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HP Laptop ProBook 4525s (XT950UT#ABA) AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P340 (2.20 GHz) 2 GB Memory 320 GB HDD ATI Radeon HD 4250 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Well it sure as heck beats a netbook!!! Love the sleek design, has good video card, nice DVDRW, loved the Win7 Pro, screen size is good, built in webcam and the 7200 rpm HDD. It had adequate ram for Windows 7. Some cool software and features. AMD dual core processor running at a decent speed, would have preferred a Turion to an Athlon but for the price can't be to picky.

Cons: There were a few that really bugged the heck out of me!!! One is getting to the memory!! I mean it took me a long time to figure out how the heck they did it!! There is no panel on the bottom that allows you fast and easy access to the ram. But I did finally figure it out!!! What I had to do was remove three small screws that were hidden in the battery bay, remove 2 screws near the hinges, open the laptop, pull the power button panel forward and lift it up, remove the 2 or 3 screws holding the keyboard down and learned that I had to slide the keyboard forward. All of that just to get to the memory. It was a PAIN!! But I did see a huge plus. It is easy to access your processor, ram, HDD and your DVDRW. So that's how you do it. Not having a 64 bit OS really bugged me, the processor which is AMD, and I like AMD, was and seemed a little sluggish trying to run such a bulky and heavy OS like Win7. HATE HATE!!!! The crapware from HP!!! Was running like 80 or so processes when first turned on!

Other Thoughts: The laptop will get the basic jobs done. Does have its lagging moments, will stutter at times and sometimes has locked up. Bought it for my Aunt who wanted to buy a netbook. Well this is a great travel size, weight and way more powerful than a netbook. I think some of the stuff that HP has is just overkill. I mean Windows already does it and has it so why the heck would they need to have it again with HP's junk? Oh well. Once you shut down and remove a bunch of HP's crapware it works better and seems to be able to hold its own. That's all I have to say about this laptop.

AllComponents 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model AC3/SO1333X64/4096
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The memory is FAST!!!! I bought a laptop from HP for my Aunt and this new memory that I installed was way faster than the 2 gig stick that was already in it. I loved the speed out of it. I think it speed up the laptop. But I am not sure.

Cons: The laptop is my CON!!!!!! Stupid HP!!!! I mean really dude, what the heck!!! I buy a 4 gig stick of memory and then you only recognize like 1 gig of it!!! Really? I know it only had a 32bit version of Win7 but I mean it should have shown up as 3.75 gigs usable not a sorry 2.5 or so gigs usable. Oh well I guess Microsoft is really trying to push us to use 64 bits OS's now.

Other Thoughts: It was an HP ProBook 4525s (XT950UT#ABA) NoteBook AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P340(2.20GHz) 15.6" 2GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250.

The specs on it aren't all that impressive, BUT for only 420 bucks it was better than a freaking netbook which is what my Aunt wanted to buy. So I mean it gets the job done and is more powerful than a netbook.

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs What a waste 11/24/2007

This review is from: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade

Pros: The only good thing about it is that it has a fast search engine but that is it.

Cons: Everything. I tried to use a flash drive that I had bought earlier this year and VISTA couldn't recognize it. I also tried to adjust tings in the C drive and every time I tried to adjust a setting it would ask me if I was sure I wanted to do that. If I click on something I mean to do it on purpose nothing could change my mind. It is one of the worst OS's that has ever been produced by Microsoft. It runs an average of 60 to 70 processes.

Other Thoughts: I have a laptop with an AMD Turion 2.0Ghz. with 2gigs of ram and a 120gig hard drive with a 128mb video card with VISTA and it ran slower than the same laptop using XP PRO. What's the deal??


Michael M.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael M.

Date Joined: 11/10/07

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 11/24/07
  • Last Review: 01/31/11
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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