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HP ProBook 655 G1
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HP ProBook 655 G1 2 Core AMD a 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD a 2.9GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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Take on tasks in the office or on the road with the durable HP ProBook 645 and HP ProBook 655. These ProBooks are thin, light and a great value. Enjoy enhanced productivity and do more faster and... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.com and notebookcheck-ru.com the average expert rating of this medium processor core notebook PC is 77%.

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average HP medium processor core laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the HP ProBook 655 G1 reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “A good range of connectivity” in their review of this laptop.

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

The ProBook 655 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At 2.9 gigahertz, the ProBook 655 G1 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.9GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Latitude E6430, or the Latitude E6430 both from DELL or the Lenovo X230.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 8470p (3GHz), or the ProBook 650 G1 (3GHz) both from HP or the Toshiba Portégé R30-A (3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 655 G1 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the X502CA, and the K55VD both from Asus or the HP ProBook 650 G1 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E1-731 (17.3"), the HP ZBook 17 (17.3"), or the Asus X751LN (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 655 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo G500, the Asus X451CA, or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The HP ProBook 655 G1 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 655 G1 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 655 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ProBook 655 G1 which has 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 655 G1 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 655 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 655 G1 which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo G500, the DELL Inspiron 15R, or the HP 350 G1 is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including the ProBook 450, or the ProBook 470 both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T420s (SSD and higher rated), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A (SSD and higher rated), or the Asus UX303LA (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The ProBook 655 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 655 G1 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the T420s, and the G510 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Pavilion 15-n217sa (6GB and higher rated), or the 15 ($529.99) (6GB and higher rated) both from HP or the Asus D550CA ($449.55) (6GB and higher rated).

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Only AMD a Processor Family

The HP ProBook 655 G1 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 655 G1 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 655 G1 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 655 G1 that we have checked, the HP ProBook 655 G1's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and three processor threads, including the ProBook 655 G1 which has two processor threads.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 655 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP ProBook 655 G1 is no exception to this as it too does 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 Aspire E1-571, or the Aspire S3-392G both from Acer or the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Touch.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The ProBook 655 G1 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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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 that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 655 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the ProBook 655 G1.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 655 G1.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the DELL Latitude E6540, the Acer Aspire V5-472P, and the Asus X550CA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the XPS 13 (512GB), or the XPS 13 (512GB) both from DELL or the Acer TravelMate TMP236-M (508GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 655 G1.

Other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the ProBook 650 G1, or the ProBook 650 G1 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15R.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(4)
11 April 2014

HP's ProBook 655 is a classic business notebook in the 15.6-inch format. It offers a docking connector , easy maintenance and upgradeability , and a TPM chip. It is also pre-equipped for the...

14 May 2014

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Low price
Nonglare display
Decent battery life
Short battery charge cycle
Low heat
Low system performance
Gaming almost impossible
Fan is always running
No USB 3.0
Low TFT brightness

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4 USB 3.0 ports
Serial interface
Very easy maintenanceupgradeability
Docking connector
Matte display
Warranty only lasts 12 months
Display is not very bright and has weak contrast
No Windows DVD
Nur 12 Monate Garantie
Nicht sehr heller, kontrastarmer Bildschirm
2 April 2014

HP offeriert mit dem Probook 655 ein klassisches Business-Notebook im 15,6-Zoll-Format. Es bietet einen Dockinganschluss , einfache Wartungs- und Aufrüstmöglichkeiten , einen TPM-Chip und ist...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 November 2014 by Metz

I have had this labtop since march and the hard drive has crashed twice now. I would not recommend anyone buy this labtop. I am a college student and need my labtop and it isn't worth the money...

Reviewed 16 April 2015 by Kathy
Kathy would recommend the HP ProBook 655 G1 (Verified Purchase)

I did expect this machine to be super fast with a solid state drive. So a little disappointed there. Also, it has the annoying problem of the screen dimming while I am online. I have not figured... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Ardsleygurl
(Verified Purchase)

Brought it back. Awful- slow, speed, bad connections with internet, et.c etc...

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