HP ProBook 430 G6 Unboxing & Firstlook

Unboxing of the HP ProBook 430 G6

In this video we will show you a HP ProBook 430 G6 Unboxing.

The ProBook 430 G6 is currently the smallest model of this series and has a 13.3-inch display.
If you want a bigger display HP also sells 14-inch, 15.6-inch and 17.1-inch in the ProBook 400 range.

HP ProBook 430 G6 Specifications.

This probook comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a Full HD display.

ProBook 430 G6 Unboxing
HP ProBook 430 G6 Specifications

The design of the previous ProBook the 430 G5 did not last long and I think this is a good thing. See the review of the G5 here.
The G5 had a dark plastic Case, where as the G6 now has a really nice silver case.
On our model both the palm rest and display cover are still made of smooth, silver plastic.
The unit feels sturdy and does not bend when I apply pressure to it. The craftsmanship is also really good. HP have done a really good job with this laptop.

The G6 has a wide drop-down hinge that grips the display and allows the display to open to a 180° angle. We could also open the display cover with one hand, underlining how well balanced the hinges are.

Wide drop-down hinge that allows the display to open to a 180° angle.

The ProBook G6 is about 100 g (~3.5 oz) lighter than the ProBook G5, 1 mm (~0.04 in) thinner and more compact overall. Hence, G6 has much thinner display bezels. Which I really like.

Ports.

The good thing about buisness laptops is that they have a much wider variety of ports.
On the right side the G6 has a full-size HDMI and RJ45 Ethernet ports along with a USB type-A port and headphone jack. There is also a USB Type-C port. Unfortunately it’s not a Thunderbolt 3 port, but at least you can charge the ProBook with a Type-C cable if you need too, as it has USB Power Delivery (PD) support.
The Type-C port supports DisplayPort out too and you also have a AC power port which lights up to let you know the G6 is being charged.

On the left side you have a Kinsington lock, USB type-A port and an SD card reader. The SD card sits flush inside the laptop so you could use this to upgrade the storage of the laptop without opening the case.

You can expect the SD card reader to transfer at speeds of around 81 MB/s.

Also included is a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello. We tested the infrared camera and the fingerprint reader, which both worked perfectly. HP saves a smart card reader and a mechanical camera aperture for its more expensive EliteBook series though, which prevents the ProBook from being a complete security package.

The ProBook 430 G6 comes with just a charger and a recovery DVD. The ProBook also lacks a dedicated docking port, so you must buy a USB Type-C docking station should you need one. You can use any third-party docking station though, which is positive, although HP sells compatible docking stations too.

Pick one up at Amazon here.

USB C Docking Station

Upgrade.

The ProBook 430 G6 is easy to upgrade and you can do this by removing the bottom cover. Plastic clips hold the bottom case in place as well, so I would recommend being careful when prying it free.
You will see two SODIMM slots, of which one is unoccupied in our review unit.

The system supports 64 GB RAM so you could upgrade that, there is also an empty 2.5-inch drive bay if you want to add an HDD or SSD.

There is also an M.2 2280 slot, but you must first remove the boot drive, as you must with the Wi-Fi card should you wish to upgrade that too. The fan is also easy to clean should that become dusty over time. The keyboard looks tricky to remove though and is probably only interchangeable if you remove the motherboard.

HP Warranty.

You will only get 12 months warranty on the ProBook G6, However you can opt to buy extra cover.

Keyboard and Trackpad.

The G6s’ keyboard is now smaller and HP have removed a row of dedicated navigation keys, which sat to the right of the keyboard.
The navigation keys have been merged with the right-most Function key and the arrow keys.
The flat, black, keys have a two-stage backlight and feature off on and brighter.

The ProBook 430 G6’s TrackPad measures 11 x 6.5 cm, which is pretty large for a 13.3-inch laptop.
The TrackPad is made of relatively smooth plastic, on which it is easy to slide one’s fingers, but glass TrackPads feel better to the touch.
The TrackPad is fine overall and even its integrated mouse buttons work well. I find left click sometimes hard to find.
multi-touch gestures like scrolling or zooming and allow decent TrackPads to feel almost as responsive as touchscreens.

