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HP mt43 (A8-9600B, SSD, FHD) Thin Client Review

Sascha Mölck, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Mark Riege), 04/06/2018

Little endurance. HP's Mobile Thin Client is based on the EliteBook 745/840 G4. Accordingly, the 14-incher has an elegant and sturdy case, a very good keyboard, and offers many connection options. However, the battery life turns out to be meager.

The HP mt43 Mobile Thin Client will look familiar to many readers, since it is a renamed EliteBook 745 G4, which is also identical in construction to the EliteBook 840 G4. The 14-incher is driven by an AMD APU of the Bristol-Ridge generation. Competitors include devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T480s, the Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X, the Toshiba Tecra X40-D, and the Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M.

Since the mt43 has an identical construction as the EliteBook 840 G4, we will not discuss the case, connectivity, input devices, or speakers here, and you can find this information in the EliteBook 840 G4 Review.

Note: In order to run our tests, we installed Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit) on the computer. HP delivers the Thin Client with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients 64.

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HP mt43
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) - 512 MB, Core: 200-720 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, 23.20.15017.3010 (Adrenalin 18.2.1)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, dual-channel, two storage slots (both occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Chi Mei CMN14C0, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006, 256 GB 
, 102 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant CX8200 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, TPM 2.0
Networking
Broadcom BCM5762 NetXtreme PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.9 x 338 x 237 ( = 0.74 x 13.31 x 9.33 in)
Battery
51 Wh, 4420 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin-Clients
Camera
Webcam: no camera
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Citrix Receiver 4.7, Cyberlink Media+ Player 10, Foxit PhantomPDF, VMware Horizon Client, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.48 kg ( = 52.21 oz / 3.26 pounds), Power Supply: 336 g ( = 11.85 oz / 0.74 pounds)
Price
1199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

342 mm / 13.5 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 22.3 mm / 0.878 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs338 mm / 13.3 inch 237 mm / 9.33 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs338 mm / 13.3 inch 237 mm / 9.33 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs338 mm / 13.3 inch 237 mm / 9.33 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.5 kg3.4 lbs333 mm / 13.1 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs331 mm / 13 inch 226.8 mm / 8.93 inch 18.45 mm / 0.726 inch 1.4 kg3.01 lbs332 mm / 13.1 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs

Connections

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
166.4 MB/s ∼100% +203%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.2 MB/s ∼49% +48%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
 
75.3 MB/s ∼45% +37%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.9 MB/s ∼45% +36%
HP mt21
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
67 MB/s ∼40% +22%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
 
62.5 MB/s ∼38% +14%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=279)
62.5 MB/s ∼38% +14%
HP mt43
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
55 MB/s ∼33%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.6 MB/s ∼15% -55%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
208.2 MB/s ∼100% +154%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89.9 MB/s ∼43% +10%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
 
87.15 MB/s ∼42% +6%
HP mt21
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.8 MB/s ∼41% +5%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼40% +2%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
 
82.99 MB/s ∼40% +1%
HP mt43
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82 MB/s ∼39%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=254)
78.9 MB/s ∼38% -4%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.6 MB/s ∼13% -66%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
638 MBit/s ∼100% +45%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
618 MBit/s ∼97% +40%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
607 MBit/s ∼95% +38%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (jseb)
579 MBit/s ∼91% +31%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
562 MBit/s ∼88% +27%
HP mt21
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
497 MBit/s ∼78% +13%
HP mt43
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
441 MBit/s ∼69%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP mt21
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
655 MBit/s ∼100% +61%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
648 MBit/s ∼99% +59%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
528 MBit/s ∼81% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
519 MBit/s ∼79% +27%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
511 MBit/s ∼78% +25%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (jseb)
509 MBit/s ∼78% +25%
HP mt43
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
408 MBit/s ∼62%

Display - The HP Thin Client has a bright display whose viewing angles are not stable

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The matte 14-inch display of the mt43 has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness (357.7 cd/) knows how to please. While the contrast (798:1) can be regarded as quite decent, considering the price level of the Thin Client, we would have expected a value beyond 1000:1.

