HP ProBook 450 G3 15.6″ Laptop for Business Users

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The HP ProBook 450 G3 is a business-centric 15.6-inch laptop PC with mid-range components. The ProBook 450 G3 lacks some advanced corporate-class features like Intel vPro system management and security technology, so it is more suitable for small businesses.

The laptop delivers the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processing technology. You can choose the very basic Intel Celeron 3855U, somewhat faster Pentium 4405U, lower-mid-tier Intel Core i3-6100U, mid-range i5-6200U, and higher-mid-range i7-6500U. The HP ProBook 450 G3 has two system memory slots. HP offers 4GB and 8GB RAM modules, so you can have up to 16GB in total. Data storage system consists of a 2.5-inch bay for hard drives and an M.2 slot for solid state drives. You can select a 500GB, 1-Terabyte, or 2TB HDD and a 128GB or 256GB M.2 SSD.

HP ProBook 450 G3 Notebook PC 2As for the display, it doesn’t deliver top picture quality because of lack of IPS wide viewing angle technology. On the other hand, it’s offered with optional touchscreen support on the default 1366×768-pixel panel and with sharper 1920×1080 Full HD non-touch display. The screen is anti-glare type.

Other notable features are a built-in DVD burner drive, optional backlight on the keyboard which features numeric pad, multi-touch trackpad, stereo speakers, a 720p web camera, 802.11n or newer and faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless, Gigabit LAN, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA video connectors, Bluetooth, a media card reader, a combo mic / headphones audio port, and optional fingerprint reader.

The HP ProBook 450 G3 comes with either 44 or 55 Whr battery capacity. Both are mid-range capacities, meaning one can expect a battery life of around 4-5 hours.

All the features are encased in a durable MIL-STD 810G tested chassis with an aluminum reinforced keyboard deck. The laptop starts at 4.6 pounds and is 1″ thick.

Available operating system choices are Windows 10 Home and Pro and Windows 7 Pro.

Specifications of the HP ProBook 450 G3

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Brand HP
Screen size 15.6-inch (most popular laptop screen size)
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)

1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes (optional)
Other display specs TN type (narrower viewing angles than IPS type)

Anti-glare coating
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron 3855U (able to complete everyday tasks, but can be sluggish)

Intel Core i5-6200U 6th Gen dual-core 2.3-2.8GHz 3MB cache (older-gen mid-range CPU)

Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen (older upper-mid-tier home and office CPU)

Intel Pentium 4405U (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 520 integrated graphics (for the lightest gaming)

Intel HD integrated graphics of low-end CPUs (only for the lightest gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (for light multi-tasking)

8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 128GB SSD (small but usable capacity)

256GB SSD (decent capacity)

500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow type of storage)

1000GB (1TB) HDD (excellent capacity, but slow type of storage)

2000GB (2TB) HDD (huge capacity, but slow type of storage)
DVD optical drive DVD writer
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

Touchpad with separate physical click buttons

Speakers and audio Stereo speakers
Camera Front-facing web camera
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC (previous-generation Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the latest 802.11AX)

802.11N (old Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the 802.11AC and the latest 802.11AX)
Ethernet network port Yes
Mobile broadband (4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 (standard full-size USB ports)
Video ports 1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA
Media card reader SD card reader
Other features Fingerprint reader
Battery 4-cell 44 WHr

6-cell 55 WHr
Weight 4.6 pounds
Height 1"
Width 14.9"
Depth 10.4"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)

Windows 7 Pro (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Check Windows.com for more info.)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on March 16, 2016

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Current rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  1. 4 out of 5


    This is a really nice laptop. I have the variant with the i7. I upgraded the RAM from 8GB to 16GB, installed a 256GB SSD in the M2 slot along with a 1TB HHD (Hybrid disk drive). One thing not mentioned is it comes with a 500GB hybrid drive, so boot times are pretty fast although not as fast as a pure SSD. I have had issues with BSODs though, I have gotten them ALOT. I’m not sure if it’s because of the upgrades or if it’s a problem with Windows.

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  2. farai musariri

    how good is the laptop

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  3. 4 out of 5


    This Model of HP is very nice , i never seen before
    i have HP probook with 8GB of RAM,1TB AND Ci5.
    the Battery life is about 5HRS.

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