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HP ProBook 450 G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of HP ProBook 450 G4. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and touchpad. The battery and reliability also get good reviews, whereas the price and screen get critical reviews.

performance, reliability, battery, touchpad, design

screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 450 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA Notebook Review

 

Unworthy screen. HP is one of the first manufacturers to use Kaby Lake in its 400 ProBook lineup in the business sector. Why the 15.6-inch model is not convincing despite its many positive traits can be read in our in-depth report.

good casing ; pleasant casing ; precision touchpad ; decent performance ; diverse interfaces ; long battery life

high temperatures in the stress test ; very unreliable fingerprint scanner ; abysmal TN screen ; no docking port ; no TrackPoint

The ProBook 450 G4 is actually a solid device: The casing is decent and has hardly any weaknesses, the metal wrist rest feels good, and the device offers a very solid selection of interfaces which even include USB Type-C. Although this port is not...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 48
Battery life (max):11 / 12.75 / 14.15 / 14.25 / 14.3 / 14.7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

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

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB 3.0
Docking station DisplayPort:Y
Docking station Ethernet LAN:Y
Docking station HDMI port:Y
Docking station included:N / Y
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:2 / 5
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930M / NVIDIA GeForce 930MX / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5906 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 610 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type: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 (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 12192
Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:1.5
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.75
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:4415U / i3-7100U / I5-6200U / i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88193 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / 96508
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Skype \nDriver HP ePrint \nForm Absolute Persistence \nHP SoftPaq Download Manager \nHP 3D DriveGuard \nHP Recovery Manager \nHP Support Assistant \nHP Sure Connect \nHP Touchpoint Manager \nCyberLink Power2Go \nCyberLink Power Media Player
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Basic

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
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
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:236 / 263 / 280
Height :24.4 / 25.8
Weight:2.04 / 2.63
Width:382 / 416.8