HP ProBook 450 G2 is a laptop for business users who are operating on a tight budget. It is a solidly built machine with a nice keyboard and performance that should be good enough for many business and leisure users.
Design and Screen
Measuring 375 x 262 x 25.5 millimetres, the HP ProBook 450 G2 flaunts an excellent body with a rubberised coating on the back of the lid. The material used for the keyboard area looks like a dark, brushed metal.
At a weight of 2.2 kilograms, this one should not be too heavy to carry around. HP provides a nice keyboard with chiclet-style keys on the business notebook, making for a seamless typing experience.
HP ProBook 450 G2 packs a 15.6-inch screen with Anti-Glare and LED backlight. There appears to be differences between screen resolution – 1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels are available depending on the configuration of the machine.
HP ProBook 450 G2 will certainly not disappoint many users in terms of performance, with its powerful Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processor using hyper threading technology. The processor configurations have a speed ranging from 1.7GHz to 2.4GHz.
Graphics is handled by an integrated Intel HD Graphics or AMD Radeon RS M255 Graphics processor. HP ProBook 450 G2 comes with either 4GB or 8GB of DDR3 RAM. It has to be said that this is not a machine for playing latest games since it is targeted at business users anyway, but it should be able to handle games decently.
Buyers will be able to run either Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) or Windows 8.1 Pro on the computer, depending on their preference.
HP ProBook 450 G2 is fitted with a 500GB, 5400rpm SATA hard drive and has an integrated fingerprint scanner for added security. With a capacity of 44WHr, the provided battery was able to last almost six hours in test conducted.
The laptop features four USB ports, including two USB 3.0 ports, and an integrated HD webcam with optional support for Lync. HP ProBook 450 G2 comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel Wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Sound is taken care of by DTS Audio.
Pricing and availability
HP ProBook 450 G2 laptops are available in Nigeria. HP ProBook 450 G2 price in Nigeria starts at around N115,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP ProBook 450 G2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP ProBook 450 G2 Business Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64, Windows 8.1 Pro 64, Windows 7 Pro 64, Linux, FreeDOS
- Processor: Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, or Pentium Processors
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Memory: 4GB or 8GB RAM, supports up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black
- Dimension: 37.5 x 26.28 x 2.34 to 2.55 cm (non-touch), 37.5 x 26.32 x 2.5 to 2.71 cm (Touch)
- Weight: 2.06 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels (Touch or Non-Touch), 1920 x 1080 pixels (Non-touch)
- Keyboard: Spill Resistant keyboard (Optional Back-Lit feature)
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with gestures support, on/off button with LED indicator, two-way scroll, two pick buttons
- Built-in Storage: 128GB to 500GB solid state drive or 320GB to 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: Blu-Ray Drive, DVD+/-RW, or DVD ROM (Some models lack an optical drive)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam (optional)
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 2 ports
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- Mobile Broadband: Yes, HSPA+, LTE
- HP Client Security
- HP Drive Encryption
- HP 3D DriveGuard
- HP Fingerprint reader
- HP GPS and Location
- HP Recovery Manager
- HP BIOS Protection
- Battery: 4-cell, 44 WHr or 4-cell, 40 WHr Long Life Li-ion Battery
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