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HP ProBook 450 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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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... More
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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ProBook 450 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 450 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 450 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15, or the Asus X555LA which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 450 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 450 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the E550, or the X250 both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 450 range from 5GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ProBook 450 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 450.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 450 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 450 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 450 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the E550, or the X250 both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 17 which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec and 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the 440 G2, or the EliteBook 840 G2 both from HP.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Z40 (SSD and cheaper).

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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 are a comparable age to the ProBook 450 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X250, or the HP ProBook 11.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450 range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The HP ProBook 450 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 450.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550, or the HP Pavilion 17.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo X250 (2.3GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The ProBook 450 has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Latitude 14 E5450, or the Latitude 15 E5550 both from DELL which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 450 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 E5550.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The HP ProBook 450 has a pretty typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 2.1kg heavy laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 450 is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 (2.1kg and cheaper), or the HP ProBook 450 (2.1kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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® 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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
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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