HP launched the latest and newest member of its ProBook lineup which includes the HP Probook 450 G8. This 15.6-inch ultra-portable laptop is made of aluminum chassis and packs other impressive features. It is powered by the 11th Gen Intel core processor offering up to the core i7 chipset coupled with the Intel Iris Xe Graphics. It is also paired with up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 SDRAM, and up to 512 GB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD TLC.
This Window 10 laptop also feature dual stereo speakers, with dual-array microphone, a 720p HD camera, spill-resistance full sized keyboard and backed up by a strong 45Wh Li-ion polymer battery.
HP Probook 450 G8 Key Features and Specs
- 15.6-inch diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080) display
- Up to core i7 Intel processor
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics or Intel UHD Graphics (for Core i3)
- Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
- Up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 TLC
- Up to 32GB RAM
- Dual Point spill-resistant Premium Keyboard
- Dual speakers, Two microphones
- 3-cell 45 WHr Long Life Battery
Compare to its predecessor, the Probook 450 G7, the HP Probook 450 G8 sports a slimmer body with classic finishing. It sports an aluminum lid and a plastic base, hence it is rugged, durable, yet, portable.
Measuring a dimension of 14.15 x 9.2 x 0.78 inches and weighing 1.74 kg compare to the 2.0 kg of the last year model, thus, the laptop is light enough to slip in and out of your handbag all day long.
At first glance, the most noticeable feature about the HP Probook 450 G8 is a stylishly inscribed Trademark at the middle of the lid. This lid is easy to open even with a single hand.
On the inside, the flat lid host the 15.6-inch screen with thin bezels around it. Inside the top bezel sits a 720p webcam and on the slightly thicker bottom bezel there is also a clearly inscribed HP logo.
The bottom chassis is made of plastic material, with a spill resistant full-sized keyboard that has nicely sculpted keycaps and excellent spacing for efficient performance. It also has a NumberPad section at the left. This keyboard illuminates white LED light for easy use in low light condition. Although, it is optional.
Below the keyboard, there is also a plastic clickpad with Windows 10’s multitouch gestures support. There is enough space beside the clickpad at the keyboard deck for armrest to make your typing experience easy and comfortable.
For connectivity, the HP Probook 450 G8 comes with one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one HDMI 1.4b port, an RJ-45 (Ethernet) port, a AC Power input port, one MicroSD slot, a Nano security lock slot and a Headphone/microphone combo jack.
HP Probook 450 G8 comes featuring five (5) display options. All the options feature a 15.6-inch screen size but different resolution, display panel, and brightness options, available in touch and non-touch screen.
The premium option offers a 15.6-inch non touch FHD screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1000 nits of brightness with 100% sRGB colour gamut and the HP SureView Gen 3 Reflect which provides an extremely effective privacy experience. This model delivers notable brighter, sharper, and more vibrant display than the HD option.
Similarly, there is another model with a 15.6-inches FHD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution 400 nits, and 100% sRGB, hence, it delivers a visual feast that’s detailed, bright, and incredibly vibrant. This model has a low power panel.
There is also a model with a 15.6-inches FHD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and antiglare panel, It also packs display features which includes 45% NTSC and brightness 250 nits, nits. This model is also not touch screen enabled.
The fourth model come with a 15.6″ FHD antiglare touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and offers up to 250 nits of brightness and 45% NTSC.
Lastly, the base model has a 15.6″ antiglare HD display with 1366 x 768 resolution and up to 250 nits of brightness. It also has 45% NTSC for video or photo work.
Overall, all HP Probook 450 G8 display options boasts of good contrast and comfortable viewing angles with 16:9 screen aspect ratio, thus resulting into a bigger view of picture.
HP Probook 450 G8 is equipped with up to the latest four-core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor paired with Intel Iris Xe Graphics card. This model offers up to 4 cores and 12 MB cache and clocks at 2.8 GHz base clock, up to 4.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost
This Intel “Tiger Lake” CPUs combined with Intel Evo platform certification results in great performance, remarkable responsiveness, a long lasting battery life, and stunning visuals in a new class of sleek, stylish laptops. With the all-new Intel® Iris® Xe graphics that far exceed the usual integrated experience, this laptop promises great visual for game lovers.
There is a model with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor which offers up to 4 cores and 8 MB cache and clocks at 2.4 GHz base clock, up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology. This model is also backed up by the Intel Iris Xe Graphics card.
The HP Probook 450 G8 base model is powered by the Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor and clocks at 3.0 GHz base clock, up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology. It has 2 cores and 6 MB cache and backed up by Intel UHD Graphics card.
Furthermore, for better user’s experience, these Probook 450 G8 comes with Up to 32GB of RAM with up to 512 GB SSD card storage.
Above all, this laptops runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system. Therefore, offering smooth user experience and better interface.
The HP ProBook 450 G8 comes with a 3-cell, 45 Wh Li-ion polymer internal battery that can last up to 12 hours from a full charge. It also comes with a fast-charging capability, with the minimum of 65W charger, hence, you can raise the battery level to 80% in less than an one hour charge.
This laptop is equipped with 2 watt dual channel Integrated stereo speakers for immersive audio experience and a dual multi-array microphones to ensure your voice will be heard clearly on every call you make.
There is also a fingerprint reader on the right side of the palm rest area. It is extremely fast, and accurate.
For wireless connection, it also has 802.11ax Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) or Realtek 802.11ac (2×2) WLAN, and Bluetooth 5. This laptop also offers plenty of security options for the laptops, including HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, BIOS and more.
HP Probook 450 G8 Price and Availability
The HP Probook 450 G8 has a starting price of $973.56 and goes higher depending on your preferred configuration such as display, internal storage, RAM, graphics unit, operating system and a couple of other specs.
It is also available on HP official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
HP Probook 450 G8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Probook 450 G8 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
- Processor: 11th Gen Intel core Processor (Core i7-1165G7, Core i5-1135G7, Core i3-1115G4)
- GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics or Intel UHD Graphics
- Memory: 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB RAM
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 35.94 x 23.67 x 1.98 cm (14.15 x 9.2 x 0.78 in)
- Weight: Starting at 1.74 kg (3.84 lb)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: Non touch: Up to 15.6″ FHD 1920 x 1080, 1000 nits, 100% sRGB + HP SureView Gen 3, Touch Screen: Up to 15.6″ FHD 1920 x 1080, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
- Keyboard: Spill-resistant backlit Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Clickpad with multi-touch gestures enabled
- Built-in Storage: Up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Integrated HD 720p
- USB Ports: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
- HDMI: Yes
- Thunderbolt Ports: –
- DisplayPort: Yes
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Intel® AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2), Realtek 802.11ac (2×2) WLAN, Wireless-AC 9560 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5 Combo
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- HP DriveLock/HP Automatic DriveLock
- BIOS Update via Network
- HP Image Assistant
- Clickpad with multi-touch gesture support
- 720p HD camera
- HP Noise Cancellation Software
- Hall sensor
- HP Support Assistant
- HP Sure Sense
- Dual stereo speakers
- Battery: HP Long Life 3-cell, 45 Wh Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: Up to 14 hours