As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) the right choice for surfing the internet?
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. With this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA), the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-10110U; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. 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. By offering only 256 Gb, this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is one of the smallest in its category. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
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. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Is ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) one for watching movies and listening to music ?
This ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
The laptop from .HP is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
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. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HP installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 Pro on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. 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!
The ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. 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.
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 the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
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.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The processor Core i3-10110U is inferior to other competitive products.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 7 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
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.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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The reason for this is its size; with 15 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
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.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA)corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. 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.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Here, it’s 7 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better HP.
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. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
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.
A quality product, designed by HP with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) for video games?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) wasn’t designed for video games. 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. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.256 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
A better access to wifi on this ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
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. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
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.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10 Pro.
It’s not ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) equipped with all the applications you’ll need. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 2 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
The ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) – in summary
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it ProBook 450 G7 (2D367EA) is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– 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