Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple iPad 8th Gen2020 in four minutes. Apple has released two different versions of the iPad and iPad Air. Pricing for the base model iPad starts around $329 USD and it comes in three different colours, Silver, Gold and Space Grey.
First up in the box you will find the iPad 8th Gen and the colour that we have is Space Grey. Next you get the documentation, Quick start guide, Warranty information and Apple stickers. Other accessories are USB C to lighting cable and a 20 watt USB C charging adapter. Twenty watts should charge the battery from empty to 50% in thirty minutes. Don’t quote me on that because it was hard to find any exact data on this. However Apple says you should get Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video and 9 hours on Cellular models.
The 2020 iPad has a 10.2-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch Retina Display with IPS technology. It has a 2160 by 1620-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch. And the display also has 500 nits of brightness which is fine. Here’s the viewing angels and stereo speaker test.
The display is also not laminated this means it has a small pocket of air between the LED display and the glass surface. This might make the touch feel a little less sensitive. But Unless you are use to an older iPad you might not even notice.
In terms of size this iPad is thicker than all previous models going back to the iPad Air 1. And you do notice this. Does it really matter though? Probably not.
Space for a Keyboard – iPad 8th Gen
On the bottom, you have 3 little dots which allows you to attach an Apple keyboard. However they are expensive and not that great to type on so you might be better off with a Logitech keyboard and I will leave an Amazon link in the description.
Around the back of the iPad we have the space grey finish with colour matched apple logo.
At the back of top we have an 8 megapixel camera with a f2.4 aperture and beside that one of the dual microphone pin holes. On the top right side you have Sleep Wake power button. Along with that the another microphone pin hole and headphone jack. Down the right side you have the volume up and down buttons. On the bottom you have a lighting port and stereo speakers.
Around the hardware
On the front bottom you have the all familiar Home button and it comes with finger print unlock. There is no face unlock on this model.
The top you have a 1.2 mega pixel FaceTime HD Camera with a f2.4 aperture. Not super outstanding but it does the job.
The biggest upgrade for the iPad 2020 is that it includes the A12 Bionic processor which is a 64-bit chip. A fast processor is important when playing games and videos or when generally moving around the iPad.
And for those that are interested in the Geek Bench 4 scores here is the single and multi core scores and compassion.
The Apple iPad 8th gen is a stock standard iPad with a fast processor. And would be perfect for most people. If you are doing design work however you might want to look at the iPad Pro model instead.
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Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit, in this video we will show you, which phone, has the best battery life out of the iPhone 11 Pro vs the Samsung S20+.
iPhone 11 pro vs Samsung Battery Results
And the results might surprise you. It seems Apple might have been lying to you when they said the iPhone 11 Pro has Video playback streaming of up to 11 hours. Well in our test of YouTube streaming the iPhone 11 Pro only lasted for 8 hours 17 mins. Which is a long way short of the 11 hours that Apple suggested on their website. With the Samsung S20+ still on 26% of battery life and was the clear winner in this test. Which is pretty amazing when you consider the Samsung has a bigger screen than the iPhone 11 Pro.
The battery’s in each phone are different sizes. With the iPhone 11 Pro being lithium-Ion 3046 mAh battery and the Samsung s20+ having a lithium polymer 4500 mAh battery. This means the Samsung’s battery is bigger. Therefore, you would expect the Samsung to win. However, I guess, the take home in this test is the information on the Apple website could be seen and misleading. Since in our test it fell short about 2 and a half hours worth.
But, how would you ever know unless you had a YouTube channel like 123myIT to tell you.
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Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit, in this video I will show you a first look at the Samsung Galaxy S20 plus.
Samsung S20 + Display
It’s pretty clear the Samsung S20 + does have allot of differences over its predecessor the S10 plus. These differences start with the design. The display is taller now and runs at 120 Hz along with that you an upgraded CPU, more Ram and a bigger battery. In addition, the annoying Bixby button is gone, thank goodness! Seems like Samsung is listening. Other features include and updated Camera, which we will talk more about later, and great sounding speakers.
The colour that we have here today is Cosmic Grey, however the S20 Range also comes in Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink and Cosmic Black. In the box you also get some See us first, documentation with registration information and next up you will have a super-fast it’s a 25-watt charger and you can expect to fully charge the S20 in around an hour. The adapter I have here is the Australian new Zealand version, however if you are in the US you would have a US charger. It’s pretty standard these days to get a set of Headphones, these are design by AKG and are USB C Headphones. They also have three different sizes of rubber ear tips.
