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HP Probook 430 G2

HP Probook 430 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

$650.80
$486.30 $164.50 cheaper than 55 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 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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9 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Probook 430 G2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that came out around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 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

The Probook 430 G2 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including the Latitude 14 E5450, or the Latitude 15 E5550 both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99) which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Probook 430 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Toshiba Satellite C55-B, the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99), and the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Probook 430 G2 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Probook 430 G2 is one of the lighter laptops of this spec and age amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.5kg heavy portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 430 ($632.19), or the Acer Aspire V3-331.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 430 ($642.03) (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Probook 430 G2 range from 210mm to 430mm. With a width of only 326 millimeters, the Probook 430 G2 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Probook 430 G2.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The HP Probook 430 G2 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Probook 430 G2. The screen sizes of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Alternative 13.3" laptops currently available which you might want to look at include the LG 13Z940 which has better reviews; or the HP ProBook 430 ($632.19) which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14" and higher rated) or the Toshiba Z40 (14" and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age 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 this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Lenovo B5400, and the HP ProBook 450 G2 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo L450 (SSD and cheaper) or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (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 typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Probook 430 G2 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo B5400 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99) (6GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba Z40 (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Probook 430 G2, the Probook 430 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the Asus UX301LA which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Probook 430 G2 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. The Probook 430 G2 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Probook 430 G2 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 is 670GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Probook 430 G2 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Probook 430 G2. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Probook 430 G2 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Probook 430 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Probook 430 G2.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Probook 430 G2 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Probook 430 G2.

There are a number of alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 430 ($632.19), or the DELL Vostro 15.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Probook 430 G2 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba R50, or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Aspire E5-573 (1TB), or the Aspire E5-573 (1TB) both from Acer or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g6w32, hp k9j69, hp k0f95, hp i55200, hp k0f95p, hp g6w32e, hp k9j69e, hp k0f95pt, hp g6w32ea, hp k9j69et, hp i55200u, hp p243645, hp k9j69eta, hp p243645p, hp g6w32eaa, hp g6w32eaas, hp k9j69etab, hp k9j69etabu
Barcodes 00889894128836, 00889894129734
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