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HP Probook 4730S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of HP Probook 4730S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The performance and screen are also appreciated. The sound and touchpad get negative reviews.

design, screen, performance, battery, durability

reliability, touchpad, 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Probook 4730S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Probook 4730S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

screen, performance, price, usability

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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 ProfesHP 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

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner, Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP ProBook 4730s-LH335EA/LH343EA Notebook

 

Business consumer. This 17.3-inch HP notebook is meant to entice business customers, but is basically a consumer notebook. Is the ProBook 4730s ideal for both classes, or will it fail to appeal to anyone?

Good build quality, Typing is comfortable, Matt display, Reasonable battery life, Attractive design, That you can get a well-made notebook with no serious flaws for just 600 Euros

Unstable lid, Mediocre touchpad, Not many ports, A few more ports would have been good for this ProBook; and a better touchpad and display wouldn’t have gone amiss either

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: DJ, (tigerdirect.com)

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..

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Brian in CA (newegg.com)

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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: angelokid (newegg.com)

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: pat (newegg.com)

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

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Dimaug (tigerdirect.com)

Well designed and elegant

 

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

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: STAN (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: zig~zag (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Kyot (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Jan, 2012
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:

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
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I5-2450M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)