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...
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We checked 3,456 expert and user reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the ProBook 450 is 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The ProBook 450 has a better processor family than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ProBook 450 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for 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.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this spec and age.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 450 also have a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the ProBook 450 has a front camera.
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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 450. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that were released 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.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ProBook 450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Four Battery Cells
The ProBook 450 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells.
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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 450 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus X75A (17.3").
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 450.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.
Average Internal Memory
The HP ProBook 450 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.
If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.
The ProBook 450 has a pretty typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the ProBook 450 (2.1kg), or the ProBook 450 (2.1kg) both from HP.
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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