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HP ProBook 640 G1
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HP ProBook 640 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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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 Has Good Laptop Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Portable PCs of this type and age have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the PCI Express slot version of the ProBook 640 G1 of 3 is one of the newest.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this spec and age is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 G1 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 G1 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The HP ProBook 640 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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 G1.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly long battery life (13.5 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1 range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2745391_price] (14.5h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 640 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 640 G1 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a front camera.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 that we have assessed, the ProBook 640 G1's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The HP ProBook 640 G1 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 G1 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At 5,100 milliamperes * hour, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 640 G1 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the HP ProBook 640 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) 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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz), or the HP 14[plb_2470279_price] (2.6GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly typical weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire V5-572G[plb_1569977_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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