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HP ProBook 430 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Feb 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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13 Reasons For

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the ProBook 430 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 430 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this spec and age ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ProBook 430 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all laptops of this spec and age is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the ProBook 430 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Aspire E5-571, the Aspire E5-571, or the Aspire E5-511 all from Acer is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 430 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Aspire E5-571, the Aspire E5-571, or the Aspire E5-511 all from Acer.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430 range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the HP ProBook 430 is one of the lighter laptops of this type and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the HP 15 (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. With a width of only 326 millimeters, the ProBook 430 is one of the narrower laptops of this age and type amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ProBook 430 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 430 is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the ProBook 430 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 is 11" and the biggest is 18".

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (14" and cheaper), the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (14" and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 3450 (14" and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Satellite C50-B, or the C55 both from Toshiba.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X250 (SSD and cheaper) or the Asus UX301LA (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ProBook 430 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 430 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP 15, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, or the Asus PU551LA.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus PU551LA (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo G50-80 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430, the HP ProBook 430 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the ProBook 430 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 430

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 430 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 430.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, and the Asus PU551LA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the X250 (512GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X250 (512GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba C55 (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Satellite C50-B, and the Satellite C50-B both from Toshiba or the Asus PU551LA is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba C55 (6GB), or the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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
Matter Bildschirm
Wertiges Gehuse
Arbeitet leise
Gute Akkulaufzeiten
Dark, lowcontrast display with narrow viewing angles, only 12month warranty
Dunkler, kontrastarmer, blickwinkelinstabiler Bildschirm
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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