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HP ProBook 640
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HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 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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16 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ProBook 640 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The ProBook 640 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. The ProBook 640 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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

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

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 640 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 640 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the ProBook 640 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 640, the ProBook 640's maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 640 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 640 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ProBook 640 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 640. Laptops of this age and type have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 640 have a full-size keyboard, however the 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 the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 640 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ProBook 640 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z51 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the ProBook 640 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 640.

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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 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® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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)
Idle States
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 i74610, k4k97utaba, hp i74610m
Barcodes 00888793835395, 00888793921715, 06953023232009, 08887938353956
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