The HP Probook Series 431 doesn't burn a hole in your pocket but is capable of meeting both business and gaming needs quite efficiently. In order to account for the price, it lacks a good RAM and any user friendly OS. However, it has got a lightscribe SuperMulti optical drive, a sharp display and an impressive processor.
Display and Design
The HP Probook Series 431 features a 14-inch HD LED backlit display posing the usual resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, commonly known as WXGA. It is housed in a 31mm thick silver colored outfit which has a weight of 2.2kg.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the laptop there is a 2.1GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the 2nd generation series and based on HM65 Express chipset. To support, it there is a DDR3 RAM of just 2GB which can be expanded up to 8GB via the 2 user accessible DIMM slots. The presence of 1GB AMD Graphics 7450M graphics card makes it capable of handling high resolution games efficiently. It comes preloaded with 64 bit DOS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Probook Series 431 flaunts a 0.3MP webcam paired with digital microphone for online video conversations and accounts for the storage needs of the users with a 2.5 inch SATA hard disk with a capacity of 500GB. The presence of a lightscribe SuperMulti DVD RW Drive having dual layer support enables you to stream videos and movies from all kinds of disks at ease. The Altec Lansing speakers guarantee HD Audio solution.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP Probook Series 431 keeps the show running with a 6 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of running for up to 3 hours on single charge. From the connectivity point of view, it is equipped with options like HDMI out, 2 USB 2.0 slots, VGA port, digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN and Ethernet port.