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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 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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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the HP ProBook 640 has 16 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The HP ProBook 640 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the ProBook 640 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 640 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 640. The average processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Probook 640 G1[plb_2628348_price] (2.8GHz), or the Lenovo L540[plb_2616364_price] (2.8GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 640 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this HP laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The ProBook 640 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

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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 typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ProBook 640 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 640 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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.

If the storage medium of this HP notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 is 10" and the biggest is 18". The ProBook 640 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price] (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price] (15.6").

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ProBook 640 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 640 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The ProBook 640 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The ProBook 640 has a fairly average weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price] (2kg), or the DELL Inspiron 14 3440[plb_2061157_price] (2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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 (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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i54, hp gen4, hp i54t, hp j6j45, hp f1q66, hp k4l16, hp p4t21, hp gen4g, hp t9x00, hp y3b11, hp i54th, hp i54210, hp k4l16u, hp i54300, hp p4t21e, hp gen4gb, hp i56200, hp t9x00e, hp y3b11e, hp j6j45a, hp f1q66e, k4k93utaba, hp t9x00et, hp p247730, hp y3b11et, hp p234884, hp p215035, hp p240873, hp p230341, hp j6j45aw
Barcodes 00190780460160, 00888793285893, 00888793835340, 00888793835357, 00888793835371, 00888793921654, 00889296032595, 00889296032601, 00889296084785, 05054629664797, 08887938353406, 08887938353710
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