HP launched a new laptop model, ProBook 430 G1 business laptop, considering the professional consumers in the world. Besides, the good looks with glossy black finish, sleek design and easy-to use features, it meets all your business demands by working perfectly and smartly and so HP ProBook is ideal for wherever business takes you. HP with cutting-edge style looks and feels the way the customers want and provide the technology that they trust.
Design / Display
HP ProBook 430 G1, wish is made up of aluminium, is a mainstream business laptop. The device with a width of 12.83”, height of 0.83” and depth of 9.19” has 3.31 lbs weight which is comfortable for handle and carry during your business journey. As it is made with glass fiber, it ensures lightness and durability. Thanks to the thin and stylish construction and secure design inside and out of HP ProBook 430 G1, there is less bulk to carry with you.
HP ProBook features 13.3” backlit screen that can produce maximum resolution of 1366x 768 and a display type of LED HD SVA with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. Its anti-glare coating makes you able to see clearly in various lighting angles. But, you can’t expect the advantages of a touch screen in HP ProBook, as it does not provide that particular feature.
HP ProBook 430 G1 business laptop has an integrated touchpad and a smoothly functioning keyboard of standard size. The Windows 8 operating system makes you able to switch between apps, go smoothly from one place to another and to move things around easily. The keyboard is 100% compatible that keeps an industry standard and full-pitch key layout with several features such as editing keys, isolated inverted-T cursor or control keys, 12 function keys and both left and right control keys. The keyboard with international key layout provides other features that include comfort-dished keycaps, 2.2 mm stroke, 19-mmx19-mm key pitch (center-to-center spacing), and hotkeys for sudden access to brightness etc. and bright key legends that improve visibility in low light conditions. The touchpad is with 2-piece pick button with right and left click functions. It includes on/off buttons and support multi-touch gestures.
ProBook 430 G1 is powered with fourth generation Intel i3, i5 and i7 processors with a speed of 1.7 GHz that can deliver a staggering performance for managing all your workloads efficiently and effectively. 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM with two slots that support dual channel memory can seamlessly deal with different multitasking needs. 128 GB solid state drive for internal storage is the other feature of ProBook 430 G1. The hard drive of 500 GB makes you able to store tons of games, music, videos, documents and other digital data easily.
Audio/video visual features
HP ProBook 430 G1 features high definition audio support with integrated microphone, headphone/line out, integrated stereo speaker and microphone in. Its optional VGA webcam can support videoconferencing and still image capture. It provides improved quality video streaming and 640×480 resolution still image capture. Its fixed focus lens can take up to 24 frames per second. There is no doubt that you can make the most virtual conferencing as the HD webcam and dts Sound bring work to life through rich video and sound.
While coming to connectivity, you can find out numbers of media ports such as 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, one RJ-45 (Ethernet) LAN port, one headphone/line out audio out jacks, one microphone jack, one VGA port, one HDMI port. It also includes expansion slots like multimedia reader supporting SD (Secure Digital), SDXC (secure Digital Extended Capacity), SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity), memory stick and MSXC (Memory Stick Extended Capacity).
HP ProBook 430 G1 laptop has several security features including HP client Security, Microsoft Defender, HP BIOS Protection, Security Lock Slot and HP 3D Dive Guard. HP Client Security software helps you encrypt your hard drive, restrict unauthorized access and delete unwanted or discarded data and more. HP BIOS Protection, which is designed to prevent data loss and to reduce downtime, can offer enhanced protection against security threats like virus attacks.
You can experience the advantages of plenty of software including Cyberlink Media Suite, HP Wireless Hotspot, HP Hotkey support, SMS Roaming Alert, Skype Ready, HP Mobile Connect, HP ePrint, HP recovery Manager, HP Support Assistant, Evernote, Buy Office and PDF Complete Corporate Edition in the device.
HP Wireless Hotspot makes you able to share your internet connection that helps your colleagues to get online quickly and improve productivity. You don’t have to remember plenty of passwords by using HP ProBook 430 G1. With the help of HP Password manager, you can quickly log-into various online accounts. With Intel Wireless Display, you can connect your ProBook to displays and projectors wirelessly and share videos, presentations and other contents on a TV screen without the need of cables.
The battery HP Pro Book is a 4- Cell Lithium-ion with 44Wh battery energy and with 2850 mAh battery capacity that gives around long 8 hours of performance. So, you may not have to keep the charger in your conference room while long business meetings are held.
HP ProBook 430 G1 laptop runs with the operating system of Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit. Windows Store, the new store for apps that comes with Windows 8, can be opened from your start screen to browse and downloads various apps for photos, news, sports, cooking and a lot more. The advantage is that many of them are free. Windows 8 carries you to the world of music with the Xbox Music app included in it. As HP ProBook 430 G1 uses Windows 8, you can easily see your own display preferences, background and settings, immediately after you sign in with your Microsoft account.
Windows Firewall, Windows defender and Windows Update give the document of your system more security and help you stay up to date. Windows 8 uses power more effectively than windows 7 and so it starts up faster and switches between apps quicker. You can organize, customise and make the windows 8 start screen yours. So, it acts as your personalized home where you can keep the things you want to keep an eye on and you care about. Among thousands of apps to choose from Windows 8, there is something for everyone and so if you purchase an app from the Windows store, you can use it on up to five PC or tablets that run Windows 8. In short, Windows 8 brings fun and the best productivity to your HP ProBook 430 G1 laptop.
It also offers various warranty options such as limited warranty for three year and warranty for one year and 90 days depending on country. There are also some extended services contracts such as 1 year limited warranty on primary battery and optional HP care pack services that goes beyond your standard warranties.
Even though detailed research and studies are required to find out more advantages and disadvantages of ProBook 430 G1, compared to other laptop versions of HP, it is sure that you will be impressed by this absolute option for business purposes in the first appearance itself.