Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) adapted to surf the internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA). With this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), the company wanted to design a very basic model. HP is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i3-10110U. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Having 8 Gb of RAM, ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is a laptop in the average. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 256 Gb, HP considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 7 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) the right choice for watching movies ?
This ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
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 rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i3-10110U is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HP installed by default. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 Pro on which you can install the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
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.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.On this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), HP indicates 7 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
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 the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA). But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. 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.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA). 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.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for travel use.
The ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10 Pro, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i3-10110U. 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. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Here, it’s 7 hours of autonomy available. This is the best on the market today.
On the connection side, the ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), it may be better to go to other models. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.256 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 2 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
With an autonomy of 7 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In short, an average rendering that makes this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, HP has designed ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10 Pro, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. HP in this product line. Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 2 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
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.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– travel use
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing