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HP ProBook 450 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Oct 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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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its laptops. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ProBook 450 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 450 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ProBook 450 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450. The total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 450 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the MSI CX61[plb_2215688_price], or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_1628618_price].

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been around 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 comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP ProBook 450[plb_2350779_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2251818_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2392874_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 450 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 450 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo L540[plb_2052780_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145525_price].

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2549655_price], and the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Probook 470[plb_1562862_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 450 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 450.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Inspiron 17[pl_1628618_price], and the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2549655_price] both from DELL or the Acer Travelmate TMP645-M[plb_2070326_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The ProBook 450 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ProBook 450 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450. The cache memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 450 range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450, the processor cache of the ProBook 450 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the ProBook 450 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 450 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.

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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 comparable spec laptops that came out 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2367580_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the 13[pl_1304263_price] (SSD), or the XPS 13[pl_2618156_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2446460_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 450 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the HP ProBook 450 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450, the ProBook 450 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2549655_price], or the Latitude 14 5000[pl_2549648_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the ProBook 450 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 450 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_1628618_price].

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Tecra Z50[pl_2856335_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2645650_price] (2.16GHz and cheaper) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X240[plb_2967082_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The HP ProBook 450 has a fairly typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 450.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the 8470p[pl_1546831_price] (2.1kg), the 8470p[pl_1457901_price] (2.1kg), or the 8470p[pl_1613025_price] (2.1kg) all from HP which is also cheaper.

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Display
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Microphone in
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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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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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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
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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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

(21)
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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