The HP ProBook 4430s looks stylish, light and classy with the dual tone metallic chassis on the outside. With the Intel Core i5 processor, it has got sufficient power on the inside as well. It lacks any OS which is okay considering the price. But it flaunts many impressive features like HD webcam and powerful optical drive.
Display and Design
The HP ProBook 4430s features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The Anti Glare matte finish on the screen protects your eyes from getting strained by the harmful reflective rays.
It is wrapped in a solid dual tone metallic chassis with sharp corners. The brushed aluminium finish on the lid extends to the palm rest as well and protects it against scratches and fingerprints. The magnesium alloy used for making the frame makes it tough as well as light. The gadget has an overall thickness of 28.1 mm and a weight of 2.04 kg.
CPU and Platform
The HP ProBook 4430s is driven by an impressive 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor from the 2nd generation and based on HM65 Express chipset. It is supported by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB via 2 unused memory slots. It manages rich graphics with the Intel HD 3000 GPU. It lacks any preloaded OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP ProBook 4430s features a HD webcam paired with digital microphone. To account for your storage needs, it poses a 2.5 inch SATA HDD of 500GB. The LightScribe SuperMulti DVD Drive having dual layer support gives you the scope to stream high quality media files smoothly. The stereo speakers powered SRS Premium audio technology provide rich sound.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP ProBook 4430s is fuelled by a 6 cell Li-ion battery providing up to 3 hours of backup. On the connectivity front, there are features like 4 USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, VGA port and digital media reader.