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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. Comments about the durability and battery are generally positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the sound and touchpad.

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and price. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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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

Dec, 2017

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

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Audio system:HD / Premium Sound / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:73
Battery capacity (Watt hours):73
Battery life (max):6 / 8.30 / 8.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:SVA
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / AMD Radeon HD 6490M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English / French / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD / CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Premium Sound / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.63 x 1.1 x 0.114 / 16.3 x 11 x 1.14
Display: / LCD / LED / TFT
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Expansion Slots:1 Express Card/34; 1 Media Card Reader
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI / ATI, Intel / Intel
Hard drive controller type:SATA II (7200 rpm)
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Manageability features:3D DriveGuard / HP 3D DriveGuard (Windows only)
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Minimum hard disk space:320
Operating temperature (T-T):41 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):41 - 95
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Type:PC
Video card note:Discrete graphics not available at product introduction
Weight:6.44
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B940 / B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B940 / B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 55626 / 55627
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Security management:4.11 x 2.67 x 0.524

Software

Bundled software:200 Hz – 81 kHz / ArcSoft Total Media Suite / ArcSoft Total Media;\nMicrosoft Office 2010;\nNorton Internet Security 2011 / HP ProtectTools / HP ProtectTools Security Manager: Credential Manager, Computrace Pro, Device Access Manager, Drive Encryption, Face Recognition, File Sanitizer, Privacy Manager, Embedded Security.\nHP SpareKey\nArcSoft Total Media Suite\nMicrosoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Norton Internet Security 1-user 1 PC 3-year
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux SUSE / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2011

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11 / 11.7
Depth (imperial):11
Height:1 / 1.14 / 11
Height (front):1.14
Height (front) (imperial):1.15
Height (imperial):1.15
Height (rear):1.14
Weight:6.44 / 7
Width:16 / 16.3
Width (imperial):16.3