Pros

  • Dual pointing devices
  • Great, big battery with an external gage

Cons

  • Stubborn volume controls

At A Glance

Pricey but worth it, the HP EliteBook 2530P lives up to its name with extras not ordinarily found on an ultraportable.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lighten your workload. With a starting weight of just 3lb, the stylish HP EliteBook 2530p is HP?s smallest and lightest Business Notebook PC and comes with all the features to keep you going without weighing you down.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number KS093UA#ABA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
Processor speed 1860.0 MHz
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GS45 Express Chipset
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 884420400936
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 11.1 inches
Depth 9.3 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Included Software
  • Enhanced Pre-Boot Security
  • TPM Embedded Security Chip 1.2 (disabled where use is restricted by law)
  • HP ProtectTools
  • Enhanced Drive Lock
  • HP Spare Key
  • HP Disk Sanitizer
  • Business Card Reader Software
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices
  • Eraserhead
  • Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device
  • Eraserhead
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 89.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 6:48:02 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 394.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 467.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 595.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 824.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 264.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 270.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 9.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 7.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 7.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 6.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 30.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 10.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 421.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0