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HP Probook 4520S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and screen are overall positive. The keyboard and design are also appreciated, but there are mixed reviews on the sound and portability. Some have doubts about the resolution and energy efficiency.

value for money, design, keyboard, screen, performance

touchpad, energy, resolution

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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Review analysis

(Based on 135 reviews)

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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.

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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

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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.

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HP ProBook 4520s

 

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

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Second computer in 2 weeks

 

Don't buy this laptop.

Has a nice finish and a screen you can view outside in the daylight

Mousepad is almost impossible to use.. First we had to download Synaptics and make adjustments, even after that it is still almost useless.. Even the manager from Staples said "we always have problems with HP" after I bought 2 computers from them

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Amazon review summary for HP Probook 4520S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of HP Probook 4520S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, keyboard, screen, value for money, design

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP SMART BUY PROBOOK 4520S I5-480MSYST 4GB 320GB DVDRW 15.6IN W7P 64 OR07

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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...

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Purchased 10

 

Fast computer ; Good design ; Good battery

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

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Looks like new - great deal

 

Very happy with the product - works great - fantastic value -

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Very good for it's price!

 

For the deal event! This laptop is very good for it's price! Runs smooth and gets all my media projects done.

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

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:1.1in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:14.6in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:4520s
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ProBook

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I3-350M/I5-430M
Type:Core i3/Core i5

RAM

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics
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