The smallest notebook of the HP ProBook 400 series is the cheapest subnotebook that HP offers its customers. This makes it a subject of interest for small businesses and even demanding private users. After testing the 15- and 17-inch models (ProBook 450 and 470), we now turn to the smaller sibling the 430.
This test model is much slimmer, lighter and saves on power (in comparison to its bigger siblings). In addition, the latest Haswell architecture can be found embedded in its heart, which we are grateful for, as many a manufacturer would have chosen the older Ivy Bridge generation. This feature makes the test model special and even unique: few models can offer the latest hardware in such a compact form.