HP ProBook 4520s Reviewon January 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm
I am totally finished with Dell at home now. I replaced my Dell laptop with the new HP ProBook 4520s. It is the latest offering in the 15 1/2 -inch business notebook from Hewlett-Packard.
The ProBook 4520s features the Intel Core i7-620LM, i5-520M, i5-430M, i3-350M, or i3-330M CPU, the Intel HD integrated graphics or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350 512MB dedicated video card, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and a DVD burner or Blu-Ray Combo. The 15.6-inch LED-backlit HD display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and BrightView in some models.
The HP ProBook 4520s also sports a full-sized keyboard with separate numeric keypad, an optional 2MP web camera, stereo speakers and an integrated microphone, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, the optional HP un2450 EV-DO/HSPA Mobile Broadband Module 2.0 with GPS support, a Gigabit Ethernet port, Bluetooth, and optional 56k modem, as well as VGA and HDMI outputs, three USB ports and a combo eSATA/USB port, an ExpressCard slot, a media card reader, and optionally a fingerprint reader. The laptop starts at around 5.5 pounds with the standard 6-cell battery and runs Windows 7 or SUSE Linux. It can be ordered through HP’s website for a base price of $799.
I have my Verizon broadband wireless card and this monster of a machine and they compliment each other wonderfully. The best part of all is that this machine will last me for several years. I am already running all my virtual machines off of it and have all my tools and applications loaded up on it.
Long story short this machiene is awesome with a full size keyboard for all my admin/writing needs.