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HP ProBook 430 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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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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21 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 430 is 11GB. The ProBook 430 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 430.

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Price Drop of £125.58

In the last 39 days the price of the ProBook 430 has dropped by £125.58.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 430 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 430 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 430 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Inspiron 17 5758 (£459.00), or the Latitude 12 5000 both from DELL or the Lenovo T450.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 430 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T450.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£459.00), or the Lenovo T450 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The ProBook 430 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 430.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 430 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 430 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 430 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the HP ProBook 430 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 430.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.75 gravity, the ProBook 430 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 430 is 0.67G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G.

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Light

The lightest similar spec notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the ProBook 430 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the ProBook 430 is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 430 (£501.36) which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (£1,155.06) (1.5kg), or the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (£614.83) (1.5kg).

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Very Narrow Power Adapter Width

The ProBook 430 has one of the narrower power adapter widths (only 95 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The narrowest power adapter width of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 430 is 66mm and the widest is 490mm.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 is 2h and the longest is 23h. At only 2.5 hours, the ProBook 430 has a quite short battery recharge time 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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Quite Short Power Adapter Height

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 the power adapter heights range from 22mm to 67mm. At only 26.5 millimeters, the ProBook 430 has a quite short power adapter height compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops that came out more than a year ago the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The HP ProBook 430 is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago (only 326 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Shallow Power Adapter Depth

The shallowest power adapter depth of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 430 is 40mm, the deepest is 300mm, and the average power adapter depth is 62mm. With a power adapter depth of only 40 millimeters, the ProBook 430 has one of the shallower power adapter depths amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the HP ProBook 430 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 430. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of this type and age is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The HP ProBook 430 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 430.

There are a number of alternative 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 430 (£501.36), the LG 13Z940, or the DELL XPS 13.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440 (£665.28) (14" and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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 compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Inspiron 17 5758 (£439.00), and the Inspiron 15 5000 (£450.00) both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the LG 13Z940 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (£510.28) (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 430 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The internal memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 430 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the 14 (£870.75), and the ProBook 430 (£501.36) both from HP is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB), or the ProBook 450 (8GB) both from HP or the Lenovo X250 (£599.90) (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ProBook 430 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 430 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the HP ProBook 450.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The HP ProBook 430 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 430. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 430 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G. With an operating shock of only 40 gravity, the ProBook 430 has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 430 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 430 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of 1.5 gravity, the ProBook 430 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations amongst notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 430 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 200 gravity, the ProBook 430 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 430 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 430

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the ProBook 430 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 430 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 430.

There are a number of alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ProBook 430 (£501.36), or the ProBook 450 (£554.10) both from HP.

If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Latitude 14 E5450 (£502.80) (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the Latitude 14 E5450 (£606.00) (2.3GHz and cheaper) both from DELL or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (£634.80) (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 430 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 430.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the ProBook 450 (750GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 450 (£624.36) (750GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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)
Intel 64
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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
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Wertiges Gehuse
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Dark, lowcontrast display with narrow viewing angles, only 12month warranty
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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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers p4n86e, hp gen4, p4n86et, hp g6w32, hp gen4g, hp k0f95, p4n86eta, hp y7z43, hp k9j69, hp w4n70, hp k9j69e, hp w4n70e, hp i57200, hp i55200, hp ram500, hp g6w32e, hp gen4gb, hp k0f95p, p4n86etab, hp y7z43e, hp i56200, hp ram500g, hp g6w32ea, hp p247736, hp k0f95pt, p4n86etabu, hp p243645, hp y7z43et, hp i56200u
Barcodes 00190780006870, 00889296196853, 00889296259107, 00889296265047, 00889296266938, 00889296300670, 00889296300724, 00889296300731, 00889296450061, 00889296529101

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 327.00 £642.59
£316 Cheaper
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DELL Inspiron 17 5749 vs HP ProBook 430

DELL Inspiron 17 5749 vs HP ProBook 430
DELL Inspiron 17 5749
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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