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HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are negative about the sound and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The price also gets good reviews.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 8530p

 

Preview of the HP EliteBook 8530p.

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Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: MR M. (newegg.com)

Great Laptop...Bad power brick

 

The cheap aftermarket power brick has a plug tip that doesn't fit the laptop. Fortunately, I had an emergency "fits any laptop" aftermarket Rosewill power brick with a tip that fit. The 8530P is now up and running well. No thanks to the HP refurbisher....

Fine business grade laptop, plenty of ports. Brilliant display, strong wireless. Win 7 Pro 64bit self installs using PID on case bottom.

Came with a cheap aftermarket power brick that doesn't fit this laptop. On top of that the plug-end that goes into the laptop has a broken/missing center pin. Won't power any other laptop either. The usual "trial" software to uninstall.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Donald R. (newegg.com)

EliteBook 8530P

 

larger screen and key board light makes it easier on older eyes.

DDR 2 ram makes upgrading a little expensive.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Amazing deal

 

I was a bit leery of the "Grade C" designation but I figured it was worth a shot at that price. Wow! Not a scratch, everything seems to work fine, even the battery has 93% capacity. Oh, yeah, the CPU is at 2.53GHz, not 2.40. Too bad they're sold...

Great price for a surprisingly hot machine, in way better shape than I expected

Arrived with wrong power adapter. Didn't make sense to send the whole thing back just for that, so I called customer service. A very helpful rep named Robin simply gave me a credit, I ordered the correct adapter from Newegg and I had it in a couple of...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Justin (newegg.com)

Refurbished: HP EliteBook 8530P Notebook Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz 4GB Memory 160GB HDD 15.5" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

 

Seek values in items OTHER THAN REFURBISHED for your sanity and time.

Priced appropriate for what it should be. Durable frame & sleek, modern designed casing. Powerful enough for basic functions such as web browsing, email & other software demanding lightly on system resources

Plagued with physical failures: 1) Arrived with 1 minor cosmetic flaw, 2) Battery failed within 3 months, ) Arrived with unmatched AC power adapter which we replaced only to discover that the machine will no longer accept electrical power to charge...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Worked as advertised

 

I needed something for streaming video and making presentations at church. I decided to get one of these while not spending a bunch of money. It worked just fine and was in pretty good condition for being used in a lease. The back of the screen has a...

None

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Art (newegg.com)

HP 8530P

 

Great condition ; Quick arrival ; Great price ; Love the speed vs my old Windows XP

Wish it came with instruction book, etc.... As someone who is not very IT oriented and only upgrading to this because my old HP was Windows XP and I grew weary of all the "issues" of old system, suddenly getting Windows 7 with whole new look and...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: The Computer Savior (newegg.com)

HP 8530P

 

Returning for replacement. Hopefully I get one that outwardly looks as good, but actually can be used on the battery.

Windows 7 laptop ; decent speed & RAM ; Exterior in perfect condition

LCD (not LED) screen, and as such is a bit on the dark side ; Laptop WILL NOT charge battery. Thought it was a battery issue, so I actually bought another, only to find that the charging system is the issue ; Refurbisher obviously never even booted...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: BillS (newegg.com)

Refurb?

 

A costomer came to me with a pretty limited budget and in need of a laptop to do some simple computing for his small welding business. I immediately turned to newegg and found this gem and figured yeah it was a little dated, but still a good machine...

Newegg used to have good quality refurbs....I guess those days are gone. I got this today and there excessive grim on the keys, a small dent in the lid and there appears to be Christmas cookie crumbs from 2 years ago under the keys and to top it off...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: RenMack (walmart.com)

broken sound

 

this computer worked now it freezing up and I tried the dvd player can't here no sound threw the speaker.

Mar, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / High Definition Audio 24-bit DAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:73
Battery capacity (Watt hours):73
Battery life (max):4.45 / 4.75 / 4.8 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y

Certificates

Certification:ENERGY STAR qualified / ENERGY STAR qualified configurations available / ENERGY STAR qualified; EPEAT Gold
Energy Star certified: / Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk controller:SATA II
Hard disk drive type:250 GB 5400 rpm SATA / 250 GB 5400 rpm SATA II / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA II

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1680 x 1050
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power Management: / 8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5 / 256
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Hard Drive

Hard disk controller:SATA II
Hard disk drive type:250 GB 5400 rpm SATA / 250 GB 5400 rpm SATA II / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA / 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA II