Hidden away in the top of the box you will have a SIM eject tool plus a quick start guide along with a see through case for your S20 phone. Having a cover case right out of the box is something that I think really makes a big difference and it is a really nice inclusion by Samsung. The quick start guide just shows you how to setup the phone and you have some warranty information.
S20 Plus Case
To show you what they see through case looks like on the S20 plus, you just push it in at the top and bottom corners. Without this case, the phone itself is a bit slippery, but once you put the case on straight away, it does not want to slip out of your hands. Actually it’s really hard to tell that there is even a case on the phone.
Let’s talk about the display. The S20 plus has a 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Capacitive touchscreen display. With a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels and 525 pixels per inch. Therefore, it is slightly larger than the S10 plus display. The display also supports HDR10+ and has a refresh rate of 120 and 60 Hz. There is no annoying camera notch on this model. Rather you just have a small round cut out for the 10 Megapixel front facing camera which has a F/2.2 aperture and it supports Auto HDR.
Samsung S20 + and iPhone 11 Pro side by side.
For the iPhone users out there is a quick comparison between the iPhone 11 Pro and S20 plus screen sizes. As you can see the S20 plus is a little bit wider and a fair bit taller.
Movies are amazing on this screen. I’ve set the refresh rate to 120 Hz and will give you 20 seconds of the new Star Wars screener. Just remember that it will be different when you have the S20 plus in your hand as some of the detail is lost during the recording, but you get the idea. One last thing listen out for the speaker sound it’s probably the most over looked feature on the S20 plus. They are described as simply Stereo Speakers but the sound is incredible. Here it is.
Camera Zoom on the S20 Plus
The Zoom on the S20 range is next level with the S20 and S20 plus doing 30 x Zoom and the S20 Ultra doing 100 x Zoom. Here is the S20 plus in action. It is a bit hard to see but can focus in on Sydney Tower which is about three miles or 5 kilometres away.
I took some pictures at the different Zooms to give you an idea. So the way it works is that its Optical Zoom up until the 2 x Zoom. Then from four x to 30 x it’s Software Zoom. Samsung says they use AI to determine what the higher Zoom photos will look like. As you get higher in the Zoom, you do notice some pixilation of the photos. Overall pretty amazing for something you can store in your pocket. Here it is again as I focus on a building that is out of the park and across the road.
Let’s not forget the other great features of the S20 plus. It has wireless charging and is IP68 dust and water-resistant. Along with Face Unlock, Finger Print scanner Micro SD card slot. I really think that the S20 range is worth upgrading too.
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Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video we take a first look at the Google Pixel 4 Unboxing. Check out the Pixel 4 on Amazon here 👉 https://amzn.to/30Bb6QU
Prices for the Pixel 4 start at $799 us and it is $100
cheaper than the Pixel 4 XL. And the main new features for the Pixel 4 over the
Pixel 3 are a new bigger OLED display which has improved refresh rate up to
90hz. As well as 6 GB of Ram and a new Snapdragon 855 processor.
And of course it launches with Android 10 right of the bat.
Pixel 4 Unboxing – Right out of the Box!
All right guys let’s get to the unboxing and take a look what’s inside. So the first thing we see when doing the Google Pixel 4 Unboxing is the phone itself wrapped in plastic. And the colour I got is the clearly white, but it is also available in Just Black and Oh So Orange.
Under the phone we have the pretty standard documentation.
This includes a SIM eject tool and user guide on how to setup your Pixel.
Next up we have a set of Google Pixel USB-C earbuds and
there is an adjustable loop on the earbuds which allows you to set the size of
your ear so they grip to the inside of your ear better. Also included is a USB C cable and adapter
for charging the phone. This adapter has the Australia new Zealand plug.
However if you are in the US you will have the US adapter. You will also get a
USB C to USB adapter plug. This is helpful when transferring content with the a
The pixel 4 is a decent looking phone. I actually like the
design of it. It has a low key clean look. It has matt black rails that go all
the way around the side of the phone. No markings along the back just the
Google G at the bottom and at the top a black square which contains the rear
facing camera. As well as the coloured power button on every version.
The screen on the Pixel 4 is bigger than the Pixel 3 going
from 5.5 inches to 5.7 inches. Its also got more rounded corners and it doesn’t
include the annoying notch that some other phones have.
It’s a FHD+ flexible OLED display at 444 pixels per inch and
contains another big upgrade which is called Smooth Display. Smooth Display
refreshes the display at 90 Hz instead of the normal 60 Hz this means the
scrolling and movement of the screen will look somewhat smoother than normal.