HP ProBook 430 G6 Display.

HP gives customers the choice between a 1366 x 768 display and a 1920 x 1080 one. However the viewing angel for the 1366 x 768 is not great. Also because of the dim display you might find it hard to use outdoors.

CPU

The Core i5-8265U is a quad-core processor that has a 15 W thermal design power (TDP) and a 1.6 GHz base clock speed. The CPU also supports Intel Turbo Boost for clock speeds up to 3.9 GHz on a single core. Please see our CPU benchmarks page for more information about the Core i5-8265U and how it performs against other CPUs.

GPU and Ram.

All ProBook 430 G6 models use the Intel UHD Graphics 620 for graphics. There is no dedicated option. The UHD Graphics 620 shares its memory with the CPU and benefits from running in dual channel mode, which is only enabled when the system is running with two RAM modules installed. Our review unit is only equipped with one RAM module, so it runs in single-channel mode, which restricts GPU performance. Hence, you could squeeze more performance from the UHD Graphics 620 if you added another stick of RAM, but it would still not be powerful enough for demanding tasks like CAD or video editing.
Like the CPU, the GPU is factory-throttled when running on battery. Activating Turbo Boost in the BIOS reverses this limit though.

You could add another ram module and this would put the graphics in dual channel mode. However it would still not be powerful enough for demanding tasks like CAD or video editing.

HP ProBook 430 G6 is Not a Gaming laptop.

The ProBook 430 G6 is not a gaming laptop in disguise. And this shows in the 3d Mark Score. The intel 620 graphics is powerful enough to play older games like BioShock Infinite at 720p, but current triple-A titles are out of the question.

you cant connect an external GPU either, which would have allowed for serious gaming. I would recommend looking at the 455 G6 which I reviewed recently heres the link.

Accross the top of the display we haev a 720p HD camera, a status indicator light and two mic pinholes. Our model didnt have an infrared sensor, however you will need this for face recination.

the g6 has an excellent 45watthour battery and when browseing the web can last for around 9 hours.

The hp probook 430 g6 is an execllec laptop choice for students and small buinesses. Its battery life, upgradeability, lightweight and sturdy desgin are really impressive but its lets down by the dim display.

Guys if you want to check out other HP probook reviews I have done click the links now.

HP ProBook 430 G5 Unboxing FirstLook

HP ProBook 455 G6 AMD – Will it run Fortnight?

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HP ProBook 455 G6 AMD – Will it run Fortnight?

HP ProBook 455 G6 Unboxing

This video & article will show you an unboxing and fortnight benchmark of the HP ProBook 455 G6 Notebook.

HP ProBook 455 G6

The ProBook 455 G6 comes with an AMD Ryzen CPU and Radeon Vega GPU. When buying the notebook you can configure it with different versions of CPU and GPU. So if you are keen to do some gaming I would suggest trying to get the Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU included with your model. This means that you will be able to play games at a higher framerate which makes for smoother game play. The stock version which features in the video, comes with the Ryzen 5 2500U and Radeon Vega 8. This combo was a little slow when gaming in Fortnite and the benchmark. It means you might also struggle when doing video editing and CAD work.

HP ProBook 455 G6
HP ProBook 455 G6 laying flat – Good for sharing content.

Fold it down.

One of the really nice features about the ProBook 455 G6 is that the notebook folds down to 180 degrees. This is great if you are sitting around a table as it helps others see the screen without to much bother. Overall the notebook is designed very nicely and the case is made from silver plastic but it doesn’t feel cheap. The Keyboard is nice to type on and doesn’t bend. This click pad comes with multi touch gesture support however sometimes I struggle to find the left click. It feels like I have to put move my hand to far to the left to find it.

Work faster.

One thing I really like is the removal of having to hold down the FN “Function key” when turn the display brightness up and down. It just takes that extra step out of the equation which make sense because you use these buttons so much why not make them primary.

If you want to compare the HP ProBook 455 G6 with the other models we have reviewed check out the links below.

HP ProBook 430 G5 Unboxing FirstLook

HP ProBook 430 G4 Notebook – MacBook Killer?

