HP ProBook 430 G4-Y8B44EA
Reviews for the HP ProBook 430 G4-Y8B44EA
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Positive: Nice design; good built quality; decent display. Negative: Few ports
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
The HP ProBook is a device catered for the needs of professionals. It is easy to second guess its capacities from its slim and sleek profile. It is nevertheless packed with powerful tools and security features essential to those who mean business. From its appearance, it is apparent that the Probook 430 is built to last. With its new asteroid silver design, the Probook 430 not only scores in substance but also in style. It is a laptop capable of withstanding MIL-STD 810G testing and is built with an aluminium reinforced keyboard deck. Its dimensions measure at 33 x 23.35 x 1.98 cm (non-touch version) and 33.02 x 23.38 x 2.13 cm (touch version). Its weight starts at 1.49 kg. One of the significant upgrades to the 3rd generation Probook is the new Kabylake processors. True to HP’s principle of customization, professionals are free opt for various 7th Gen Intel Core processors and multiple HDD and SSD drives options to suit their needs.
With the Intel HD Graphics 520 system, visuals are crisp and vibrant. Its 13.3" diagonal (1920 x 1080) screen is capable of displaying incredible, visuals. Decked with a full-size island-style backlit keyboard, usability will not be affected even under low-lighting conditions. Its touchpad is sensitive and responsive with multi-touch gestures enabled. Plenty of connectivity is offered on the Probook 430 with USB 2.0 (power port), USB 3.0 port, and USB Type-C port. There is an expansion slot which is able to support an SD card. Wireless connectivity options consist of Wifi and Bluetooth combo. Webcam experience is supported by a front-facing HP TrueVision Full HD WVA Webcam with dual digital microphones. For maximum security, a fast touch fingerprint scanner is integrated on board. HP assures the Probook 430’s energy efficiency as it is ENERGY STAR certified. Clearly built for the industrious in mind, it comes with a HP 3-cell, 48 Wh Long Life Li-ion battery and it is capable of up to 16 hours of battery life, thereby assuring power users of longer productivity. It comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home or Pro, depending on the user’s choice. The Probook 430 may be designed to be work-centric, it is not slacking for gaming purposes. Although its price range stays within the lower end among business notebooks, it is still an attractive offering for a rather powerful laptop.
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Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
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