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HP Probook 4730S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and keyboard. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the sound and reliability.

design, screen, battery, keyboard, price

touchpad, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 4730S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 51 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Probook 4730S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Probook 4730S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance

reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: HP ProBook 4730s Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-2630QM, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray Burner, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, 17.3" Display, Windows 7 Profes

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AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics vs. Nvidia Optimus

 

A question of comfort. Several years ago notebooks with hybrid graphics (integrated and dedicated graphics) were still rarities. With the GPU integration in the new Intel Core-i processors, as well as proprietary graphics switching solutions from the...

On the other hand Optimus is also not completely perfect, and could improve in some areas of usability. The manual switching between the integrated and dedicated graphics for example, which is possible with AMD, would be useful for skeptical users. The...

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Review HP ProBook 4730s-LH335EA/LH343EA Notebook

 

Business consumer. This 17.3-inch HP notebook is meant to entice

Good build quality; Typing is comfortable; Matt display; Reasonable battery life; Attractive design

Unstable lid; Mediocre touchpad; Not many ports

HP only offers the ProBook 4730s on its page for small and medium-sized businesses, even though the notebook is also of interest to some private consumers.

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Amazing!

 

Bought this computer a year ago and it is basically the best computer I could have gotten. I love it and would buy another if I needed to. Don't expect to though because it's just that good..

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Good value in a 17" notebook

 

The 14" and 15" variants are also nice and I've deployed 4 or 5 of those as well.

I've deployed 6 of these since August, the users are pleased. I upgrade them to 8GB of RAM and use 120-128 GB SSD's for storage. The rest of the package is nicer than the equivalent D-word offiering, the metalized case and keyboard are a definite step up

Lots of weird HP crud and demos have to be uninstalled, including one addin that drastically conflicted with Outlook 2010. Slightly more irritating than D-word's junk addons

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Excellent laptop

 

The highest quality laptops I've ever used. We have purchased over a hundred and have had virtually no hardware problems. The price of these is quite competitive

We've had a couple of software issues, but that is all

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does what it's supposed to

 

battery life is long. but not as stated.

lcd matte screen. i'm sorry, who needs or wants a reflective screen on their computer...one of the dumbest ideas ever

software issue, not computer: seems like skype and firefox clash occasionally, making mic/audio non-operational

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Well designed and elegant

 

Runs anything you throw at it. Fantastic, quiet keyboard. Lovely, simple styling. An excellent value.

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Great Buy

 

I have had this laptop for six months now and it is absolutely wonderful for converting video, multi-tasking, and playing games. The only thing is you need to make sure you keep the cooling fan clean and use a cooling pad under this unit if you intend...

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good product, for the $

 

It's my 1st lap top so you can understand when I say its a different world and I love it! I only wish the key board keys lit up.

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No USB 3?

 

Wondering what to do with that Express Card slot? Adapters for USB 3 and even Firewire 400 exist! Anyone with experience using them?NOTE: I am still considering dropping $1100 for this baby, but the comment form demands a rating, so I tried to be neutral.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD6470M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I5-2450M
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