ProBook 430 G6 – Coming soon – on YouTube now! 🙂

HP ProBook 430 G5 Unboxing FirstLook

HP ProBook 430 G5 Unboxing FirstLook

The HP ProBook 430 G5 is HP’s low cost answer to enterprise or education laptops.

The main difference between the HP ProBook 430 G5 and the HP ProBook 430 G4 is the CPU upgrade and some cosmetic changes to the outside of the laptop.
For me I preferred the silver plastic on the HP ProBook 430 G4 and if you want to see the 123myIT review on that model check it out here.

Probook 430 g5 top

The CPU is a 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel®Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores. This model also has a 256 GB M.2 SSD, this means that the computers overall performance will be much faster then the HP ProBook 430 G4. There is enough power in this laptop to do some video editing.
This laptop can play some games but not really recommended as it has an Intel® HD Graphics 620 built in graphics. If you are looking to play the latest games maybe try and get a Nvidia or AMD Graphics card in your laptop.

13.3″ diagonal HD anti-glare LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
256 GB M.2 SSD

Prices for this model start $639USD and the model we got came with a free HP carry bag. So its a pretty good deal if you actually use the carry bag.

Probook 430 G5
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One of the negatives to this laptop is the trackpad. I find that I am constantly missing the area for a right click. This means that when I want to right click I have to press the trackpad several times to find the right spot. While this is not a massive deal it is kind of frustrating and should be something that HP take note of moving forward with new laptops.
I hope you liked this video and that it helped out.

Best AMD RX 570 GPU for Mining Cryptocurrency

Best AMD RX 570 GPU for Mining Cryptocurrency

In this video I talk about the AMD RX 570 graphics cards and which brand I think is the best AMD RX 570. All cards will do a pretty good job at mining Ethereum at about 27 to 30 Mh/s however some cards are just better built easier to use and don’t get as hot.
The three different brands of RX 570 cards are Asus, Gigabyte and Sapphire.
Don’t forget to check out the best AMD rx 570 cards in action on my KraKen build.

Sapphire RX 570

Lets get straight into it, I have listed the pros and cons of the Sapphire cards below.
Pros
* Price around $329 usd
* Has a bios switch which allows you to switch between a gaming bios and a mining bios, really handy if you want to build a gaming / mining rig.
sapphire bios switch
* 2 x power ports 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin power ports. Handy for different power supplies.
* Save power by turning off the flashy lights. Can turn these lights off permanently without the need to install extra software.
* Cards come with a back plate good if you have cards sitting close together.
Cons
* The cards are big so you will need allot of room to store them. 26 cms long.
* Sapphire cards heat up a bit more than their rivals.
* a little less stable and a little less able to be overclocked.
* Tend to use a little bit more power

Asus RX 570

Pros
* Price around $379 usd
* Smaller than the Sapphire cards at 24 cms.
* Run a little bit more stable at higher clocks.
* No back plate so they wont heat up as much.
best AMD rx 570
* 1 x 8 pin power slot only. Comes with led though so you can see when the card is plugged in properly.
Cons
* The cards don’t come with a back plate. Can be annoying when installing or when you have cards sitting close together.
* 1 x 8 pin power slot only.
* Can’t turn the light off permanently without installing software.

Gigabyte RX 570

Pros
* Price around $279 usd
* Cheap price return on investment will be faster.
* Smaller than the Asus at 23 cms long.
* Has a back plate.
* Memory does over clock quite high.

Cons
* Gets hot! Can’t run to many of these cards together.

In the end the all the cards will do the job. However the best AMD rx 570 card would be the Asus. If you want to buy any of these cards and support 123myIT.com please use the licks below.
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Windows 10 Mining Rig Settings

Windows 10 Mining Rig Settings

In this video I show you how to setup a Windows 10 mining rig with all the correct settings to make sure you mining rig will run without a hitch. Windows 10 is a massive beast on its own and has allot of difference settings that do very different things. So it can be hard to find out exactly what settings are effecting which part of Windows. For example, you will need to turn off Windows Updates temporarily while otherwise I can restart your mining rog.

