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HP ProBook 445 G7 laptop review: Moving forward with Renoir

Many options. HP not only gives buyers of the ProBook 445 G7 a choice of three Renoir-generation Ryzen CPUs, but it also offers many options in terms of memory, display and connectivity. In our review we take a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U variant and examine what the 14-inch notebook has to offer.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marvin Glöckner),
HP ProBook 445 G7

After our review of the 15-inch HP ProBook 455 G7 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, today we'll turn our attention to the smaller 14-inch ProBook 445 G7 with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U. In our test configuration, it is equipped with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD and is not exclusively aimed at business users. Because HP offers buyers several configuration options, we also mention possible alternatives to our model variant in the affected sections.

Furthermore, the HP ProBook 445 G7 must face comparison with the competing devices listed below. However, you can also add other models from our database under each section to compare.

HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6 x 2.3 - 4 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Memory
16384 MB 
, Single-Channel, 1x 16 GB module, 1 slot empty
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, BOE0868, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, 512 GB 
, 480 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm jack connection, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 324 x 238 ( = 0.71 x 12.76 x 9.37 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W, Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 283 g ( = 9.98 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
800 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
07/2020
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
R5 4500U, Vega 6
1.6 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
86 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
R5 4500U, Vega 6
1.4 kg16.9 mm14"1920x1080
85 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5
1.2 kg16.55 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
07/2020
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080
78 %
01/2020
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX250
1.6 kg18 mm14"1920x1080

Case - Sturdy HP laptop with webcam cover

HP manufactures the case of the ProBook 445 G7 from aluminum. Thus, the 14-inch laptop is very robust and the display doesn't bend when the lid is opened. The maximum opening angle is 180° and all gaps are evenly and cleanly processed. In order to create enough space for the infrared cameras and the webcam shutter, HP also uses slightly wider frames above and below the display.

With a weight of about 1.6 kg, the ProBook 445 G7 belongs to the somewhat heavier devices in its class. Because the frame above and below the screen is also wider, the notebook is overall a bit deeper than the comparable devices we chose.

Size comparison

327 mm / 12.9 inch 226 mm / 8.9 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 238 mm / 9.37 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 214 mm / 8.43 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs321.57 mm / 12.7 inch 211.59 mm / 8.33 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs

Connectivity - Laptop also rechargeable via USB Type-C

The HP ProBook 445 G7 offers users a solid choice of ports. These include a GigabitLAN port and a USB Type-C port, which can also be used to charge the laptop.

Left side: Kensington lock, USB 2.0 Type-A with PowerDelivery, SD card reader
Left side: Kensington lock, USB 2.0 Type-A with PowerDelivery, SD card reader
Right side: headset connector, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI, GigabitLAN, 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, power connector
Right side: headset connector, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, HDMI, GigabitLAN, 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, power connector

SD card reader

In our test with the reference memory card Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II, the HP laptop achieved 72 MB/s when copying and 85.9 MB/s when reading data. Thus, it delivers good rates and can compete with the result of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼100% +8%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
72 MB/s ∼92%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=312)
62.8 MB/s ∼81% -13%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32 MB/s ∼41% -56%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
23.5 MB/s ∼30% -67%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.5 MB/s ∼100% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.9 MB/s ∼99%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=285)
78.6 MB/s ∼91% -8%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33 MB/s ∼38% -62%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25.3 MB/s ∼29% -71%

Communication

The ProBook 445 G7 can establish wireless connections via Bluetooth 5.0 and WLAN. HP built a Wi-Fi 6 adapter (802.11ax) from Intel into our test configuration, but a Wi-Fi 5 module from Intel and a Wi-Fi 6 card from Realtek are also available.

