Summary: I didn't buy this yet but I have had some time with this for 1 week. Let me just say, this laptop is excellent and it definetly has a lot of potential to make it fast, and I mean fast. 1: The graphics are amazing, can play Minecraft at 90-100 FPS. Call of Duty, Chrysis, at 40-50 FPS. No hint of lag at all. 2: Good for students. What I recommend is to buy a samsung pro ssd and switch it with the HDD.
I am very pleased with my purchase and the fast shipping
4 weeks ago
Summary: This machine is just what I expected and more. I am very pleased with my purchase and the fast shipping. Excellent! This is a great workhorse machine. I work with large files, including heavy graphics, and this baby has handled everything extremely well. You can find lighter laptops in sexier colors, but this computer will pretty much do whatever you need to do and won't break the bank.
Summary: I have had issues with the touch pad just about since I have purchased the product. My first repair was to the fan, shipped it to HP and it was replaced. I soon had an issue with the touch pad not working properly. I contacted HP technical support prior to my 30 day refund was up, to assist me in getting the touch pad to operate properly, and of course no one speaks proper English.
Summary: HP's ProBook 450 G1 provides high application performance and quiet operation. The battery life is also very good. HP has installed great input devices in the ProBook as well. Beyond that, the tool-less opening of the maintenance cover is a plus. However, HP devalues the laptop by installing an unacceptable screen. It has a bluish cast, low contrast, and is only averagely bright. A laptop for ~$700 should have more to offer. The one-year warranty is also too short.