Unfortunately, at brightness levels of 90% and lower, the display shows PWM flickering at a frequency of 1000 Hz. However, at this frequency even sensitive people should be spared headaches or eye troubles.

334
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN14C0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 391 cd/m² Average: 357.7 cd/m² Minimum: 19.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 282 cd/m²
Contrast: 798:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 12.21 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 13.21 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
75% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 48% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.35
HP mt43
TN LED, 1920x1080, 14
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
TN, 1920x1080, 14
HP EliteBook 745 G3
IPS-Panel, 2560x1440, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
IPS, 2560x1440, 14
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
15%
2%
5%
-10%
652%
803%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
47 (29, 18)
39 (20, 19, Plateau)
17%
46.8 (18, 28.8)
-0%
38.4 (19.6, 18.8)
18%
46.9 (23.6, 23.3)
-0%
38 (19.6, 18.4)
19%
39 (22, 17)
17%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (22, 4)
23 (6, 17, Plateau)
12%
25.2 (6, 19.2)
3%
28.4 (15.6, 12.8)
-9%
31.2 (18, 13.2)
-20%
26.8 (16.4, 10.4)
-3%
28 (16, 12)
-8%
PWM Frequency
1000 (90)
20410 (99)
1941%
25000 (70)
2400%
Screen
-5%
21%
27%
11%
11%
7%
Brightness middle
391
346
-12%
319
-18%
352
-10%
227
-42%
283.9
-27%
271
-31%
Brightness
358
317
-11%
301
-16%
343
-4%
211
-41%
261
-27%
256
-28%
Brightness Distribution
84
86
2%
74
-12%
91
8%
88
5%
85
1%
85
1%
Black Level *
0.49
0.86
-76%
0.29
41%
0.46
6%
0.19
61%
0.25
49%
0.43
12%
Contrast
798
402
-50%
1100
38%
765
-4%
1195
50%
1136
42%
630
-21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
12.21
8.64
29%
7.23
41%
3.3
73%
5.6
54%
6.4
48%
5.03
59%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
20.6
13.58
34%
7.3
65%
22.4
-9%
18.7
9%
11.9
42%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.21
11.24
15%
6
55%
5.3
60%
2.4
82%
6.3
52%
4.02
70%
Gamma
2.35 94%
2.62 84%
2.14 103%
2.22 99%
2.44 90%
2.39 92%
2.31 95%
CCT
15200 43%
12530 52%
6904 94%
6452 101%
6506 100%
6511 100%
6659 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
48
52
8%
65.8
37%
68.4
43%
34.5
-28%
38
-21%
39
-19%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
75
80
7%
95.3
27%
98
31%
54.4
-27%
60
-20%
61
-19%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / -2%
12% / 18%
16% / 23%
1% / 7%
332% / 159%
405% / 190%

* ... smaller is better

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 1000 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 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 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9270 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

In the state of delivery, the display shows a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 12.21, which is far from the target range of DeltaE of smaller than 3. In addition, the display suffers from a clear blue tint.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

HP has equipped the 14-incher with a TN panel that does not have stable viewing angles, so you cannot read what is on the display from all positions. Thanks to the high brightness of the display, you can use the notebook also outdoors.

AMD's Vari-Bright function is turned on by default. This ensures that the maximum display brightness is lowered to 282 cd/ in battery operation. If you do not like this adjustment, you need to turn off Vari-Bright, which you can do on the "Display" tab of the "Radeon Settings" software. 

The mt43 outdoors (image taken with overcast sky)
The mt43 outdoors (image taken with overcast sky)

Performance - The HP PC does not offer any excess performance

With the mt43, Hewlett Packard offers a mobile Thin Client in the 14-inch format. The device is based on the EliteBook 745 G4 and offers sufficient performance for the envisioned usage scenario. You have to pay between 1100 and 1200 Euros (~$1350-1475; $799 in the US) for the notebook.

