The HP 450 (C8J35PA) Notebook might look dull at first sight but packs a host of handy features at a standard price. It has a sharp anti glare display backed by standard configuration besides HD webcam, DVD Drive and two high speed USB ports. The battery backup can be a bit of problem though.
Display and Build
The HP 450 (C8J35PA) Notebook features a 14-inch HD LED backlit display which offers moderately sharp viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The Anti Glare coating allows the display offer clear visuals even under the sun. The anodized aluminium outfit doesn't look too attractive but is solid and doesn't get affected by scratches or smudges easily. It has a thickness of 22.8mm and a weight of 2.3kg.
Configuration and Platform
On the inside, the HP 450 (C8J35PA) Notebook is equipped with a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the 2nd generation and based on HM86 Express chipset. It draws support from a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two unused DIMM ports. The Intel HD 4000 GPU is capable of handling only simple games and movies smoothly. It ships with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional OS.
Camera and Storage
The HP TrueVision webcam spotted above the display can record HD videos, manage high resolution video calls smoothly and works with a digital microphone. The 500GB SATA HDD provides enough space for creating a library of files. It also carries a DVD RW Drive so that you can run all kinds of disks without any hassle.
Battery and Connectivity
Armed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the HP 450 (C8J35PA) Notebook ensures uninterrupted service only for up to 3 hours. Connectivity features come in the form of Bluetooth v2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.