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HP ProBook 450 G2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of HP ProBook 450 G2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The usability and screen also get good feedback, but many are negative about the touchpad. Opinions about the battery and portability are mixed.

performance, screen, usability, design, keyboard

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ProBook 450 G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP ProBook 450 G2 review

 

The HP ProBook 450 G2 Windows 7 laptop does all the basics for a reasonable price, but it needs a higher resolution screen

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

 

With stamina. The ProBook 450 G2 attracts buyers with its low heating, low system noise, good input devices, and long battery runtimes. The display is a major weakness. In addition, HP charges a steep price for the computer.

matte screen, fast Solid State Disk, free M.2 slot, very good battery life, works quietly, gets hardly warmer, two Windows operating systems

dark, low-contrast screen, just 12-months warranty, steep price

The ProBook 450 G2 has many properties expected from a business device. For example, it comes with a processor, which delivers sufficient processing performance for most application scenarios. The notebook always works quietly and hardly gets warm. The...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Nice size keyboard.

The weight.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Good all round laptop, which my Son is really happy with.

Larger SSD drive would have been preferred.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Easy to setup, upgraded to Windows 10 without a problem, works well, no support issues from Users

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Very impressed with the start up and speed of this laptop. It feels good quality but is still light compared to other models.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Excellent, cant fault it.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Nice laptop for the money. Already loaded with Windows 10

Nothing as yet

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Very quiet, very quick, nice keyboard

The mouse buttons feel a bit flimsy

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 450 G2

 

Brand and reliability

mouse pad operation not smooth but livable. Windows 10 !

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 41 / 44 / 45
Battery life (max):11 / 5 / 5.5 / 9 / 9.25 / 9.3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Brand-specific features

HP front camera:HP Webcam
HP segment:Business

Camera

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

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB 3.0
Docking station Ethernet LAN: Yes
Docking station HDMI port: Yes
Docking station headphone out: Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Docking station microphone in: Yes
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port: Yes

Graphics

CUDA: No
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M255 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 2 / 3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3200 x 2000 / 3280 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 1.7 / 2.005
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device: / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
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 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM / 3x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ad / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:720 x 400, 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11ac / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 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 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15 - 12192 / -15.2 - 12192 / 0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:200 / 240
Non-operating vibration:1.5 / 3.5
Operating altitude:-15 - 3048 / -15.2 - 3048 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:125 / 40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.75 / 1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / DVD, CD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW

Other features

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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N / No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
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 voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset: / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,1x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:2957U / 3205U / 3558U / 3805U / 3825U / I3-4005U / I3-4030U / I3-5010U / I5-4210U / I5-5200U / I7-4510U / I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D0 / E0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Unite supported: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / 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 vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® Unite™: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology:No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 78942 / 78945 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 84697 / 84809 / 84813 / 85212 / 85214 / 86348 / I3-4030U / I5-4210U / I7-4510U
Processor code:SR1DV / SR1E8 / SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR210 / SR215 / SR23W / SR23Y / SR23Z / SR24B
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt 3.0 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
UART:No / Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Ubuntu / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:FRE
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:8
Hybrid-HDD cache type:Flash
Hybrid-HDD capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Total SSDs capacity:128
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1120 / 128 / 1500 / 256 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26 / 26.2 / 26.3 / 262.8 / 263 / 263.2
Height :2.3 / 23 / 23.4
Height (front):2 / 2.34 / 2.5 / 2.55
Height (rear):2.55 / 2.71 / 3
Weight:2 / 2.06 / 2.1 / 2.11
Width:37.5 / 37.8 / 375 / 38