If you’re looking for a laptop that’s versatile for work or play with great multitasking capabilities to perform multiple programs for work and do your personal entertainment from playing games or watching your favorite movies. We recommend you check out the HP ProBook 445 G7 the latest business laptop that’s elegant, durable and offers a powerful performance.
Let’s find out more what the HP ProBook 445 G7 has to offer.
The HP ProBook 445 G7 delivered to us comes with a nice HP laptop bag, charger and a sling belt.
Build, Design and Display
As we are finding for more information about this new HP model via online, we found out it resembles the look and inherits some of the design from its previous model the ProBook 445 G6 that was launched last 2019. But still we like the overall design, it’s a traditional beauty of making every HP business laptop that’s elegant, premium and durable.
The cover and the chassis has a nice silver aluminum finish color made of a solid durable plastic material and aside from the sophisticated look it is less to get fingerprints marks on it. This device has passed 19 MIL-STD 810H tests that guarantees users a level of toughness for this business laptop to resist shock from all faces, edges and corners.
The ProBook 445 G7 weighs at 1.6 kg easily enough to carry it anywhere you want to use it plus you can even hold it effortlessly by just one hand.
The cover lid has a HP logo located on the middle, all necessary ports are visible at each side, and a ProBook logo printed at the back of the flexible hinge.
Another unique feature of this notebook is its special hinge design as users can tilt the screen at a 180-degree angle which is an advantage should you have a client in front of you and you want to show something on the screen.
The full-size island style keyboard on the laptop is very responsive and well laid out with the distance of each keys are good enough not to create any mistyping. You get less problem using the keyboard during night mode as it features a monochromatic white backlight with two brightness level and they also made it spill resistant as well.
The touchpad of the ProBook 445 G7 is made of aluminum with a click-pad format which you can touch and click the two sinking buttons below the touchpad. It supports three or four finger gestures by swiping into the touchpad to do multitasking view, show desktop, switch apps and more. Scroll, pinch and zoom function on the touchpad is also available.
Meanwhile, opening the display of the laptop offers a 14-inch HD SVA eDP anti-glare LED display panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels with 220 nits of brightness and 45% NTSC color coverage. The bezels surrounding around the display are made of plastic. These bezels are fairly thick especially on the top that holds the webcam and the bottom bezels with the HP logo placed there.
In general, we like the display of the HP ProBook 445 G7, even if the size is only 14-inches, we enjoyed the wide viewing angle and the text are sharp which is easier to read. It has pleasing colors, nice contrast and fair brightness on the display.
With the anti-glare coated into the display it helps you to see the contents better during outdoors and helps tame distracting reflections.
Ports, Webcam and Connectivity
The HP ProBook 445 G7 is equipped with a numerous number of ports. First on the left side you have a Kensington lock, a USB 2.0 Type-A with power delivery, and a SD card slot which is an advantage especially for photo enthusiasts to transfer their photos.
While on the other side resides the ports of the power connector, one USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A, and a headphone/mic port. You can also charge the ProBook 445 G7 via the USB Type-C.
For your wireless connectivity, this laptop supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard for improved connection quality, along with Bluetooth 5.0.
The webcam has a 720p HD camera with a built-in webcam cover for privacy, so you can be sure you aren’t being watched while the camera’s not in use. You can also instantly block prying eyes by making your screen appear dark and unreadable from the side with optional HP Sure View Gen3.
Performance, Game Mode and Sound
For performance the HP ProBook 445 G7 has a built an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with six cores, delivers speeds at 2.38GHz and with integrated Radeon graphics. It also has 8GB of memory, 256GB storage and the pre-installed operating system uses Windows 10 Pro.
If you’re going to play games with the HP ProBook 445 G7, it features a game mode option to optimize your gameplay. It has the Xbox Game Bar a tool designed to help gamers capture video, broadcast their gameplay online, take screenshots, and quickly access the Xbox app.
You can also control how you capture your game through screenshots and game clips even setting up your recording of the audio and video quality.