The downside to high refresh rate is the battery life. More power is needed to
refresh the screen more often and thus this feature has been blamed for the
Pixel 4s poor battery life.
You can turn this feature off at least under the Advanced Display
settings. I found it hard to tell the difference when looking at the phone in
person so maybe this isn’t such a big deal for normal use.
The phone doesn’t have a finger print sensor which I thought
would be quite annoying. But it does have the fastest face unlock of any smart
phone. It does this by detecting movement
earlier with a little sensor called Motion Sense. This sensor detects moment
early and prepares the phone to detect a face. Once it detects your face the
phone unlocks it works really well.
You can turn Motion Sense off under Settings System and you
can also use this feature to skip songs, silence /snooze alarms and silence
On the right hand side you have a coloured sleep wake power
button. The colour will be different depending on which colour you buy. And
below that you have the volume up and down buttons. On the left side you have
the sim card slot. If you eject the slot you will see a little rubber seal
which keeps water out and makes the phone dust and water resistant. This gives
the pixel its IP68 water resistant rating.
On the bottom the speaker slots are lined up nicely with the
USB type C port. On the top of the pixel there is allot of action going on however its
mostly hidden so the best way to show you is with a picture. You have a Face
unlock IR Camera, 8 mega pixel Front facing camera, Ambient light Proximity
sensor, Audio port, Soli radar chip, Face unlock dot Projector, Face unlock IR
Camera and Face unlock Flood illuminator.
The speakers sound really good and here’s a quick sample.
The specs for the Pixel 4 are similar to the Pixel 4 XL they
both have the Snapdragon 855 cpu and 6 GB of Ram. Of course to view video on
the screen and play games you will need to help of a GPU and the Pixel 4 comes
with the Adreno 640 chip. This also gives us a pretty solid improvement over
the Pixel 3. Both the Pixel 4 and XL come with a storage options of 64 GB or
Battery size has been downgraded from a 2915 mAh battery on
the Pixel 3 to a 2800 mAh battery on the Pixel 4. Its disappointing to say the
least as the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as it should.
In terms of the two cameras on the back of the Pixel 4 you
have a 12.2 mega pixel, dual pixel rear camera with a 1.7 aperture. And you
also have a 16 mega pixel telephoto camera with a f 2.5 aperture. Testing out
the Super Res Zoom on the camera and it does a good job zooming down the street.
The Telephoto camera only has a 2x optical zoom this mean the rest of the zoom
is handled by the Super Res Zoom.
The camera also has some neat new sliders for exposure and shadows
adjustment. And as you can see here I change the exposure and shadows on the
fly. Even when objects are closer the camera does a really good job keeping all
Lets take a quick look at the camera settings. At the bottom
we have different modes. Night sight for night photos. Portrait mode for
Portrait photos. The regular camera mode and a Video mode. We also have a more setting which opens up Panorama
mode. Photo sphere which is a 360 degree Panorama feature. Slow motion and time
lapse mode. Playground mode which allows
you to put object within other photos.
And the last one is Google Lens which allows you to take
photo and then it will return a Google search on the object that you photograph.
As for video it will do 720p 1080p and 4K, but you will need to turn on the 4K
feature in settings.
Don’t forget the Pixel 4 also support wireless charging.
When using the pad you might need to ajust the phone slightly until it makes a
Overall the Pixel 4 is a great phone, but I find it hard to recommend
because of the small battery. I also found the software at times buggy, like
when using the zoom on the camera and for no reason it would flick back to the
home screen. I can imagine this happening when you are about to capture that
special moment. Very frustrating.
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Hi Guys and welcome to 123, in this video we will show you a first look at the Apple watch series 5. The big news for the series 5 watch is the Always-On retina display. Which allows you to always see the time and watch face. So when the watch is sitting idea or upside down the display will dim which saves energy, but it won’t go completely off which means you can still see everything you need.
The display can refresh as high as 60 hertz and as low as 1 hertz. This is what makes the watch so efficient. Apple says that the battery life will last for 18 hours.
Cost and Sizes?
The Apple watch comes two different sizes. 40mm and 44mm. and there are heaps of different colours, cases and bands to choose from. Pricing starts at $399 for the 40mm and $429 for the 44mm in the Aluminium case. Case types are Aluminium Stainless steel, titanium and ceramic. And the wrist band types are Sport Band, Sport Loop, Leather and Stainless steel.