With our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX 12, the HP laptop achieves an average of 817 Mb/s in data reception and 557 Mb/s in data transfer. Thus, it is fast in wireless networks but doesn't perform quite as well as the other devices in our test field. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1620, n=46)
1092 MBit/s ∼100% +34%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1070 MBit/s ∼98% +31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
898 (min: 695, max: 935) MBit/s ∼82% +10%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
875 (min: 787, max: 909) MBit/s ∼80% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
873 (min: 819, max: 899) MBit/s ∼80% +7%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
817 (min: 738, max: 851) MBit/s ∼75%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=269)
553 MBit/s ∼51% -32%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (553 - 1645, n=45)
1028 MBit/s ∼100% +85%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
928 MBit/s ∼90% +67%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
621 (min: 554, max: 657) MBit/s ∼60% +11%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
619 (min: 590, max: 645) MBit/s ∼60% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
615 (min: 580, max: 641) MBit/s ∼60% +10%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
557 (min: 527, max: 581) MBit/s ∼54%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1666, n=268)
509 MBit/s ∼50% -9%
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HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø816 (738-851)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø872 (819-899)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø897 (695-935)
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø875 (787-909)
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø557 (527-581)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø619 (590-645)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø615 (580-641)
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø621 (554-657)

Webcam

The ProBook 445 G7's webcam enables video chats with a resolution of 0.9 MP. In daylight-lit rooms, pictures are already blurred and colors look pale. Our ColorChecker passport image also shows that the latter are recorded much brighter than they should be. Under controlled light conditions, the HP laptop's camera can also only capture our test chart with a slight blurring.

ColorChecker
21.8 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
16 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
21 ∆E
18 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
25 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA: 18.47 ∆E min: 3.76 - max: 26.64 ∆E

Security

The HP ProBook 445 G7 is equipped with a fingerprint sensor that quickly and reliably recognizes stored prints. Two infrared cameras are also installed above the display, with which face recognition via Windows Hello can be used. This also worked well in our test. However, the infrared camera is not available in models of the ProBook 445 G7 that use the display option with high color-space coverage and brightness.

Accessories

In the HP ProBook 445 G7's package only the laptop itself and a suitable 45-watt adapter are included. However, HP offers numerous general notebook accessories on its own website.

Maintenance

To open the ProBook 445 G7, users must loosen all visible screws on the underside. When removing the base plate, some plastic lugs prove to be very stubborn, which is why one should proceed with the necessary caution here. Inside, access to the storage solution and RAM is unlocked, as well as to the WLAN module. In our test configuration the second RAM bank is empty and there is a bay for a SATA drive that is already prepared with a connection cable.

HP ProBook 445 G7 - Maintenance options
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Maintenance options
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Free SATA bay
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Free SATA bay
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Free RAM slot
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Free RAM slot

Warranty

HP offers buyers of the ProBook 445 G7 a warranty period of 36 months.

Input devices - Good keyboard with backlight

Keyboard

HP refers to the input option of the ProBook 445 G7 as HP premium keyboard. It is splash-proof and offers a two-stage backlighting, which illuminates all keys well without blinding the user. When typing, the keyboard convinces with a clearly perceptible pressure point and a pleasant feedback. Most of the keys are also sufficiently large and Scroll, Insert and End can be reached separately.

Touchpad

HP uses a ClickPad as a mouse substitute, which is well suited for mouse pointer navigation. Clicks are also registered reliably by touch and also mechanically.

HP ProBook 445 G7 - Keyboard
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Keyboard
HP ProBook 445 G7 - ClickPad
HP ProBook 445 G7 - ClickPad
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Lighting
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Lighting

Display - ProBook 445 G7 is very dark in battery mode

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The screen of the HP ProBook 445 G7 consists of a 14-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. According to the manufacturer, the display should offer a brightness of 250 cd/m² and we measured a slightly higher value of 270 cd/m² on average. However, this value drops significantly in battery mode and only 163 cd/m² is achieved. Starting at a brightness level below 90%, PWM also occurs with a frequency of 192 Hz, which could cause difficulties for users with sensitive eyes.

According to the datasheet, the HP ProBook 445 G7 is also available with a VA panel, which offers 220 cd/m² and a resolution of 1366x720 pixels, as well as a Full HD IPS panel, which offers 1,000 cd/m² and 72% NTSC color-space coverage.

