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HP Probook 4720S

HP Probook 4720S
alaScore 84

62 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the touchpad.

screen, usability, value for money, portability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 4720S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 62 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of HP Probook 4720S from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

screen, sound, battery, reliability, portability

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

This summary is based on the product: HP 4720s i5-480M 17.3" Laptop (Intel Core i5 480M / 2.66 GHz ( Dual-Core ) 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Webcam, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Editi

Consumer review by: review summary for HP Probook 4720S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of HP Probook 4720S from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

portability, screen, touchpad, usability, design


53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook 4720s WH324UT 17.3" 4GB 500GB Notebook PCProbook 4720S 17.3"HP ProBook 4720s XT949UT Notebook PC (Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit)

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Review HP ProBook 4720s Notebook


Pro-Consumer. Loosened business characteristics and glossy surfac

TFT non-reflective; Good key feedback; ExpressCard34 & eSATA; Good application performance with a fast HDD; Good run times; Cool case; Several security tools

Droning 7200rpm HDD; Loud under load; Stubborn ClickPad; Glossy key surroundings; Unfavorable positioning of interfaces; No docking port; Small color space

Acer Aspire 7551G: HD 5650 graphics; Toshiba Satellite L670D: more 3D performance but worse input devices; Satellite Pro L670-170: price war from 580 Euros; Dell Vostro 3700: also with i7 quad-core.


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HP ProBook 4720s Review


The HP ProBook 4720s is a new 17-inch notebook aimed at small and medium business users. Replacing the older 4710s, this model adds the newer Intel Core i3 and i5 processors with ATI Radeon 4350 dedicated graphics. Read on to see how well it holds up...

Very good battery life ; Good performance boost over older 4710s ; Better build quality than previous generation

Not easy to upgrade ; One hotspot on the bottom

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HP ProBook 4720s


This affordable 17-inch powerhouse for small businesses combines good performance and discrete graphics, but its touchpad could be better.

The ProBook 4720s combines solid performance, strong graphics, best-in-class security, and surprisingly good battery life in a neat 17-inch package. An inaccurate touchpad and grainy video playback hold the system back a bit, but at $1,059 for Core i5...

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HP ProBook 4720s


An affordable and stylish 17.3in laptop that's both powerful and has good battery life.

When it comes to connectivity this ProBook doesn't leave you wanting for much. Gigabit Ethernet and four USB 2.0 ports (one of which doubles as eSATA) provide plenty of data connectivity. Video is handled by analogue VGA and HDMI, while 3.5mm headphone...

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HP ProBook 4720s review


Most laptops aimed at businesses look rather staid and boring, but the HP ProBook 4720s is surprisingly stylish. The brown metal wrist rest, lid and speaker grille look great and blend in well with the rest of the black plastic construction. It's a bit...

The HP ProBook 4720s looks great and has surprisingly long battery life, but it's short on RAM and hard disk space at this price.

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Good deal


I bought two: one for my daughter and another one for me. They are excellent.

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Great computer!


I purchased this laptop for my husband, who is returning to school for a second bachelor's degree. He's going into computer science & this laptop has everything he needs at a great price! So far, everything works great! Windows 7 is a little confusing,...

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great laptop


this was a very easy smooth purchase and the laptop works great

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HP 4720s is a great deal


Best price on a HP 4720s with Win 7 Pro. Added Ultra Micro Bluetooth USB adapter for under $10 and ready for everything I need.

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Excellent product


At 779 this machine is a steal given all of the features. First time giving in to Win & but found it to be great so far. Machine is fast and have no complaints. I build my own workstations and this is as fast. Could have used built in bluetooth but...


Product Specifications

Take care of business with the stylish, affordable HP ProBook 4720s notebook PC. This power-packed notebook has a 17.3-inch diagonal HD+ display, a spill-resistant keyboard and numeric keypad, and wireless connectivity options for on-the-go professionals.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.9cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


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

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


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

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 / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I5-430M
Type:Core i5


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350