The sleek HP ProBook 450 with optional 10-point touchscreen1 and the latest generation technologies delivers powerful performance in the office or on the go. Proven reliability and comprehensive...
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Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the HP ProBook 450 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.
Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ProBook 450 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP 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 amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 450.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.
We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the L440, or the X1 Carbon Touch both from Lenovo.
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Has a Front Camera
The ProBook 450 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the L440, or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo is also worth considering.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
At only 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including the EliteBook 740, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP which is cheaper.
Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the DELL 13 (SSD and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 13 (SSD and higher rated).
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Latitude 14 5000, or the Latitude 14 5000 both from DELL.
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP ProBook 450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Internal Memory
The ProBook 450 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.
Average Screen Size
The ProBook 450 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Tecra A50, or the A50 both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450.
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
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
MAGNUM500 would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)
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