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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HP has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 450. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the HP 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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 450 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the ProBook 450 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
7 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the ProBook 450 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1,100MHz.
Only HDD Storage Media
This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The HP ProBook 450 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.
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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
At only 2.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 450 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 450 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.
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 similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.
7 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 450
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ProBook 450.
Average Processor Frequency
The HP ProBook 450 has a fairly standard processor frequency (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 450 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 450.
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Average Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 450 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
The HP ProBook 450 has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The ProBook 450 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 450.
At 2.1 kilograms, the HP ProBook 450 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 450.
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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