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HP Probook 6560B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of HP Probook 6560B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Probook 6560B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Probook 6560B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Probook 6560B 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.

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

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook 6560b 15.6 inch Widescreen Laptop (Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3 GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, HD Graphics 3000, Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN : 802.11b/g/n,HP ProBook 6560b 15.6 inch Widescreen Laptop (Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3 GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, HD Graphics 3000, Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN : 802.11b/g/n,

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP ProBook 6560b Notebook

 

Heavy metal reloaded. The ProBook 6560 LG658EA is an entry level business device from Hewlett Packard in a robust aluminum case. In addition to its high-end looks, the installed hardware is also impressive: a dual core CPU from Intel's second...

Elegant design, Good workmanship, High-end materials, Integrated WWAN module, Spill proof keyboard, Touchpad can be disabled, Well-arranged, contrast rich display, Fast hardware, Mostly quiet operation, We like the exemplary workmanship and the...

Short battery life during load, No USB 3.0 support, Narrow viewing angles, A USB 3.0 port would enhance the almost perfect notebook even more

Jul, 2011

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

HP ProBook 6560b (LW954PA) business laptop

 

HP ProBook 6560b review: A solid 15.6in business laptop, but it's not without its problems

Build quality ; Performance ; Security

Noisy ; Keyboard ; 32-bit Windows

With great build quality and lots of features, the ProBook 6560b should be a winner. However, it's let down by a couple of configuration issues, it's noisy and it's keyboard and touchpad could be better.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Fantastic Machine for the Price

 

I put an SSD in this for a client. It is such a fantastic machine that I'm considering getting one for my family.

Fast... Sturdy... Cheap... This little machine is great for the price!!

None! It's a Grade B refurb... I expected the nicks and dings!

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Gary J. (newegg.com)

They totally botched this order.

 

Received only 1 of 3 items. They sent me the wrong brand of laptop, smaller screen size, slower processor. Had my money tied up for the better part of a month,told me a replacement was on the way, told me it was not, then issued a refund that I have...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Adam D. (newegg.com)

HP 6560B (SQ253UC#ABAC)

 

If you're looking for a general use machine, this is a great buy for the price. Without a dedicated GPU don't expect to run any intensive games, but if you're looking to browse the internet, check your email, write up documents and that sort of thing,...

Great machine for basic tasks and even light gaming. Bought it mainly because I have no privacy where my desktop is located and going back to school next year. It's exceeded my expectations. Replaced the HDD with an SSD and it's now blazingly fast.

None really. Exactly as described and perfect size for my purposes. Haven't had any issues.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Fast Machine

 

This is a great computer. Has a nice eggplant tinted color to it and is very sharp in appearance. Very fast and it doesn't get hot when it's on your lap

Big due to screen size. But that's it

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Modern Telephone Sys (newegg.com)

Professional Laptop

 

Clean, professional look ; lots of I/O ; Intel 120GB SSD ; Docking port ; not *too* much crapware installed

none for the price

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Solid Business Notebook

 

With WiFi on and screen brightness reduced to 50% I get around 4-4.5 hours of battery life, not bad at all. Displayport video output is included, but I prefer HDMI (personal preference). On any 15.6" notebook 1366x768 resolution doesn't look that great...

Solidly built mid-range business notebook. The chassis is reinforced with magnesium for added strength. The aluminum finish on the casing feels solid and should withstand scuffs and abuse. Display hinges feel solid and should provide years of worry...

Typical HP bloatware, you'll spend some time uninstalling unnecessary HP applications. The edge of the palmrest is not beveled/rounded so there might be some very minor/mild discomfort depending on your typing style. Also the DVD drive button is hard...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Atari911 (newegg.com)

Good laptop

 

Upgraded the memory to 8GB, runs great.

Solid laptop with docking port

None

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: driedjello (newegg.com)

honest laptop

 

This laptop is rugged, reliable and understated. It's elegantly simple and contains premium components like the flawless Centrino Advanced N 6205 wireless adapter.

I use this at work, great wireless performance... slips between access points w/o fail. Produces virtually no heat, good battery life. Quiet keyboard with defined edges. Docs and undocs dozens of times daily without incident. Multitouch pinch-zoom...

weak audio, finicky on/off softswitch for mouse, no bluetooth

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS / HP Premier 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:51 / 55 / 65 / 66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 55 / 65 / 66
Battery life (max):6.75
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
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Charcoal, Black / Charcoal, Grey / Tungsten
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Metal
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

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 / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
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 memory:0.25
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:10/100/1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

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

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD, SRS / HP Premier Sound / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.7 x 9.88 x 1.34
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: Yes
LAN controller:Intel 82579V
Manageability features:HP 3D DriveGuard
Minimum hard disk space:250
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC / 100-240 V / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:5.51
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
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
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
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:1 / 4
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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M
Processor boost frequency:2.1 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 85

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: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2,0 / 2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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 / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: 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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 53438 / 53452
Processor code:SR044 / SR046 / SR048 / SR04S / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP ProtectTools\nMicrosoft Office 2010 / HP ProtectTools\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Stater / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Roxio Secure Burn / Roxio Secure Burn, Microsoft Office 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2011

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 160
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 160 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.88
Depth (imperial):9.86
Height:1 / 1.34
Height (front):1 / 1.34
Height (imperial):1.35
Weight:4 / 5.51
Width:14.7 / 15
Width (imperial):14.7