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HP ProBook 455 G7 Laptop with faster performance and unaffected battery life

The HP ProBook can be purchased for less than 1000 USD. For the price, buyers get a powerful AMD SoC based on the Zen2 architecture. In our review, the device impressed us with its octa-core processor, which doesn't result in compromises in terms of the battery life.
Sebastian Bade, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Marius Schell), 🇩🇪

The HP ProBook 455 G7 is an inexpensive office laptop with good battery life. HP has equipped the ProBook 455 G7 with AMD's latest Renoir APU, resulting in noticeably faster performance. However, the octa-core CPU does not support SMT. The laptop was still able to achieve both excellent single-thread and very good multi-thread performance in our testing. Furthermore, the SoC comes with the iGPU Radeon RX Vega 7 that offers more performance than Intel's UHD Graphics. Regardless, gamers are setting themselves up for disappointment with this laptop. The iGPU barely manages to run older games and even then, the graphics settings have to be slightly lowered. That being said, the HP ProBook 455 G7 was not made for gaming. Instead, the device has been designed with business customers in mind. While the laptop's security features are a solid foundation for this use case, users will not have access to a smart card reader.

In our tests, the device delivered fast performance without reaching high noise levels. The cooling solution works very quietly and the heat development on the surfaces is moderate. Compared to the predecessor, not a lot has changed in terms of the available ports. A Thunderbolt 3 port is still missing. However, there is Wi-Fi 6 for faster wireless data transfer rates.

The installed display is suitable for exclusive office use. Since the color gamut is far too low, users who wish to do photo or video editing would be wise to connect an external display.

Overall, the HP ProBook 455 G7 has made a fairly good impression in our review. The design looks attractive and very modern thanks to the slim construction. The lack of a maintenance hatch can be excused, particularly since removing the bottom plate is not a big challenge. Our test device is equipped with 16 GB of RAM and a 512-GB SSD. Users who need more memory can easily upgrade their device. The input devices are reliable and suited to even longer typing. Similarly, the ClickPad is a good mouse replacement.

Since the HP ProBook 455 G7 does not have any major drawbacks, it achieved a good score in our review. HP should still consider implementing the Thunderbolt 3 interface to keep the device future-proof. Buyers of the ProBook 455 G7 also benefit from a long warranty, which is not always a given.

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Sebastian Bade
Editor of the original article: Sebastian Bade - Senior Tech Writer - 311 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
I was already interested in technology from an early age, and I was able to study for my dream job as an IT Systems Electronics Engineer. Subsequently, I started 12 years of military service, during which I learned a lot about technology and constantly kept my knowledge up to date with the latest developments. As I like to share my knowledge, I found Notebookcheck was a very good opportunity for this. In addition, I also work a lot with water cooling and network security.
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Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 322 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Sebastian Bade, 2020-07-11 (Update: 2020-07- 8)