HP EliteBook 8530W Mobile Workstation – A Professional Workhorse!


In fact, “Laptop” and “Video Editing” wouldn’t go together as laptop graphics were normally onboard and use shared memory that has limited capacity. Recent breakthrough by NVIDIA and ATI’s high end technology have made it possible to fit video editing cards into PCIe slots of laptops that has made laptops quite competitive in comparison to desktops.

HP (Hewlett-Packard) has achieved a great feat by launching Mobile Workstation series that can deliver similar results which a high end desktop delivers. HP developed its DreamColor technology at SIGGRAPH 2008, to stay even with technology innovation and offers its consumers with able workstations which are specifically required. This technological evolution of HP’s mobile workstations has bridged the gap between a laptop’s utility and the new generation of visual computing consumers.

HP EliteBook 8530W is one of such latest mobile workstation series that is loaded with following features like:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M – 512 MB
  • Energy Star qualified 8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion

The HP EliteBook 8530W has replaced the 8510W model in the market. If you still have 8510W models in your office, then my recommendation is to go for an upgradation.

Internally, the 8530W model has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, and 1066 MHz FSB). The chipset is too loaded with powerful Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset ICH9M. There are two memory sockets; one socket ships with a 4GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM stick and the second socket can be used to upgrade the memory status up to 8GB. The graphics card in an HP EliteBook 8530W Mobile Workstation is a NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M. Here follows the detailed product specification of HP EliteBook 8530W Mobile Workstation:

  • Part Number – FU483ES
  • Processors available
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
    • Chipset                 
      • Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced


  • Memory
    • 4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    • Memory upgrade
      • Upgradeable to 8 GB maximum (4 GB SODIMM in slots 1 and 2)


  • Hard drive
    • 320 GB 5400 rpm SATA II
    • Optical Drives
      • DVD ± RW (+ R double layer) / DVD-RAM – removable plug-in module with LightScribe Technology

Graphics and Input/output devices

  • Display size
    • 15.4-inch diagonal WSXGA+ anti-glare
    • Graphics
      • NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M – 512 MB
      • Integrated camera
        • Optional 2 MP Webcam

Audio, Slots, and Ports

  • I/O Ports
    • External:
    • 4 USB 2.0
    • 1 1394a
    • 1 RJ-11
    • 1 RJ-45
    • 1 microphone in
    • 1 headphone/line-out
    • 1 docking connector
    • 1 HDMI
    • 1 battery connector
    • 1 eSATA
    • Rear:
      • 1 external VGA monitor; 1 AC power
      • Slots
        • 1 Express Card/54
        • 1 media card reader
        • Audio    
          • High Definition Audio support w/24-bit DAC; Integrated stereo 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

Communication features

  • Network interface
    • Integrated Intel Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 NIC)
    • Modem
      • 56K V.92 modem
      • Wireless
        • Intel 802.11a/b/g draft-n Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless Technology

Product specifications

  • Weight
    • Starting at 6.3 lb (Starting at 2.86 kg)
    • Dimensions (w x d x h)
      • 14.0 x 10.4 x 1.1 in (355.0 x 263.5 x 28.2 mm)

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Efficiency
    • Energy Star qualified
    • Battery
      • 8-cell (73 WHr) Lithium-Ion
      • Power supply
        • External 120 watt Smart AC adapter, 6-foot (1.8-meter) power cord included; HP Fast Charge

The HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation is expected to be available in the U.K already, priced at approximately £1,700. For some people this can be a bit expensive, but the can opt for refurbished, used or Ex-Demo version of HP 8530W model as seller do provide similar support and warranty in comparison to new ones. On the other hand as a customer you can get all the advanced advantage of owning a HP EliteBook 8530W Mobile Workstation.


Source by King Kong