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HP ProBook 6545b Notebook PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP ProBook 6545b Notebook PC. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and price are overall positive. The durability and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the battery. Comments are divided on the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 6545b Notebook PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

HP ProBook 6545b Review

 

The HP ProBook 6545b has rock solid security, decent discrete graphics, a fantastic spill-resistant keyboard, and an array of legacy ports you won't find on most other small business notebooks. However, you can get a lighter, more stylish system for a...

Durable, spill-resistant design, Fantastic keyboard, Decent discrete graphics, Accurate pointing stick and touchpad, Great low-light webcam

Short battery life, A bit heavier than the competition, Underside runs warm

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Catharine Smith (computershopper.com)

HP ProBook 6545B Review and Ratings

 

With its competitive price, strong performance, and full suite of business features (some typically reserved for pricier machines) this budget notebook means business.

Strong specs, performance for the price ; Spill-resistant keyboard ; HP ProtectTools security extras ; Useful Web/e-mail quick-boot

Low 3D performance ; Cramped touch pad ; Chunky design

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: peter (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 6545b NN239ET

 

fast

too many icons to be sorted before you get going

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio:High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in
Audio system:HD / HDA / High Definition Audio / Ps
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:55
Battery capacity (Watt hours):55
Battery life (max):5 / 5.15 / 6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 / No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4200

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / Full-sized + numeric keypad / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:8

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Marvell Ethernet PCI Controller (10/100/1000 NIC)
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / High Definition Audio / Ps
Battery Type:6-cell (55 WHr) Li-Ion battery
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate, Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, FreeDOS / Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate, Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic, Genuine Windows Vista Enterprise, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, FreeDOS / Windows 7 Ultimate / Vista Home Basic, Enterprise, Linux 10\nFreeDOS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):1 x 1 x 0 / 14.6 x 9.76 x 1.37 / 15 x 10 x 1
Display: / LCD
Docking solution:HP 90W Docking Station, HP 120W Advanced Docking Station, HP Monitor Stand, HP Basic Adjustable Stand, HP Adjustable Notebook Stand (all sold separately)
Expansion Slots:Slots available for additional devices: 1 ExpressCard/54 slot, Media Card Reader
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard drive controller type:SATA (7200 rpm)
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Maximum hard drive capacity:500
Minimum hard disk space:250
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K v.92 modem / V.92
Power Requirements:External 90W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge\n6-cell (55 WHr) Li-Ion battery / External 90W HP Smart AC Adapter, HP Fast Charge\n6-cell (55 WHr) Li-Ion battery or 9-cell (93 WHr) Li-Ion battery, optional HP (52 WHr) Extended Life Battery, optional HP (95 WHr) Ultra-Capacity Battery, HP Long Life Battery
Protection tools:HP ProtectTools, TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2, Enhanced Pre-Boot Security, HP Spare Key, HP Disk Sanitizer, Enhanced Drive Lock, Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools, Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools, File Sanitizer for HP ProtectTools
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless option type:Y
Wireless Technology:Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n, HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth v2.1 Wireless Technology / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Package weight:4.41

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:4 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, DisplayPort, stereo microphone in, stereo headphone/line out, 1394a, power connector, RJ-45, RJ-11, serial port, docking connector, secondary battery connector
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Cache external:2048
Chipset: / AMD M880G
Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Processor: / M320 / M340 / M520 / M540 / M600 / M620
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD Turion II Dual Core
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:400
Processor model:M320 / M340 / M520 / M540 / M600 / M620
Processor socket:Socket S1
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Security management:McAfee Security Solution, Kensington Lock slot
Security management description:McAfee Security Solution, Kensington Lock slot
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Help and Support Center, HP ProtectTools Security Manager, HP QuickLaunch Buttons Software, HP 3D DriveGuard, Microsoft Office Professional 2007 60-day Convertible Trial, McAfee Total Protection, PDF Complete SE, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Microsoft Windows Live Messenger (select models), HP Webcam Software\nHP Recovery Manager (Vista only), WinDVD 8 (select models), HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, Roxio Creator Business 10 (select models), HP Power Assistant, Skype, WinZip 12 / HP QuickLook 3, HP QuickWeb, HP Power Assistant, Skype, WinZip 12
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Technical Details

Minimum hard disk space:250

Video

Video card features:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (Integrated Graphics)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.76
Height:1 / 1.37
Height (front):1 / 1.37
Weight:5.53 / 5.93 / 7
Width:14.6 / 15