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HP ProBook 6540b

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of HP ProBook 6540b. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and screen. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the price and touchpad. The portability and image quality get critical reviews.

performance, usability, battery, screen, connectivity

reliability, size, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 6540b is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ProBook 6540b

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP ProBook 6540b from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, design

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

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook 6540b, 15.6" HD+ LED, Intel Core i5-430M, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD-RW, WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 ProfessionalHP ProBook 6540b, 15.6" HD+ LED, Core i5-430M, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD-RW, WiFi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Professional

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP ProBook 6540b WD690EA Notebook

 

Office decathlete. The 15.6" ProBook wants to hold its ground in

High performance for applications; Rapid hard drive; Stable case; Matt display; Good contrasts; Good feedback from the keyboard and touchpad; Good battery life; Many connection ports (Serial !); Minimal heat loss

High audibility under load; Single-speaker

Toshiba Tecra A11-125: For 760 Euro also with a good keyboard but only in HD-Ready. Fujitsu Lifebook S710: For 900 Euro extremely quiet but with a low-grade construction.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: admin (blog.laptopz.com )

HP Pro Book 6540b review

 

Major notebook vendors have introduced the latest i processor with Intel launched Intel Core I series Duo processor. In all I processors, Core i5 positioning moderate, it is bound to become the first choice of mainstream configuration. Today we review...

As a HP introduced the first processors with Core i5 business  notebook, HP Pro Book 6540b revirw will stop here, and I simply say the following strengths and weaknesses.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP ProBook 6540b (WH431PA) business notebook

 

A well stocked, well priced HP business notebook

Easy-to-use management features, plenty of connectivity, comfortable to use, 7200rpm hard drive, hard drive encryption

Touchpad buttons stuck when pressed, low screen resolution

May, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP ProBook 6540b (WH431PA) business notebook

 

A well stocked, well priced HP business notebook

Easy-to-use management features, plenty of connectivity, comfortable to use, 7200rpm hard drive, hard drive encryption

Touchpad buttons stuck when pressed, low screen resolution

HP's ProBook 6540b is a well-priced business notebook with plenty of features. Its performance and battery life are more than adequate and the management software that comes with it is very easy to set up and use. The only problem with our review unit...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP ProBook 6540b review

 

We loved its matt display, battery life and build quality of this laptop, but its extra business-oriented features mean that it's expensive and you can get a better-specified laptop for less.

Unless the fingerprint reader and Windows XP SP3 downgrade are essential features, Sony's Vaio EB1Z0E is a much better choice. It has a higher-resolution screen, Blu-ray drive and is capable of playing games.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Damien Virulhapan (cnet.com.au)

HP ProBook 6540b

 

HP's ProBook 6540b may seem like every other business laptop that has come our way, but it manages to hold a few surprises, both odd and pleasing.

Good connectivity ; Nice keyboard ; 7200rpm hard drive

Small arrow keys ; Average battery life

At AU$1599, the HP 6540b is a great value business laptop that offers a plethora of connectivity options while providing the latest hardware to help improve your productivity. It won't win any style or performance awards, but it does its job well.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Damien Virulhapan (zdnet.com.au)

HP ProBook 6540b

 

HP's ProBook 6540b may seem like every other business laptop that has come our way, but it manages to hold a few surprises, both odd and pleasing.

Good connectivity ; Nice keyboard ; 7200rpm hard drive

Small arrow keys ; Average battery life

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

HP ProBook 6540b

 

HP's ProBook 6540b is a full-sized 15.6-inch notebook, with a keyboard far better suited to long hours of office work than most of today's size-conscious portables.

The real advantages of the ProBook 6540b are its screen size and keyboard quality. Its high performance does make it useful as a potential desktop replacement, though this usefulness is limited by the integrated graphics. A good option for general...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

HP ProBook 6540b

 

Next to the aesthetic excesses of its recent Envy range, HP's ProBook line is an altogether more sober affair. Aimed at the small-to-medium business market, the latest addition to the family, the ProBook 6540b, partners an Intel Core i5 processor with...

Bulky and dour, but solid performance and battery life make it a reasonable office choice

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:34