For just over 500 euros the American firm HP has put in the market, a laptop well designed and with good hardware, acceptable battery life and more than adequate for the use to which it is addressed. Here we are talking about HP ProBook 4545s.
The new HP notebook offers a classic design with sober and functional aesthetics that characterizes business cutting equipment. Despite its low cost, the chassis offers a remarkable strength with aluminium. For 15.6 inches laptop, this HP ProBook 4545s laptop offers compact dimensions (35 x 375 x 256 mm.) and has weight of 2.5 kilos.
If we talk about the connectivity, HP ProBook 4545s has standard features including four USB ports (two of them 3.0), HDMI video output and VGA standard size Ethernet jack, audio jacks and card reader SD / MS / MMC. On the right there is a DVD R/W.
The display panel of 15.6-inch in HP ProBook 4545s offers a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and matte treatment prevents glare when it is used outdoors. The keyboard and trackpad are two sections that very important in any laptop and still more in those professional cutting, which are assumed intensive. The HP ProBook 4545s offers a fast and accurate touch, resulting in an ideal laptop for work for hours without that we miss an external keyboard (also help the dimensions of the tray). The trackpad, which can quickly turn by double clicking the left corner, supports gestures in Windows 8 and is comfortable to use.
• Manufacturer: HP
• Model: HP ProBook 4545s
• AMD A4-4400M Processor
• 4 GB of RAM
• 320-500-750 GB HDD
• 2 x USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet
• SRS Audio Premium
• Windows 8 Pro
• Dimensions 37.5 x 25.6 x 2.8 cm
• Weight 2.5 kilos
• Price: 539 euros
Technically, HP ProBook 4545s netbook is based on AMD A4-4400m processor which is in micro entry-synthetic test is slightly below an Intel Core i3 (HP offers two versions of this equipment based on Intel). The integrated graphics is a Radeon HD 7420G that uses the computer’s main memory and is not suitable for games. In any case, this hardware is enough to move Windows 8 and any office application or business smoothly and media playback in HD.
In battery tests, the HP ProBook 4545s scored 1,716 points in PCMark 7 and a score of 4.7 on the Windows 8 experience. The figures are penalized by the low graphics performance, but there is a drastic difference with Intel-based solutions and, in any case, should not pose a problem for the target audience for this netbook machine.
In practice, the laptop software moves smoothly, not too noisy and keeps the temperature under control, provided they do not execute with the graphics-intensive applications such as modern video games. The 9-cell battery series offers a real battery life of about 4.5 hours, which can extend up to 8 if we disable wireless connectivity and keep the panel brightness level almost to a minimum.
We consider the HP ProBook 4545s as a remarkable laptop of correct performance and quality. This HP 2013 Windows 8 laptop is now available at all authorized dealers for a suggested retail price of $539, a reasonable price considering its specifications and the added value offered by HP in the form of safety and security solutions to business environment.