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HP Probook 4740S B6M76EA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP Probook 4740S B6M76EA. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and keyboard. The battery and screen also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 4740S B6M76EA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Benchmarked

 

Stagnation. It is hard to believe, but Black Ops 2 is the ninth installment of the successful Call of Duty series. The current spin-off wants to score points with its contemporary setting, immersing story, and freedom of play. Read here why the shooter...

In our experience, the frame rate during the benchmark sequence corresponds to the average fps in the whole game, although some passages run significantly slower. 35 fps seem to be the indication of decent playability

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP ProBook 4740s Notebook

 

Bulk'o'media. A large, glare-free screen fused with solid workmanship and good application performance plus a midrange graphics card from AMD for the occasional game and business-ambitioned input devices. Will the ProBook accomplish the balancing act...

Good input devices, Good screen brightness, Cool wrist rest, High application performance, Good battery runtime, Matte surfaces, Fast battery charging, Obviously, the value for money ratio because hardly any laptop features a matte screen and dedicated...

No docking port, Graphics card too weak for native resolution, Narrow vertical viewing angles, Fan always audible, A Blu-Ray drive and a docking port which would make the fusion of business and multimedia virtually perfect

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 4740s H5L38EA

 

Keyboard doesn't flex and keys are responsive. Solidly built and nice to look at. Good sound quality from the speakers

Difficult to find a laptop bag big enough to accommodate it.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: michael (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 4740s H5L38EA

 

Battery, good clear display

Poor HP fingerprint driver, slightly insensitive touchpad

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Jo (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 4740s H5L38EA

 

quick machine & up to the job of being used all day long

quite heavy

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Graham (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 4740s H5L38EA

 

Great 17" laptop, reluctantly replaced my old HP which has served me well. Really like the button on the track pad that turns off the pad when you are typing. This should be on all laptops.

None, just hope it serves me as well as my old one which is still going strong.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio:SRS Premium Sound PRO; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated microphone (dual-microphone array with optional webcam); Function keys for volume mute, volume up, volume down, play, rewind, and fast-forward of video and audio files; Stereo headphone/line out, Stereo microphone in
Audio included:SRS Premium Sound PRO; Integrated stereo speakers; Integrated microphone (dual-microphone array with optional webcam); Function keys for volume mute, volume up, volume down, play, rewind, and fast-forward of video and audio files; Stereo headphone/line out, Stereo microphone in
Audio system:HD / SRS Premium PRO / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound PRO / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:73
Battery capacity (Watt hours):73
Battery life (max):10.3 / 10.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Metallic / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Metal
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:750 GB 5400 rpm SATA II

Display

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 7650M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:750 GB 5400 rpm SATA II

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / Full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard with numeric keypad / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium PRO / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound PRO / SRS PS
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 11 x 1.14
Display: / LCD
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Diagonal (metric):17.3
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Expansion Slots:1 Media Card Reader
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel
Hard drive controller type:SATA II (7200 rpm)
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Manageability features:HP 3D DriveGuard (Windows only)
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight:Starting at 6.44 lb
Weight (imperial):Starting at 6.44 lb

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: 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: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 stereo microphone in; 1 AC power; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/line-out; 1 VGA
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:2020M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2450M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:2020M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2450M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
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 / Yes
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 HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
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):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53442 / 53452 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 71142 / 71458 / 71459 / 71465 / 72056
Processor code:SR04Z / SR0DP / SR0MR / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0U1 / SR0UX / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader: Yes
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Security management:Standard: HP ProtectTools; Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools; Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools; HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Spare Key; File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools; Enhanced Pre-Boot Security; HP Face Recognition; HP Disk Sanitizer; Security Lock slot; Optional: Security Lock; Intel Anti-Theft Technology (requires Absolute Computrace subscription); Microsoft Security Essentials
Security management description:Standard: HP ProtectTools; Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools; Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools; HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Spare Key; File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools; Enhanced Pre-Boot Security; HP Face Recognition; HP Disk Sanitizer; Security Lock slot; Optional: Security Lock; Intel Anti-Theft Technology (requires Absolute Computrace subscription); Microsoft Security Essentials

Software

Bundled software:HP ProtectTools\nCredential Manager\nHP ProtectTools Security Manager\nHP SpareKey\nFile Sanitizer\nEnhanced Pre-Boot Security\nHP Face Recognition\nHP Disk Sanitizer\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nMicrosoft Office Starter\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Hotkey Support Software\nHP Power Assistant\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless Assistant\nArcSoft Total Media Suite\nWinZip\nHP 3D DriveGuard / Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel® only, with advertising. No PowerPoint® or Outlook®. Buy Office 2010 to use the full-featured software\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Hotkey Support Software\nHP Power Assistant\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless Assistant\nArcSoft Total Media Suite\nWinZip
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux SUSE / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / 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 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11
Height:1 / 1.14
Weight:6.44 / 6.72 / 7
Width:16 / 16.3