Tuesday, August 9, 2011

HP ProBook 4430s-XU013UT Review

Balancing the company. HP ProBook recent S series aims to create a balance between form, function and specification for business users on a budget. Are these requirements combine to a solid business laptop?

It 's always difficult to be a business laptop. Unlike their counterparts at the two ends of the cost-value spectrum monitoring Order usually navigate the difficult balance between cost and functionality. Ultimately, users can expect lower specifications 10.1-inch netbook, or the extra weight of a 17-inch desktop, but when the laptop is only between users can be difficult to please.

Consumers with laptops like the HP ProBook 4430s is a perfect example of this dilemma. Touting the 14-inch display and a starting price of $ 579 USD, ProBook 4430s is its pointing towards the budget business users who do not want to be shortchanged or aesthetic features. He can pass the test? Read on to find out.

Specifications HP ProBook 4430s-XU013UT :
  • Processor : Intel Core i3 2310M 2.1 GHz
  • Memory : 4096 MB,
  • Graphics adapter : Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Display : 14.0 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : 320 GB - 7200 rpm, 320GB 7200rpm
  • Connections : 1 Express Card 34mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, RJ-11 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x headphone output. 1x microphone input., Card Reader: SD, MMC, MS/Pro, 1 Fingerprint Reader,
  • Networking : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n (bgn)
  • Optical drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L663R
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 27.9 x 330.0 x 235.0
  • Weight : 2.1 kg
  • Battery : 47 Wh , 6-cell
  • Price : 649 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: 720p
Although ProBook 4430 can be adapted to boast a Intel Core i7 2630QM, our review unit was equipped with an Intel Core i3-2310M, 4GB DDR3 RAM and integrated Intel graphics HD 3000-Unit (Unit consideration as configured would cost $ 649 million through HP).

The sand bridge processor provides some performance improvements over the previous generation of Intel chips, but our results as a reference for the most varied quality.

Results PCMark Vantage PCMark 7 and had a mid-range. In PCMark Vantage 4430s marked 5303 points, which was slightly below the average for the class of 5459 points-based Core i3. Both PCMark7 and PCMark Vantage, the performance was more or less the same level well-built laptop.

In PCMark Vantage score of 4430 was only a stone's throw from the laptop and the Toshiba Portege R830-110 (with a score of 5186) and the Acer Aspire 3750 (which marked 5317). Interestingly, scores for each of these phones were much more than another company laptop to it built - the Dell Vostro 3750 scored 5761 in PCMark Vantage, despite sharing the same core i3 integrated 2310M and Intel CPU Graphics GPU HD 3000.

7 ProBook PCMark performance was also comfortable, thanks in part to its i3 of low-end CPU core. His score dropped to 1995, in line with other notebooks, which are the Core i3-2310 m. These are the HP ProBook 4530s and the Fujitsu Lifebook AH531 - each characterized the results of 1921 and 1910, respectively.

Compared to high-end laptops is that the recovery ProBook 4430 "appeared to be bottlenecks in the processor. Lenovo ThinkPad such as X1 and ProBook 6460b has the same Intel graphics HD 3000 GPU, for example, but scored significantly higher in PCMark 7 - every book had scores of 2323 and 2310, respectively.

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