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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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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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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ProBook 640 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 640. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops that came out more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. The ProBook 640 has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640.

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

The HP ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 Dynamic Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,250 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.1GHz. The HP ProBook 640 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo L540 (2.8GHz), or the HP Probook 640 G1 (2.8GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ProBook 640 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 3GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB and higher rated).

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The ProBook 640 has a quite small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this HP portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 ($1,084.07) (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire E5 (15.6").

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 640 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ProBook 640.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the ProBook 640 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 640 (2kg).

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Specification

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Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k4k94, hp k4k94u, hp k4k94ut
Barcodes 00888793835364, 08887938353642
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