283
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE0868
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 286 cd/m² Average: 270.3 cd/m² Minimum: 15 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 163 cd/m²
Contrast: 972:1 (Black: 0.285 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.53 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.43
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.34
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
BOE0868, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AU Optronics B140HAN04.E, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Chi Mei CMN14D4, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
AUO543D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
2%
1%
22%
-26%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (22, 18)
41 (20, 21)
-3%
42 (20, 22)
-5%
34 (16, 18)
15%
60.8 (29.2, 31.6)
-52%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (17, 13)
28 (16, 12)
7%
28 (16, 12)
7%
24 (14, 10)
20%
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
1%
PWM Frequency
192 (90)
250 (20)
30%
Screen
5%
1%
-2%
32%
Brightness middle
277
360
30%
256
-8%
220
-21%
395
43%
Brightness
270
317
17%
237
-12%
204
-24%
375
39%
Brightness Distribution
88
82
-7%
81
-8%
68
-23%
91
3%
Black Level *
0.285
0.41
-44%
0.17
40%
0.155
46%
0.26
9%
Contrast
972
878
-10%
1506
55%
1419
46%
1519
56%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.53
4.75
14%
5.43
2%
5.23
5%
5.92
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.68
7.4
31%
19.73
-85%
21.51
-101%
9.79
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.43
4.86
-10%
4.8
-8%
4.4
1%
0.91
79%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.2
3.75
40%
3.29
47%
3.77
39%
6.69
-8%
Gamma
2.34 94%
2.32 95%
2.52 87%
2.35 94%
2.78 79%
CCT
7342 89%
6543 99%
6840 95%
6666 98%
7596 86%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
36
-5%
36
-5%
40
5%
63
66%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
56
-5%
57
-3%
62
5%
98
66%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 4%
1% / 1%
10% / 3%
3% / 23%

* ... smaller is better

According to our measurements, the ProBook 445 G7's panel offers a comparatively low contrast ratio of 972:1 and a good black value of 0.285 cd/m². Thus, colors appear less well separated from each other, whereas black tones appear deep and saturated. According to HP, the screen installed here offers a color-space coverage of 45% in the NTSC color space. Our measurements show values of 59% (sRGB) and 38% (AdobeRGB).

The CalMAN analysis also shows that colors are displayed with a slight blue cast in factory settings. However, this can be almost completely compensated for by calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the window next to the "Distribution of brightness" image.

CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)

The HP ProBook 445 G7 can only be used outdoors with restrictions. Because of the low brightness in battery mode, content is only moderately visible even in shady areas. Therefore, it's recommended to make sure that an available power source is available so that the higher brightness can be used when the AC adapter is connected. Alternatively, the "Vari-Bright" option can be deactivated in the AMD Radeon settings to increase the brightness significantly.

HP ProBook 445 G7 - Outdoor use
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Outdoor use
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Outdoor use
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Outdoor use

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 192 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 192 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 192 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17893 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The HP ProBook 445 G7's IPS panel provides very stable viewing angles. Content can be viewed from almost any angle without being distorted or displayed with falsified colors.

HP ProBook 445 G7 - Viewing angles
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Viewing angles

Performance - Ryzen 5 4500U does not fully unfold

The HP ProBook 445 G7 is suitable for a variety of applications. The built-in Renoir CPUs are in any case well suited for office applications and surfing the internet. Simple image- and video-editing should also be possible. The same goes for games with low demands on graphics performance.

HP ProBook 445 G7 - CPUz
HP ProBook 445 G7 - CPUz
HP ProBook 445 G7 - CPUz
HP ProBook 445 G7 - CPUz
HP ProBook 445 G7 - GPUz
HP ProBook 445 G7 - HWInfo
 
 

Processor

HP has built an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U into our test version of the ProBook 445 G7. This processor has six cores and delivers clock rates in a range between 2.3 and 4 GHz, whereby the cooling system is significantly responsible for the duration of high performance rates. In contrast to the Ryzen 5 4600U or the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10510U processors, the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U does not have Hyper-Threading capability. Besides the CPU tested here, the HP ProBook 445 G7 is also available with AMD Ryzen 3 4300U and Ryzen 7 4700U.