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:101/102-key compatible keyboard with HP DuraKeys / AZERTY / Full-sized / Full-sized spill-resistance keyboard / QWERTY
Pointing device: / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:8

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 NIC / Gigabit / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Intel Gigabit (10/100/1000 NIC) / Intel Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)
Networking Type:10/100/1000 NIC
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 80
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -40 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -40 - 80

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Battery Type:8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion / 8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
Certified operating system:SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Chassis type:
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows Vista Business 64; Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise / Genuine Windows XP Professional, SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 10 x 1 / 14 x 10.4 x 1.11
Display:LCD
Docking solution:HP Docking Station, HP Advanced Docking Station, HP Monitor Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately)
Energy efficiency compliance:
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/54; 1 Media Card Reader / 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, 6-in-1 Media Card Reader / Slots available for additional devices: 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Media Card Reader
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Hard drive controller type:SATA (7200 rpm)\nSATA (5400 rpm)\nSolid State Drive
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Manageability features:HP 3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard; Intel Centrino 2 with vPro processor technology enabled / Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology capable
Maximum hard drive capacity:80
Minimum hard disk space:160
Minimum RAM:1 / 1000
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K / 56K V.92 / 56K v.92 modem / V.92
Multimedia:High Definition Audio support w/24-bit DAC; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated dual-microphone array; Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in; Optional 2 MP Webcam with Business Card Reader Software
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 95
Optional features:
Power Requirements:External 120-watt Smart AC adapter; HP Fast Charge / External 120W HP Smart AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology\n8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery / External 120W HP Smart AC adapter, HP Fast Charge Technology\n8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery
Power supply type:120-watt Smart AC adapter / External 120-watt Smart AC adapter; HP Fast Charge
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor, HP Disk Sanitizer, integrated Smart Card Reader
Rear ports:1 external VGA monitor; 1 AC power
Rear ports note:1 external VGA monitor; 1 AC power
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Size:14
Special Features:Intel Centrino 2, vPro
Standard memory capacity:2 GB
TV in port: No
Type:PC
UNSPSC-code:43212105
Weight:Starting at 6.3 lb\nWeight varies by configuration and component. / Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 6.3 lb
Weight (imperial):Starting at 6.3 lb\nWeight varies by configuration and component. / Weight varies by configuration and component.\nStarting at 6.3 lb
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n mini-pci card, Bluetooth / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n mini-pci card, Bluetooth, UNDP WWAN / Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n, UNDP WWAN / Intel 802.11a/b/g draft-n / Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, Bluetooth 2.0 / intel 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n / Intel Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0+ / WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.3 x 18.1 x 19.7
Package weight:33.7 / 5.51
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, eSATA, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, Firewire (1394a), HDMI, power connector, docking connector, secondary battery connector, RJ-11, RJ-45 / 4 USB 2.0; 1 1394a; 1 RJ-11; 1 RJ-45; 1 microphone in; 1 headphone/line-out; 1 docking connector; 1 HDMI; 1 battery connector; 1 eSATA
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power Management:8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P8600 / P8700 / P8800 / T9400 / T9550 / T9600
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8600 / P8700 / P8800 / T9400 / T9550 / T9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor technology:Intel Centrino 2 w/ vPro / Intel Centrino w/ vPro
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E0 / E1 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: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 / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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:35562 / 35563 / 35568 / 37006 / 37130 / 40380
Processor code:SL3BV / SLG9F / SLGE4 / SLGEK / SLGFE / SLGLA
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Security management:McAfee Security Solution, Kensington Lock slot, HP Privacy Filter (optional) / Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools, integrated Smart Card Reader. Optional: Kensington lock, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution
Security management description:McAfee Security Solution, Kensington Lock slot, HP Privacy Filter (optional) / Standard: HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, HP Fingerprint Sensor, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools, integrated Smart Card Reader. Optional: Kensington lock, HP Privacy Filter, McAfee Security Solution
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Recovery Manager (Vista Only), HP Client Manager Software, HP Client Configuration Management Agent, HP OpenView PC Configuration Management Solutions, HP Performance Tuning Framework
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Technical Details

Minimum hard disk space:160
Power supply type:120-watt Smart AC adapter

Video

Video card features:ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 3650 / ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 3650

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.4 / 14
Height:1.1 / 1.11
Height (front):1 / 1.1 / 1.11
Weight:6.17 / 6.31 / 7
Width:10.4 / 14