Processor

The mt43 uses an AMD Pro A8-9600B (Bristol Ridge) APU. This is an APU for the business segment. AMD warrants a high stability and long availability of the APU. It has the same technical specifications as the A10-9600P APU. At a TDP of 15 watts, the APU ranges at the same level as Intel's ULV processors. The CPU section of the APU consists of a quad-core processor, which runs at a basic clock speed of 2.4 GHz. Via Turbo, this can be increased up to 3.3 GHz.

The single-thread CPU tests we performed ran at 2.6 GHz with one core occasionally being throttled to 2.4 GHz. The multithread tests ran at 2.4 to 2.6 GHz in the beginning, but were throttled rather quickly to 2 - 2.4 GHz. So the Turbo is hardly being used. This looks better in everyday operation, where the maximum speed of 3.3 GHz can often be reached briefly.

We are testing whether the Turbo can be used constantly by running the multithread test of the Cinebench-R15 benchmarks for about 30 minutes in a constant loop. The results drop between the first and third run and then remain at that level. The Turbo is not used.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

Since the A8-9600B APU and the A10-9600P APU are identically constructed, the latter can be used to evaluate the performance of the A8-9600B APU. The results of the CPU tests that we ran remain slightly behind the results that are achieved by A10-9600P notebooks. The distance becomes slightly larger in the multithread tests than in the single-thread tests. In other words, the APU built into the mt43 runs at slightly lower speeds on average.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
5016
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5703
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2336
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
23.59 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.84 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
28.25 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
203 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
71 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Core i7-7600U
147 Points ∼67% +107%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% +101%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
142 Points ∼65% +100%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼59% +80%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel Core i5-7200U
119 Points ∼55% +68%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 199, n=537)
112 Points ∼51% +58%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
77 Points ∼35% +8%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
72 Points ∼33% +1%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
72 Points ∼33% +1%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
71 Points ∼33%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
71 Points ∼33% 0%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
70 Points ∼32% -1%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Core i5-8250U
724 Points ∼17% +257%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Core i5-8250U (undervolted)
716 Points ∼16% +253%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
599 Points ∼14% +195%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Core i7-7600U
345 Points ∼8% +70%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=544)
345 Points ∼8% +70%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel Core i5-7200U
329 Points ∼8% +62%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Core i5-7200U
325 Points ∼7% +60%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
217 Points ∼5% +7%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
203 Points ∼5%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
203 Points ∼5% 0%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
202 Points ∼5% 0%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
195 Points ∼4% -4%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
142 Points ∼3% -30%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Core i7-7600U
1.85 Points ∼76% +120%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
1.62 Points ∼66% +93%
Average of class Office
  (0.23 - 2.07, n=428)
1.135 Points ∼47% +35%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
0.9 Points ∼37% +7%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
0.88 Points ∼36% +5%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
0.86 Points ∼35% +2%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
0.84 Points ∼34%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
0.84 Points ∼34% 0%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
7.33 Points ∼17% +205%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Core i7-7600U
3.84 Points ∼9% +60%
Average of class Office
  (0.26 - 11.6, n=600)
2.79 Points ∼6% +16%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
2.6 Points ∼6% +8%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
2.45 Points ∼6% +2%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
2.4 Points ∼5%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
2.4 Points ∼5% 0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
1.66 Points ∼4% -31%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
5152 Points ∼48% +121%
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=680)
3338 Points ∼31% +43%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
2853 Points ∼26% +22%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
2447 Points ∼23% +5%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
2340 Points ∼22% 0%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
2336 Points ∼22%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