In our Cinebench R15 continuous load test, the HP laptop's performance drops by about 15% shortly after the start. The subsequent value could be maintained until the end of the test, though. The ProBook 445 G7 can repeatedly place itself in the top area of our test field in the individual disciplines for CPU performance. Here, the competitors we chose with Intel CPUs usually achieve a somewhat better single-core performance. In return, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05, which is also equipped with a Ryzen 5 4500U, shows a better performance than our test device in multi-core-heavy tests.

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HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø761 (743.73-893.95)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø930 (892.46-973.11)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U: Ø560 (552.29-579.95)
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø568 (535.78-642.12)
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø625 (592.25-691)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
474 Points ∼100% +5%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
453 Points ∼96%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
451 Points ∼95% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
447 Points ∼94% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (424 - 453, n=7)
446 Points ∼94% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼90% -6%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=77)
384 Points ∼81% -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2401 Points ∼100% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1843 - 2530, n=8)
2230 Points ∼93% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2208 Points ∼92%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1543 Points ∼64% -30%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1525 Points ∼64% -31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼60% -35%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=78)
1366 Points ∼57% -38%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
190 Points ∼100% +9%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
177.6 Points ∼93% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
175 Points ∼92%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
174 Points ∼92% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (156 - 177, n=7)
172 Points ∼91% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼87% -6%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=588)
117 Points ∼62% -33%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
973 Points ∼100% +9%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
894 (min: 743.73, max: 893.95) Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (715 - 1007, n=12)
885 Points ∼91% -1%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
691 Points ∼71% -23%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
642 (min: 535.78, max: 642.12) Points ∼66% -28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼60% -35%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=596)
372 Points ∼38% -58%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=71)
1086 Seconds * ∼100% -68%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼84% -41%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
781.8 Seconds * ∼72% -21%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
645 Seconds * ∼59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
593.4 Seconds * ∼55% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (533 - 645, n=5)
592 Seconds * ∼55% +8%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4681 MIPS ∼100% +8%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4315 MIPS ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4281 - 4321, n=5)
4297 MIPS ∼92% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4288 MIPS ∼92% -1%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=71)
4034 MIPS ∼86% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼86% -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (23237 - 25891, n=5)
24135 MIPS ∼100% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23877 MIPS ∼99%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23610 MIPS ∼98% -1%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=71)
17336 MIPS ∼72% -27%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
16487 MIPS ∼68% -31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼62% -37%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1211 Points ∼100% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1088 - 1108, n=5)
1099 Points ∼91% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1098 Points ∼91% +1%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1088 Points ∼90%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1308, n=38)
1066 Points ∼88% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼85% -6%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4646 Points ∼100% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4440 - 4747, n=5)
4584 Points ∼99% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4440 Points ∼96%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
3721 Points ∼80% -16%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=38)
3517 Points ∼76% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼72% -25%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (6.7 - 7.16, n=4)
6.89 fps ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.72 fps ∼98%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.6 fps ∼67%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=69)
4.43 fps ∼64%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼63%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
78 s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=32)
69.5 s ∼89% -11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (58.2 - 78, n=5)
64.2 s ∼82% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s ∼80% -20%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
58.19 s ∼75% -25%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
55.76 s ∼71% -29%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=36)
0.798 sec * ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼86%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.639 sec * ∼80%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.638 sec * ∼80%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (0.629 - 0.639, n=4)
0.635 sec * ∼80%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
38477 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
9640 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5319
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22934
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
9780
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
9139 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.02 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
38.27 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
9.49 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
10.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
37.71 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
1.92 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
175 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
50.3 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
894 Points
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System Performance

The HP ProBook 445 G7 achieves second place in our test field in PCMark's system performance tests in the overall evaluations. Only the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 scores slightly better. The HP laptop ran smoothly at all times during our test period. Both programs and the operating system start quickly and accessing files is accomplished without delays.

