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HP ProBook 4430s Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of HP ProBook 4430s Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The price and reliability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 4430s Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: barbara451, (tigerdirect.com)

do not buy this you cannot add a printer

 

check the hp website for printers

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: barbara451 (circuitcity.com)

do not buy this you cannot add a printer

 

check the hp website for printers

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: TONY (circuitcity.com)

This Deal is the best

 

Compre esta CPU es lo mejor muy buena la recommend to every body

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Good Value

 

Great i5 notebook for the price. As usual these guys out did themselves again.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Nov 14 (circuitcity.com)

Good Value

 

Great i5 notebook for the price. As usual these guys out did themselves again.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: TONY (tigerdirect.com)

This Deal is the best

 

Compre esta CPU es lo mejor muy buena la recommend to every body

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: static (circuitcity.com)

Not just for business professionals

 

I am a graduate student and needed a laptop that was more sturdy and less likely to overheat than most. The aluminum housing is nice and helps with heat. The specs on the computer are amazingly fast for what I need in school, and the RAM has an open...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: static, (tigerdirect.com)

Not just for business professionals

 

I am a graduate student and needed a laptop that was more sturdy and less likely to overheat than most. The aluminum housing is nice and helps with heat. The specs on the computer are amazingly fast for what I need in school, and the RAM has an open...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Shnyda (circuitcity.com)

Nice Basic Notebook

 

Perfect Work laptop. You get exactly what they say. I nice tough little laptop with all of the important things but not much else. Plenty of processor and battery.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Shnyda, (tigerdirect.com)

Nice Basic Notebook

 

Perfect Work laptop. You get exactly what they say. I nice tough little laptop with all of the important things but not much else. Plenty of processor and battery.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Grey, Metallic
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2330M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2330M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53450 / 53452
Processor code:SR04J / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25
Depth (imperial):9.26
Height:1.11
Height (imperial):1.11
Weight:4.5 / 4.89
Width:13.3
Width (imperial):13