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HP ProBook 640 G1
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HP ProBook 640 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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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 Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 G1 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the ProBook 640 G1 has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.2.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 G1 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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

Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP ProBook 640 G1 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p, or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude E6430 (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly long battery life (13.5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The battery lifes of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5h to 4,400h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (14.5h and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 640 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core laptops 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude E6430 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L440 (SSD), or the HP ProBook 650 G1 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP ProBook 450 ($350.00) which is cheaper; or the DELL Vostro 3560 which has better reviews.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 650 G1 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Asus X550CA, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704, or the HP ProBook 650 G1.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ProBook 640 G1 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ProBook 640 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 640 G1 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 5,100 milliamperes * hour, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1. Laptops of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

If this HP notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 2570p (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640 G1 is 15". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50 ($748.99) (15.6") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M, and the HP 2570p which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X552CL (6GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ProBook 450.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The ProBook 640 G1 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ProBook 640 G1 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440p (2.1kg) which is also cheaper.

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Display
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(11)
26 February 2014

HP ProBook 640 G1 (H5G66ET) HP offers a powerful working device with the ProBook 640 G1 , but every device has its drawbacks and our review unit is no exception. Let's start with the good things:...

2 March 2014

Plus business que jamais. Les compagnons de bureaux bien conçus sont très populaires malgré le boom des tablettes et des Ultrabooks. Le ProBook 640 arrivera-t-il à perpétuer la tradition des... Read more…

4 March 2014

Nog zakelijker. Veelzijdige, zakelijke notebooks zijn erg populair ondanks de opkomende markt van de tablets en ultrabooks. Kan de ProBook 640 de traditie van stevige en efficiënte apparaten... Read more…

Daha fazla i?. Sa?lam ofis arkada?lar? ultrabook ve tabletlere ra?men oldukça popülerler. Peki ProBook 640 sa?lam ve efektif bir i? cihaz? olma gelene?ini sürdürebilecek mi?

11 November 2014

Laptop o klasycznej konstrukcji, niesil?cy si?, by sta? si? Ultrabookiem, o wydajnych podzespo?ach, dobrej kulturze pracy i niez?ych przebiegach na zasilaniu bateryjnym. Brzmi wspaniale?...

4 USB 3.0 ports
Easy to maintainupgrade
Docking port
Matte display
Fast hard drive
Only 12 months warranty
Limited viewing angles
Constant noise from the hard drive
Poor microphone
Build quality of the display cover
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Terry
Terry would recommend the HP ProBook 640 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Before my review, a warning when shopping the marketplace: *verify* your "deal-breaker" specs with the individual seller before purchase, if you cannot find official info! Some errors may be... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Pablo
Pablo would recommend the HP ProBook 640 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Light weight. Comfortably keyboard. Compact size. Good display...

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Tmsc

************************** FAST hard drive, no DVD-writer, bad BIOS Setup, Windows 7 Pro DVD missing Ethernet drivers, upgradeable to 8.1 Pro, install DVDs for both **************************...

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