The performance other laptops were able to achieve in our tests is listed in our CPU Benchmark list.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4728 Points ∼100% +12%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4189 - 4728, n=5)
4465 Points ∼94% +5%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4233 Points ∼90%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3926 Points ∼83% -7%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3233 Points ∼68% -24%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
2903 Points ∼61% -31%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=203)
2831 Points ∼60% -33%
Productivity
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
7433 Points ∼100% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (6400 - 7752, n=5)
6883 Points ∼93% +5%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6845 Points ∼92% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
6636 Points ∼89% +2%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
6530 Points ∼88%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6489 Points ∼87% -1%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=203)
5740 Points ∼77% -12%
Essentials
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8912 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
8876 Points ∼100% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (8327 - 9124, n=5)
8811 Points ∼99% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8600 Points ∼96% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
8327 Points ∼93%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8310 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=203)
7306 Points ∼82% -12%
Score
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4393 - 5024, n=6)
4700 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4682 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4393 Points ∼93%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4322 Points ∼92% -2%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4289 Points ∼91% -2%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3933 Points ∼84% -10%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=204)
3462 Points ∼74% -21%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (5147 - 5543, n=6)
5329 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5277 Points ∼99% +3%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5147 Points ∼97%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
5085 Points ∼95% -1%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5573, n=389)
4106 Points ∼77% -20%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4064 - 4658, n=6)
4313 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4215 Points ∼98% +4%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4064 Points ∼94%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3841 Points ∼89% -5%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=451)
3115 Points ∼72% -23%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4064 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5147 points
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DPC latencies

The HP ProBook 445 G7 doesn't show any increased interruption times in our test, but there is a delay in executing DPC routines. Therefore, the laptop is conditionally suitable for the use of real-time applications.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Driver
LatencyMon - Driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
935.2 μs * ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼86% +14%
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
573 μs * ∼61% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
266.2 μs * ∼28% +72%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

HP equips our test device with a 512 GB SSD from Samsung. This delivers averagely good write and read rates, which meet our expectations of this storage device. According to the ProBook 445 G7's datasheet, HP installs a maximum 512 GB SSD plus a 1 TB HDD.

How other storage devices score in comparison to the SSD used here can be seen in our SSD/HDD benchmark list.

HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
3%
-11%
26%
51%
-2%
Write 4K
144.6
102.8
-29%
96.28
-33%
124.9
-14%
181.6
26%
148 (142 - 156, n=3)
2%
Read 4K
38.08
45.48
19%
35.06
-8%
147.9
288%
57.41
51%
38.6 (37.3 - 40.3, n=3)
1%
Write Seq
1320
1255
-5%
1001
-24%
753
-43%
1982
50%
1047 (824 - 1320, n=3)
-21%
Read Seq
1397
1434
3%
1072
-23%
1223
-12%
1899
36%
1225 (1044 - 1397, n=3)
-12%
Write 4K Q32T1
324.2
441
36%
423.9
31%
369.2
14%
509.4
57%
367 (324 - 437, n=3)
13%
Read 4K Q32T1
434.8
474.1
9%
464.7
7%
358.1
-18%
544.7
25%
443 (431 - 462, n=3)
2%
Write Seq Q32T1
1382
1456
5%
967.1
-30%
1057
-24%
3072
122%
1339 (1267 - 1382, n=3)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
2354
2085
-11%
2179
-7%
2738
16%
3281
39%
2351 (2343 - 2355, n=3)
0%
AS SSD
7%
-16%
-28%
52%
4%
Score Total
2721
2745
1%
2118
-22%
1581
-42%
4568
68%
2735 (2721 - 2760, n=3)
1%
Score Write
1078
1108
3%
915
-15%
763
-29%
1853
72%
1064 (1037 - 1078, n=3)
-1%
Score Read
1105
1100
0%
813
-26%
544
-51%
1801
63%
1123 (1105 - 1134, n=3)
2%
Access Time Write *
0.034
0.032
6%
0.035
-3%
0.046
-35%
0.03
12%
0.0313 (0.027 - 0.034, n=3)
8%
Access Time Read *
0.122
0.065
47%
0.107
12%
0.094
23%
0.0857 (0.066 - 0.122, n=3)
30%
4K-64 Write
838.24
859.2
3%
712.84
-15%
605.09
-28%
1456.46
74%
817 (801 - 838, n=3)
-3%
4K-64 Read
867.29
855.34
-1%
603.26
-30%
386.2
-55%
1473.01
70%
884 (867 - 897, n=3)
2%
4K Write
118.48
121.59
3%
109.06
-8%
122.82
4%
147.5
24%
126 (116 - 145, n=3)
6%
4K Read
44.09
47.13
7%
41.53
-6%
62.4
42%
52.09
18%
46.3 (43.9 - 50.9, n=3)
5%
Seq Write
1213.17
1268.17
5%
931.13
-23%
353.13
-71%
2493.03
105%
1206 (1199 - 1213, n=3)
-1%
Seq Read
1935.79
1970
2%
1682.2
-13%
957.04
-51%
2762.37
43%
1930 (1925 - 1936, n=3)
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / 5%
-14% / -14%
-1% / -5%
52% / 51%
1% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2354 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1382 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 434.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 324.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1397 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1320 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 38.08 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 144.6 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

