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16 Reasons For
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs manufactured by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Probook 450 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the HP Probook 450 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Probook 450.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the Probook 450 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Probook 450. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Probook 450 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price] which is cheaper.
If this HP laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the T410[pl_1629753_price] (2.53GHz), or the G500[pl_1970446_price] (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2045891_price] (2.6GHz).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Probook 450 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display
This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
+11 More reasons for
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Probook 450 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price] both from HP.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2035415_price].
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Probook 450, the Probook 450 has a front camera.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price], and the ProBook 450[pl_2353308_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price] is also worth considering.
Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
The average DVD+R double layer read speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Probook 450 is 6.6x, and the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. The Probook 450 has a quite fast DVD+R double layer read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the HP Probook 450 has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst laptops of this age. The slowest DVD-R double layer read speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Probook 450 is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Probook 450 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Fairly Fast CD Rewrite Speed
The CD rewrite speeds of laptops of a similar age and type to the Probook 450 range from 4x to 16x. With a CD rewrite speed of 10 CD-speeds, the Probook 450 has a quite fast CD rewrite speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Probook 450.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.
6 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and type.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Probook 450 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Probook 450 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].
+3 More reasons against
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of this age and spec.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
6 Other reasons to consider the HP Probook 450
Released Over Three Years Ago
HP released the Probook 450 over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Probook 450 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus X55A[plb_1533740_price].
Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Probook 450 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
+4 Other reasons
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Probook 450 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the G500[pl_1590594_price] (1TB), or the S510p[pl_1609701_price] (1TB) both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa[plb_2171333_price] (750GB).
At 2.3 kilograms, the HP Probook 450 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Probook 450.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X55A[plb_1533740_price] (2.5kg and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP Probook 450 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Probook 450.
Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price].
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] (6GB and cheaper).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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)
1182jennifere1948 would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)
This has been much easier to transion to than a 8.1 which I was sold initially. Hind sight tells me the sales person just wanted to sell me almost the most expensive and the newest version the 8,1... Read more…
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
I love the pro book series. Solid construction, made to last, great performance and tend to last many years
It has driverhardware problems
The more recent Bios update and the latest drivers from HP plus the latest drivers from Intel for Bluetooth and Wifi. Then disable power management on the Bluetooth and Wifi will make Windows 8.1 run
Let's just say I gave up on Windows 7
There are no cons
Only downside is the screen has a reflective finish so if you are on in a well lit room you can sometimes see yourself. Not the biggest concern but more of a warning to those that don't like this
MAGNUM500 would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)
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