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HP Probook 4520S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 reviews of HP Probook 4520S. 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 are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the sound and image quality.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

touchpad, energy, image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 4520S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Probook 4520S from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Probook 4520S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of HP Probook 4520S from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the portability and price. The screen and performance are also appreciated. The sound and touchpad get critical views. Reviews are divided on the image quality.

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durability, touchpad, sound

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (

HP ProBook 4520s Laptop Computer Review - PCWorld


This $750 Acer laptop offers very good performance, but substandard audio and a lack of Bluetooth may limit its appeal.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

HP ProBook 4520s Review


The HP ProBook 4520s is a small and medium business notebook that replaces the older 4510s from last year. The new model bumps the configuration from the older Intel Core 2 Duo family of processors to the newer Intel Core line, including the Core i3,...

Great keyboard ; Very good performance ; Good looks and build quality

Frustrating touchpad ; Smaller battery than previous model

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (

HP ProBook 4520S


This ProBook is a behemoth that targets demanding application users rather than gamers

With its aggressive price tag, stylish looks and reasonable everyday application prowess the HP ProBook 4520s is worth looking up if you're on a tight budget.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

HP ProBook 4520s Review and Ratings


This $799 ProBook is loaded with handy tools for mobile pros and is more durable than the average notebook. (Just be mindful of its finicky touch pad and short battery life.)

Solid build quality ; Affordably priced ; Lots of useful business features

Integrated graphics ; Skittish touch pad ; Short battery life

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde, (

HP ProBook 4520s review


The HP ProBook 4520s is a stylish 15-inch business laptop. It is based on the Intel Core i3-350M processor, offers very good performance, and marries one-of-a-kind looks and design with adequate business features without upsetting your budget overmuch.

As a business laptop the HP ProBook 4520s is a breath of fresh air in terms of looks and design. The ProBook 4520s comes with a very useful set of proprietary software, especially for data security - an essential requirement for a self-respecting...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (

HP ProBook 4520s Laptop


Want a stylish business laptop? Check out the new ProBook 4520s. A laptop that combines good looks with hard to find features.

Light, well-built ; Stylish looks ; Excellent keyboard, touchpad ; Fingerprint reader, face detection ; Very good feature set ; Very good performance

Palmrest's left-side placement

A stylish business laptop unlike any other, the HP ProBook 4520s is a 15-inch laptop with decent performance. Plus it comes with a whole host of business and usability features that are hard to find in any other laptop.

May, 2010

Expert review by: TechSmart (

HP Probook 4520s

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Johan Keyter (

HP Probook 4520s


The HP Probook 4520s is the latest in HP's business notebook range sporting competitive pricing and lots of features

With its sleek design and intelligent layout the HP Probook 4520s should prove to be a great business companion. Its aluminium body gives it a reassuring solid feel and the large array of business-centric features should prove to be a selling point...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Upset buyer (

Piece of JUNK


This laptop is total junk! Poor machine, poor customer service through HP! I wish Iwould have returned it immediately to Newegg for another brand!

Nice size monitor/screen, larger keyboard

Absolute JUNK! Had trouble with the screen from day one. Had lines through it periodically. Had contacted HP and all they would say is remove the battery and restart. After 6 months of this, we returned it for repair! They blame us for the damage when...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Purchased 10


Fast computer ; Good design ; Good battery

Mouse/trackpad is horrible ; Metallic housing scratches/rubs off easily

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Take care of business with the stylish, affordable HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC. This notebook has a 15.6" display, a spill-resistant keyboard and numeric keypad for on-the-go professionals.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ProBook

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Number:I3-350M/I5-430M
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core i3/Core i5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 47341 / 47552 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52301 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 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:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics