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HP ProBook 430
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HP ProBook 430 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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Meet the demands of your work. Work smarter and look good doing it with an HP ProBook built to perform wherever business takes you. Count on a durable design inside and out, with integrated... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this type and age is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 430 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 430 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also 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 across all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 430 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 430 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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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 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ProBook 430 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the HP ProBook 430 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430. The average weight of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 430 is 2.2kg.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The average width of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430 is 360mm. With a width of only 325 millimeters, the ProBook 430 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 430 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the ProBook 430 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 430.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the ProBook 430 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the HP ProBook 430 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 430.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ProBook 430 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 430 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.8GHz).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ProBook 430 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. The HP ProBook 430 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP ProBook 430 which has four battery cells.

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Only 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 430 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 430 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 430

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ProBook 430 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 430 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 430 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 430.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A is also worth considering.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(12)
5 November 2013

ProBook 430 HP positions the ProBook 430 between the consumer and business classes. The model offers a few nice business features , like the fingerprint reader, data encoding software and the...

11 November 2013

Seul contre tous. Un ordinateur portable professionnel 13 pouces d'entrée de gamme, équipé du tout dernier processeur ULV, l'Intel Core i5-4200U, conçu par HP. Cet appareil, fin et léger... Read more…

27 November 2013

Ongeëvenaard. Een goedkoop business instapmodel in een 13-inch formaat en met de nieuwste ULV processor, de Intel Core i5-4200U, van HP. Dit slanke model weegt nauwelijks 1.6 kg en tracht erkend... Read more…

19 October 2013

Vanuit technisch oogpunt is dit natuurlijk niet de meest spannende laptop die we de afgelopen jaren bekeken hebben. Aan de andere kant: het is een prettige, niet al te zware (1,38 kilo) 13,3 inch...

6 November 2013

HP ProBook 430ProBook 430 sytuuje si? na styku kategorii laptopów biznesowych i laptopów do u?ytku domowego. Od tych ostatnich ró?ni si? przydatnymi w firmach rozwi?zaniami w postaci czytnika...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 28 June 2014 by Miu Miu
(Verified Purchase)

The product arrived without any problem.
I expected higher speed etc, but too many bugs to delete program that allow a lost of ads.
Also it sometimes becomes slower.
Usign at home... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Wifiuser
(Verified Purchase)

This the 4th laptop I have owned and I like it the most. Its not too heavy
The quality and appearance if first class with a very tasteful black and metallic gunmetal grey finish. The lid is... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp x9u59, hp i36100, hp i37100, hp x9u59u, hp x9u59ut, hp i36100u, hp i37100u, j8u83utaba, hp x9u59uta, hp x9u59utab, hp x9u59utaba
Barcodes 00887758733196, 00887758733219, 00887758733226, 00887758733271, 00888793577509, 08887935775096

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