Pros

  • Impressive suite of HP security software
  • Comfortable ergonomic design for long work sessions

Cons

  • Shoddy integrated Webcam
  • Mediocre battery life

At A Glance

The ProBook 4520s is a sturdy, stylish business laptop that performs well at work or on the go.

Manufacturer’s Description

Take care of business with the stylish, affordable HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC. This notebook has a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display, a spill-resistant keyboard and numeric keypad, and wireless connectivity options for on-the-go professionals.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WZ251UT#ABA-KIT
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number WZ251UT#ABA-KIT
UPC Code 885631496220
Brand Name HP
Product Name ProBook 4520s WZ251UT Notebook
Marketing Information

Take care of business with the stylish, affordable HP ProBook 4520s Notebook PC. This notebook has a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display, a spill-resistant keyboard and numeric keypad, and wireless connectivity options for on-the-go professionals.

Product Model WZ251UT
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line ProBook
Product Series 4520s
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ProBook 4520s WZ251UT Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • USB 2.0 Docking Station
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Ralink
Wireless LAN Model RT3090BC4
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.1"
Width 14.6"
Depth 9.8"
Weight (Approximate) 84.32 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-450M
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM57 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 32-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type ClickPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 103.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:21   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 262.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 415.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 413.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 485.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 196.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 26.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 19.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 21.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 15.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 318.0