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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 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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16 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the superior brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most of the laptops of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.2, and 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 were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptop.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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

Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The HP ProBook 640 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640.

Alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2135897_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo L540[plb_2616364_price] (2.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640, the HP ProBook 640 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Tecra A50[pl_2363547_price], or the Tecra A50[pl_1736253_price] both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2524806_price].

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The ProBook 640 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ProBook 640 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 is 3GHz.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 640 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Tecra A50[pl_2363547_price], the Tecra A50[pl_1736253_price], or the Tecra A50[pl_1623992_price] all from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], or the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2524806_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2363547_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ProBook 640 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2524806_price], the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2433278_price], or the Asus UX303LA[plb_2562286_price].

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad L440[plb_2055116_price], and the Toshiba C55D[plb_1625606_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2700637_price] (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 640 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 640.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_1412334_price], and the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2133196_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Satellite C55-B[pl_2700637_price] (6GB), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2843987_price] (6GB) both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The HP ProBook 640 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 640[plb_2481387_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2529150_price] (15.6"), or the Lenovo L540[plb_2564470_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the HP ProBook 640 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2kg heavy portable PCs and we think the ProBook 640[pl_2481387_price], the Probook 640 G1[pl_2051760_price], and the 455[pl_1467972_price] all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i54, hp gen4, hp i54t, hp i54th, hp f1q66, hp k4l16, hp p4t21, hp gen4g, hp y3b11, hp p4t21e, hp i54210, hp gen4gb, hp y3b11e, hp f1q66e, hp i54300, hp k4l16u, hp p215035, hp p240873, hp p230341, hp p240930, hp f1q66et, hp p232410, hp i54300m, hp k4l16ut, hp p232428, hp p4t21et, hp p232957, hp i54210m, hp p247730, hp y3b11et
Barcodes 00190780460160, 00888793835340, 00888793835357, 00888793835371, 00888793921654, 00889296032595, 00889296032601, 00889296084785, 05054629664797, 08887938353406, 08887938353710
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