Summary: Balancing for business. HP’s latest laptop in the ProBook S-series aims to balance form, function and specifications for professional users on a budget. Does it combine these demands into a solid business laptop?
Pros: Affordable price, HP's ProtectTools security suite, Good preinstalled software, Good software support, solid build quality
Cons: Midrange performance, Power cord sticks out, Tight fit for USB devices, Average benchmark performance
Excerpt: HP’s ProBook 4430s is the latest in the company’s line of affordable, well-equipped, not-terribly-exciting small business notebooks. It was designed to handle non-enterprise business tasks while having some media capabilities. Most business laptops see at least some personal use these days and the smaller the company the more likely the computer will serve both purposes.
Conclusion: If you need a daily use professional laptop that lets you do a fair bit of gaming and movie watching too while delivering a solid performance, then you have found the perfect one. The Probook 4430S (BOL63PA) is a machine that gives you all that you require. It runs on an efficient, latest processor, has good connectivity, amazing battery and storage and even looks nice and professional.
Excerpt: The HP 4430s is endowed with above-average looks, but in other respects it is the epitome of a basic, all-purpose business laptop. It's good at nearly everything, though not so good that you're likely to think "This is it!" It offers biometric security, but lacks USB 3.0 or eSATA for quick local backup.
Conclusion: HP ProBook 4430s Hewlett Packard ProBook 4430s вышел вполне неплохим ноутбуком для работы. С достаточной производительностью, приятным набором коммуникаций. За свои $600-700, базовая конфигурация с CPU Intel Core i3-2310M кажется нам наиболее разумным и доступным выбором. 4430s вполне достоин стать недорогим рабочим помощником, однако, отметим - в данной ценовой категории конкурентов у него просто немеренно.