Nice package within budget
Display and Design
The HP ProBook 4530s features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Anti Glare display which offers a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and protects your eyes from reflective rays thereby allowing you to work for long.
It is encased in a brushed aluminium outfit which is sturdy as well as neat. The so called deeply anodized metallic grey accents make it look elegant. The body is completely made of simple plastic though. It has a thickness of 28.7 mm and a weight of 2.51 kg.
Processor and OS
The HP ProBook 4530s is powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor racing at 2.5GHz and based on HM65 Express chipset. It is aided by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB via 2 DIMM slots. It manages graphics with the Intel HD 3000 GPU and comes preloaded with 64 bit MS DOS which is a bit surprising.
Camera and Storage
The HP ProBook 4530s features a HD webcam and accounts for your storage needs with a regular 500GB SATA HDD. The LightScribe SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with dual layer support allows you to stream high quality files smoothly. The input options include a spill resistant keyboard having number pad and gesture supported touchpad.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP ProBook 4530s is furnished with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of providing uninterrupted service for up to 3 hours. On the connectivity front, it sports features like WLAN, Bluetooth, Ethernet port, 3 USB 2.0 slots, 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
Go for the HP ProBook 4530s if you need a laptop that is able to keep important data completely out of the reach of others. The presence of face recognition feature and fingerprint reader is highly commendable. It boasts of a sound configuration along with HD webcam, spill resistant keyboard and stylish and robust design. The absence of any OS is a bit disappointing.