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HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch FHD Notebook (28K93UT)

HP ProBook 450 G8 15-inch FHD Notebook (28K93UT)

This model ranked #7 among Laptops priced over $875 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This professional-grade laptop features everything I look for in a productivity-focused system, including fast storage, a 1080p screen and encryption hardware for extra security. These features will also allow you to upgrade to Windows 11 when it comes out.

Speaking of future-proofing, this laptop has all the maintenance options expected from enterprise-focused hardware. The process is well-documented, making it easier for you to extend its life.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1130.

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility24th percentile
Power (General Purpose)86th percentile
Power (Graphical)80th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)76th percentile
Storage Space57th percentile
Portability27th percentile
Battery Autonomy62th percentile
Ease of Maintenance64th percentile
Longevity43th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck50th percentile
Versatility46th percentile
Power (General Purpose)63th percentile
Power (Graphical)68th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)68th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability55th percentile
Battery Autonomy62th percentile
Ease of Maintenance55th percentile
Longevity42th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows, Professional Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4 cores clocked from 2.4 to 4.2 GHz

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

45Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w35.94 × d23.39 × h1.99

Dimensions (in): w14.15 × d59.41 × h5.05

Weight (kg): 1.74

Weight (lbs.): 3.84

Features

  • Windows Professional Edition
  • Backlit
  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • TPM & other Encryption Hardware
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: A technician can help you with that

Memory: A technician can help you with that

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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