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HP ProBook 450 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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The sleek HP ProBook 450 G2 with optional 10-point touchscreen and the latest generation technologies delivers powerful performance in the office or on the go. Proven reliability and comprehensive... More
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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 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 have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable 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 spec and age to the ProBook 450.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price], or the Probook 450[pl_1558662_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2035415_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 450 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X220[plb_1520710_price].

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the ProBook 450[pl_2350787_price], or the Probook 450[pl_1558662_price] both from HP.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The HP ProBook 450 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 450. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|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.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 450, the maximum internal memory of the ProBook 450 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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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 this type and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the ProBook 450 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ProBook 450 of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP ProBook 450 is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450 is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 450 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that are a similar age to 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.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059085_price] (SSD), or the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2949828_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Asus UX31E[plb_2640626_price] (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_2617097_price] (1.8GHz and 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 the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 450.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ProBook 450 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The HP ProBook 450 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 450.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 450 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 450.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ProBook 450 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 450 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 450.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1TB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the ProBook 450 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 450.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Asus R512CA[plb_2213523_price] (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.5 hours, the ProBook 450 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 250[plb_2512329_price] (6.5h and cheaper); or the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (9.3h and higher rated).

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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
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)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
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)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(25)
9 December 2015

In review: HP Probook 450 G3. Test model provided by Cyberport.deThe new Skylake SoC results in a higher CPU and GPU performance compared with the predecessor. It can even be called conditionally...

12 November 2014

The HP ProBook 450 G2 Windows 7 laptop does all the basics for a reasonable price, but it needs a higher resolution screen...

22 December 2015

Tout-terrain de bureau. Le ProBook 450 G3 a de quoi plaire : faibles émissions de chaleur, bons périphérique d'entrée, autonomie convenable, et peu bruyant. Mais son écran mat Full HD le... Read more…

Matte
Full HD screen, empty M.2 slot, decent battery life, quiet operating noise, low temperature development, two maintenance hatches
Cran mat Full HD, emplacement M.2 vide, bonne autonomie, faibles nuisances sonores, faibles missions de chaleur, deux caches de maintenance, matte
Full HD screen, empty M.2 slot, decent battery life, quiet operating noise, low temperature development
Pantalla mate Full HD, ranura M.2 libre, decente duracin de batera, quedo ruido de sistema, bajo desarrollo de temperatura, dos escotillas de mantenimiento
Dark screen
12month warranty only
Cran trop sombre
12 mois de garantie seulement
Pantalla oscura, slo 12 meses de garanta
25 March 2015

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9 March 2015

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User Reviews

(21)
Reviewed 23 January 2015 by Charlene
Charlene would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)

This laptop has all the bells and whistles, the speed is great. The HD webcam has amazing clarity. RECOMMENDED...

Reviewed 14 February 2015 by 1182jennifere1948
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
Fast
Powerful
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
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by MAGNUM500
MAGNUM500 would recommend the HP ProBook 450 G2 (Verified Purchase)

I NEEDED A LAPTOP WITH AN OLDER VERSION OF WINDOWS(7), AND A CERTAIN PROCESSOR SPEED, AND A COUPLE OTHER SPECS THAT HAD MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. THIS WAS NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY STORES. BEST BUY... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2013 by Michael F.

The caddy issue mentioned by others isn't a big issue. This problem is there with all servers with hotswap drives. Just buy a drive and caddy as seperate pieces on your favorite auction site or... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2011 by Eric L.

*You have to be careful about moving the racks while loaded so as not to get burned. I would have mentioned it as a con, but it's not to me. I'm old-school, though-as-nails type and these *minor*... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l3z45u, i34005, i34005u, l3z45ut, hp win7, hp j8u86, hp j4s48, hp f2p37, hp p4p38, hp win7p, hp l8b36, hp y8a06, hp w4p23, hp l8b36e, hp y8a06e, hp w4p23e, hp i35010, hp i37100, hp i36100, hp j8u86u, hp j4s48e, hp i34000, hp f2p37u, hp i34005, hp p4p38e, hp p232033, hp i37100u, hp i36100u, hp p221534
Barcodes 00190780006894, 00888793426913, 00888793577516, 00888793577523, 00888793577530, 00888793976128, 00889296313670, 00889894927927, 08887935775164, 08887935775232, 08887935775300, 08892963136702

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