Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests HP ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We’ve put this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) compatible with internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-10110U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. By offering only 256 Gb, this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is one of the smallest in its category. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. HP is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) okay to watch videos ?
This ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
HP presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i3-10110U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did HP not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 Pro that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.On this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), HP indicates 7 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) weights 2 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Core i3-10110U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 7 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 Pro are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i3-10110U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 7 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
For the connector part, the ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.
With this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) product, HPoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for video games?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 256 Gb it ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (2 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
An excellent autonomy of 7 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In the end, we do not recommend this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, HP has designed ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 2 Kg.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Ultimately, this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is an intermediate choice. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)….
This ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– travel use
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– making audio and video editing