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HP Probook 430 G2

HP Probook 430 G2 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.9GHz 4GB Jun 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 Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Probook 430 G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Probook 430 G2 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Probook 430 G2, the Probook 430 G2 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including the HP 250 G4[plb_3099702_price] which is cheaper; or the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Probook 430 G2 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Probook 430 G2 also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price].

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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 age and spec to it.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Light

The Probook 430 G2 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 is 2kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the T450[pl_2899072_price] (1.6kg), the X250[pl_2899793_price] (1.4kg), or the ThinkPad X250[pl_2743534_price] (1.4kg) all from Lenovo.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Probook 430 G2 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 326 millimeters, the Probook 430 G2 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Probook 430 G2 is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 100 megahertz, the HP Probook 430 G2 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 800 megahertz, the Probook 430 G2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £13.97

The Probook 430 G2 has increased in price by £13.97 in the last 45 days.

Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The HP Probook 430 G2 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Probook 430 G2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 13.3" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the EliteBook 840 G2[pl_2941676_price] (14"), or the EliteBook 840 G2[pl_2980549_price] (14") both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the HP Probook 430 G2 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Probook 430 G2 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Probook 430 G2. The internal memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP Probook 430 G2 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This HP laptop has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of a similar type and age to the Probook 430 G2 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Probook 430 G2 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between two and three processor threads.

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Very Small Cache Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Probook 430 G2 has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Probook 430 G2.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Probook 430 G2, the HP Probook 430 G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Probook 430 G2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Probook 430 G2.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Probook 430 G2 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. The Probook 430 G2 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP Probook 430 G2 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 690GB. The HP Probook 430 G2 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Probook 430 G2.

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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 released around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Probook 430 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the Probook 430 G2 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Probook 430 G2 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Probook 430 G2.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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
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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp m9t24, hp m9t24e, hp m9t24es, hp m9t24esa, hp m9t24esab, hp m9t24esabu
Barcodes 00889296790228

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2 core Intel Pentium 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ £308.20
85% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Two More Processor Threads
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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2 core Intel Pentium 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 1,183.19 £308.20
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