HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT
A cheap 15 inch notebook
When we heard HP was bringing another laptop in stores everywhere, we were immediately intrigued by the news. Along the years we have tested and reviewed many of the company’s products; they more than once left us impressed. We can’t help but want to see how their latest HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT does in terms and performance. This is why we wanted to test it. If you want to know our conclusions, read our review below.
720p 15.6″ LED WXGA display
As we all know, HP products are known for their good looks and this new model is no exception with its black stylish and sleek body. The device comes with the following measurements and weight: 9.8″ x 14.6″ x 1.1″ and 2.40kg, which mean that the laptop is among the slimmest and lightest ones out there; we had no problem carrying it around with us. Also, the stand was solid.
The front of the 4525s XT950UT notebook houses a 15.6″ LED WXGA display which comes with the following specs: 1366 x 768 resolution, 720p native high-definition resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. When we tested the product for our examination, the screen looked very good even in direct sunlight and we liked the fact that viewing angles were great.
SATA hard disk
The keyboard is an island-type one; its buttons are well-spaced and very comfortable to the touch, so typing was very easy and enjoyable. As for trackpad: the HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT sports one with a lot of options and settings; this enabled us to find the best setting that worked for us.
In the hard drive and memory department, the device boasts the following: 320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II (with 7200rpm) and 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 (can be expanded to 8GB max). They were more than enough for our daily needs. Moreover, the hard drive offered enough space for various files, apps and much more and also faster access to data, programs and so on; and, combined with the memory, office productivity is greatly improved.
AMD Athlon II P340 processor
The processor of the 4525s XT950UT laptop uses is an AMD Athlon II P340 2.2GHz. It helped us easily multitask. With the help of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 we could watch movies and play games in the best of conditions.
As for operating system, the gadget uses Windows 7 Professional (the 32-bit version) and ships with Office 2010 starter. The operating system’s face recognition for logging in didn’t work that well, but it was rather fun to use. In terms of connectivity and networking, the HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT ships with the following: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo, 1 HDMI port and 3 USB 2.0 ports.
The 2MP webcam, stereo speakers and mic did a good job; we could see our friends in good conditions and hear them without any problem.
The 6-cell battery provided, during our examination, up to 4 hours; it was pretty impressive.
We hope our review of the new HP ProBook 4525s XT950UT is useful to all of you who want a new and efficient laptop which won’t cost as much as a house in the countryside.
|* 15.6″ LED WXGA Display 1366 x 768 – ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4250|
|* 6-Cell battery 4 Hours Run Time – Windows 7 Professional 32-bit|
|* Wi-Fi: Yes – Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Combo – HDMI: Yes – Webcam: 2MP – Microphone: Yes – USB: 3 x 2.0|
|* RAM: 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 (8GB Max) – HDD: 320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II – DVD-RAM/±R/±RW DL w/LightScribe|
|* Type: Serial ATA|
|* Size: 320 GB|
|Processor, Memory, and Motherboard|
|* Processor: AMD Athlon|
|* Hardware Platform: Unknown|
|* Number of Processors: 1|
|* RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM|
|* Memory Slots: 1|
|* RAM: 0 MB|
|Cases and Expandability|
|* Weight: 5.26 pounds|
|* Size (LWH): 9.83 inches, 14.6 inches, 1.09 inches|