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HP ProBook 650 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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HP Probook 650 G1 Unboxing Review & Firstlook
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 4,416 owner and expert reviews for HP portable 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.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 650 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 650. Most of the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 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 portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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

The ProBook 650 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 650 only have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 650 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The HP ProBook 650 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the HP Probook 450[plb_1623570_price], or the Toshiba A50[plb_2247380_price] which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the L440[pl_2731871_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the L540[pl_2616364_price] (2.8GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 650 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 650.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 650, the HP ProBook 650 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1994696_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Toshiba L55[plb_1570434_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2356711_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ProBook 650 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 650 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650. Most of the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650 only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, however this HP notebook PC has five USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 650 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650 which have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the XPS 13[pl_1994696_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2618156_price] both from DELL.

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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 medium processor core laptops that came out 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 portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2746818_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 650 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 650 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the Inspiron 17[pl_2656828_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2618156_price] both from DELL or the HP Probook 470[plb_1562862_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The HP ProBook 650 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2549655_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2656828_price] (17.3") both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ProBook 650 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 650.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the LifeBook U554[pl_2074123_price], or the LifeBook U554[pl_1632805_price] both from Fujitsu.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated); or the Satellite E45-B[pl_2531325_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2700637_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 650.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_1546219_price] (2.4kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B[plb_2383885_price] (2.4kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1736253_price].

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Satellite E45-B[pl_2531325_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B[pl_2700637_price] (6GB and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(13)

The Probook 650 H5G81ET offers all the advantages of the previously tested models and then some. The test model shines thanks to good system performance, simple maintenance/upgrade options,...

21 January 2014

Pour les (petites) entreprises. Le HP ProBook 650 est un ordinateur portable professionnel moyen de gamme. Port pour station d'accueil, 5 ports USB 3.0, écran mat et processeur Haswell : le tout... Read more…

20 March 2015

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5x USB 3.0
Serial interface
Very easy to upgrademaintain
Docking port
Matte FHD screen
12 months warranty
Poor contrast and viewing angles
Panel has a blue tinge
Only 12 months warranty
Display is not very bright and has a low contrast
31 January 2014

Voor het (kleine) bedrijf. De HP ProBook 650 is een nieuwe zakelijke notebook. Het apparaat is goed uitgerust met een docking poort, 5 USB 3.0 poorten, een mat beeldscherm en een Haswell... Read more…

19 January 2014

Küçük i?ler için. HP'nin Probook 650 modeli yeni i? notebook modeli. Docking istasyonu, 5 USB 3.0 ba?lant? noktas?, mat ekran ve Haswell i?lemci gibi özelliklere sahip model 750 Avroluk... Read more…

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Reverendtodd
Reverendtodd would recommend the HP ProBook 650 G1 (Verified Purchase)

This very much like my Dell. Windows 7 is basically like Windows XP. It has many more features, but is still easy to navigate. The operating systems are still mind boggling. I like the flat size... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Rickster391
Rickster391 would recommend the HP ProBook 650 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Looked around for a new laptop to replace my wife's old Toshiba with Vista. She had tried Win 8, but did not take to it. I was very pleased to find this one with Windows 7. It took several months... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Jffrhds
Jffrhds would recommend the HP ProBook 650 G1

I'm not a fan of windows 8. I wanted a good laptop w/ windows 7 and have features that I need. This laptop is great. This has a Intel core i5 processor and It is very fast. I am very happy with... Read more…

Easy to use. Love Widows 7
Still much that a layman cannot comprehend. I have to get others to help me with the system operations
Reviewed 12 October 2015 by James Tartaglia
(Verified Purchase)

I'm pleased with this desktop. It looks the business, starts up quickly and is pretty quick without being lightning fast. It's quiet and the battery life is very good. It came in a kind of... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k4l09, hp k4l09u, hp i34100, k4l01utaba, hp i34100m, hp k4l09ua, hp k4l09uaa, hp k4l09uaab, generic k4l01, hp k4l09uaaba, generic k4l01u, generic i34100, generic k4l01ut, generic i34100m, generic k4l01uta, generic k4l01utab, generic k4l01utaba
Barcodes 00888793835449, 00888793835456, 08887938354496
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