HP ProBook 430 G5
Reviews for the HP ProBook 430 G5
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Positive: Great built quality; good speakers; decent keyboard; nice connectivity; good display; high autonomy. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2017
The HP ProBook 430 G5 delivers stylish design to every business. It features an ultra-slim chassis with a new refined natural silver finish that includes a keyboard deck made of durable premium stamped aluminum. The HP ProBook 430 G5 passed nine tough military MIL-STD 810G tests, including operational testing in extremely hot (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and cold (minus 20 degrees) environments, at high altitudes (15,000 feet), and while being sprayed with dust for 6 hours. The ProBook 430 G5 has a 13.3-inch display, a rather uncommon size in the business sector. In conjunction with the low price, the small measurements add up to a combination that is certain to have potential buyers. The ProBook 430 G5 weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 0.8 inches in thickness, which makes it lighter than the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 that weighs 3.6 to 4.0 pounds, without and with an extended battery respectively. As for the hardware, the configuration’s main features are 512-GB SSD storage, 16 GB of RAM and the Intel Core i5-8250U. The processor is equipped with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, thus the laptop will have the power and responsiveness to help productivity.
Users can also experience amazing gaming performance, seamlessly edit and share videos, and enjoy fantastic 4K Ultra-HD entertainment, all with the lightning-speed data transfers of Thunderbolt 3 technology. The HP ProBook 430 features a Full-HD display which is matte and uses an IPS panel. The installed IPS display is cheap and barely covers 60% of the sRGB color space. The data sheet also specifies a rather low brightness value of 220 cd/m². HP gave the ProBook 430 G5 a pretty light amount of preloaded software. Its JumpStart software helps educate newbies on their purchase, IT pros will use HP Client Security for device management, and HP WorkWise allows a user to control their PC from an Android smartphone. The HP ProBook 430 G5 is furthermore a long-lasting notebook. A user can leave their power cord at home for day trips: The laptop easily made it to 10 hours on a single charge. On the left side of the ProBook, one will find its security lock slot, a USB-2.0 port, a headphone jack and an SD-card reader. The notebook's USB Type-C, USB-3.0, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and power ports sit on the right side. The 0.9-megapixel webcam in the HP ProBook 430 G5 is not bad, it is just not better than every other integrated camera. The laptop features a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello login, and the 4th generation of HP's BIOSphere technology will guard the system's BIOS. A TPM-2.0 chip will protect sensitive data. The user does not get Intel's vPro remote-management technology, but this model is targeted at small businesses, which do not demand vPro, as opposed to enterprise-class companies.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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