Trading laptop? Considering the HP Probook 450 G5.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Howard, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. amy91



    Count me as the last one in the queue, but I have just registered on this site to reply to your post. Sorry my English, as it's not my first language, but I'll try to get the message across.

    You're again paying a premium for a not so premium and no to mention bulky laptop.

    I read your previous pages and I understand you're not so mobile but would still prefer a laptop.

    Allow me to recommend you a Dell XPS 9560 - Top class performance for every buck you spend.

    Dell XPS 9560:

    I'm recommending you the $1299 configuration. Just look at the configuration and the premium build quality (Youtube video reviews!!).

    Now again, $1299 is probably not in your budget, so here's the deal -

    Dell XPS 9560 for $1027 the one with 256 GB NVMe SSD. I too have a refurbished model and trust me when I say a Dell *Manufacturer Refurbished* is almost 99.9% as new as factory new except for the Dell Box which you'll probably throw out on first day after unboxing it.

    Since, I'm a heavy Dell user, I would like to offer you a 5% Discount which will in return give me a 5% too for future purchase. That would be a $975.65 total.

    And here's why I would recommend this -

    A 256GB SSD coupled with NVMe technology would be blistering fast for your daily ops. What you require is performance and not capacity so this fits.

    As more applications rely on GPU for speeding up, a GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB can be used to speedup intensive applications that do forecasting/prediction or analysis and the results are truly appreciative.

    Quad Core Processor. Tremendous difference between a Dual Core Processor and Quad Core. Most applications now benefit from 4 cores and the difference is clearly visible when you work.

    8GB DDR4 RAM, 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) are the norm nowdays. Anything below is sub-par.

    Still not convinced, spend 15 minutes of Youtube videos on this model. I'm' sure you'll be convinced. (

    P.S: I'm not in Dell Sales, but I do want a user to get the right product for their money.

    I hope I was helpful.
    #31     Oct 22, 2017
  2. ET180


    Surprised that buying a laptop with a magnetic hard drive is still an option. SSD is much faster, consumes less power, self-encrypts on many models, and most importantly is much more shock resistant. I think Dell is a good choice though.
    #32     Oct 22, 2017
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  3. Howard



    I appreciate the recommendation. It does sound like a good deal, but living in Norway, it does not seem like the outlet deals are an option for us. I've contacted Dell about it, so let's see what they say. Maybe they do have it. Or maybe I could get it shipped abroad.

    Without a discount, the XPS 9560 is above my budget for sure, but I'm sure it's a great computer.

    If I can't get any outlet deals - are you saying the suggested Inspiron is not a good choice? Bulky ain't a problem since it will be mostly stationary anyway.

    Is anyone here looking at anything other than SSD?

    To my awareness, all the mentioned PCs so far are SSD. :)
    #33     Oct 23, 2017
  4. amy91


    Ahh.. my apologies for not knowing your country.

    I see there are limited Dell XPS options available in your region through Dell website -!facets=93410~0~1450394&p=1

    14,490 kr for this variant of Dell XPS is about 1770 USD. Not a practical choice now.

    I looked some more deals and this seems to be a safer deal in your budget and your region
    Dell with i5 Processor (8th gen) / 256GB SSD / Full HD and a decent graphics card for a push when needed
    #34     Oct 23, 2017
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    #35     Oct 23, 2017
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  6. ET180


    The link you posted did not have an SSD. I've just noticed that many new laptops still ship with magnetic drives. I still question whether you need a discrete graphics card. As I mentioned earlier, the integrated cards use less power, generate less heat, and allow a thinner form-factor. Unless you're into gaming or want to drive more than 2-3 displays, I would go with integrated graphics.
    #36     Oct 23, 2017
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  7. truetype


    A good algorithm for the parsimonious: see what machine the ET crowd raved about two years ago, and buy it on eBay.
    #37     Oct 23, 2017
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  8. Zodiac4u


    I myself in the market as well, I do prefer the laptop for mobuility, My HP is a dog now. I will probably pick up an MSI this week, model GS63VR STEALTH-252 because of the static hard drive and the GTX 1060 graphics card for the multi monitor setup. 1,450 at BestBuy.
    #38     Oct 23, 2017
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  9. Howard


    No, it's just above my budget which I'm already pushing at 10-11.000 kr.

    How does the last one you linked compare with the first one I linked to?

    Thanks. :)
    #39     Oct 23, 2017

  10. My current laptop (HP 15 inch) has 720P resolution. Is there a distinct difference between 720P and 1080P with a laptop?

    Is there an advantage to a touch screen? Or is it just a gimmick?

    I am in the market for a new one, so this is a good thing to know.
    #40     Oct 23, 2017