The sound quality of the built-in speakers on the HP ProBook 445 G7 are better than what I have expected but its only slight weakness is it needs a much more punch on the bass. But other than that I have enjoyed watching movies and played music on using YouTube or Spotify.
Security Software and Authentication
If there’s one top features the HP ProBook 445 G7 has an advantage against other business laptop are its integrated hardware-enforced security features for added layers of protection in and above the OS to actively prevent threats and quickly recover should an event of a breach happens.
Here are a selection of security features to keep your data or device protected and avoid that devastating firmware or malware attacks.
HP Sure Sense uses deep learning AI to protect your HP notebook against never-before-seen attacks such as malware and traditional anti-virus that can’t always recognize these viruses.
HP Sure Click offers security to your computer when you browse the Internet or view untrusted documents.
HP Client Security Manager from Symantec is a FREE hardware set-up management tool for HP client computers to protect your identity, device and data.
Lastly, you can strengthen your sign-in security by using multiple factors of authentication including a fingerprint reader (found below the right side of the keyboard), facial recognition, Windows PIN or a Security Key. It also features Dynamic Lock where paired devices with the laptop will automatically lock when the device goes out of range.
HP claims that the battery life of the HP ProBook 445 G7 can give you up to 15 hours and 15 minutes with it.
But based from our experience, we used this device during our test to handle our online work such as web browsing, posting on wordpress, a few Microsoft office task and a little social media posting which can get us almost half of the day doing the said jobs on a full charge. If you ought to dim the display a bit, you can extend more use with the laptop even longer.
Battery on the laptop drains a bit faster when assigned for entertainment use such as watching movies or games especially if your display is set at full brightness.
Charging the laptop after 10 minutes from a 0% battery gave us a 14% increase already. Then after 30 minutes we have a 41% additional increase on the battery. It took us almost 2 hours to get back to full capacity.
We found out that this laptop has an HP Fast Charge feature that will get up to 50% increase in its battery life for just 30 minutes of charging. So checking on with our charging test above we can conclude that the feature works.
The HP ProBook 445 G7 is elegant, stylish, durable and a solid business laptop equipped with some fine specs that’s built for users to perform the necessary work needed as well as personal use like web surfing, watching videos, listen to music as well as gaming.
Built with an array of multi-layered security features you get a piece of mind while you work knowing that your device is protected.
Overall, it has some nice decent features that can perform absolutely fine of any given task on it. With the pleasing components built inside the HP ProBook 445 G7 with a AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB memory, a solid build and a range of software security makes this a reliable business laptop.
What We Like
- Elegant and stylish design
- Passed 19 MIL-STD 810H Tests
- Multi-layer of Security (Software and Authentication)
- HP Fast Charge
- HP Camera Privacy Shutter
- AMD Processor with Radeon Graphics
- 8GB Memory
- Windows 10 Pro
- 180-degree Angle Screen
What We Want
- Increase Nit Brightness
- Enhance Bass Quality
- More Storage
HP ProBook 445 G7 Notebook PC Specifications
- Price: PHP39,990
- Display: 14-inch HD SVA eDP anti-glare LED backlit slim, 220 nits, 45% NTSC (1366 x 768)
- Resolution: 1366 x 768 x 60 hertz
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U with Radeon Graphics 2.38GHz, 6 cores
- Memory: 8GB
- Storage: 256GB
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
- Audio: Realtek High Definition Stereo Speakers, Integrated Microphone (mono or dual array)
- Ports and Connectors: 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™); 1 Stereo headphone/microphone combo jack; 1 RJ-45;
- 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 AC power
- Battery: HP Long Life 3-cell, 45 Wh Li-ion (Battery is internal and not replaceable. Serviceable by warranty)
- Battery Life: Up to 15 hours and 15 minutes
- Camera: 720p HD camera; IR Camera
- Security: HP Sure Sense, HP Sure Click, HP Security Client Manager, Fingerprint Reader, Face Recognition, PIN, curity Key
- Warranty: All commercial PCs come with either a 3 years and 1 year warranty
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