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.

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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.

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Samsung Galaxy S10e Unboxing Firstlook

Samsung Galaxy Unboxing video.

NOTCH REMOVED – Samsung Galaxy s10e

In this article we will show you the Samsung Galaxy s10e unboxing and firstlook. The first thing you will notice about Samsung’s s10 models is the annoying notch at the top of the phone is now gone. The display is called the infinity o display and the removal of the notch can make for a more cinematic experience.

Samsung Galaxy s10e notch
Notch removed!

ULTRASONIC FINGERPRINT SENSOR

On the S10 and the S10 plus you get the use of a hidden biometric sensor. You can use this sensor by pressing the display and it will automatically unlock your phone. Samsung is the first company to use this technology. However it was Qualcomm’s ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint technology. The S10e which features in our video only has capacitive fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone.

REDUCTION IN BLUE LIGHT

Samsung say that they have reduced the blue light amount on these phones by as much as 42-percent. And this is without having to change the colour of the display. This is really good news for your eyes which might be another good reason to upgrade.

COLOURS

The s10 range comes in quite a few different colours depending on which model you buy. But do you really need to choose a colour when you will probably cover the phone with a protective phone case anyway? Also depending on your country you should be able to get the following colours. Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Prism Green. For the S10 Plus premium price phone you will have the extra options of Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. These day I think you can easily get away with a black or white model and then choose a nice colour case to go with it.

When choosing which model you want also you will have different capacity options. Starting from 128gb to 1 TB.

For me personally the I like this phone because of the blue light reduction. Its a great selling point knowing that the phone might be healthier on my eyes.

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Apple iPhone 8 – is it still good in 2019?

Apple iPhone 8 video.

The new features for the Apple iPhone 8 are wireless charging and fast charging. The iPhone also comes with the A11 6 core CPU which powers the cameras along the back. It also comes with louder speakers, Bluetooth 2.0 and has true tone technology on the display.

The recommended retail price is $599 USD or in Australia $1149. The iPhone comes in three different colours Silver, Space Grey and Gold. You can also choose two different capacity 64 GB or 256 GB. Next up you can choose the iPhone to be carrier unlocked and go sim free.

The iPhone 8 is capable of fast charging, however it doesn’t come with a fast charging adapter out of the box. So you will have to buy that separately. Standard wired ear pods which connected to the lighting port on the bottom of the phone. Fast charging allows you to charge half the device in 30 mins.

For the first time on the iPhone 8 it comes with a glass back panel which allows you to charge the phone with wireless charging. So if you are in the market for a protective cover for the phone make sure you check that it works with the wireless charger you wish to use.

The Apple iPhone 8 comes with a 4.7 inch retina display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 which is good for 326 ppi. However its still an IPS display, however it looks fantastic and it gets about 625 nits of Max brightness.

Apple iPhone 8 Gaming
Apple iPhone 8 Gaming with the A11 6 core cpu

A better CPU works really well for Gaming, but it also works well for the powerful 12 mega pixel camera. The camera on the back of the phone also supports five times digital zoom.

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$20 Strip Light vs $200 Strip Light – Philips Hue

This video and article will compare a $20 Strip Light vs $200 Strip Light.
The two Strip Lights I am going to compare today are the Philips Hue, which needs a network bridge and a generic $20 Strip Light. The later you can get off Amazon or eBay.
So the starting price for the generic strip lighting is $20 and the Philips Hue range will be around $200. This will depend on which country you are from.
If we take a look at the $20 strip light first. The box contains the RGB Control Box. This control box allows us to power the strip lighting and it also allows us to use the infrared remote control to change the colour of the LED strip.

The remote control is a nice feature as it allows you to start using the strip light straight away without the need to download an app on your phone. What if you don’t have a phone? 🙂 However on the Philips Hue range you need to have a phone and a phone app to be able to customise the lighting.

Depending on your lighting needs this can be a hassle. I know personally it was much easier for me to pick up a remote press two buttons for my background video lighting. But for the Philips Hue I would have to pick up my phone open my phone press on the app.

The other big issue I found was that the Philips Hue app didn’t have allot of functionality and rather to get great app features you would have to pay a 3rd party fee for a better app with more functions. Personally I found this annoying for what I needed the strip light to do. But if you have a big light show production with many lights I can see how having 1 phone with an app would be very handy comparing it to maybe five or 10 different remotes.

Another benefit of the Philips Hue range over the Generic range is the quality. The Philips strip come wrapped in protective plastic and would be less likely to brake. Where as the generic brand doesn’t have this protective cover and could break.

Light Strip
Light Strips side by side with the Philips phone app and Generic remote control.

Lastly the quality of the colour thrown out by the Philips brand is much brighter and I have been told it throws out a True colour.

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Apple iPad 6th Gen 2018 with Apple Pencil

Apple iPad 6th Gen 2018 with Apple Pencil

In this video and article we take a look at the Apple iPad 6th Gen 2018 model which includes Apple pen support and upgraded CPU A10 fusion.

While the Apple pen doesn’t come with the iPad you can buy it for $99 USD. This is the first time the Apple Pencil has been included on the Apple iPad 6th Gen.

Apple iPad 6th Gen

To pair the Apple pencil with the iPad its very easy. Simply remove the lid on the Apple Pencil and plug it into the lighting port on the bottom of the iPad. You should then see a message come up on the iPad telling you that the iPad is pairing with the Apple Pencil.

