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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

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$359.00 $59.01 cheaper than 45 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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Take on tasks in the office or on the road with a durable HP ProBook 640 and HP ProBook 650. These ProBooks are thin, light and packed with productivity features to make work faster and easier.... More
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23 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB. The ProBook 640 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ProBook 640 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst laptops of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2 to 3.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640, the ProBook 640's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 640 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 640. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GP62 2QD[plb_2997648_price] (2.9GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 640 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 640 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11.25 hours, the HP ProBook 640 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 is 8.7h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Asus X453MA[plb_2942348_price], and the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3347289_price] or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] are also worth considering.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ProBook 640 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ProBook 640 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 640. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 640, the ProBook 640's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ProBook 640 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The ProBook 640 has one of the bigger battery capacities (55 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The battery capacities of portable PCs of this type and age range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640, the HP ProBook 640's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 640 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Lenovo G500[plb_2585649_price]; or the Lenovo G50-80[plb_3347289_price], or the HP Probook 450 G2[plb_2941770_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (SSD and higher rated); or the HP Stream 11 Pro[plb_2688535_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (6GB), the MSI GP62 2QD[plb_2997648_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (8GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the HP ProBook 640 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the ProBook 640 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo B50-30[plb_3752955_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the ProBook 640 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP ProBook 640 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640.

If this HP portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (15.6"), the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2999036_price] (15.6"), or the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3353250_price] (15.6").

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the ProBook 640 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T440[pl_2777988_price] (2.1kg), or the T440p[pl_2275315_price] (2.1kg) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2842800_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
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DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
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Intel VPro Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i54300, hp i54300m
Barcodes 00889296568377
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