HP 350 Probook K4L55UT 15.6 inch Notebook Review

HP 350 Probook K4L55UT 15.6 inch Notebook Review

HP 350- Probook K4L55UT
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HP 350 Probook K4L55UT is a powerful medium sized modern laptop as part of the business line with a 4th generation ultra low voltage Intel i7 processor, generous 8GB memory, Intel HD 4400 graphics card, DVD Super Multi Drive, good connectivity including Bluetooth and USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 operating system that is hard to find on computers these days. It delivers very solid performance overall on regular daily and demanding tasks and multiple applications.

HP 350 comes with the fast dual core Haswell Intel i7-4510U (4MB L3 cache) at relatively low 2.00GHz base frequency automatically overclocked up to 3.10 GHz with turbo boost and hyper-threading so two cores can handle four threads in parallel leading to better utilisation of the CPU, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM memory for all the multitasking you want, 500GB SATA hard drive at 7200rpm spindle speed (standard but adequate size and higher speed data processing and file transfers- considering most laptops have 5400rpm) and 64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system (more stable and faster operation) with a Windows 8.1 Pro licence if you wish to download and use the newer but not as popular Win 8 later on.

15.6 inch LED backlit high definition non-touch screen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and widescreen support means reasonable picture quality (Full HD with 1920x1080 resolution and IPS panel with larger viewing angles are always preferred but perhaps a little hard at the price level, considering everything else this computer offers) and Intel HD Graphics 4400 that is faster than the previous Intel HD 4000 graphics card but a little slower than the HD 4600 and 5000 graphics cards that you can see on some other ULV modern laptops and can well be compared to the discrete Radeon HD 7550M graphics, so what you have here is modest performance in advanced gaming (latest games at lower settings and older games at higher settings and played fluently) and multimedia editing. 720p high definition webcam with integrated microphone is good for live chats on Skype or work related videoconferences, considering this is a business laptop.

HP 350 Probook K4L55UT 15.6 inch Notebook Review
Silver black HP Probook 350 weighs 5.1 pounds and measures 10.28 x 15.12 x 0.91 inches- fairly lightweight and slim for a 15.6 inch laptop, so those business professionals that are out and about a lot have something quite portable here. Also, we do not have the information on its battery life but with a 4-cell lithium ion battery and the CPU Thermal Design Power of only 15 watts it would probably have a pretty decent battery life. Connectivity options include DVD Super Multi Drive (many notebooks don’t have it these days) for reading from and writing to DVDs and CDs and watching videos, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, Bluetooth 4.0 to link to other Bluetooth enabled devices, 2 x USB 3.0 ports for much faster transfer of data, 1 x USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port to connect to your HDTV and do your thing on a bigger screen in FHD quality, a VGA port, 1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack and a Multimedia Card Reader that supports SD / SDHC / SDXC formats.

Conclusion: HP 350 is designed for business customers in mind and offers productivity and performance boost in whatever they may do on a daily basis, looks nice and has a premium and durable/solid design (internal components are also durable) to cope with mobile usage for those on the go. It works quietly (fans are not loud) and stays cool and allows you to work comfortably even after hours of heavy use of laptop, thanks to the HP CoolSense technology. HP 3D DriveGuard hard drive protection with fast-movement sensor is good for protecting your data against bumps and impact and there is also a thin Mylar film layer underneath the keyboard to protect the sensitive internal components from spillages. Intel i7-4510U processor has a Passmark benchmark score of 3977 on the day of this review and offers similar performance overall to the previous third generation Intel i7-3667U. So with also the help of the large 8GB memory, this system can handle all day-to-day office and multimedia tasks and more demanding stuff quite comfortably, oh don’t forget the hard drive at 7200rpm speed that will help you open up your files and photos much faster. It comes with a standard 1 year limited warranty by HP for peace of mind.

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