Apple Pencil

On the outside, the Apple iPad 6th Gen is exactly the same as the Apple iPad 5th Gen so nothing really new to see here. If you want to see our video on the old 5th gen iPad you can watch that here. Apple iPad Air 2 Unboxing & Review Or if you are looking for our Apple iPad Pro review check it out here. Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & Firstlook
However the Gold colour iPad has been replaced with a kind of pinkish gold now. Its still called gold but the new gold is a warmer colour now.

Apple iPad 6th Gen Gold

The Pencil is great but it doesn’t work so well as a general navigation tool. So to get the most out of the Pen you will need to find applications that support it. In the video I use the Apple notes application and it works quite well.
The battery is a 32.4 watt hour battery and according to Apple you should get around 10 hours of battery life.
Using the iPad is still the same as pervious versions. Swiping down brings you to the search menu. Swiping down from the top of the iPad will give you your notification’s menu. Swiping across will give you your widgets menu. Swipe up from the bottom will give you your recent apps menu along with the control centre.

I hope this video helps 🙂

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Product Red Unboxing & Firstlook

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Product Red Unboxing & Firstlook

Hi guys and welcome to 123 my IT’s video on Apple’s latest iPhone release the Apple iPhone 7 Plus Product Red.
the first thing that you will notice about Apples new iPhone is that it’s red and you can get this model in both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These phones come with 2 storage options 128 gigabyte and a 256 gigabyte capacity. Apple very conveniently have released this new colour on the very same week that Samsung Galaxy S8 is due to be announced.

iphone 7 plus product red

This iPhone is called the Product Red iPhone because it’s part of the Product Red cause which means that a portion of the profit from the sale of this iPhone goes to the Product Red cause. And you can find out more about this on the link below.
https://red.org/

As you take the iPhone out of the box the first thing that you will notice is the back of the phone is red however the front of the phone is white. This has been a big disappointment for myself and also a lot of other iPhone fans, because a lot of people would have liked to have seen a black front on the iPhone with a red back or a fully red iPhone both on the front and back.

iPhone 7 Plus Product Red Front

This aside the quality of the iPhone and the deepness and sharpness of the red his outstanding. Is it worth upgrading to well I’m not convinced unless however if you are in the market for a new iPhone then this would be an ideal selection.

Apple iPhone 7 plus product red back

This is the matte finish very similar to the other iPhones, however this is not like the Jet Black model which had a glossy finish. So it should be fairly durable.

One nice thing that Apple has done here is they have match the antenna lines with the bezel of the phone so the antenna lines are almost hidden.

iPhone  7 plus product red antenna lines

So what do you think guys do you think the iPhone read is worth the upgrade? leave your comments in the comments field below and thanks for watching.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Black Unboxing & Firstlook

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Black Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you the Apple iPhone 7 Plus in Black Unboxing & Firstlook.

Tech Specs:
CPU: A10/A9 1.8Ghz Dual Core
RAM: 3GB
Capacity: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
Price: $649, $749 and $849
Display: 4.7-inch (334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch)
Display: 5.5-inch (1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 pixels per inch)
iSight Camera: 12MP @ 4K
FaceTime HD Camera: 7MP @ 1080p

The Apple iPhone 7 plus and the iPhone 7 comes in two different sizes, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus and basically they have the dimensions as the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S plus. However the iPhone 7 is still worthy of an upgrade as it comes with the host of new features such as waterproofing along with dual cameras on the front and back. The iPhone 7 has a IP76 certification which means the phone is actually waterproof then you can actually put it into a 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes in terms of screen size the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are exactly the same as the iPhone 6S and 6S plus so no real changes there.

iPhone 7 Plus

Another big change with the iPhone 7 over the predecessor iPhone 6S is the integration of these antenna lines around the phone so the good thing about getting either the black iPhone 7 models if you can’t really notice the antenna line that goes around the iPhone and apple have been able to integrate the antenna line a lot better than they did with previous models.

iPhone 7 Plus antenna

If we take a look at the bottom of the phone here it looks like we have stereo speakers but in actual fact one of the lines he is a speaker and the other is a microphone line Apple wanted to make it look very nice by having the same amount of lines on both sides. Another thing to mention here is the removal of the headphone audio jack so now we just have one lightning USB port on the bottom.

iPhone 7 Plus bottom

On the top of the phone beside the earpiece that you can see we now have a 7 megapixel FaceTime HD camera with F 2.2 aperture and this camera can record at 1080p HD video.

iPhone 7 plus top

On the back of the iPhone 7 we’ve got a 12 megapixel camera with optical stabilization and F 1.8 aperture now beside the main camera sensor with a second sensor which is a 12 megapixel sensor just like the other one however it’s got out 2.8 aperture which allows you to zoom in on images now beside the dual cameras we have a microphone plus we have a quad LED flash which is 50% brighter and can shoot 50% further.

iPhone 7 Plus back

So would I recommend the iPhone 7? I would say yes for sure I’m not really an iPhone fan but just the general quality of the build of the phone, it’s really nice, the phone fits really well in the hand the rounded edges feel really nice and comfortable it doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip out of your hand when you’re using it.

Apple have done a really good job getting the screen to attach to the bezel there. If I had to say anything negative about it is probably just the length of time that it took me to get this this actual model so the iPhone 7 Plus so I hope I pre-ordered back in September and it’s only just arrived now and it’s now December so it took a long time to get here and part of the delay for these iPhones here in Australia was that these Black covers a really hard to manufacture and apparently they had something like a 40% failure rate with the quality of these black covers on the iPhone 7 and that’s why I’d actually take such a long time to work to get one of these models here in Australia.