HP is one of the first manufacturers to offer its business notebooks with Intel's new Kaby Lake processor generation. The devices from the ProBook series represent the entry into the business segment, followed by the much more expensive EliteBooks. Compared to consumer systems, business laptops have a bigger focus on security and good input devices.
Our review model today is the ProBook 430 G4. The 13.3-inch subnotebook is the smallest and most portable system. HP currently charges around 1,050 Euros (~$1101) for the configuration Y8B47EA with a modern Kaby Lake chip from Intel, 8 GB RAM, an IPS panel as well as a dual-storage system consisting of a 256 GB SDD and a 1 TB HDD.
The office devices from other big manufacturers like Dell and Lenovo were not updated yet, but we expect new systems in Q1 2017. We therefore use the following comparison devices for our article: Dell XPS 13 FHD, Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Ultrabook, Lenovo IdeaPad 710S and Acer Aspire S 13.ProBook 430 Series)
HP ProBook 430 G4-Y8B47EA (
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 1050 MHz
8192 MB, DDR4-2133, Single-Channel, 1/2 Slots free, up to 16 GB
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 166 PPI, LGD052D, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002, 256 GB, + 1TB HDD (WD10SPCX, 5400 rpm), 1200 GB free
1.577 kg ( = 55.63 oz / 3.48 pounds), Power Supply: 295 g ( = 10.41 oz / 0.65 pounds)