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HP Probook 430 G2

HP Probook 430 G2 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 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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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Probook 430 G2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Probook 430 G2 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Probook 430 G2.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Probook 430 G2 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the HP Probook 430 G2 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Probook 430 G2. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Probook 430 G2 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 360mm. The HP Probook 430 G2 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Probook 430 G2 (only 326 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Probook 430 G2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Probook 430 G2 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Probook 430 G2 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Probook 430 G2 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Probook 430 G2 range from 16GB to 2TB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price] (500GB).

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The HP Probook 430 G2 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 is 6.3GB.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Probook 430 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Probook 430 G2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP Probook 430 G2 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Probook 430 G2 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Probook 430 G2 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Probook 430 G2 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Probook 430 G2 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Probook 430 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Probook 430 G2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (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 have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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
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 3.0 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i55200, hp prowin7, hp i55200u, hp prowin7p, hp prowin7pr, hp prowin7pro
Barcodes 00889894128959

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