On the outside of the box you will just have the Model Case and band information. And when you open the box you will be greeted with an embossed image of the watch face that you have purchased which is also colour matched to the model you have purchased. The model that we have here is the Series 5 Gold Aluminium Case in the 40mm size with the Pink Sand Sport Band.
So lifting the lid the first thing you will see are all the accessories. The USB wall adapter for charging the watch. And to plug into the adapter you also get the wireless inductive charging puck. Now for this Aluminium model we get a plastic puck, however with the stainless steel model you might get a stainless steel puck. The paper work you get is very basic it shows you a setup guide and how to install the wrist band for the first time.
The last component is the Apple watch itself and its protected by a microfibre pouch. Its coloured matched to the Apple watch and it has the size imprinted on the back. A nice feature about the wrist bands is that they should fit any model. So if you have an older band that you really like you should be able to attach it to the series 5. And if you look on the inside you should see details like the model and serial numbers. Now you can install and remove the wrist bands by pushing a button on the underside of the watch. And you will need to move the band side to side to make sure it has latched on properly. Next up we take a look at the watch band and we have the Pink Sand Sport Band.
This is the 40 mm sport band which is the same design as the original Apple watch. Another great thing to mention is that you actually get two band sizes with your Apple watch. As you can see here we have the small medium and a medium large. So that should suit most people.
Attaching the band is as easy as sliding it into the apple watch and you should feel it click into place. In terms of setting up the watch you will need an iPhone to do this and its a fairly simple process. All you have to do is boot up the Apple watch and hold it near your iPhone.
You need an iPhone to pair your Apple watch too.
Once your Apple watch is paired just go through the setup prompts. Underneath the watch in the centre we have a compact optical heart rate sensor which is surrounded by electrodes, this is used to measure your heart rhythm in addition to your pulse. If we go in and start the heart rate app you will see this sensor turn green. You will also find the specs for the apple watch etched into the ceramic bottom and these include details such as LTE, GPS and 50 meters water resistant. On the right hand side you will notice the digital crown has a little round red circle which indicates that this is a cellular model. You also have a microphone pin hole, followed by the side button.
On the left we have a speaker grill which allows better audio for two-way communication and Siri feedback.
Also another nice feature for the Apple Watch Series 5 is the watch is water resistant up to 50 meters. You can control your iPhone as well so let say you want to take a photo with your iPhone, simply setup your iPhone and open the camera app. Press the button to take a phone. You also have a three second timer, which gives you three seconds before the photo is taken. Series 5 is the first Apple watch to come with a built in compass. This allows you to see where you are facing in the updated maps app, just like on the iphone and you can add the compass to your watch face to see which direction you are heading.
You also have safety features such as fall detection, emergency sos and medical id. Every series 5 watch with cellular has international emergency calling. So you can call emergency services in 150 country’s by pressing and holding down the side button. And you don’t need your iPhone to do this.
Noise detection App
Another cool app on the Apple Watch series 5 is the noise detection app which measures the ambient noise levels of whatever environment you’re in and warns you if the sound around you is loud enough to cause hearing loss. Here you can see the sound has gone to high and the watch starts to give a yellow warning. So if you want to change your watch face there are heaps to choose from simply open up face gallery app on your iphone and find the face you like and add it.
And these watch faces are configurable. So if you want to customise your complications. Just press and force touch the screen. Tap customise. Just scroll down and you can see here its changing the colours of the compass dial. Swipe across and you will be able to configure different complications. Next up I change it from Analog to digital. Swipe across again and i can change the smaller complications. Lets see Audiobooks, Battery, Breathe I think i will stick with battery. Tap the next complication to edit it. Starts on earth find friends, heart rate. I will stick with heart rate.
And then Just tap twice to return to watch face.
Now to find your notifications just swipe down and can scroll through them. On the side you have the side button. If you press this once it will display a list of recent apps. Again use your digital crown to scroll through them. If you double tap the side button it will activate Apple pay. If you tap and hold you will be able to shut down your Apple watch.
to get to your control centre you can swipe up from the bottom. In your control center you can toggle off or on your WIFI. You also have a cellular button. If you cant find your iPhone you can ping it from your watch. Check your battery and power reserve. You also have do not disturb options. Of corse there is aeroplane mode which turns off all your wireless on your watch.
My thoughts – is the battery life enough?
Is the Apple watch worth it? I don’t know. This is the first experience with the Apple watch and I have to say its a great device that does allot! However I sat it down and left it for a day without any use and when I came back to turn it on the battery was dead. For me personally I feel like the Apple watch should last for at least three days before a charged. Already I am plugging my phone in to charge daily. Do I really want another device which I have to take off and charge after 18 hours?
