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HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC Product Specifications

Product description

The HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC delivers exceptional graphics and performance in a powerful—yet portable—15.4 inches diagonal notebook.

Product features

Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced
Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology capable
Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology is a selectable feature that is available on units configured with an Intel WiFi Link 5300 or 5100. It provides advances in remote manageability, security, energy efficient performance, and wireless connectivity. Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) offers built-in manageability and proactive security for networked notebook PCs, even when they are powered off* or when the operating system is inoperable. It can help identify threats before they reach the operating system, isolate infected systems, and update PCs regardless of their power state.
* Requires a Windows operating system, network hardware and software, connection with a power source, and a direct (non-VPN) corporate network connection which is either cable or wireless LAN.
Standard: 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; two slots supporting dual channel memory 1024 MB, 2048 MB, 4096 MB, or 8192 MB.
Maximum: Upgradeable to 8192 MB with 4096 MB SODIMMs in slots 1 and 2.
Dual-channel: Maximized dual-channel performance requires SODIMMs of the same size and speed in both memory slots.
  • ATI Mobitilty Radeon HD 3650 with 256 MB of dedicated video memory memory.
  • Microsoft DirectX 10.1 (Shader 4.1) and OpenGL 2.1 capable.
  • 15.4 inches diagonal WXGA anti-glare (1280 x 800 resolution)
  • 15.4 inches diagonal WSXGA+ anti-glare (1680 x 1050 resolution)
  • 15.4 inches diagonal WUXGA+ anti-glare (1920 x 1200 resolution)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Integrated lid switch
  • HP Privacy Filter support
External: Up to 32 bit per pixel color depth
  • VGA port supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz, and lower resolutions at up to 100 Hz.
  • HDMI 1.3 port supports direct connection to high-definition displays with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution and 7-channel audio with one convenient cable (not included).
  • DVI port in optional HP Docking Station (sold separately) supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 for single-link DVI monitors and up to 2560 x 1600 for dual-link DVI monitors.
Resolutions are dependent upon monitor capability, and resolution and color depth settings.
The 101/102-key compatible keyboard features an industry standard, full-pitch key layout with desktop keyboard features, such as the isolated inverted-T cursor control keys, editing keys, both left and right control and alt keys, and 12 function keys. US and International key layouts are available. Other features include an integrated numeric keypad, hotkeys for instant access to power conservation, brightness, and other features, 19-mm x 19-mm key pitch (center-to-center spacing), 2.5-mm stroke, and comfort-dished keycaps.
HP DuraKeys is a clear coating applied over the notebook keyboard that helps protect the finish and the printed characters on the keys. HP DuraFinish helps protect the finish on the keyboard deck, graphics, and icons from normal wear and tear.
Touch-sensitive controls
Touch-sensitive controls provide easy access to the following features : HP Info Center, HP QuickLook, wireless on/off, HP Presentation button, touchpad on/off, volume up, volume down, and mute
Pointing device
Enhanced dual pointing devices:
  • Touchpad with scroll zone, two pick buttons
  • Pointstick, three pick buttons
Expansion card slots
ExpressCard/54: Supports ExpressCard/54 and ExpressCard/34.
Integrated Smart Card Reader : Compatible with ISO 7816 compliant Smart Cards PC/SC interface support.
Media Card Reader: Supports SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia Card), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture card.
Internal Storage Device:
  • 120/160/250 GB 5400 rpm SMART SATA II Hard Drive
  • 160/250/320 GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II Hard Drive
  • 80 GB Solid State Drive
Hard drives are customer removable and will withstand multiple insertion/removal cycles. Up to 10 GB is reserved for the system recovery software.
HP 3D DriveGuard: The hard drive is mounted directly to the notebook frame, reducing the transmission of shock away from the hard drive. Uses three-axis digital motion detection with intelligent sensitivity to help protect the hard drive during normal use from shock and vibration. The digital accelerometer temporarily halts all data transfer and parks the hard drive when abrupt motion is detected.
Upgrade Bay : Fixed 12.7 mm SATA optical drive
  • Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/--RW SuperMulti DL Drive
  • DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe Drive
  • DVD-ROM Drive
Second hard drive*:
  • 250 GB 5400 rpm SMART SATA II Hard Drive
  • 250/320 GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II Hard Drive
* For RAID configurations, both hard drive capacities must be equal.
Power Supply
External 120 W * Smart AC adapter, 6 foot (1.8 meter) power cord included.
* HP Fast Charge recharges your battery up to 90% within 90 minutes when the system is off. HP Fast Charge does not apply to 12-cell Ultra-Capacity batteries.


HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Bluetooth Specification: 2.0 Compliant
  • Dimensions: 1.02 x 0.55 x 0.22 inches (26 x 14 x 5.7 mm)
  • Bluetooth Software Supported:
    • Broadcom Bluetooth for Windows.
    • Microsoft Windows XP Bluetooth Software.
V.92 56K Data/Fax Modem
Form Factor MDC: 1.5 Daughtercard.
Power Management Support: APM Revision 1.2, ACPI.


  • High Definition Audio support with 24 bit DAC.
  • Integrated mono speakers.
  • Integrated dual-microphone array.
  • Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute.
  • Stereo headphone/line out.
  • Stereo microphone in.
Optional 2 MP Webcam with Business Card Reader Software.
  • Supports videoconferencing and still image capture.
  • Large image sensor for excellent color matching and good low light sensitivity.
  • Video capture at VGA, 1.3 Mpixel, and 2 Mpixel resolutions.
  • 16 bit true color (camera sensors output YCrCb format among others).


Power Conservation
  • ATI PowerPlay technology
  • Hibernation
  • Standby
  • ACPI compliance

Wireless Devices

Support for a broad range of secure, integrated wireless LAN and wireless WAN options featuring support for the latest industry standards. Wireless LAN is factory configurable or available as an option to be added later. Broadband Wireless (WWAN) requires Windows Vista Business or Windows XP Professional and is available in select countries as a standard, factory configurable feature only. Integrated Bluetooth is also available (factory configurable only) and can be combined with any of the supported wireless LAN and wireless WAN options.
All 802.11 integrated wireless LAN options
  • Wi-Fi certified
  • Cisco Compatible Extensions support.
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) support up to 128 bit keys.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 support.
  • 802.1x authentication support, including EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, and LEAP.
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) support.
  • Two antennas integrated in the display enclosure.
Intel WiFi Link 5300
Integrated support for 802.11a, b, g, and n draft 2.0* Up to 450 mbps data rate.
Intel WiFi Link 5100
Integrated support for 802.11 a, b g, and n draft 2.0* Up to 300 mbps data rate.
HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Bluetooth Specification v2.0 compliant Works with a wide range of Bluetooth devices.
* The specifications for 802.11n draft 2.0 are draft specifications and are not final. If the final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the notebook to communicate with other 802.11n WLAN devices. In countries where n draft 2.0 is not allowed, this capability is not enabled (Intel 802.11a/b/g only).

Expansion card slots

ExpressCard/54 slot
  • Supports ExpressCard/54
  • ExpressCard/34
Optional Integrated Smart Card Reader
  • Compatible with ISO 7816 compliant Smart Cards.
Secure Digital slot
Supports SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia Card).

Physical specifications

Dimensions (HxWxD)
  • 1.1 inches (at front) x 14.0 inches x 10.4 inches.
  • 28.2 mm (at front) x 355 mm x 263.5 mm.
Starting from 6.3 lb (2.86 kg)
Height varies depending upon where on the notebook the measurement is made. Starting weight includes 6-cell battery, hard drive, 1 GB memory, 802.11 wireless communications module. Weight varies by configuration and components.
Stand-Alone Power Requirements (AC Power)
  • Nominal Operating Voltage: 18.5 V
  • Average Operating Power: TBD W
  • Max Operating power: < 120 W
  • 32 degree to 95 degree F (0 degree to 35 degree C) (not writing optical).
  • 43 degree to 95 degree F (5 degree to 35 degree C) (writing optical).
Non-operating: –4 degree to 140 degree F (–20 degree to 60 degree C).
Relative Humidity
Operating: 10% to 90%, non-condensing.
Non-operating: 5% to 95%, 101.6 degree F (38.7 degree C) maximum wet bulb temperature.
Operating: 125 G, 2 ms, half-sine.
Non-operating: 200 G, 2 ms, half-sine.
Random Vibration
Operating: 0.75 grms.
Non-operating: 1.50 grms.
Altitude (unpressurized)
Operating: –50 to 10,000 ft (–15.24 to 3,048 m).
Non-operating: –50 to 40,000 ft (–15.24 to 12,192 m).


Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

Warranty information

HP Services includes a one-year standard parts and labor warranty, pick-up or carry-in, and toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support. On-site service and warranty upgrades are also available.






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