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HP EliteBook 2530p

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of HP EliteBook 2530p. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The portability and battery also get good opinions. Many are critical about the sound. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP EliteBook 2530p is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP EliteBook 2530p

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP EliteBook 2530p 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size, whereas there are some critical reviews about the price.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP EliteBook 2530p

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HP EliteBook 2530p from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and battery also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: HP Elitebook 2530P

 

The next time you see some miserable drone hunched over his tiny, underpowered netbook, pecking away at cramped keys and straining to see the screen,...

Boots quick and runs for hours. About as compact as a notebook can be and still have a full-size keyboard. Squeezes in a touchpad and a pointing stick for users who prefer one over the other. Optional wireless modem works with multiple carriers (though...

It’s how much? What is this, a MacBook Air? Slow, sucky integrated graphics. Awkward, over-engineered touch volume controls hard to control. Six-cell battery sticks out from the rear, taking a little of the notebook’s compactness with it

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

HP EliteBook 2530p

 

The HP EliteBook 2530p may not be a speed demon, but its battery capacity makes the AC adapter one less thing to pack.

Standard plus extended battery yield over 20 hours of battery life. Built-in optical drive. Very good keyboard. Dual pointing devices. Multiple wireless technologies.

VGA is the only video-out port. Weak speakers. You'll need to carry that extra battery to get the great battery life.

The 2530p's features are geared toward business travel. It has a built-in dual-layer DVD burner, while the ThinkPad X200, at the same weight, doesn't. The Sony Z590, on the other hand, packs in a Blu-ray burner that doubles as a DVD writer. Adding to...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Elitebook 2530P

 

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Dual pointing devices Great, big battery with an external gage

Stubborn volume controls

But, really, the lack of an easy way to control volume is not much of a drawback on an ultraportable. In all other ways the EliteBook lives up to its name. If you have the money, it has all the panache you could want in a light, fast, and easy-to-use...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

HP EliteBook 2530p Laptop Review

 

Dual pointing devices ; Great, big battery with an external gage

Stubborn volume controls

Pricey but worth it, the HP EliteBook 2530P lives up to its name with extras not ordinarily found on an ultraportable.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Martina T. Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Elitebook 2530p Notebook

 

Mini Elitebook. HP's Elitebook range is made up of notebooks for

Robust and elegant case; Shock-resistant hard drive; Spill-resistant keyboard; Good processor performance for applications; Screen suitable for use outside; Easy-to-use transport lock; Can be connected to a docking station; Optical drive

Lid hinges not very firm; Positioning of the audio ports; Only 2 USB 2.0 ports on this model

Business notebooks in the classic 12" subnotebook category. HP Compaq 2230s, the Toshiba Portégé A600/R500, Lenovo Thinkpad X200s...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

HP EliteBook 2530p Review

 

The answer: Nobody puts baby in the corner ... because baby will kick your ass

Attractive and sleek design ; Extreme durability in an extremely small package ; Excellent overall performance in its class ; Fantastic screen with good viewing angles and excellent brightness ; Great port selection for a 12-inch notebook ; Small form...

Less than ideal location for tiny mono-speaker ; Fan can run a little loud ; Too much bloatware for a business notebook ; HP won't let me keep it

Bottom line, if you're looking fo a business-grade 12-inch notebook then the HP EliteBook 2530p belongs at the top of your list

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

HP 2530p

 

The first word that comes to mind when you pick up HP's 2530p is “solid.” From its heft, to its construction, to its scratch-resistant anodized aluminum display enclosure and palm rest, this notebook seems eminently rugged. HP claims that the 2530p has...

Allows more access to its innards than other similar notebooks. Very solid. Has a 2MP webcam

Battery protrudes from body almost an inch. Only has two USB ports

If you’re looking for an ultraportable solution that gets the job done and requires no babying, the HP 2530p is that product.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HP EliteBook 2530p

 

If you're after a flashy ultraportable to show off to your friends, you can't do much better than the HP EliteBook 2530p.

Large keyboard, Scratch-resistant cover, Great battery life, Fast for its size, Great design, Lots of ports for an ultraportable

Pricey, Tinny sound, no external speakers, Only two USB ports

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

Review: HP EliteBook 2530p Laptop

 

There is a constant struggle in the Laptop industry between small and portable or big and powerful. I am not a fan of Netbooks because they are a little too small. I am also not a fan of BIG laptops because they are not portable enough. So when I look...

Overall I am impressed with the laptop. The performance is fairly low, but I kind of expected this because of the size of the laptop. However, the battery life more than makes up for the low performance, the battery life is absolutely amazing. If you...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: HP EliteBook 2530p notebook

 

HP's EliteBook 2530p is part of a small group of elite ultraportable notebooks aimed at high-demand users who want a full-featured notebook at a minimal weight. Systems like the 2530p, and the ThinkPad X200 (or the X301), Panasonic Toughbook W8, and a...

Apr, 2009

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