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HP ProBook 640

HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 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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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,416 expert and user reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this age and type 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 were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this age and type is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. At 3, the HP ProBook 640 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 on the market for more than a year. Most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this HP notebook 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 commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago that we have checked, the ProBook 640's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the ProBook 640 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 that we have checked, the ProBook 640's processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ProBook 640 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 640 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2873252_price], the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855917_price], or the Inspiron 17 5758[pl_2913726_price] all from DELL.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X250[plb_2979226_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2873252_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855917_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the HP ProBook 640 of 3.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 have between one and 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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ProBook 640 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 640 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ProBook 640 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 640 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the HP ProBook 640 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Laptops of this type and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2841728_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD and higher rated) or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2870445_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that came out 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 considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2855917_price], or the Latitude 14 3000[pl_2804877_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price].

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB. The ProBook 640 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ProBook 640.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 840[pl_2727152_price], and the ProBook 450[pl_2747169_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2701503_price], and the HP 15[plb_2817531_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the MSI CX61 2QF[plb_2866426_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The HP ProBook 640 has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

Alternative 14" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2701503_price], or the Lenovo L450[plb_2804968_price].

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI CX61 2QF[plb_2866426_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 pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the L450[pl_2781274_price] (2kg and cheaper), the L450[pl_2804968_price] (2kg and cheaper), or the L450[pl_2800034_price] (2kg and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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