Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HP ProBook 4510s

The HP ProBook 4510s is a business notebook weighing 5.7 pounds  designed to meet the needs of small and medium businesses. The outer shell of the screen casing, like the rest of the notebook, is made of plastic. The lid is made of reflective glossy plastic with the HP and ProBook logos printed in silver. The ProBook 4510s comes equipped with a 15.6" anti-glare display with a 16:9 widescreen ratio. At 1366 x 768 pixels, this 720p high-definition display
is perfectly usable and features good color and contrast. HP generally impresses with the quality of the speakers used in their notebooks. Unfortunately, the speakers in the 4510s are less than impressive. The highest volume settings are loud enough to fill an office with sound for a presentation, but audio sounds distorted at the higher volumes. The full-size keyboard on the 4510s is a completely new design for HP and provides fantastic spacing between keys for typing as well as a dedicated number pad. The 4510s features a good number of ports on all sides.

I bought this ProBook in 2011 configured with 2GB of RAM, Intel’s T6570 (2.1GHz) CPU, and a 250GB 5400RPM disk. The Probook's 1366×768 display is powered by Intel’s integrated graphics (4500MHD) while communications go through Intel’s 5100 a/g/n WiFi as well as Bluetooth. It has a 6-cell battery which gives 3 hour straight battery backup (now reduced to 2 hours approx. ). What i like of this probook is it's 15.6-inch screen, wide alpha-numeric keypad and it's 4 USB ports. The outside of the 4510s has a full range of ports, just as you would expect to see on a notebook this size. These include: ethernet, VGA-out, HDMI, ExpressCard/34, four USB slots, microphone/headphone, and a card reader. There is modem hidden beneath a rubber plug (because it is so rarely used) as well as a DVD burner with LightScribe. The laptop has a 2.0 megapixel webcam above the display.
This build is relatively low-powered for a 15.6-inch computer, and while it will satisfy the demands of most business users, some people will want more power. The ProBook can scale considerably and buyers can move up to a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor (or down to a Celeron), add up to 8GB of RAM (you’d want a 64-bit OS with that), and up to a 500GB disk also. Other notable upgrades include a Blu-ray drive, Gobi mobile broadband, and ATI discrete graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon HD430).



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