Review: HP ProBook 430 G6 - Business Laptop

HP Probook 430 G6 has been reasonably called a business friendly laptop but how far it goes in order to achieve essential requirements, we will have to see in our today’s review. HP launched its 400 series for variable users who can take advantage of its productivity, affordability and functionality at the same time. There’s no denial that this laptop offers us a business model in a relatively inexpensive price, which is good news for many small business users. Some major benefits it brings us include its powerful processing capability, durable battery life and easy-to-use keyboard.

Before taking some in-depth assessing on this laptop, few factors this HP laptop lauds us with are its solid 8th Gen mainframe, smaller screen and comparatively not so larger storage.  This laptop is also not only for business oriented people but it can benefit general employees and students to its best. Let’s just move on to its review and checkout what it has for us!

Specs

  • Processor: (8th Gen) Intel Core i5-8265U | 1.6 GHz Max Turbo Speed | 3.4 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3-inch screen with Full HD (1920 x 1080) Resolution
  • GPU: Integrated Graphics Intel UHD 620
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Price and Availability

Currently, the HP Probook 430 G6 stands at £697.99, which is a very budget-friendly price tag if you are looking for one of the credible business laptops. This package surely offers you affordable convenience, so people with a certain budget can go for it. On the top of good features, it has got great deal to grab on with adequate usage. This laptop is available mostly across all International forums, but you can also check it out on our web store, Retail Direct.

Display

The display of HP Probook 430 caters a 13.3 inch smaller screen, with an IPS panel that is claimed to give you better viewing angles. With several tests it proves the claim to be nearly true and offers maximum brightness of 252 cd/m2. The Resolution comes in full HD pixilation with 1920 x 1080 that makes your visuals seemingly appealing.

The screen ratio you are getting with its display is 16:9 with a pixel density of 166 ppi, which is quite good when it comes to comparison. The brightness is also controlled with its PWM feature involved in it that allows us to adjust brightness as per our liking.

Design & Build

As we switch on to its design, it is completely wrapped up in silver packaging while the keyboard and display only remains black. Besides not getting entirely aluminium casing with it, the bottom case plastic coating still gives a sturdy feel. But, the display cover and palm rest are made of aluminium and the craftsmanship is also noteworthy.

Thankfully, the device proves to be excessively portable weighing just around 1.49 kg with 18mm thinness. So, it’s easier to carry it around for your work or any activity. The build is more towards a simpler, slimmer design that gives it a nice sophisticated appearance with ultra slim bezels.

Further, you also get a wide hinge along its panel that lets it bend with 180 degree, so bending it with just one hand won’t be a problem. The keyboard has a clicky feedback and is comfortable to use with an average key travel. The fingerprint reader and touchpad are also added here with accurate functioning.

Performance

HP has equipped this model with core-i5 processor that performs inherently better than its previous HP sibling. You get Quad efficiency with its 8th Gen processor and can easily manage your everyday tasks reluctantly. Also, the CPU is enriched with turbo speed which makes system activities faster and better. However, if we compare it with PC benchmarks it cannot compete highly with the standards. Still, with its upgraded combination of 8GB RAM, it enables to run several multi-media and project files smoothly. The storage selection we get along it is 256 GB, which is not so enormous for intense using, but it allows us upgrading options which is acceptable.

Talking about the graphics, we are obviously not getting dedicated graphics here rather Integrated Graphics by Intel. The graphics are not clearly high-end, but perform fairly decent for modest games and media editing usage scenarios. 

BATTERY AND PORTS

One of the impeccable features of this laptop includes its highly durable battery backup that allows faster charging and longer battery life. The battery equipped in it is 45Wh, which lasts up to 9 hours with continuous Wi-Fi browsing. The battery period significantly performs excellent with its lasting ability, which is far more appreciable when compared to similar battery devices.

The ports selection of this laptop is also diverse getting us more variety is connectivity including a full sized HDMI, Type C port and DisplayPort as well. Other than that, we also get Ethernet ports with a lock slot and two Usb Type A ports.

VERDICT

Overall, the HP Probook 430 G6 laptop is one of the most reliable and affordable HP laptops that have to offer us some great usage features. It can be counted as a powerful machine with minor lows which are tolerable. But, the performance and battery is undoubtedly a solid offering in this entry level laptop. Besides its hostile display, we get some highlighting strengths that include brilliant upgradability and replaceable RAM.