2336 Points ∼22% 0%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
2183 Points ∼20% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
19640 Points ∼30% +244%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel Core i7-7600U
15012 Points ∼23% +163%
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 32009, n=668)
7877 Points ∼12% +38%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
6939 Points ∼11% +22%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
6430 Points ∼10% +13%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
5913 Points ∼9% +4%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
5703 Points ∼9%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
5703 Points ∼9% 0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
5425 Points ∼8% -5%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 14277, n=191)
5803 Points ∼7% +22%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
5423 Points ∼7% +14%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
5252 Points ∼6% +10%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
4764 Points ∼6%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
4764 Points ∼6% 0%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
4691 Points ∼6% -2%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
3224 Points ∼4% -32%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4820, n=191)
2325 Points ∼48% +18%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P
2109 Points ∼43% +7%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
2000 Points ∼41% +2%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B
1969 Points ∼40% 0%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
1965 Points ∼40%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
1965 Points ∼40% 0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
1843 Points ∼38% -6%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1834 - 15294, n=63)
7221 Points ∼24% +65%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
4711 Points ∼16% +7%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
4389 Points ∼15%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
4389 Points ∼15% 0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
3564 Points ∼12% -19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (934 - 4801, n=63)
3178 Points ∼53% +60%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
2182 Points ∼36% +10%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P
2047 Points ∼34% +3%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
1991 Points ∼33%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
1991 Points ∼33% 0%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
11004 Points ∼19% +144%
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 21722, n=82)
9475 Points ∼16% +110%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
4506 Points ∼8%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
4506 Points ∼8% 0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
3719 Points ∼6% -17%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel Core i5-8350U
3646 Points ∼58% +70%
Average of class Office
  (957 - 5574, n=82)
3629 Points ∼57% +70%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U
2240 Points ∼35% +5%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B
2139 Points ∼34%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
2139 Points ∼34% 0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41.16299.248.0)
31763 Points ∼61% +109%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge)
30834 Points ∼59% +103%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 49795, n=244)
23305 Points ∼44% +54%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P (Edge 25)
19791 Points ∼38% +30%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B (Edge 41)
15170 Points ∼29%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
15170 Points ∼29% 0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U (Edge 41)
13961 Points ∼27% -8%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B (IE 11)
7621 Points ∼15% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B (IE 11)
4211.4 ms * ∼7% -65%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B (Edge 41)
2552.1 ms * ∼4%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
2552 ms * ∼4% -0%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U (Edge 41)
2442.5 ms * ∼4% +4%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P (Edge 25)
2328.1 ms * ∼4% +9%
Average of class Office
  (872 - 9672, n=252)
2053 ms * ∼3% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41.16299.248.0)
1254 ms * ∼2% +51%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge)
1212.4 ms * ∼2% +52%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41.16299.248.0)
216.4 Points ∼62% +97%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge)
206.92 Points ∼59% +88%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 290, n=248)
178 Points ∼51% +62%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD A10-9600P (Edge 25)
131.41 Points ∼37% +20%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD A10-9600P (Edge 38)
123.3 Points ∼35% +12%
HP mt21
Intel Celeron 3865U (Edge 41)
112.15 Points ∼32% +2%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B
 
110 Points ∼31% 0%
HP mt43
AMD PRO A8-9600B (Edge 41)
109.91 Points ∼31%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Pro A12-8800B (IE 11)
69.06 Points ∼20% -37%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and we did not encounter any problems. The APU offers sufficient computing power for applications in the office and internet areas. This is also confirmed by the results in the PC-Mark benchmark. The overall performance cannot be increased, but HP has already maxed out all options.

