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The HP Probook 4710s is a 17" screened laptop with a fast intel core 2 duo 2Ghz chip, and 3GB of RAM, and running Windows 7.
I bought this laptop as I needed a laptop useable for regular office work, so needing a decent sized screen and number pad on the keyboard - which it has due to the widescreen width of the laptop.
In terms of spec and the software HP provide on the machine, it is ready to go simply out of the box, wifi connectivity is easy with a walkthrough, and the quality of connection is good.
Using it day to day, which I do primarily for work, is a pleasure and isn't too tiring, so can serve as a replacement for a desktop if you need the space.
Battery life is excellent with HP optimized battery manager, and you could easily work on it for over 4 hours just on the battery, which is a massive improvement on my old Dell.
Connctivity is good with HD slot, SD card reader as well as 4 USB2 connections, VGA and a DVD R/RW drive.
Screen resolution is excellent and watching video or graphics is fine.
It has a sleek black case and looks great, the only downside is it is fairly heavy and bulky, but is well made and robust.
For the price, just over £500 for me, it is a great specced laptop that will stand the test of time.
The HP ProBook 4710s notebook PC boasts a sleek design that packs an array of features normally reserved for more expensive notebooks. Available in a glossy Noir finish, with a more spacious keyboard layout and separate numeric keypad, it delivers refined simplicity with a clean design and the Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
With the low-profile 17.3-inch diagonal, 16:9 LED-backlit HD+ display, you get improved brightness, contrast and clarity from a screen that is more power-efficient than regular LCD screens. The HP ProBook 4710s is configured with high-performance ATI discrete graphics, featuring dedicated video memory.
|Product Description:||HP ProBook 4710s - 17.3" - Core 2 Duo T6570 - Vista Business - 2 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD|
|Operating System:||Vista Business|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 / 2.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache|
|Memory:||2 GB DDR2|
|Storage:||250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm|
|Optical Drive:||DVD SuperMulti DL|
|Display:||17.3" LED backlight 1600 x 900 / HD+|
|Graphics:||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 - 512 MB|
|Networking:||Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet|
|Battery:||8-cell - up to 4.5 hours|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||41.1 cm x 27 cm x 3.2 cm|
|Microsoft Office Preloaded:||Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess Licence Kit (MLK) to activate the software.|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold|