HP 530 reviews and prices: 15.4" Laptop computer

12 customer reviews
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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
HP 530 with Intel Celeron M 420 1.6 GHz Single Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 80GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Basic. DVD writer, 2.7 hours of battery See full product description

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mandy, ilfracombe

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ease of use, compact,good looks.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2007

Kathleen, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quick and easy to set up, good size screen with clear image
Bad points:
The Vista application should be availbale long term but I have to keep adding a password every couiple of weeks or I am refused access
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great value
Bad points:
Vista is not very good
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2007

Mark, Liverpool

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
stylish
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
you get everything on the laptop such as microsoft office and all the essentials.
Bad points:
you do not get a product key with it wich i think you should which would make it better value for its money
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jan 2008

gary, newtownards

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
perfect for my needs
Bad points:
would like the battery to last longer
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2007

Caroline , Rugby.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The product was just perfect for my student daughter. It even connected straight to the wireless internet without much setting up. 1st class pc
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2007

This HP 530 is reviewed on TechRadar

This HP 530 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Basic
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 80
Number of cores Single
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Celeron M
Processor series Celeron
Processor number 420
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 2.7
Weight (kg) 2.7
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number MEDIA ACC. 950
Graphics card model number Intel Media Acc. 950
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 35.8
Release date 2008-04-28

Also known as: HP 530

Laptop Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Who says you can’t have it all? Get the essential elements that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 530 Notebook PC offers low-cost computing without compromising mobility.

Features
• Featuring genuine Windows for a familiar and intuitive environment
• Need more of a desktop-like view? Then the 15.4-inch diagonal XGA display has got you covered. With its simple design weighing less than 6.0lbs/2.7kg and only 1.26in/31.9mm thin, your office can now go everywhere you go, in style.
• Equipped with Intel® Core™ Duo or Celeron® M Processors and hard drives of up to 120-GB, this notebook features all the tools you need to carry out your business tasks quickly and efficiently.
• Connect to the Internet and e-mail wherever you spend most of your time —whether you are at home, the office, or in public areas equipped with Wi-Fi access such as airports, hotels, and coffee shops.
• Data transfer and storage is easy with the integrated optical drive. Choose from models with a DVD/CD-RW combo drive that allows you to watch DVD movies and record to CD-RW media, or a DVD+/—RW drive that lets you make your own DVDs.
• One-year parts and labor limited warranty, depending on country and model (extended service contracts available); one-year limited warranty on primary battery.


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