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Who says you can't have it all? Get the essentials that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 530 Notebook PC offers low-cost computing wi...

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Review of "HP 530"

published 24/06/2008 | megan86
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Pro looks good, light enough weight,
Cons lesser memory hence upgrade needed
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"basic home use - fantastic"

system runss fast enough with 2.16 ghz processor which is duo core. It has a 120 g hard drive and 1 g memory. Have found that system spec is sufficient just for bsic use. I wul say that though i will be having to upgrade my memory shortly due to intrnet usage and the system running vista have notced and ahev been advised also that vista does use much more ram and hard drive than tht of xp and millenium so 2 g is what is usually advised. Viewing sites on the internet etc and other actions such as have slowed down a little, but only because an upgrade on the ram is needed.
Is a good machine for home usage, burning dvds and internet usage. Wouldnt advise as a gaming or business machine. however only an upgrade on the mempry and hard drive would be neded for business.
The machine currently has shared graphics so wouldnt b the best machine for gaming.

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  • muenchen66 published 24/06/2008
    good first review
  • scotlandizdabest published 24/06/2008
    Welcome to Ciao! Great first review, am hoping to see more from you. Any questions, just ask! Janie xx
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Product Information : HP 530

Manufacturer's product description

Who says you can't have it all? Get the essentials that add to your productivity, not your budget. The HP 530 Notebook PC offers low-cost computing without compromising mobility. With the choice of processors, a 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen BrightView display, and ample hard drive capacity, this notebook helps keep you connected and productive around the office and on the road.

Product Details

Product Description: HP 530 - 15.4" - Core Duo T2600 - Vista Home Basic - 1 GB RAM - 120 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Home Basic

Processor: Intel Core Duo T2600 / 2.16 GHz / 2 MB Cache

Memory: 1 GB DDR2

Storage: 120 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 15.4" BrightView 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: Intel GMA 950

Networking: 802.11a/b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: 4-cell

Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.8 cm x 22.7 cm x 3.6 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Dutch / Netherlands

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty



Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core Duo T2600 / 2.16 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

Front Side Bus: 667 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GM Express

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino Duo


RAM: 1 GB ( 1 x 1 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1


Main Storage: 120 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)


Type: 15.4"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: BrightView

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 950

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Max Allocated RAM Size: 224 MB

Sound: Speaker

Codec: CX20549

Compliant Standards: Sound Blaster Pro


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: 802.11a/b/g

Wireless Controller: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.21, Bell 212A, ITU V.22, ITU V.22bis, ITU V.29, ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, ITU V.34, ITU V.17, ITU V.23, ITU V.8bis, Bell 103J, ITU V.92, ITU T.30, ITU V.80

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: 4-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 32 Wh

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 1 x CardBus ( 1 free ) ¦ 2 x memory ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 2 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45


Software Included: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Intervideo WinDVD, HP Help and Support, Synaptics Touchpad Driver, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, Norton Internet Security 2007 (60 days subscription), Roxio Easy Media Creator 9


Compliant Standards: UL, GOST, SABS, CCC, FCC

Localization: English / United Kingdom, Dutch / Netherlands

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 35.8 cm

Depth: 22.7 cm

Height: 3.6 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

Shock Tolerance: 125 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 200 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)

Vibration Tolerance: 0.75 g @ RMS (random) (operating) / 1.5 g @ RMS (random) (non-operating)


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