In the HP ProBook 445 G7, the internal graphics unit AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 is responsible for displaying image content. This GPU benefits from the use of fast RAM in a dual-channel configuration. Because the 16 GB RAM HP built into our test configuration is operated in single-channel mode, the GPU's performance is significantly lower than it should be.

A direct comparison with the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 shows that the performance of the RX Vega 6 in connection with 8 GB RAM in dual-channel mode can just trail behind the performance of an Nvidia GeForce MX250. The HP ProBook 445 G7's result in the 3DMark benchmarks, however, turns out at least 20% lower than in the IdeaPad 5 14ARE05.

The results other graphics cards could achieve in our tests can be found in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
4785 Points ∼100% +30%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
4614 Points ∼96% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4400 Points ∼92% +19%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3683 - 4419, n=5)
4221 Points ∼88% +15%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
3683 Points ∼77%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3535 Points ∼74% -4%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=707)
1416 Points ∼30% -62%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
3819 Points ∼100% +65%
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
3580 Points ∼94% +55%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2876 Points ∼75% +24%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (2313 - 2917, n=6)
2736 Points ∼72% +18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
2438 Points ∼64% +5%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2313 Points ∼61%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=524)
1089 Points ∼29% -53%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
22247 Points ∼100% +33%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (16755 - 22247, n=5)
20694 Points ∼93% +24%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
18282 Points ∼82% +9%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
16755 Points ∼75%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=566)
7478 Points ∼34% -55%
3DMark 06 Standard
14700 points
3DMark 11 Performance
3823 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
13194 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2071 points
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Gaming Performance

The HP ProBook 445 G7 can run games with low demands on graphics performance and older titles smoothly. Users should choose low graphics settings though, as only then can smooth frame rates be achieved. Because the RAM is only operated in single channel, the frame rate is about 10 fps lower than in other laptops with an AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics unit.

Take a look at our GPU games list to see what performance can be expected from the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 in other games.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
56.4 (min: 37) fps ∼100% +56%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
49.7 fps ∼88% +38%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (36.1 - 56.4, n=4)
46 fps ∼82% +27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
44.5 fps ∼79% +23%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
36.1 (min: 30, max: 41) fps ∼64%
Average of class Office
  (8.3 - 81.7, n=114)
28 fps ∼50% -22%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
71.3 (min: 62) fps ∼100% +102%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
45.6 (min: 41) fps ∼64% +29%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (35.3 - 46.3, n=5)
42.8 fps ∼60% +21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
41.4 (min: 37.7) fps ∼58% +17%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
35.3 (min: 32.7) fps ∼50%
Average of class Office
  (5.5 - 69, n=83)
28.7 fps ∼40% -19%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
19 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
19 fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
17 fps ∼89%
Average of class Office
  (13 - 17, n=3)
14.3 fps ∼75%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
35 fps ∼100% +46%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
32 fps ∼91% +33%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (24 - 37, n=4)
31.8 fps ∼91% +33%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
24 fps ∼69%
Average of class Office
  (4 - 48, n=23)
23.4 fps ∼67% -2%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 36.1 22.6 11.6 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 91.8 68.8 35.3 33.2 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 24 11 fps

Emissions - good speakers and efficient fan

Noise emissions

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

The ProBook 445 G7's fan isn't audible in office mode and only starts up with an even noise under heavy load. Once the load phase is over, it also quickly stops again, which makes the HP notebook suitable for noise-sensitive environments.

