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HP Probook 4540S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 467 reviews of HP Probook 4540S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the touchpad.

performance, price, usability, portability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 4540S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of HP Probook 4540S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook 4540s 15.6" Business Notebook PC - C6Z37UTHP ProBook 4540s 15.6" Business Notebook PC - C6Z37UT

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Probook 4540S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Probook 4540S from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the usability. The performance also gets good reviews.

performance, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook D8C12UT 15.6' LED Notebook, Silver (Intel Core i5-3230M, 2.60 GHz)HP ProBook D8C12UT 15.6' LED Notebook, Silver (Intel Core i5-3230M, 2.60 GHz)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Review HP ProBook 4540s Notebook


Modified details. The refresh of the well-known ProBook 45X0s series wants to score with a matte screen, good application performance and two operating systems. Our test reveals whether the laptop is compelling.

Good application performance, Good maintenance and upgrade options, Good keyboard, Two operating systems (Windows 7 + 8), Device's low temperature, Security features, The casing, the good keyboard and the easy maintenance

Only twelve month warranty, Too loud in idle, Again: a quieter fan

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (

HP 4540s ProBook Core i5


The HP 4540s ProBook laptop is ideal for business professionals. The laptop offers excellent performance with the latest Windows 8 Pro OS. This HP Laptop offers multimedia tools and has easy-to-use security that is ideal for business professionals. The...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review


Overall, HP ProBook 4540s Notebook PC (D0N71PA) is a great addition to the business laptops from HP. Its ultimate security features, latest OS and brilliant processor just combines work with play.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

works fo me


Wanted Windows 7 did not want Windows 8

WINDOWS 7 works great for me


Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Designify (

Wow - I feel like I got a deal!


I'd been window shopping for a laptop upgrade for a long time when this came along.I had been hauling my i5 desktop around to handle some of the more computation intensive work I do and was well done of that.I needed laptop with a decent processor...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: LP (

Still a Good Price


Have Bought several of these units at different prices all reasonable. Easy sell to clients, HP ProBook, sounds Professional. It Just Works.

Same as my original review, excellent low end productivity system, WINDOWS 7 Pro, cant beat it for the price. Clients love this system ; Upgrade to 8 Gigs $39.00 . Solid System, Functional


Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Nice laptop. Good price


I bought two for a customer. They are very happy with it.

Looks great. Runs well. Good for everyday use. Easy setup. No bloatware


Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Tal-Bott-9000 (

Great laptop with great design!


This is a very good example of a decent HP laptop in comparison with previous generations and models I have worked with that just were not as well designed. So far I like it!

One of the first things I noticed was that this machine came with recovery media for Windows 7 and 8 already in the box which was a pleasant and welcome surprise. The machine is well built, aesthetically pleasing, not too heavy for my lap, and works as...

There is only one con and that is the trackpad. The trackpad becomes barely responsive at best when the machine is under heavy load in some tasks, especially during startup. This is probably more related to hard drive speed and not Newegg's fault. Just...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Zeppig123 (



looks good, shipped fast

it arrived DOA so I am very unsatisfied because hp usually has good products but I guess I wasn't lucky this time im gonna get a replacement one if that's doa to im getting different one I am not happy

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: ken (

outstanding laptop w/Win7


Overall I'm extremely happy with this one and would buy another one. The fact that it comes with Win7 installed is a big plus, since win8 is horrible and it's rare to find a new pc with win7 installed out of the box.

My old HP laptop is great, but too big and heavy. This one is exceptionally well designed, lightweight, fast and sturdy, and has a very sharp and clear display ; Got up and running instantly, everything works very well. Keyboard layout and...

touchpad works well, not as good as my prior HP laptop though

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD / No
Panel Type:TN


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes


3G standards:HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:50072 / 53442 / 53452 / 59801 / 63915 / 64896 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 69669 / 71142 / 71458 / 71459 / 71465 / 72056 / 72060 / i3-3110M / I5-2450M / I5-3210M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro