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HP ProBook 470 G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of HP ProBook 470 G3. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad, and comments about the reliability and usability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 470 G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

HP ProBook 470 G3 (Core i7-6500U, Radeon R7 M340) Notebook Review

 

Compelling. The ProBook 470 recommends itself as a desktop replacement for the PC at home. Low operating noise, low temperature development, decent upgrade options and good input devices make that possible. The ProBook's Full HD screen also stands out...

matte, Full HD screen, mostly low operating noise, conditionally gaming suitable, maintenance-friendly, decent input devices, one empty M.2 slot

12-month warranty only

The ProBook should come into question as a replacement for the desktop PC at home for many users. The new Skylake processor has more than enough computing power for most application scenarios. In conjunction with the new Radeon graphics core, the...

Consumer review by: Hamburger77 (hp.com)

Great Laptop

 

This is a top of the line laptop. I have nothing to say except that it is excellent.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: glamgirl (hp.com)

ONLY PURCHASE IF YOUR LEFT HANDED - DISAPPOINTED!

 

Keyboard is off to the left. I don't understand why HP would do this. It's not easy to use because I keep right clicking!

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Zeke65 (hp.com)

Well designed product, screen & keyboard a plus

 

Large hi-res screen and HP keyboard layout a plus, the product is very responsive. Thin profile and light weight make it easy to carry.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Rusty9999 (hp.com)

junk

 

No CD/DVD player and no WiFi. Piece of junk...and only $1500.00

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: ZuluFord (hp.com)

Windows 7 downgrade is not true Windows 7.

 

The downgrade has the look and feel of 7, but it's not 7. It's cheapened. Built in applications crash constantly. Drivers for external USB devices have to be reinstalled every time one is plugged in again. Driver installation for one USB ports always...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Cardhu56Again (hp.com)

A nice productivity laptop

 

A clear and bright 17" screen, nice speakers, ample storage with a 1 TB drive, the backlit keyboard, and fast boots and response times with the SSD make this laptop an excellent choice for a personal or business productivity system. Windows 7 came...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Jordyn (hp.com)

HORRIBLE!!

 

I ordered this for work use directly from HP. com. I recieved it via FedEx. Not even two days later, the dispaly goes black. I can plug it into an external monitor to see what i was doing. I called tech support, they told me they couldn't do anything....

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Adam1 (hp.com)

This laptop is awesome

 

This laptop is awesome. It has a fingerprint reader. The screen is super crisp, when I first started it I was amazed of how crisp and cleared everything looked compared to my old laptop. This laptop is amazing, I would definitely recommend buying one. :D

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: JoeCOOLLaptop (hp.com)

Great size screen, cd/dvd drive, backlit keyboard

 

Still getting to know and use all features. Great size screen, cd/dvd drive, Love backlight keyboard since I've used a HP Elitebook 850 for work, hard drive is more than I need but just what I wanted all for under a grand.

May, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD
Built-in audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:44 / 55
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 55
Battery life (max):5.5 / 8.5
Battery performance:2850
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional / Home office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:18.5 / 19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M255 / AMD Radeon R7 M340 / AMD Radeon R7 M360 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
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:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 480000 / 0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:200 / 240
Non-operating vibration:1.5 / 3.5
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000 / 0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.75 / 1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
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: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:18.5 / 19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-6100U / i5-6200U / i7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
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
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version: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:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2, Serial ATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2, SATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 756

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 11.5 / 9.61
Height (front):0.783 / 0.984
Height (rear):0.823 / 1.02
Power adapter depth:1.85
Power adapter height:1.1
Power adapter weight:10.6
Power adapter width:4.17
Weight:5.75
Width:13.3 / 13.4 / 16.4