PC Mark 10
PC Mark 10
PCMark 7 Score
3945 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2579 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3083 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3466 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4963 Points ∼76% +43%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
4774 Points ∼73% +38%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
4605 Points ∼71% +33%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4572 Points ∼70% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4508 Points ∼69% +30%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5428, n=350)
4024 Points ∼62% +16%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3714 Points ∼57% +7%
HP mt43
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A8-9600B, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
3466 Points ∼53%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B, AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 
3466 Points ∼53% 0%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
Radeon R7 (Carrizo), Pro A12-8800B, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3424 Points ∼53% -1%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3738 Points ∼61% +45%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
3695 Points ∼61% +43%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3519 Points ∼58% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3503 Points ∼57% +36%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3486 Points ∼57% +35%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=410)
3058 Points ∼50% +19%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A10-9600P
3003 Points ∼49% +16%
HP 17-y044ng
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A10-9600P, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2754 Points ∼45% +7%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
2629 Points ∼43% +2%
HP mt43
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A8-9600B, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2579 Points ∼42%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B, AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 
2579 Points ∼42% 0%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
Radeon R7 (Carrizo), Pro A12-8800B, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2445 Points ∼40% -5%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3004 Points ∼25% +81%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3884, n=154)
2655 Points ∼22% +60%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2419 Points ∼20% +46%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
2173 Points ∼18% +31%
HP mt43
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A8-9600B, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
1658 Points ∼14%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B, AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 
1658 Points ∼14% 0%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
1256 Points ∼10% -24%
Productivity
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6834 Points ∼71% +102%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5739 Points ∼59% +69%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 7964, n=154)
5479 Points ∼57% +62%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
5097 Points ∼53% +50%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3558 Points ∼37% +5%
HP mt43
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A8-9600B, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
3391 Points ∼35%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B, AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 
3391 Points ∼35% 0%
Essentials
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7534 Points ∼69% +73%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7358 Points ∼67% +69%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
7077 Points ∼64% +62%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9790, n=154)
6971 Points ∼63% +60%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
4648 Points ∼42% +6%
HP mt43
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A8-9600B, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
4366 Points ∼40%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B, AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 
4366 Points ∼40% 0%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3602 Points ∼46% +73%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4597, n=155)
3270 Points ∼42% +57%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3068 Points ∼40% +47%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2464 Points ∼32% +18%
HP mt43
Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), A8-9600B, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2083 Points ∼27%
Average AMD PRO A8-9600B, AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 
2083 Points ∼27% 0%
HP mt21
HD Graphics 610, 3865U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
1970 Points ∼25% -5%

Storage Solution

HP has equipped the mt43 with a SATA-III SSD from SanDisk. This is a model in the M.2-2280 format with an overall capacity of 128 GB. The transfer rates turn out good. The mt43 offers an additional empty SATA-III slot which you could occupy with a 2.5-inch hard drive. However, you would need to purchase the installation frame for this separately.

An SSD serves as the system drive.
An SSD serves as the system drive.
You could install an additional 2.5-inch hard drive.
You could install an additional 2.5-inch hard drive.
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Sequential Read: 464.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 309.3 MB/s
512K Read: 370.9 MB/s
512K Write: 181.9 MB/s
4K Read: 28.79 MB/s
4K Write: 49.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 115.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 106.6 MB/s
HP mt43
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
HP EliteBook 745 G3
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Toshiba KSG60ZMV512G
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
Average SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
256%
35%
311%
70%
162%
26%
-2%
Write 4k QD32
106.6
410.2
285%
188.9
77%
342.95
222%
300.2
182%
370.9
248%
147 (107 - 182, n=5)
38%
122 (0.154 - 706, n=694)
14%
Read 4k QD32
115.4
512.9
344%
239.8
108%
444.91
286%
295.6
156%
462.9
301%
211 (115 - 304, n=5)
83%
152 (0.015 - 652, n=694)
32%
Write 4k
49.6
157.1
217%
84.4
70%
160.65
224%
88.96
79%
122.4
147%
53.9 (49.6 - 58.1, n=5)
9%
44.5 (0.009 - 197, n=706)
-10%
Read 4k
28.79
61.38
113%
27.12
-6%
66.88
132%
27.34
-5%
35.89
25%
25 (12.3 - 28.8, n=5)
-13%
17 (0.218 - 148, n=706)
-41%
Write 512
181.9
803.5
342%
268.8
48%
1715.92
843%
360.7
98%
584.2
221%
280 (182 - 370, n=5)
54%
229 (13.7 - 2566, n=703)
26%
Read 512
370.9
921.8
149%
361.6
-3%
834.67
125%
410.1
11%
869.3
134%
351 (317 - 373, n=5)
-5%
277 (16.3 - 2149, n=703)
-25%
Write Seq
309.3
1263
308%
268.9
-13%
1613.2
422%
425
37%
581.1
88%
425 (309 - 457, n=5)
37%
305 (21.1 - 1995, n=706)
-1%
Read Seq
464.3
1819
292%
446.1
-4%
1540
232%
465.1
0%
1086
134%
471 (456 - 502, n=5)
1%
427 (37.1 - 2860, n=706)
-8%

