Expert Review of HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop
HP brings together cutting edge technology and eye-catching design in its HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop that hopes to give you a pleasant computing experience. The 14-inch laptop also features many energy conserving tools to give you more power on the move. With Intel core i3 processor, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 14-inch LED Backlit display, Intel HD Graphics processor, all the basic terminals and good battery backup get a powerful performance in an elegant and stylish package. To top, you get all these incredible features come at a very affordable price.
HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop sports a brushed aluminium design that makes it stand-out in the crowd of 14-inch laptops. It is simply irresistible to look at with spectacular design and excellent finish. The 14-inch LED Backlit display adds to its appeal considerably with a 16:9 contrast ration and widescreen feature. It is sure to make heads turn wherever you take it with its simple and elegant design. This Probook measures just 336mm X 232.4mm X 27mm and weighs only 2.14Kg, so that you can carry it around anywhere without much difficulty. The stunning design and light-weight chassis of the HP machine grants a unique appeal making it a style statement.
HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop promises to offer you an average performance with Intel core i3 processor clocking at the speed of 2.53GHz. With Intel HM57 Chipset and 3MB Cache memory, you can be assured of efficient handling of daily tasks. Also, its 2GB system memory involved in boosting the performance could be expanded up to 8GB as per the requirement. Storage concerns are addressed with 320GB SATA II 7200 rpm HDD to pileup large number of files. The operating system offered by the machine is Free DOS, providing a flexiblity to installed OS of your own choice. The Notebook features a spill-resistant keyboard that has been designed using a thin layer of Mylar film placed under the keyboard along with a drain system that funnels out any fluid if it accidently falls upon the surface of the keyboard. The liquid is collected in a hole at the bottom of the notebook. This feature saves many delicate components and ensures long-life of the notebook. The keyboard has a full-pitch key layout with isolated inverted-T cursor keys, right and left control keys, editing keys, alt keys and 12 function keys. Due to optimum spacing between the keys, you are bound to have a very comfortable typing experience. The ClickPad is easy to use too and offers gesture support. The large area allows for easy and smooth navigation. The 2-megapixel web camera present on the device offers you Face Recognition feature by HP Protect tools.
A slew of security features on the machine will surely wow you. You can keep your data and files absolutely safe with several security features such as HP SpareKey, HP Face Recognition, HP ProtectTools, optional HP Fingerprint sensor, optional Privacy Filter, HP Disk Sanitizer and Computrace LoJack Pro ready. HP has also added a LightScribe SuperMulti Drive with Double Layer support to enhance the functionality of this device. It is indeed commendable that HP has succeeded in offering a DVD Drive in such a compact gadget. The 6-cell battery of this machine is expected to last up to three hours on a single charge which is not too bad.
HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop features Intel HD Graphics chip that is strong enough to handle basic games easily. You can easily enjoy such games without the danger of putting any pressure on the system. But any heavy duty games are out of bounds for the device.
HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop offers you all basic ports despite its very compact size. You get VGA port, 3 USB 2.0 ports and RJ45 LAN. You can connect to high resolution displays using the HDMI port present on the gadget. It also sports Bluetooth v2.1 to aid in transferring the files wirelessly. Another highlight of the connectivity department is the 6-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader that can read cards of multiple formats easily. Internet connectivity is facilitated through 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Ethernet 10/100/1000 NIC.
Screen and Sound
HP brings to you a 14-inch LED Backlit WideScreen display on HP ProBook 4420S (Core i3) Laptop that is sure to offer a fulfilling viewing experience to you. The colors come out really bright with crystal clear view. Your multimedia experience is sure to be excellent with a bright and vivid display on the compact screen of the device. The screen offers a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels and gives you a better display than most other notebooks in the same category. The viewing angles too are decent. A word about the audio now, HP ProBook has integrated speakers that are pretty good at producing loud and clear sound. You will have no complains in this department except when many applications are running in the background as this causes the sound to deteriorate a little.
Many companies are offering feature rich laptops in 14-inch category and therefore HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop will have to face stiff competition from other top notch brands. First in line is Dell Inspiron 14z which is easily beat by HP ProBook in terms of design and overall quality. Another laptop that offers similar features is Lenovo ThinkPad E 421-141FSQ Notebook that is prices lower than this HP gadget.
HP ProBook 4420S( Core i3) Laptop gives you many reasons to smile. Its compact and elegant design coupled with decent performance and security features come as the major highlights. The highly affordable price is another aluring factor.
The major drawback experienced while working on this HP ProBook is that the mousepad is a bit tough to use. You will require a little practice in getting used to its operation. Also, when working on multiple applications, the sound from the speakers suffers.