This compact laptop PC delivers quality, durability, security, and performance for any professional. HP made it last with spill-resistance features and an aluminum lid. Since the HP ProBook 450 G8 aims towards professional, it has multi-layered security, including TPM 2.0, HP Secure Erase, HP and Automatic DriveLock, HP BIOSphere (Generation 5), HP Sure Sense, Client Security Manager (Generation 7), and more.
There is plenty of management software to help keep the system and utilities working at an optimal level: HP Driver Packs, System Software Manager, Client Catalog, HP BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU), and Manageability Integration IT (Generation 3).
The keyboard is made adequately with good key travel, “clicky” feedback, a backlight, and a number pad section which is all spill-resistant. There is a good, responsive touchpad further down that is accurate and does a good job of registering clicks. On the right side, around the palm area, there is a fingerprint reader that is superfast.
HP ProBook 450 G8 Specifications
- Processor: 2-core Intel Core i3 (111G4), 4-core Intel Core i5 (1135G7), or 4-core i7 (1165G7)
- Display: 15.6-inch diagonal LED anti-glare HD or FHD (1366 x 768 or 1920 x1080) / optional touchscreen (up to 1000-nits)
- Memory: 16GB or 32GB DDR4-3200 PC4 SO DIMM
- Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD with optional 32GB 3D Xpoint OR 1TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
- Graphics: Intel UHD, Intel Iris Xe, or NVIDIA GeForce dedicated (2GB DDR5) MX450
- Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 for business or Home 64 / FreeDOS
- Battery: 3-Cell 45-WHr Long life (not replaceable by the consumer)
In addition to the latest WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 technology, some models even come with HP Mobile Broadband with Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced (Cat 9).
The AC adapter that comes with the HP ProBook 450 G8 depends on the specific model/configuration you choose. For example, some may come with a 45-W or 65-W Smart AC adapter with a right-angle connector (non-PFC), and others come with a 45-W or 65-W AC adapter – straight USB-C with nPFC.
This laptop has an excellent, compact design that includes a slim chassis, aluminum components, and an 87% screen-to-body ratio. Its starting weight is around 3.83-lb, and it is very easy to carry around. The measurements are 14.14-inches in width, 9.2-inches in depth, and 0.78-inches in height.
All of the essential USB ports you need are part of the I/O interface, as well as 1 HDMI (1.4b), headphone/mic combo, and the AC power port. Lastly, the HP ProBook 450 G8 comes with a MicroSD slot that supports SD / SDHC / SDXC formats.