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...
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6 Reasons For
HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The ProBook 450 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6GB.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the ProBook 450 has a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The ProBook 450 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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12 Reasons Against
Only 133MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This notebook PC supports 1333 and 1600MHz processor memory clock speeds, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on laptops of this age and spec.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The ProBook 450 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops 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.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 450 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ProBook 450 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 450 is 47Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the ProBook 450 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ProBook 450 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 640GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ProBook 450 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ad and the best is 802.11n.
Very Slow Hard Drive Speed
The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 450 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP ProBook 450 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
6 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450
Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.
If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E5250 (£499.00) (2.3GHz) which also has a higher Rating.
Average Screen Size
The ProBook 450 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450.
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 450.
With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the ProBook 450 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 450 (2.1kg).
Une endurance en hausse. Le ProBook 450 G2 devrait plaire avec une chauffe contenue, une faible nuisance sonore, de bons périphériques d'entrée et une bonne autonomie. L'écran est grandement... Read more…
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)
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…
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