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HP ProBook 430 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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The compact HP ProBook 430 G2 with optional 10-point touchscreen, sleek design, and latest generation technologies delivers powerful performance in the office or on the go. Proven reliability and... More
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21 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,416 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 300 megahertz, the HP ProBook 430 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 430 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this HP laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430, the HP ProBook 430 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 450.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the HP ProBook 450 ($788.64), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the HP ProBook 430 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 450 is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might also want to look at including the MSI CX61 2QF, or the HP ProBook 450 ($788.64).

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The HP ProBook 430 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 430 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

At 0.75 gravity, the HP ProBook 430 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average operating vibration of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430 is 0.65G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G.

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the ProBook 430 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430.

There are a number of alternative 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 430 ($629.27).

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (1.5kg and cheaper).

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Narrow Power Adapter Width

The ProBook 430 has one of the narrower power adapter widths (only 95 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430 the power adapter widths range from 66mm to 490mm.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2.5 hours, the HP ProBook 430 has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The shortest battery recharge time of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 is 2h, the longest is 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h.

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Very Short Power Adapter Height

At only 26.5 millimeters, the ProBook 430 has a fairly short power adapter height compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 430. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 430 the power adapter heights range from 22mm to 67mm, and the average power adapter height is 31mm.

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Narrow

At only 326 millimeters, the ProBook 430 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430. The average width of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 360mm.

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Very Shallow Power Adapter Depth

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 the power adapter depths range from 29mm to 300mm, and the average power adapter depth is 60mm. With a power adapter depth of only 40 millimeters, the ProBook 430 has one of the shallower power adapter depths amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The HP ProBook 430 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL XPS 13 ($719.00), and the HP ProBook 430 ($629.27) or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the LG 13Z940 ($743.96) are also worth considering.

If this HP notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($689.00) (14" and cheaper), or the Lenovo T450 (14" and cheaper).

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ProBook 430 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo B5400, and the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 ($689.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (SSD and cheaper) or the LG 13Z940 ($743.96) (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 430 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 6.2GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo B5400, the DELL Latitude 15 3550, or the HP ProBook 430 ($629.27).

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($529.69) (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 430 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Inspiron 15 7537, or the XPS 13 ($719.00) both from DELL which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 430 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the ProBook 430 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP ProBook 430 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 430 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 430 range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

Laptops of this age and type have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G. At 1.5 gravity, the HP ProBook 430 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 430 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G. The ProBook 430 has a fairly big non-operating shock (200 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 430

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the ProBook 430 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 430 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 430 ($629.27), or the ProBook 450 ($695.48) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Latitude 12 E7250 (2.3GHz and higher rated), or the Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz and higher rated) both from DELL.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($626.24), or the HP ProBook 650 G1 which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (750GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
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VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(14)
19 November 2015

In review: HP ProBook 430 G3. Test model provided by Cyberport.deThe new Skylake processor of the HP ProBook 430 G3 provides a decent performance gain.Thereby, the GPU performance has increased...

Matte display, highend case, works quietly, good battery life, maintenance hatch, free M.2 slot, good keyboard
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Dark, lowcontrast display with narrow viewing angles, only 12month warranty
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Nur 12 Monate Garantie

Mis à jour vers Broadwell. Malgré un processeur Core i5 relativement puissant, le petit ProBook offre une bonne autonomie. Mais encore une fois, l'écran est à plaindre...

27 November 2013

Ongeëvenaard. Een goedkoop business instapmodel in een 13-inch formaat en met de nieuwste ULV processor, de Intel Core i5-4200U, van HP. Dit slanke model weegt nauwelijks 1.6 kg en tracht erkend... Read more…

19 October 2013

Vanuit technisch oogpunt is dit natuurlijk niet de meest spannende laptop die we de afgelopen jaren bekeken hebben. Aan de andere kant: het is een prettige, niet al te zware (1,38 kilo) 13,3 inch...

27 October 2014

Ca?kiem niedawno trzynastocalowy ProBook przeszed? naprawd? du?e zmiany. Dlatego nie dziwi, ?e tym razem postanowiono dokona? tylko niewielkich usprawnie?. Dzi?ki temu 430 w wersji G2 ma nieco...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 January 2016 by N2hubris
N2hubris would recommend the HP ProBook 430-G2

Good solid machine. I am using for my consulting business and wanted a business level machine. It has a faster chip than my Lenovo, but only 4GB of RAM vs 8 GB on the Lenovo which seems to make a... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2014 by Miu Miu
(Verified Purchase)

The product arrived without any problem.
I expected higher speed etc, but too many bugs to delete program that allow a lost of ads.
Also it sometimes becomes slower.
Usign at home... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Wifiuser
(Verified Purchase)

This the 4th laptop I have owned and I like it the most. Its not too heavy
The quality and appearance if first class with a very tasteful black and metallic gunmetal grey finish. The lid is... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers p4n86e, hp gen4, p4n86et, hp w4n70, p4n86eta, hp k0f95, hp g6w32, hp k9j69, hp gen4g, hp k0f95p, hp g6w32e, hp ram500, hp i56200, hp k9j69e, hp gen4gb, hp w4n70e, hp i55200, p4n86etab, hp k9j69et, hp p243645, hp w4n70et, hp i55200u, hp p243675, hp p247736, p4n86etabu, hp k0f95pt, hp p240681, hp g6w32ea, hp ram500g
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