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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Based on 3,456 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The ProBook 450 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the ProBook 450 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this type and age.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ProBook 450 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 450 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (£982.61) (12GB).
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The ProBook 450 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year.
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 frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched 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.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 450 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ProBook 450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
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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 HP ProBook 450 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 450.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (£808.42) (2.3GHz).
Average Screen Size
The HP ProBook 450 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3").
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB), or the T450s (£982.61) (512GB) both from Lenovo.
The ProBook 450 has a fairly standard weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
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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