Graphics Card

The integrated Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) GPU supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 720 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks remain on a normal level for this GPU. It benefits from the working memory running in dual-channel mode, which allows the graphics core to reach its full potential and results in a better performance.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 06 Standard
6431 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1672 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
38641 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4797 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
994 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
1921 Points ∼100% +12%
HP mt43
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD PRO A8-9600B
1720 Points ∼90%
Average AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
  (1482 - 1921, n=3)
1708 Points ∼89% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1633 Points ∼85% -5%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
1629 Points ∼85% -5%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8350U
1617 Points ∼84% -6%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo), AMD Pro A12-8800B
1546 Points ∼80% -10%
HP 17-y044ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
1482 Points ∼77% -14%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1413 Points ∼74% -18%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1380 Points ∼72% -20%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5332, n=660)
1319 Points ∼69% -23%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Celeron 3865U
808 Points ∼42% -53%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
1337 Points ∼100% +9%
Average AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
  (1230 - 1337, n=2)
1284 Points ∼96% +4%
HP mt43
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD PRO A8-9600B
1230 Points ∼92%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
1088 Points ∼81% -12%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=479)
1014 Points ∼76% -18%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8350U
981 Points ∼73% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
963 Points ∼72% -22%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo), AMD Pro A12-8800B
782 Points ∼58% -36%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
738 Points ∼55% -40%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
727 Points ∼54% -41%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Celeron 3865U
556 Points ∼42% -55%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
8822 Points ∼100% +15%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
8708 Points ∼99% +13%
Average AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
  (7689 - 8822, n=2)
8256 Points ∼94% +7%
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8350U
8226 Points ∼93% +7%
HP mt43
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD PRO A8-9600B
7689 Points ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
7658 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=525)
7030 Points ∼80% -9%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
6864 Points ∼78% -11%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
6458 Points ∼73% -16%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Celeron 3865U
4712 Points ∼53% -39%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo), AMD Pro A12-8800B
4250 Points ∼48% -45%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
84054 Points ∼100% +54%
Average of class Office
  (100 - 252549, n=126)
83452 Points ∼99% +52%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD A10-9600P
61313 Points ∼73% +12%
Average AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
  (54723 - 61313, n=2)
58018 Points ∼69% +6%
HP mt43
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), AMD PRO A8-9600B
54723 Points ∼65%
HP mt21
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Celeron 3865U
37351 Points ∼44% -32%

Gaming Performance

The APU can certainly bring some games smoothly to the screen. However, this mainly goes for games which do not impose high demands on the hardware or games that have a few years under their belt. Power hungry games such as "Final Fantasy XV" cannot be played under any circumstances. Thanks to the working memory running in dual-channel mode, the frame rates turn out higher than in comparable devices whose working memory runs in single-channel mode.