As always the first thing you need to do I get yourself a copy of Windows 10 and you can do that through the 123myit.com website under Downloads link at the top of the page or click here. On that page if you scroll down to where it says
Windows 10 Media Creator Tool 32 bit link here. Create Media Tool 32 Bit
Windows 10 Media Creator Tool 64 bit link here. Create Media Tool 64 Bit
And click on the link that suits you. Most people would go for Windows 64 bit these days.
The next step you will need to do is make sure you run Windows updates. You can do this by going to Start > Settings > Update and Security.
Run those updates until Windows is fully up to date.

Windows 10 Mining

Once Windows 10 is updated go ahead and turn off the update service under services. You do this because when Microsoft push out new updates once a month the update can force your mining rig to restart. So disabling the updates makes sure you don’t wake up to your rigs that haven’t mined any cryptocurrency overnight. The important thing is to turn this back on every month and run the updates again then turn the service off again. This makes sure that your mining rig is still getting the updates but it not effecting your mining.

For more information on mining rigs please see the following link. https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4027667/windows-update-windows-10

Enjoy the video guys.

Nvidia Mining Rig – The Gambler Build

Nvidia Mining Rig – The Gambler Build

This video will show you how I went about creating an Nvidia Mining Rig for my friend Phil. Phil likes to Gamble so I called this build The Gambler!
I have setup a full list of parts below if you wish to copy this build. And I have tried to add in some secondary parts list incase some parts are no longer available.
The Gambler build is very simular to my RX570 The Kraken build accept I swapped out the AMD RX 570 cards with Nvidia 1070s.
Through this video I also give some tips when building a new rig to do with troubleshooting setup and faulty risers.

Nvidia Mining Rig Riser

a faulty Riser can cause all sorts of issues with mining rigs. The more hardware you add the more chance of failure.

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Gambler Mining Rig Build Parts see below.
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i7 Can mine ETN as well.
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► Crucial 8GB Memory http://amzn.to/2ivo6Tm
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One click AMD bios mod – Timings Only no Over Clock

One click AMD bios mod – Timings Only no Over Clock

This video will show you how to modify the timing on your AMD bios with one click bios, AMD bios mod.
This is the software that I currently use for AMD graphics cards. I use this AMD bios mod to increase the hash rate of the graphics card by changing the memory timings this is not an over clock more adjusting the way that the graphics card processes information.
This is the safer option than using a bios over clock.

Once you make this change then you can an over clocking tools such as over drive to over clock the graphics card via software over clock. Software over clock is safer than bios over clock as there is less chance of bricking your card.
Click here to get the Polaris link.
Under the downloads section of the 123myit.com website you will find the list of all software included in this video and all 123myit.com videos. For more info check it out here.

AMD bios mod

Bios Mod Tools
GPUZ https://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-gpu-z/
Sapphire RX570 4gb Elpida Memory bios click here.
Sapphire RX570 4gb Elpida Memory bios 512 click here.
ATIFLASH 2.77 Download here.
ATI Patcher Download here.
Polaris Bios Editor Elpida Download here.
Anorak.tech
PolarisBiosEditor-Master
Download PolarisBiosEditor-master.zip here.

Then simply follow the rest of the video to apply the AMD bios mod. The software allows a really easy one click to manage most AMD graphics cards not just the RX570. If you run into issues try a restart of the computer and then if you are still having issues remove the new bios and replace with the old one.
This software makes the AMD bios mod changes quite easy, otherwise it might be allot harder for new people to try this mod. I hope it helps out and good luck! 🙂

Mining Pools Claymore Dual Miner Easy Setup

Mining Pools Claymore Dual Miner Easy Setup

In this video I talk about mining pools and the differences between mining pools. I also show you how to setup Claymores Dual Miner on the mining pool Nanopool.

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KraKen Mining Rig Build Parts see below.
Motherboard
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CPU
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POWER SUPPLY
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RAM
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RISER CARDS
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HARD DRIVE / SSD
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This video will give you some information on Cryptocurrency Wallets and Exchanges.

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Ether: 0x215a057d415958e7a1540150143249d143078b36

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