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HP ProBook 4510s (FM848UT) 15.6-in Laptop in First Two Reviews


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HP EliteBook, rugged business laptops for enterprises are nice laptops but not budget-friendly ones. HP has offered ProBook Notebook PC series recently which have inherited more feature-set and configurations of EliteBook laptops to solve this problem for small businesses that are with tied budget.

Among all the HP ProBook laptops only 15.6-inch ProBook 4510s and 17.3-inch ProBook 4710s are available for order at HP website now and other models will be debuted some later.

Fortunately, PC Magazine and laptop Magazine both could have their hands on the same model of ProBook 4510s with the price tag of $700. They had their in-depth look to this laptop and write nice reviews about it. Here I am mentioning a rundown of these two reviews briefly. I recommend you to read each of the reviews to get more precise idea about HP ProBook laptop series.

PC Magazine could have its hands on 4510s ($700 direct) featuring glossy finish, Intel Core 2 Duo T6750 CPU, 2GB of RAM, Intel GMA 500MHD graphics, 250 GB HDD, Wireless-N, DVD burner and 2 MP Webcam.

P.M. thinks that the laptop “gives IT managers some fashionable yet affordable solutions to choose from”.

The editors have given the rating of 4 out 5 meaning “Very Good”.


-Nice budget-friendly price

- Impressive battery runtime

- Security software bundle (for businesses with no IT staff),

- Wide, bright screen that is very usable in a work environment.

- Stylish comfortable Island-like keyboard that Numeric keypad included.

- Performance is very acceptable for the price

- Generous in features

- Availability of HP's QuickLook 2 button to let the user enter to its email without booting the OS and HP Spare Key to retrieve the passwords

- 3G modems are available.

- Very portable.


- Its glossy finish is fingerprint friendly!

- Frame seems hollow when you tap on it.

Benchmark result:

-MobileMark 2007 battery test: 4 hours and 36 minutes on 6-cell battery.

- The laptop gets GreenTech seal of approval from PCMag.

- P3 International Kill-A-Watt meter test: in sleep and shut down mode it consumes zero-watt

Laptop Magazine could have its hands on the same model with the same configuration. The folks of L.M. think that “HP’s entry-level brand for business users, its design is far from dull”.


- Polished design. The chassis has a mix of textures that makes it to look more stylish. And the availability of the merlot or red color for business line!

- Impressive battery life (4 hours and 31 minutes with 6—cell battery) with fast charging times

- Bright 16:9 display with matte finish provides good viewing angles

- Durable with useful security features

- Comfortable chiclet keyboard with number pad

- Ample ports and slots such as Four USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI output, a 5-in-1 memory card reader and an ExpressCard/34


- The glossy finish is fingerprint-prone

-Awkward touch buttons

-No fingerprint reader for security

Benchmark results:

- PCMark Vantage Test: 2,784 meaning some below the average of the scores of mainstream notebooks

- Boot time test: 65 seconds with Vista business

- 3DMark 06 test: 831 meaning very weak gaming performance while the average score for main stream notebooks stand around 3000.

- The Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n radio delivering better than the average

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