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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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the sound and energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability

battery, energy, sound

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC from 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 People are impressed by the performance and price.

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

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (

HP EliteBook 8530p


Preview of the HP EliteBook 8530p.

For additional information on Laptops & Notebooks and product reviews, please visit our Laptops & Notebooks product guide.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: MR M. (

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. (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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...


Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Art (

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 (

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 (



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 (

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

Product Specifications


Front Camera:No / Yes


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35563 / 35568 / 37006 / 37130 / 40380 / T9550
Processor package size:35