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HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT Durability, Security and Performance Specs Review

If you really need a solid laptop that not only gives ultimate performance for office and multimedia tasks, but also durability and security, the HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT is one of a good choice. Yeah, not only brings an impressive design and powerful performance, the newest HP ProBook 430 G1 laptop also brings portability, make it perfect for companion at office or when you on the business trips, thanks to high quality aluminum bodies.

HP ProBook F2Q45UT is the newest ProBook 430 mainstream laptop lineup that designed for corporate business and professional users. Comes with a high quality aluminum that combined with a glass fiber material for casing, spill resistant keyboard, Anti-Glare technology and HP 3D DriveGuard for storage, this machine not only gives a great portability for travel companion, but also a durability that makes it perfect to use wherever you are. Hewlett Packard also claim if this machine has passed more than one hundred thousand hours of reliability testing.

HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT review
HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT Premium Business Laptop

On the stylish “Black” cover, there is a small glossy “HP black” logo on the center and combined with a silver color for palm rest, HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT looks a solid machine and more expensive than they are. Measures 9.2 x 12.8 x 0.8 inches and weighing around at 3.3 lbs (1.5kg), this machine is not the lightest and slimmest 13.3 inch premium laptop on the market, but still perfect for travel companion and fell light in your hand. For comparison, the ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K01US laptop only measures 12.5 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches and weighs around at 2.56 lbs. As a premium business machine, this laptop also brings a long battery life. The 4-cell Lithium Ion 2850 mAh battery promises user will gets more than 9 hours of battery runtime for light office tasks between charges.

Like common high end laptop from other brand, the newest ProBook 430 laptop series from HP also comes with latest hardware configurations. The Intel Core i5-4200U dual core processor with a base clock rates at 1.6GHZ and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics engine provides more than enough power that you will need for daily office and multimedia tasks. Like common Core i5-4200U’s laptop, the HP also incorporated with Hyperthreading and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives extra power when you handle multi demanding applications at the same time (up to 2.6GHZ).


The 4 GB of DDR3L RAM and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional as the operating system promises user a fast, smooth and seamless multitasking experience, even for most demanding business applications. You can also expand the memory to 16GB of DDR3L RAM if needed. Inside, there is  also a 500GB of Serial ATA-300 hard disk drive for internal storage. Combined with a spinning speed of 5400 rpm, this light and thin business laptop can store a spacious of business documents and thousand of multimedia files storage capacity.

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HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT laptop comes with 11.6 inch High Definition display and support a 1366 x 768 native resolutions. Combined with LED-backlit and anti glare technology, the display offers very crisp and natural color for images and video, even in the bright light conditions. It can play 720p video playback and offers 16:9 aspect ratio.

Above the screen, the 720p HD web camera that combined with a digital microphone allows user to make a high quality face to face video conference or chats wherever they go. There are also a wide range of port interface, such as single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, headphone jack, microphone jack, media card reader slot, VGA port and HDMI port, along with Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector and 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN for internet connection.

As we mentioned above, the newest HP business laptop also comes with a wide range of security features. Besides hard drive protection, this model also brings Drive Encryption, Microsoft Defender, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Client Security and Fingerprint reader, along with Kensington lock slot and HP recovery manager. Yeah, as a 13.3 inch laptop, the ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT’s keyboard is lacks numeric keypad, but it still accurate and pleasant for typing, especially if you have a small fingers.

Other preloaded softwares are  EverNote, WinZip, HP ePrint, CyberLink Media Suite and more. So, what do you think? If you are on the market for a premium and elegant business laptop, HP ProBook 430 G1 F2Q45UT 13.3 inch laptop is now available in US and Canada market with a starting price around at $736 with 1 year limited warranty. If you have a smaller budget, the $599 Asus VivoBook S500CA-SI30401U 13.3 inch laptop is one of the best alternative. This model has similar hardware configurations, but slightly bulky with measures 0.9 inch thick and weighs around at 4 lbs.

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