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Hi Guys and welcome to 123. In this video, we will show you a first look at the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Silver. While the iPhone 11 has the Pro name. Right off the bat, I am not sure that these models have enough PRO type features.
Apple have focused on four main features for this iPhone. The Display gets a small upgrade. Battery life a big upgrade. Some small design changes and the new Cameras.
iPhone 11 Pro Silver – new features
The design does grow on you. When the pictures came out of those three cameras, they looked awful. However, getting one in your hand and seeing it in person will change your mind. Another great design change is the matt finish on the back. Its such an improvement over the glossy finish. Even if that finish makes the iPhone a little more slippery. I think its worth it.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max sizes and price
The iPhone 11 Pro comes in two different sizes. You have the Pro and the Pro Max. The Pro has a 5.8 inch display while the Max has a 6.5 inch display. Starting price for the Pro is $999 USD while the Max will set you back $1099 USD. They come in four different colours. Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green and Gold. And you have three different capacity’s to choose from 65GB, 256GB and 512GB.
Inside the box – Accessories
So after lifting the lid the first thing see is the iPhone
11 Pro in Silver with the stunning frosted glass back panel. Normally you would
see some paper work first, but this time you get to see the iPhone right away
along with that new triple camera design.
Other accessories under the iPhone is the Welcome to iPhone
quick guide. Which guides news users on all the buttons on the phone. We also have the sim eject tool. And some
Next up we get a set of lighting connected ear pods. In
addition, the BIG news is you get the 18 watt power adapter. This means you can
charge the battery up to 50% in only 30 mins. That’s a massive improvement over
the smaller 5 watts adapters. I have the Australian adapter, however if your
are in the US you can expect to have the US adapter. Lastly, we have a USB C to lighting cable to
support the fast charging.
The iPhone 11 Pro Silver
On the back of the phone you have the three dimensional
machined glass back panel which Apple says this is the strongest glass on any
iPhone. I am not going to test that but, this design does make the camera look
more integrated. Inside the camera bump you will find three cameras with
matching metal rings around the lenses. It is a nice look and it’s hard to tell
if they are uneven or if it just an optical illusion. Don’t forget we still
have wireless charging 7.5 watts.
The iPhone Pro is the only iPhone that has a stainless steel frame as you can see from the nice polished finish around the edges. One of the biggest new features is the battery life. Apple have added an extra 5 hours over the 10S which is a massive improvement for the iPhone. However the trade off for that is the phones are thicker and heavier.
On the left side we have the volume up and down and mute
switches. On the right side we have the sleep wake power button and sim tray.
However these button have been moved down slightly to make them easier to
There has been some improvement with fast charging, however
you still might need to move the phone around on the wireless charging pad to
get it to charge. On the bottom we have a speaker on one side and microphone on
the other as well as the lighting USB connector in the center.
iPhone 11 Pro Specs
Along the top once again we the earpiece which double as the second part of the stereo speakers. And these speakers sound much louder than the iPhone 10s.These phones do come with new OLED displays and they are 15% more energy efficient. But they are also brighter with 800 nits of Max brightness and can go up to 1200 nits in HDR content.The water resistance has also been improved, its still IP
68, but the depth has been doubled to four meters.
So lets take a look at the all new cameras on the back. The 3 cameras all have 12 megapixels, and the camera in the top left has a F1.8 aperture with a 6 element lens an optical image stabilization. Plus we now get 100% focused pixels which helps improve auto focus in low light conditions.The Telephoto camera has a larger F 2.0 aperture and it let 40% more light into the camera.
The UltraWide camera has an F2.4 aperture and 120 degree field of view. The cameras all work together so there is no flipping between. Ill give you a demo, I start in the Ultra wide then move to Telephoto then the Wide camera. You can use the wheel to toggle up to the 2 x optical zoom, however after that it’s a software zoom. How good is it though you can see all the way down the street!!!
And the photos come up really nice too here some examples.
Lets not forget about the new 12 megapixel front facing camera with a wide angle lens. Now its able to record 4k video at 60 frames per second plus because it’s a wider lens you don’t need to hold the phone further away to get a selfie. It also now comes with a slow motion feature so if you want to do a slowfie as Apple calls it you can.
This year’s CPU is the A13 Bionic CPU, which is a 2nd
gen 7 nanometer chip and it main focus is energy efficiency. So you should see
a about 20% increase in performance and about 30 to 40% improvement in energy efficiency.
Of course, this improves the battery life which make gaming even better on the
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.