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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Sep 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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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,456 expert and owner 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 notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 640 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the T440, and the B5400 both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E544 (2.6GHz), or the HP ProBook 650 (2.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15 3521, the Inspiron 15 3521, or the Inspiron 15 all from DELL.

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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 a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 640 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ProBook 450, or the Probook 450 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Vostro 14 5000, or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 (SSD and 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ProBook 640 has a quite small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared this portable PC to all the other 14" laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (15.6"), the HP ProBook 650 (15.6"), or the Lenovo Z50 (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 3521, or the HP Pavilion 17 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ProBook 640 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ProBook 640 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 640 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (1TB), or the Acer Aspire E5-571 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-571 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The ProBook 640 has a fairly standard weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL Inspiron 14 3440 or you might consider a higher rated notebook PC such as the HP ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 645 G1 (2kg).

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour of Product
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Barcodes 00190780462768, 00888182270103, 00888182270110, 00888793840641, 00889296037019, 00889899076019, 08887938406416
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