The compact HP ProBook 430 G2 with optional 10-point touchscreen, sleek design, and latest generation technologies delivers powerful performance in the office or on the go. Proven reliability and...
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HP is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and HP also has good reviews 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 were launched in the last 12 months.
Only Released Six Months Ago
This portable PC was only released six months ago. Newer laptops like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP 430 G2 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for the last year.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for the last year, the HP 430 G2 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP 430 G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 430 G2.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.
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SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this notebook PC is HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out in the last year.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The HP 430 G2 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most similar spec notebook PCs that came out in the last 12 months. This portable PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11g WiFi standards.
This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all latest medium processor core notebook PCs.
Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.
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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched in the last year.
Four Battery Cells
The HP 430 G2 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other recently released portable PCs have between two and seven battery cells.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
The HP 430 G2 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 430 G2 (only 326 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. The widths of laptops that were launched around the same time as the 430 G2 range from 300mm to 420mm.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 128 gigabytes, the HP 430 G2 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 430 G2. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 430 G2 have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB.
Very Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the HP 430 G2 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 430 G2. The smallest screen size of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 430 G2 is 12" and the biggest is 18".
Very Small Internal Memory
The HP 430 G2 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that came out in the last year. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 430 G2 have internal memory of between 4GB and 12GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP 430 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 430 G2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The HP 430 G2 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for the last year have between 128 and 255 solid-state drive capacity.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The HP 430 G2 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 430 G2 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP 430 G2
Price Increase of £6.62
In the last 59 days the price of the 430 G2 has increased by £6.62.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The HP 430 G2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other new comparable spec notebook PCs.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
At 1.5 kilograms, the HP 430 G2 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 430 G2.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)