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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 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Feb 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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Good Brand

We checked 3,456 user and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 G1 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 G1 is 2.1.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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

The 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 Base Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 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 a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 G1. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the L540[pl_2501252_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the L540[pl_2551303_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. At 13.5 hours, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2841727_price] (14.5h) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ProBook 640 G1 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. The processor family of all laptops that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428047_price] or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price].

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2831281_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1, the ProBook 640 G1 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428047_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2831281_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.1 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 640 G1 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the battery capacities range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. With a battery capacity of 5,100 milliamperes * hour, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1. The battery capacities of portable PCs of this age and type range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640 G1. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 17 5758[pl_2913726_price], or the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2851056_price] both from DELL.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1, the ProBook 640 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price].

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Quite 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 similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ProBook 640 G1.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 640 G1 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 450[pl_2784026_price] (750GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a relatively standard internal memory 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.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] (8GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (15.6" and higher rated) or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly average weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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