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HP ProBook 430 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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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... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 expert and owner reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 430 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 430.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 430 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2357769_price], or the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 430 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Latitude 15 E5550[pl_2664006_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2373532_price] both from DELL or the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 430 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 430 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 15 E5550[pl_2664006_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2373532_price] both from DELL or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 430.

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Light

The weights of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The ProBook 430 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 430.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Tecra Z40[pl_2287582_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), or the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] (1.5kg and cheaper) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. With a width of only 326 millimeters, the HP ProBook 430 is one of the narrower laptops of this type and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £102.24

In the last 38 days the price of the ProBook 430 has increased by £102.24.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP ProBook 430 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the ProBook 430 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 430 range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430. The total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Tecra Z40[pl_2287582_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T440s[pl_2978670_price] (256GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2504289_price] (256GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 430 range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the ProBook 430 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook E544[plb_2988447_price] (14" and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 430 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 430 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 14 3440[pl_2061157_price], and the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2045815_price] both from DELL which is cheaper; or the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Latitude 13 3440[pl_2551291_price] (1.9GHz), or the Inspiron 14 5000[pl_2854868_price] (1.9GHz) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 430 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP 250[plb_2268981_price], and the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2045815_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the HP Probook 640 G1[plb_2628348_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable type and 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider including the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price], the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price], or the Latitude 15 3540[pl_2651126_price] all from DELL.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of this age and type have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ProBook 430 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ProBook 430 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP ProBook 430 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 430 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the ProBook 430 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ProBook 430

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
4G
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(14)
19 November 2015

In review: HP ProBook 430 G3. Test model provided by Cyberport.deThe new Skylake processor of the HP ProBook 430 G3 provides a decent performance gain.Thereby, the GPU performance has increased...

Matte display, highend case, works quietly, good battery life, maintenance hatch, free M.2 slot, good keyboard
Matter Bildschirm
Wertiges Gehuse
Arbeitet leise
Gute Akkulaufzeiten
Dark, lowcontrast display with narrow viewing angles, only 12month warranty
Dunkler, kontrastarmer, blickwinkelinstabiler Bildschirm
Nur 12 Monate Garantie

Mis à jour vers Broadwell. Malgré un processeur Core i5 relativement puissant, le petit ProBook offre une bonne autonomie. Mais encore une fois, l'écran est à plaindre...

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...

27 October 2014

Ca?kiem niedawno trzynastocalowy ProBook przeszed? naprawd? du?e zmiany. Dlatego nie dziwi, ?e tym razem postanowiono dokona? tylko niewielkich usprawnie?. Dzi?ki temu 430 w wersji G2 ma nieco...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 4 January 2016 by N2hubris
N2hubris would recommend the HP ProBook 430-G2

Good solid machine. I am using for my consulting business and wanted a business level machine. It has a faster chip than my Lenovo, but only 4GB of RAM vs 8 GB on the Lenovo which seems to make a... Read more…

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f6n65, hp w0s47, hp w0s47u, hp f6n65a, hp i56200, hp w0s47ut, hp f6n65av, hp i56200u, hp w0s47uta, hp w0s47utab, hp w0s47utaba
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Lenovo X230 vs HP ProBook 430

Lenovo X230 vs HP ProBook 430
Lenovo X230
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
HP ProBook 430
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 695.00 £497.11
Moderately Better Expert Reviews
450MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Older by Over One Year
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)

Asus UX301LA vs HP ProBook 430

Asus UX301LA vs HP ProBook 430
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
HP ProBook 430
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 799.99 £497.11
Hugely Better Review from Cnews.cz
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Lenovo ThinkPad T440 vs HP ProBook 430

Lenovo ThinkPad T440 vs HP ProBook 430
Lenovo ThinkPad T440
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14"
HP ProBook 430
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 410.78 £497.11
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