1GB 120GB DVD±RW 15.4-Inch VistaHewlett-Packard Core Duo 1.83GHz 1GB 120GB DVD±RW 15.4-Inch Vista

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

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

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard 530

 
May, 2008

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

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 (theinsider.pricerunner.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: (pcanswers.co.uk)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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

Audio:Conexant CX20549 audio, headphone jack, microphone jack
Audio included:Conexant CX20549 audio, headphone jack, microphone jack
Audio system:Conexant CX20468 / Conexant CX20549
Number of built-in speakers:1

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7
Number of battery cells:4
Run Time (Up To):2.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:120 GB 5400 rpm SATA

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power Management:4-cell (32 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:GMA 950 / Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:120 GB 5400 rpm SATA

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

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Full-sized
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:533 / 667
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2

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

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
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
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking Type:Intel 82562GT
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
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 Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

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

Other Features

Audio system:Conexant CX20468 / Conexant CX20549
Battery Type:32WHr / 4-cell (32WHr) Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:FreeDOS, Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic / FreeDOS, Windows Vista Home Basic / FreeDOS\nGenuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.1 x 10.1 x 1.26 / 14.1 x 10.1 x 1.42 / 14.1 x 8.94 x 1.38
Display: / LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Manageability features:Intel Centrino Pro processor technology capable on select models
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K / CX20548-11 56K / V.92
Multimedia:Conexant CX20549; Integrated speaker; Stereo headphone/line out; Microphone in
Power Requirements:External 65W AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology 4-cell (32 WHr) Lithium-Ion / External 65W AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology\n4-cell (32 WHr) Lithium-Ion
Protection tools:HP Drivelock, Configuration Control Hardware, Memory Change Alert, Ownership Tag, Setup Password, Power-On Password, Kensington Lock Slot
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Size:14.1
TV in port: No
Type:PC
UNSPSC-code:43211503
Weight:6.0 lb
Weight (imperial):6.0 lb
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g / Intel 802.11a/b/g / Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG / Intel PRO/Wireless 802.11 a/b/g, Broadcom 802.11b/g / WLAN (802.11b/g)

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone, microphone, power connector, RJ-11, RJ-45
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65
Power Management:4-cell (32 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Cache external:2048
Chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz/2.16GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 291
Processing die size:143 / 90
Processor: / T2400 / T5200
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor core voltage (AC):1.075 - 1.250
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.46 / 1.6 / 1.66 / 1.73 / 1.83 / 1.86 / 2.16
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T2400 / T5200
Processor Number:410/420/440/530/T2050/T2300E/T2400/T2600/T5200
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31 / 34
Tjunction:100 / 85
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27252
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Security management:Drive Lock, Kensington Lock slot
Security management description:Drive Lock, Kensington Lock slot

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup & Recovery Manager, HP Help & Support Center, Roxio Creator Basic 9, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, InterVideo WinDVD / Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup & Recovery Manager, Roxio Creator Basic 9, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup & Recovery Manager, Roxio Creator Basic 9, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player / Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, Roxio Creator Basic 9, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 with complimentary 60-day live update, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player / FreeDOS / Preloaded software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support Center, Roxio Creator Basic 9, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 with complimentary 60-day live update, InterVideo WinDVD - DVD Player
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows Vista Home Basic

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 80

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

Video card features:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.9 / 8.94
Height:1.26 / 1.38 / 1.42
Height (front):1.38
Weight:5.95
Width:14.1