HP EliteBook 8530w 15.4-inch Laptop review

HP EliteBook 8530w 15.4-inch Laptop review
HP EliteBook 8530w Laptop is the latest mobile workstation featuring the latest Intel core 2 duo processors and Nvidia Quadro FX 770M wrapped inside an impressively durable shell and comes with a 15.4-inch'' display. The HP EliteBook 8530w laptop is the upgraded version of 8510w.Here i am providing a detailed review about the HP's latest mobile workstation Elitebook 8530w.
The HP EliteBook 8530w Laptop price starts at $1,499 but more powerful configurations is available at about $3,549.

HP EliteBook 8530w Specifications:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 Processor (2.53GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB)
  • Microsoft Genuine Windows Vista Business
  • 15.4-inch WUXGA+ anti-glare (1920 x 1200)
  • 160GB 7200RPM Toshiba 2.5" HDD
  • 512MB NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M Workstation GPU
  • 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM (2 x 2GB Configuration)
  • Blu-Ray and DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
  • WiFi, Ethernet, Modem, and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 8-Cell 73WHr Battery
  • 3-Year on-site Warranty
  • Dimensions: 1.1" x 14.0" x 10.4"
  • Weight: 6.5lbs without power adapter, 8lbs with power adapter
HP EliteBook 8530w 15.4-inch Laptop reviewA similar configuration of HP Elitebook 8530w with 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 RAM and a 250GB hard drive would cost $2,549 .You can buy it from the HP website.

The laptop's body is covered in the new "HP DuraCase" and "HP DuraFinish" which is essentially a hard plastic and strong magnesium alloy inner shell much like its predecessor strengthened by a brushed aluminum outer shell that is so scratch resistant you can’t even scratch it with steel wool. There is no flex in the keyboard, except for a very minor amount of flex around the enter key directly above the optical drive. The underside of the notebook is also similarly rigid and strong with the exception of the area immediately underneath the notebook’s optical drive.

The 8530w comes equipped with a 15.4" anti-glare widescreen with the highest resolution possible for a screen of this size. You can also enjoy this extra resolution for 1080p movies when you use the BluRay optical drive.HP EliteBook 8530w came with the Intel T9400 processor, clocking in at 2.53GHz, and jammed packed with 6MB of cache. For graphics, HP included an Nvidia Quadro 770M series video card with 512MB of GDDR3 memory. A fast 160GB 7200 RPM hard drive was also included, which helped applications load without much lag.

During normal use (browsing the web or working on a text document) the EliteBook 8530w remained nice and quiet. However, after watching some streaming video online and after stressing the graphics the cooling fan inside the laptop gets quite loud. When doing tasks that stress the processor and graphics card, the laptop’s fan works hard to keep this laptop cool. This is something of a mixed blessing in that while noisy, it helps to lower the internal temperatures and helps extend the life of your notebook components.

While there are a few things we can criticize about the 8530w, it’s hard to be too critical of a pre-production unit because there is always a "possibility" that a minor issue (such as touchpad buttons or cooling fan volume) could be resolved with the final versions that ship to customers. Still, based on the review unit we have on hand we feel our relatively minor criticism is warranted.

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