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HP ProBook 450 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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The sleek HP ProBook 450 G2 with optional 10-point touchscreen and the latest generation technologies delivers powerful performance in the office or on the go. Proven reliability and comprehensive... More
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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 450 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450. The smallest internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the HP ProBook 450, the MSI CX61, or the DELL Inspiron 17 7737 which is cheaper.

If this HP laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (16GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 450 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the XPS 13 (SSD), or the Latitude 12 7000 (SSD) both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra A50 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at including the ThinkPad T440, or the ThinkPad T440 both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 450 which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 450 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP ProBook 450, the Asus X550CA, or the MSI CX61 which is cheaper.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ProBook 450 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 450 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ProBook 450 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the ProBook 450 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 450 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 450 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The ProBook 450 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 450 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 450 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL XPS 13, or the Lenovo T440 which is cheaper.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 (180GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the ProBook 450, or the ProBook 430 both from HP which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus PU551LA (1.8GHz), the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (1.9GHz), or the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The ProBook 450 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 450 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ProBook 450 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 450 G1, or the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP ProBook 450 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 450 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP ProBook 450 is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The ProBook 450 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the HP ProBook 450, or the Lenovo ThinkPad L540 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the ProBook 450 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 450.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.1kg heavy portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 450, or the ProBook 450 both from HP.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p (2.1kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(26)
9 December 2015

In review: HP Probook 450 G3. Test model provided by Cyberport.deThe new Skylake SoC results in a higher CPU and GPU performance compared with the predecessor. It can even be called conditionally...

12 November 2014

The HP ProBook 450 G2 Windows 7 laptop does all the basics for a reasonable price, but it needs a higher resolution screen...

22 December 2015

Tout-terrain de bureau. Le ProBook 450 G3 a de quoi plaire : faibles émissions de chaleur, bons périphérique d'entrée, autonomie convenable, et peu bruyant. Mais son écran mat Full HD le... Read more…

Matte
Full HD screen, empty M.2 slot, decent battery life, quiet operating noise, low temperature development, two maintenance hatches
Cran mat Full HD, emplacement M.2 vide, bonne autonomie, faibles nuisances sonores, faibles missions de chaleur, deux caches de maintenance, matte
Full HD screen, empty M.2 slot, decent battery life, quiet operating noise, low temperature development
Pantalla mate Full HD, ranura M.2 libre, decente duracin de batera, quedo ruido de sistema, bajo desarrollo de temperatura, dos escotillas de mantenimiento
Dark screen
12month warranty only
Cran trop sombre
12 mois de garantie seulement
Pantalla oscura, slo 12 meses de garanta
25 March 2015

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9 March 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 January 2015 by Charlene
Charlene would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)

This laptop has all the bells and whistles, the speed is great. The HD webcam has amazing clarity. RECOMMENDED...

Reviewed 14 February 2015 by 1182jennifere1948
1182jennifere1948 would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)

This has been much easier to transion to than a 8.1 which I was sold initially. Hind sight tells me the sales person just wanted to sell me almost the most expensive and the newest version the 8,1... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
I love the pro book series. Solid construction, made to last, great performance and tend to last many years
It has driverhardware problems
The more recent Bios update and the latest drivers from HP plus the latest drivers from Intel for Bluetooth and Wifi. Then disable power management on the Bluetooth and Wifi will make Windows 8.1 run
Let's just say I gave up on Windows 7
There are no cons
Only downside is the screen has a reflective finish so if you are on in a well lit room you can sometimes see yourself. Not the biggest concern but more of a warning to those that don't like this
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by MAGNUM500
MAGNUM500 would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)

I NEEDED A LAPTOP WITH AN OLDER VERSION OF WINDOWS(7), AND A CERTAIN PROCESSOR SPEED, AND A COUPLE OTHER SPECS THAT HAD MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. THIS WAS NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY STORES. BEST BUY... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2013 by Michael F.

The caddy issue mentioned by others isn't a big issue. This problem is there with all servers with hotswap drives. Just buy a drive and caddy as seperate pieces on your favorite auction site or... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2011 by Eric L.

*You have to be careful about moving the racks while loaded so as not to get burned. I would have mentioned it as a con, but it's not to me. I'm old-school, though-as-nails type and these *minor*... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k9k96, hp n0z48, hp p4p52, hp w4p30, hp x0n47, hp i55200, hp w4p30e, hp x0n47e, hp i56200, hp k9k96e, hp n0z48e, hp p4p52e, hp k9k96ea, hp n0z48es, hp p4p52et, hp i55200u, hp w4p30et, code w4p30, hp x0n47es, hp p247727, hp i56200u, hp ssdx0n47, hp p4p52eta, hp w4p30eta, code w4p30e, hp x0n47esa, hp ssdw4p30, hp p247727p, code i56200, hp n0z48esa
Barcodes 00190780006900, 00888793338322, 00888793396759, 00889296266419, 00889894552754, 00889899924631
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