Noise Level

Idle
30.7 / 30.7 / 30.7 dB(A)
Load
32.3 / 34.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.233.332.834.133.22535.933.232.433.635.93132.133.833.233.532.1403031.331.230.8305033.931.529.63133.96328.628.528.228.628.6802727.227.926.72710025.726.425.72525.712528.426.525.42528.416025.624.724.223.825.620024.22423.123.224.225023.123.322.723.223.131522.122.22221.822.140021.521.520.320.321.55002120.719.719.72163021.920.219.219.721.98002119.81918.521100022.519.918.918.322.5125023.820.818.318.123.8160023.720.41818.123.7200024.820.618.218.124.8250024.62118.11824.631502420.918.418.52440002319.218.418.523500020.218.918.518.520.2630019.218.918.718.619.2800018.91918.718.618.91000018.718.818.718.618.71250018.718.918.61918.71600018.819.318.819.218.8SPL34.832.330.930.934.8N2.11.71.51.52.1median 22.5median 20.6median 18.8median 18.6median 22.5Delta21.71.61.52hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

We measured surface temperatures of a maximum of 39.5 °C under load in our test model of the HP ProBook 445 G7. The warmest point is found on the bottom's rear right. The wrist-rests always stay cool and the temperatures are altogether moderate enough to allow the laptop to be used on the thighs without problems.

During our approximately one-hour stress test, the temperatures inside the ProBook 445 G7 rose to about 80 °C. The cooling system managed to lower this value to an average of 67 °C during the test. However, the CPU's clock rates still fell well below the base rate, which caused the system to run only hesitantly. After the end of the test, both the temperatures and the clock rates stabilized very quickly, allowing the system to run smoothly again.

Max. Load
 34 °C
93 F
37 °C
99 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
 33 °C
91 F
36.1 °C
97 F
35.5 °C
96 F
 
 29.4 °C
85 F
26.6 °C
80 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 37 °C = 99 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
35.9 °C
97 F
35.5 °C
96 F
39.5 °C
103 F
36.9 °C
98 F
35.1 °C
95 F
30.7 °C
87 F
28.1 °C
83 F
27.5 °C
82 F
28 °C
82 F
Maximum: 39.5 °C = 103 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.4 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 23.9 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.6 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 29.8 °C / 85.6 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (-1.8 °C / -3.2 F).
Heat map when idling - top side
Heat map when idling - top side
Heat map when idling - bottom side
Heat map when idling - bottom side
Heat map under load - top side
Heat map under load - top side
Heat map under load - bottom side
Heat map under load - bottom side

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The HP ProBook's speakers offer a medium volume and a comparatively wide sound spectrum. They are therefore well suited for playing media content and users don't necessarily have to rely on external speakers or headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.834.132.82536.733.636.73135.233.535.24032.330.832.35030.53130.56330.628.630.68029.326.729.310028.32528.312533.22533.216041.623.841.620042.923.242.925049.123.249.131554.821.854.840066.820.366.85006619.7666306419.76480062.418.562.4100068.818.368.8125073.518.173.5160069.318.169.3200072.318.172.3250071.91871.9315074.818.574.8400073.218.573.2500076.818.576.8630067.918.667.9800067.418.667.4100006918.6691250066.41966.41600064.619.264.6SPL83.930.983.9N57.11.557.1median 66.8median 18.6median 66.8Delta7.31.57.335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EAApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.77 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power management - battery lasts all day

Power consumption

HP ProBook 445 G7 - Power supply
HP ProBook 445 G7 - Power supply

Our measurements certify the HP laptop's comparatively low energy consumption, which is only undercut in our test field by the even more economical Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B with AMD Ryzen 3 4300U.

