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HP ProBook 455
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HP ProBook 455 2 Core AMD a 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD a 2.2GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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Protect your data and investment with the ProBook designed to deliver impressive performance and reliability. Take on your workday with the budget friendly HP ProBook 455 G2. Windows 8.1 Pro or... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This laptop has an average expert rating of 73% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including v3.co.uk, notebookcheck.net, Chip.de and notebookcheck.biz.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this portable PC is 88 out of 100 based on 930 owner reviews.

HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Good Technical Features

One HP ProBook 455 owner who purchased it wrote that it had good features. Expert website Notebookcheck.net gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the HP ProBook 455 “The laptop also features a good”.

Nice Design

One HP ProBook 455 owner who reviewed this laptop thought it had a good case. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their HP ProBook 455 review “The entire technology is wrapped in an appealing, solid casing that is reinforced with aluminum components”.

Robust

One HP ProBook 455 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the HP ProBook 455 was well made.

Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The ProBook 455 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 455 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 455 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 455 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 455 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ProBook 455 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 455 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few HP ProBook 455 owners said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. In December last year expert website V3.co.uk wrote in their review of this laptop “Mediocre performance, poor battery life and a soon to be out-of-date OS stand in the way of Ubuntu's mainstream enterprise success”. Theinquirer.net mentioned “Poor battery life, old version of Ubuntu, mediocre performance” in their review.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Theinquirer.net gave the product a score of 40 out of 100 and mentioned “Thick and heavy, dull screen, poor battery life, old version of Ubuntu”.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only AMD a Processor Family

The ProBook 455 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 455 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 455 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the ProBook 455 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The ProBook 455 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between two and three processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 455, the ProBook 455 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 455

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 455 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 455 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 455.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 455 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the ProBook 455 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 455.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price] (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

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Display
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LED Backlight
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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SmartCard Slot
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Microphone in
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

(21)
17 August 2015

A cheap Linux laptop, but both the software and hardware need more finesse...

14 August 2015

HP, CANONICAL AND EBUYER joined forces recently to release Ubuntu-powered versions of three low-budget, business-focused Windows laptops: the ProBook 255 Ubuntu, ProBook 355 Ubuntu and ProBook 455... Read more…

Cheap, lots of ports, good OS functionality, high capacity HDD
Poor battery life, old version of Ubuntu, mediocre performance
Thick and heavy, dull screen, poor battery life, old version of Ubuntu
30 July 2015

One way to get a dirt-cheap laptop is to buy one not with Windows but Ubuntu preinstalled. That's the case with the £300 HP ProBook 455 G2 Ubuntu edition, but would you be better looking... Read more…

22 July 2015

This collaboration between HP and Canonical partly works, but mediocre performance, poor battery life and a soon to be out-of-date OS stand in the way of Ubuntu's mainstream enterprise success...

13 July 2015

The HP 455 G3 is an unusual mixture of budget and performance, a well specified if slightly old-fashioned machine (are DVD drives really that important these days?) that shouldn't require any...

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User Reviews

(854)
Reviewed 12 June 2014 by Paddcomp
(Verified Purchase)

This is my 4th tablet, after a few excursions into the cheap Chinese tablet market (unsuccessfully, 2 failed with battery issues and too expensive to return to China). I have the previous series 1... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2014 by Mr. Sd Margolis

The tablet itself is great but the charging/USB socket is weak and deteriorated until, after 6 months us, it didn't work at all. Asus refused to accept that this was a warranty issue, although I... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I really loved this tablet for the first 4 weeks, then suddenly it stopped working, wouldn't switch on and wouldn't charge. Evidently Google are aware of the issue because there is a lot about the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2015 by D. J. Willis

I have had my Nexus for 2 years so feel well qualified to comment on its performance. Whilst I have not had hardware problems as many others have reported my big issue is the operating system. It... Read more…

Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Sean Ryan
(Verified Purchase)

My first tablet and I'm loving it. It wasn't intended as my primary mobile internet device (I use a smartphone for that); and for home-computing I use a laptop. The only reason for buying this was... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g6w44, hp g6w44e, hp g6w44ea, hp g6w44eaa, hp g6w44eaab, hp g6w44eaabu, apple hp455g2networkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple hp455g2networkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple hp455g2networkcard101001000gigabitfast, apple hp455g2networkcard101001000gigabitfaste
Barcodes 00888793335604, 00888793355640, 08887933556406
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