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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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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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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the ProBook 640 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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

Most medium processor core notebook 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 Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the HP ProBook 640 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 640 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573 (2.7GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ProBook 640 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this spec and age ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11.25 hours, the HP ProBook 640 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Z30t (12h and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640, the ProBook 640 has a front camera.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has one of the biggest maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ProBook 640 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 640 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At 55 watt-hours, the ProBook 640 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the HP ProBook 640 of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 640 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP ProBook 640 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the ProBook 640 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus F555LA (15.6") which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago, the hard drive capacity of the ProBook 640 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the ProBook 640 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 640.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 640 (2kg), or the ProBook 640 G1 (2kg) both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B50-80 (500GB), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (500GB).

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Specification

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Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
Discrete 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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i54300, hp i54300m
Barcodes 00889296568377
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