All-round solid performance, yet affordable: the HP device is therefore our price tip. […]
The 13.3-inch HP ProBook 630 G8 shares with its much more expensive high-end colleague, the HP EliteBook 830 G8, not only the noble appearance, but also many features and could be the better choice for some buyers. In the test, it was convincing as a strong business tool that only has to take a little back in terms of mobility.
The ProBook 630 G8 got a runtime of 8:14 hours from its comparatively small 45 Wh battery, which is a good result in itself. The competition lasted more than three hours longer.
|Manufacturer / Model||HP / ProBook 630 G8|
|Operating||Windows 11 Pro|
|Processor / RAM||Intel Core i5-1135G7 / 16 GB|
|Display / Resolution||13.3 Inches / 1920 x 1200 pixels|
|Panel Type / Aspect Ratio||IPS / 16:9|
|Memory / Size||SSD / 512 Gb|
|Scanner / TPM||Fingerprint / ●|
|Brightness Display Average / maximum||286 / 303 cd/m2|
|Office volume / load||< 30 / 37.5 dB(A)|
|PCMark 10||4499 Points|
|Cinebench R23 CPU Multi-Core||4098 Points|
|3DMark Night Raid||10577 Points|
|Google Octane 2.0 / Mozilla Kraken 1.1||59311 Points / 673.2 ms|
|Dimensions / Weight||307 x 208 x 15.9 mm / 1276 g|
|Battery life||8:14 Hours|
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The silver-colored, almost 16 millimeter flat chassis of the ProBook 630 G8 is made of aluminum, makes a very high-quality impression and is excellently processed.
Unlike the EliteBook 830 G8, HP does not offer the ProBook 630 G8 with a mobile radio module, but otherwise gives it practically the same modern interface range along the way. Included are 2 times USB 3.1 Gen. 2, HDMI and a Thunderbolt 4 port. WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 are also part of the communication equipment. Security is ensured by an IR webcam, a fingerprint sensor and HP’s in-house security management tools such as Wolf Security and Sure Start. The accessories include, among other things, a Thunderbolt docking station.
HP places the ProBook 630 G8 on the eleventh generation Intel Core platform. In a business laptop, a quad-core CPU from the Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 family is used and is flanked by a maximum of 32 GB of RAM and a PCIe SSD up to 512 GB in size.
Users can upgrade the RAM at will. It is distributed over two slots, both of which are easily accessible.
As a display, the version of the HP ProBook 630 G8 we tested uses a Full HD display with a matte IPS panel. With an average of 298 cd / m2, it exceeded the manufacturer’s specification (250 cd / m2) and thus offered slightly more brightness reserves than expected. The 1920 x 1080 pixel screen is optionally available as a touchscreen and in a version with the HP Sure View privacy protection. This changes the viewing angle in such a way that the screen content can no longer be recognized from the side. Curious fellow readers are thus locked out.
HP is as cautious about the warranty as the manufacturers Dynabook, Lenovo and Microsoft, because it only lasts for one year. However, the scope of delivery of the ProBook 630 G8 includes a 3-year on-site support, for which an additional charge of around 240 euros would otherwise be due.
*Manuel Masiero is an author at COM!professional