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HP ProBook 4430s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP ProBook 4430s. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and price are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and size. There are some mixed views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 4430s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

HP ProBook 4430s-XU013UT Laptop Review

 

Balancing for business. HP's latest laptop in the ProBook S-series aims to balance form, function and specifications for professional users on a budget. Does it combine these demands into a solid business laptop?

Affordable price, HP's ProtectTools security suite, Good preinstalled software, Good software support, solid build quality

Midrange performance, Power cord sticks out, Tight fit for USB devices, Average benchmark performance

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP ProBook 4430s

 

The HP ProBook 4430s business laptop offers the parts and package to get work done without blowing your company's budget.

Intel Core i3 processor gets the job done. All metal construction is lightweight, durable, and suitably stylish. HP provides full-fledged business security.

Average display. On the go business begs for WiMAX support.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

HP ProBook 4430s: A Business Laptop With a Dash of Class

 

The HP 4430s is endowed with above-average looks, but in other respects it is the epitome of a basic, all-purpose business laptop. It's good at nearly everything, though not so good that you're likely to think "This is it!" It offers biometric...

Good screen and input ergonomics ; Attractive and affordable

No USB 3.0 ; Modest performance and battery life

A nice looking, but still journeyman business laptop that lacks USB 3.0.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: HP ProBook 4430s notebook

 

HP's ProBook 4430s is the latest in the company's line of affordable, well-equipped, not-terribly-exciting small business notebooks. It was designed to handle non-enterprise business tasks while having some media capabilities. Most business laptops see...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

HP ProBook 4430s

 

The HP ProBook 4430s is an affordable and stylish all-purpose laptop that suits the needs of a home or small business user. It has decent performance, although not the best, but the 14-inch display has really great quality. We were disappointed at HP's...

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP ProBook 4430s review

 

The HP 4430s is endowed with above-average looks, but in other respects it is the epitome of a basic, all-purpose business laptop. It's good at nearly everything, though not so good that you're likely to think "This is it!" It offers biometric...

The 4430s is a solid, affordable business laptop that looks good in the meeting room and will get the job done. The absence of a high-speed local bus, however, is a definite drawback.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

If you need a daily use professional laptop that lets you do a fair bit of gaming and movie watching too while delivering a solid performance, then you have found the perfect one. The Probook 4430S (BOL63PA) is a machine that gives you all that you...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: swapansutradhar58 (mouthshut.com)

HP Probook 4430s

 

It's always hard to be a business laptop. Unlike their counterparts on either end of the cost-value spectrum, business laptops usually have to navigate an uneasy balance between cost and features. After all, users might expect lower specs from a...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: vickiejazz (mouthshut.com)

HP Probook 4430s

 

I am using this pc one year.very good laptopThis 4430s(Core i3-2310M, 4GB) performs as expected, considering the suite of hardware and software it has. The i3 is just now becoming available after Intel had some time to market the more expensive i7 and...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: rahul_ashu (mouthshut.com)

HP Probook 4430s

 

I owe hp probook 4430s but am very much disappointed with the product. Its been just 9 months and the laptop is worse. It has a heavy problem of heating. When I dont connect battery and use it, it runs as normal but excess use with battery attached...

Jan, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / 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

Certification:EPEAT Gold
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Metallic
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

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
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

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 / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / 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 / 1150 / 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 / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
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 / Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:4.5
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
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
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
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):21 / 22 / 23 / 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
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / 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 / 85 / 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):N / 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 / Yes
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: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 53434 / 53438 / 53452
Processor code:SR04J / SR04S / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux SUSE / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25
Depth (imperial):9.26
Height:1.11
Height (imperial):1.11
Weight:4.5 / 4.72
Width:13.3
Width (imperial):13