The included power supply offers an output power of 45 watts, which corresponds to the maximum power consumption we measured.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.26 / 0.42 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 6.2 / 8.8 Watt
Load midlight 30 / 45 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
R5 4500U, Vega 6, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
R5 4500U, Vega 6, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H), IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX250, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-29%
11%
-12%
-38%
-13%
-54%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
4.4
-26%
3.7
-6%
2.4
31%
4
-14%
3.92 (3.2 - 4.6, n=5)
-12%
7.39 (1.3 - 32, n=1020)
-111%
Idle Average *
6.2
7.6
-23%
5.6
10%
4.2
32%
7
-13%
6.78 (5.8 - 7.6, n=5)
-9%
11.2 (3.7 - 42, n=1020)
-81%
Idle Maximum *
8.8
9.9
-13%
7.8
11%
7.8
11%
10
-14%
8.62 (6 - 9.9, n=5)
2%
13.5 (4.8 - 67, n=1020)
-53%
Load Average *
30
46
-53%
26.4
12%
57
-90%
62
-107%
38.3 (30 - 46, n=5)
-28%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=1005)
-24%
Load Maximum *
45
59
-31%
31.4
30%
64
-42%
64
-42%
52.9 (45 - 59.6, n=5)
-18%
46.3 (12.2 - 129, n=1007)
-3%
Witcher 3 ultra *
52
58

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The HP ProBook 445 G7 achieves a runtime of 8 h 43 m in our practical WLAN test. Thus, the 45-Wh strong battery is well utilized and users can spend a whole workday without carrying a power supply.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
12h 22min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 43min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 34min
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
R5 4500U, Vega 6, 45 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
R5 4500U, Vega 6, 56.5 Wh
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5, 48.85 Wh
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB029T
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, 50 Wh
HP Pavilion 14-ce3040ng
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX250, 41 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
13%
38%
-2%
-21%
-10%
Reader / Idle
742
694
-6%
587 (101 - 3537, n=816)
-21%
WiFi v1.3
523
591
13%
724
38%
514
-2%
368
-30%
428 (105 - 1124, n=404)
-18%
Load
94
69
-27%
102 (37 - 259, n=784)
9%

Pros

+ webcam with mechanical cover
+ good keyboard
+ sturdy case
+ good maintenance options
+ free SATA bay

Cons

- CPU lags behind its capabilities
- single-channel RAM limits graphics performance
- display is darkened considerably during battery operation

Verdict - Balanced work device

In review: HP ProBook 445 G7. Test device provided by: HP Germany
In review: HP ProBook 445 G7. Test device provided by: HP Germany

HP delivers a solid laptop with the ProBook 445 G7, which not only offers good office performance, but it also provides performance reserves for somewhat more-demanding tasks. Although the full performance potential of the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U isn't taken advantage of, the performance is still very good and the energy consumption is also kept within limits. This in turn has a positive effect on the battery life, which allows users to work for long unplugged periods, not least because of the good keyboard.

The HP ProBook 445 G7 offers a good compromise between performance and energy consumption, but it reduces the display brightness in battery mode too much.

The HP ProBook 445 G7 presents a completely different problem without a connected power supply, though. The actually acceptable display brightness drops to a value of 163 cd/m² in battery mode, which means that the brightness outdoors is no longer strong enough to compete with the ambient light, even in the shade. Here, users have to go into the Radeon settings on their own and deactivate the Vari-Bright option. As basically all other features speak positively for the ProBook 445 G7, this is an unnecessary downer.

HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA - 07/23/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
81 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
78%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
51 / 80 → 63%
Weight
68 / 20-75 → 87%
Battery
84%
Display
80%
Games Performance
55 / 78 → 71%
Application Performance
85 / 95 → 89%
Temperature
94%
Noise
98%
Audio
71%
Camera
26 / 85 → 31%
Average
74%
83%
Office - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-07-27 (Update: 2020-07-29)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.
Marvin Glöckner
Translator: Marvin Glöckner - Translator
I had a happy childhood full of LAN parties, Peltier cooling, 3dfx accelerator cards, dual CPU motherboards and thermal paste everywhere; followed by a happy youth with more LAN parties, building gaming rigs in acoustic guitars, pizza boxes and trumpet cases. As an adult I am more interested in the tidier, compact gaming world of laptops.