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HP ProBook 450
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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 Jan 2015
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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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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs produced by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ProBook 450 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 450 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The display diagonals of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 450 range from 10" to 18".

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the HP ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450, the ProBook 450 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on similar spec portable 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 450 is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The ProBook 450 is a two number of SATA III connectors portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 950 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 450. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 450 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 450 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the HP ProBook 450 which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and 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.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 450 is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 450 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 450 range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500 (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP ProBook 450 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 450 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 450 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst laptops of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP ProBook 450 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 450. The hard drive speeds of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 450 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

The ProBook 450 has a pretty standard weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 5.5 hours, the HP ProBook 450 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 450.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50 (6h) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(26)
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers l3z45u, l3z45ut, hp j8u86, hp f2p37, hp p4p38, hp y8a06, hp w4p23, hp y8a06e, hp w4p23e, hp i37100, hp i36100, hp j8u86u, hp i34000, hp f2p37u, hp i34005, hp p4p38e, hp p232033, hp i37100u, hp i36100u, j8u86utaba, hp j8u86ut, hp i34000m, hp f2p37ut, hp p247738, hp i34005u, hp p4p38et, hp w4p23ea, l8e08utaba, hp y8a06et
Barcodes 00190780006894, 00888793426913, 00888793577516, 00888793577523, 00888793577530, 00888793976128, 00889296313670, 00889894927927, 08887935775164, 08887935775232, 08887935775300, 08892963136702

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