low med. high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 105.8 32.1 26.2 17.2 fps
Deus Ex Human Revolution (2011) 64.1 41.4 16.2 fps
Anno 2070 (2011) 62.9 33.5 21.5 9.4 fps
Dead Space 3 (2013) 50.9 29.3 24.6 16.9 fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 67.4 37.4 21.1 9.9 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 61.1 36.3 31.2 11 fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 70.1 27.3 15.5 12.5 fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 42.9 22.9 11.7 11.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 37.9 24.1 17.7 16.7 fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 9.4 6.1 fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 8 5 fps
Overwatch (2016) 32.5 29 16 11.6 fps
For Honor (2017) 20.8 6.8 fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 12.7 5.6 fps
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017) 13 6 fps
Prey (2017) 21 10.8 8.8 5.3 fps
Rocket League (2017) 61.3 22.8 14.3 fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 39.2 12.1 fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 38.5 38.3 31.1 21.9 fps
F1 2017 (2017) 18 14 fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 16 7 fps
ELEX (2017) 10.7 5.8 fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 15.3 fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 10 6 fps
Call of Duty WWII (2017) 20.7 14.2 fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 11.2 7.9 fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 9 6.3 fps
Fortnite (2018) 29.4 9 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 8 4 fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 9.4 4.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 12.7 8.6 fps

Emissions and Power - The Hewlett-Packard laptop lacks endurance

Noise Emissions

During idle operation, the fan can be quiet at times. But usually it is running at very low speeds and can be hardly heard. However, even a small load is sufficient to cause the fan to rev up. The fan produces the most noise during operation under medium loads. It does not need to rev up high under full load (stress test: Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour), since then the CPU and GPU only run at their minimum speeds.

Noise Level

Idle
30.4 / 30.6 / dB(A)
Load
34.1 / 32.3 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: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.132.73230.932.12531.832.936.332.131.83134.831.838.433.734.84029.631.530.129.329.65028.931.631.430.628.96328.727.72827.228.78028.126.826.727.228.110025.62626.225.125.612525.225.825.124.625.216024.623.624.12324.620023.223.622.822.723.225022.621.922.122.422.631521.721.921.321.621.740021.220.620.520.321.250020.82020.518.820.863019.419.319.418.519.480021.919.818.517.821.9100022.121.118.217.722.1125022.721.617.917.722.7160023.221.117.917.723.2200024.421.717.217.324.4250024.721.517.517.724.7315022.819.51817.822.8400020.818.91818.120.8500019.418.518.218.219.4630018.618.318.418.518.6800018.718.418.718.518.71000018.618.618.518.618.61250018.618.618.718.518.61600018.718.820.118.718.7SPL34.132.330.630.434.1N21.71.51.42median 21.9median 20.6median 18.7median 18.5median 21.9Delta2.41.71.82.22.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP mt43

Temperature

The mt43 in the stress test
The mt43 in the stress test

The mt43 runs through our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in the same way in battery and mains operation with the processor (800 MHz) and the graphics core (300 MHz) running at very low speeds. 

The Thin Client does not get particularly warm. During the stress test, the temperatures remain clearly below 40 °C (104 °F) at all measurement points. 

Max. Load
 32.2 °C
90 F
33.4 °C
92 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
 30.3 °C
87 F
33 °C
91 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 26.8 °C
80 F
26.7 °C
80 F
27.9 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 30.4 °C = 87 F
36 °C
97 F
36 °C
97 F
34.1 °C
93 F
34 °C
93 F
34.6 °C
94 F
32.9 °C
91 F
28.9 °C
84 F
29 °C
84 F
28.8 °C
84 F
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.7 °C = 93 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.4 °C / 87 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 33.4 °C / 92 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 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27 °C / 81 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 27.9 °C / 82.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+0.2 °C / 0.4 F).
Heat development, top (load)
Heat development, top (load)
Heat development, bottom (load)
Heat development, bottom (load)
Heat development, top (idle)
Heat development, top (idle)
Heat development, bottom (idle)
Heat development, bottom (idle)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203030.9302532.932.132.93133.233.733.24033.429.333.45032.930.632.96331.227.231.2803027.2301003325.13312539.424.639.416039.92339.92003922.73925034.222.434.231547.121.647.140063.120.363.150069.518.869.563074.118.574.180071.917.871.9100065.217.765.2125065.217.765.2160061.117.761.1200067.717.367.7250068.917.768.931506417.864400062.118.162.1500061.418.261.4630062.418.562.4800063.118.563.11000060.318.660.31250061.318.561.31600054.918.754.9SPL78.730.478.7N42.51.442.5median 62.1median 18.5median 62.1Delta7.22.27.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP mt43Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP mt43 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.07 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (13.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 44% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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
» 1% 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
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption

Over the whole range of loads, the power consumption remains at a normal level for the built-in hardware. During idle operation, we measure a maximum power consumption of 9.2 watts. During the stress test, this value rises up to 33 watts. The power supply is rated at 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.46 / 0.66 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.6 / 8.26 / 9.2 Watt
Load midlight 31 / 33 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

We simulate the load when loading websites with our practically relevant WLAN test. The "Balanced" profile is active and the brightness is adjusted to about 150 cd/m². The mt43 achieves a runtime of 4:59 h, which is not an outstanding value.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
4h 59min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Dell Latitude 5490-TD70X
8350U, UHD Graphics 620, 68 Wh
897 min ∼34% +200%
HP EliteBook 840 G4-Z2V49ET ABD
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
571 min ∼22% +91%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s-20L8S02D00
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
537 min ∼20% +80%
HP mt21
3865U, HD Graphics 610, 48 Wh
525 min ∼20% +76%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1104, n=355)
417 min ∼16% +39%
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
7600U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
357 min ∼14% +19%
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-56CD
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
341 min ∼13% +14%
HP mt43
A8-9600B, Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge), 51 Wh
299 min ∼11%
HP EliteBook 745 G3
Pro A12-8800B, Radeon R7 (Carrizo), 46 Wh
187 min ∼7% -37%

Pros

+ bright, matte display
+ Full HD resolution
+ SSD
+ empty SATA-III slot
+ hardly heats up
+ good input devices
+ stabile case
+ slot for an LTE modem

Cons

- display with unstable viewing angles
- no keyboard illumination
- meager battery life
- only one year warranty

Verdict - An HP EliteBook as a mobile Thin Client

The HP mt43 Z9F99AA, provided by HP Germany
The HP mt43 Z9F99AA, provided by HP Germany

As a mobile Thin Client, the mt43 does not need to offer an excess of computing power. Accordingly, the built-in AMD APU fulfills the demands. However, despite the rather moderate performance, the computer does not manage to run quietly, and you can clearly hear the fan even with a low load.

Considering the price, the level of features of the HP m43 turns out too meager.

A Solid-State Disk ensures a fast running system. It is possible to replace the SSD. But in order to do that, you would have to remove the bottom of the case. There is an additional space for a 2.5-inch hard drive inside.

The matte 14-inch display offers a high brightness and a very decent contrast. However, considering the price level, this should be larger. We do not understand why HP uses a TN model here whose viewing angles are not stable. The price level demands an IPS model.

The keyboard is very good and also suited for prolific writers. However, HP foregoes a keyboard illumination here. There is an empty slot for an LTE modem inside the mt43. The necessary antennas and a SIM card slot are also there. While HP calls the mt43 a "Mobile Thin Client," the mobility is far from ideal. The computer barely lasts 5 hours in our practically relevant WLAN test. The HP EliteBook 840 G4 sibling model, which is identically constructed, lasts almost twice as long with the same battery.

HP mt43 - 04/04/2018 v6(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
89 / 98 → 91%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
54 / 80 → 67%
Weight
69 / 20-67 → 100%
Battery
81%
Display
80%
Games Performance
58 / 68 → 85%
Application Performance
66 / 92 → 71%
Temperature
94%
Noise
94%
Audio
68%
Average
77%
84%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > HP mt43 (A8-9600B, SSD, FHD) Thin Client Review
Sascha Mölck, 2018-04- 6 (Update: 2018-04- 7)