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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 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 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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24 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 G1 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1 is 2 and the newest is 3. At 3, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 18GB.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ProBook 640 G1 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z500 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.6GHz).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has a quite long battery life (13.5 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640 G1, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 G1. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 640 G1 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the bigger battery capacities (5,100 milliamperes * hour) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 37mAh to 9,300mAh.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 G1. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 640 G1 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

The ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
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Motherboard Chipset
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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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Networking
4G Standard
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
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Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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