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HP ProBook 430 G1
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HP ProBook 430 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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HP Probook 430 G1 review - quick overview
Unboxing and First Look at HP Probook 430 G1 Laptop

10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 430 G1 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 430 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430 G1.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Light

The ProBook 430 G1 is one of the lighter similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 430 G1 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba R930 (1.5kg).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 326 millimeters, the ProBook 430 G1 is one of the narrower comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 430 G1 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP ProBook 430 G1 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430 G1.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430 G1 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the ProBook 430 G1 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (14").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that have been around for a similar 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 430 G1 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 430 G1 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 440 ($558.69) (1.7GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.7GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the HP ProBook 430 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ProBook 430 G1 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and type is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 430 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the ProBook 430 G1.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 G1 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 G1 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430 G1.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Asus X550CA (6GB).

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Specification

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Display
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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USB 2.0 Port
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Performance
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Full-Size Keyboard
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
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Battery
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Expert Reviews

(12)
5 November 2013

ProBook 430 HP positions the ProBook 430 between the consumer and business classes. The model offers a few nice business features , like the fingerprint reader, data encoding software and the...

11 November 2013

Seul contre tous. Un ordinateur portable professionnel 13 pouces d'entrée de gamme, équipé du tout dernier processeur ULV, l'Intel Core i5-4200U, conçu par HP. Cet appareil, fin et léger... Read more…

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...

6 November 2013

HP ProBook 430ProBook 430 sytuuje si? na styku kategorii laptopów biznesowych i laptopów do u?ytku domowego. Od tych ostatnich ró?ni si? przydatnymi w firmach rozwi?zaniami w postaci czytnika...

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User Reviews

(2)
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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