Pros

  • Attractive and affordable
  • Good screen and input ergonomics

Cons

  • No USB 3.0
  • Modest performance and battery life

At A Glance

A nice looking, but still journeyman business laptop that lacks USB 3.0.

Manufacturer’s Description

Work, meet, play. Create, stream, watch, listen and do more. This versatile, secure and stylish HP ProBook with a 14.0-inch diagonal HD display makes an impression in and out of the office.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number XU012UT#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 6 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number XU012UT#ABA
UPC Code 886111584765
Brand Name HP
Product Name ProBook 4430s XU012UT Notebook
Marketing Information

Work, meet, play. Create, stream, watch, listen and do more. This versatile, secure and stylish HP ProBook with a 14.0-inch diagonal HD display makes an impression in and out of the office.

Product Model XU012UT
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line ProBook
Product Series 4430s
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, microSD Card, MMCmicro
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ProBook 4430s XU012UT Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Atheros
Wireless LAN Model 9285GN
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.1"
Width 13.0"
Depth 9.3"
Weight (Approximate) 77.28 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-2310M
Processor Speed 2.10 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM65 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Upgradable to Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 99.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:46   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 288.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 394.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 443.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 369.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 499.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 299.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 12.0   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.4   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 37.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 34.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 29.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 27.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 12.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 9.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 24.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 22.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 15.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 14.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 27.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 25.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 351.0