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HP ProBook 450 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of HP ProBook 450 G1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the touchpad and size. Opinions about the keyboard and screen are different.

performance, usability, design, price, durability

size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 450 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ProBook 450 G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP ProBook 450 G1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability and durability. The battery and price also get good feedback.

performance, price, battery, durability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook 450 15.6-inch (Intel Core i5 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional)HP ProBook 450 15.6-inch (Intel Core i5 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP ProBook 450 G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP ProBook 450 G1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the screen.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (tigerdirect.com)

Very good deal

 

Delivery time was extremely quick although I did not expedite the process.Worked as expected right ought of the box.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Adam F. (newegg.com)

Good value laptop

 

My mom got this for my younger brother for college. He hasn't complained, so I think he likes it

I would've preferred to have an ssd, but no big deal

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

HP 450 G1 (F2P37UT#ABA)

 

Satisfied with my purchase. Will upgrade RAM from 4GB to 8GB in the near future.

Sleek design. Win7 preinstalled with recovery disc. 4GB RAM is adequate for most use cases. Onboard graphics suitable for some games at lower settings. Built-in webcam and microphone work well. No issues with monitor

Off-center touchpad takes some getting used to. Mute button in upper right behaves strangely at times when using headphones, requiring a mute/unmute from the volume control menu before it will cooperate again. Driver problem

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike B (newegg.com)

Overall Good

 

If you are looking for the product key to upgrade your laptop to an ssd, the product key is where you place the battery.

Came in 2 days. A reliable laptop for a first time laptop user and buyer. Quick and very nice looking. Screen is very nice, key board is spaced a little but not where it will frustrate you. Long battery life. comes with an OS disk and recovery disk

none as i can see

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Steve (newegg.com)

Excellent value

 

No regrets at all. This is my second HP ProBook laptop,and I am very pleased with this line.

Purchased for my college-bound son. Very pleased with the functionality, quality, and performance of this laptop. Very little/no bloatware to uninstall. Excellent battery life

Really, no major cons that I can think of

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

HP 450 G1 (F2P37UT#ABA)

 

After a couple of days of configuring, I noticed the screen turn permanently white when powered on. I tested the VGA out and it displayed normally to external monitor. Called HP and they were GREAT. They confirmed either the LCD or the cabling from LCD...

Very fast processor and graphics for office use ; Attractive and built tough ; Win7Pro with Win8 Pro license for future upgrade

First one had a display failure within a couple of days. Newegg replaced it and the replacement has been fine for about a month now ; No Win7 license sticker, so if a Win7 reinstall was ever needed, it would be problematic

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: MC (newegg.com)

HP ProBook 450 G1

 

Not a bad price for a working laptop.

Fast, not the usual bloatware HP is known for, good combination of options, well designed ; Hard to beat Windows 7, (8 is just SO ugly)

Video's not striking but then didn't expect it to be

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

HP Probook 450 G1

 

Great laptop for the price and it came with Win 7, and not Win 8, thankfully

Not *really* a CON, but a case would have been a nice added feature

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent Low Budget Laptop

 

It's a very quick and simple pc. I had no trouble setting it up and cleaning out the minimal junk ware that came installed. I installed an antivirus program and Microsoft Office 2013 without any issue. It has a brilliant start up and shut down time. I...

The keyboard is a bit spaced out but after a day or two you will adjust to it and it types very fluidly

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: JPBB (newegg.com)

DDR3l

 

should have looked into this further since the ram will not work in this system. you get a 2e3 error of not compatible. Hope this helps someone avoid the same mistake!

Laptop itself is solid. Will do what the user wants

DDR3l no where in the description did i see DDR3L. So I bought regular old DDR3 and this will not work

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Sound+ / DTS+
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):9 / 9.15 / 9.25 / 9.3 / 9.5
Battery performance:47
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Micro Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Charcoal / Black, Charcoal, Silver / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional / Enterprise, Small Business
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Product type:Notebook
Water cooling system:N

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply:300

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 8570M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.7 / 1700
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8240 / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921 / 0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 120079
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DTS Sound+ / DTS+
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Other features

Thunderbolt technology:N

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HP Client Security\nHP Trust Circles Standard\nHP Wireless HotSpot (Win 8.1)\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nCyberLink PowerDVD\nCyberLink Power2Go
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:3 / 3.15
Package height:13 / 13.6
Package width:18.9 / 19
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power supply:300

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Chipset: / Intel H87 / Intel HM87
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel H87 / Intel HM87
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor: / 2950M / 3550M / E1-2500 / i3-4000M / i3-4005U / i3-6100U / i5-4200M / i5-4200U / i7-4702MQ
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD E / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:2950M / 3550M / E1-2500 / i3-4000M / i3-4005U / i3-6100U / i5-4200M / i5-4200U / i7-4702MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1168 / FCBGA1356 / PGA946
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75104 / 75105 / 75119 / 75459 / 76348 / 77403 / 77404 / 88180
Processor code:SR15J / SR170 / SR1HA / SR1HC / SR1HF / SR2EU
Processor package size:37.5 / 40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:HP Wireless Hotspot\nHP Mobile Connect\nHP ePrint, SMS Roaming Alert\nCompatible con HP Hotkey\nHP Recovery Manager\nOffice / HP Wireless Hotspot\nHP Mobile Connect\nHP ePrint\nHP Hotkey support\nHP Recovery Manager\nBuy Office / HP Wireless Hotspot\nHP Mobile Connect\nHP ePrint\nHP Recovery Manager
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 10 / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:2
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 15.8
Height:0.89 / 0.898 / 0.953 / 1 / 14.1
Height (front):0.898 / 0.906 / 1
Height (rear):0.953 / 0.976 / 1 / 1.02
Weight:15.7 / 4 / 4.98 / 5.22 / 5.29
Width:14.8 / 15 / 7.17