Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests onPB450G6…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We’ve put this PB450G6 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
PB450G6 enough for internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This PB450G6 is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by HP are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the PB450G6 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is PB450G6 okay to watch videos ?
HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the PB450G6; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for HP. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
It PB450G6 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The PB450G6 to use while travelling.
An intermediate model that can be taken along on an occasional basisPB450G6. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. And here’s the result : Since the sum of its characteristics (weight, size, components) are better than the competition, it is in your best interest to choose this model.
It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
In brief, this PB450G6 can be considered useful when you decide to travel.
The PB450G6 to make audio or video editing.
Not really designed for video editing or music. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point HP could have done much better.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
PB450G6 the right choice to play online?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis PB450G6 wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.In the end, we do not recommend this PB450G6 for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
PB450G6 for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Famille that’s running it.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive PB450G6can be quickly filled.
So, in summary, it appears that it PB450G6 is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the PB450G6….
The conclusion of the test PB450G6 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– travel use