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HP ProBook 650 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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17 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ProBook 650 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ProBook 650 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,100MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP ProBook 650 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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

The ProBook 650 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the laptops of this age and spec. This HP notebook PC is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop compared to most of the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 650 which only have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 650 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 650 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ProBook 650 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ProBook 650 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 650 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 650 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650 only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, however the HP ProBook 650 has five 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 typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ProBook 650 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The processor caches of laptops of this age and type range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop 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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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP ProBook 650 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price].

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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 have been around for a similar 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2367580_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (SSD and higher rated); or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 650 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price].

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 650 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price], the Toshiba A50[plb_2247380_price], and the Lenovo L540[plb_2052780_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the L440[pl_2291384_price], or the L440[pl_2061203_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (1TB and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price].

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo L440[plb_2061203_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 650 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2145525_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB and cheaper), the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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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
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Processor Cache Type
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
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
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
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
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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The Probook 650 H5G81ET offers all the advantages of the previously tested models and then some. The test model shines thanks to good system performance, simple maintenance/upgrade options,...

21 January 2014

Pour les (petites) entreprises. Le HP ProBook 650 est un ordinateur portable professionnel moyen de gamme. Port pour station d'accueil, 5 ports USB 3.0, écran mat et processeur Haswell : le tout... Read more…

20 March 2015

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5x USB 3.0
Serial interface
Very easy to upgrademaintain
Docking port
Matte FHD screen
12 months warranty
Poor contrast and viewing angles
Panel has a blue tinge
Only 12 months warranty
Display is not very bright and has a low contrast
31 January 2014

Voor het (kleine) bedrijf. De HP ProBook 650 is een nieuwe zakelijke notebook. Het apparaat is goed uitgerust met een docking poort, 5 USB 3.0 poorten, een mat beeldscherm en een Haswell... Read more…

19 January 2014

Küçük i?ler için. HP'nin Probook 650 modeli yeni i? notebook modeli. Docking istasyonu, 5 USB 3.0 ba?lant? noktas?, mat ekran ve Haswell i?lemci gibi özelliklere sahip model 750 Avroluk... Read more…

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Reverendtodd
Reverendtodd would recommend the HP ProBook 650 G1 (Verified Purchase)

This very much like my Dell. Windows 7 is basically like Windows XP. It has many more features, but is still easy to navigate. The operating systems are still mind boggling. I like the flat size... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Rickster391
Rickster391 would recommend the HP ProBook 650 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Looked around for a new laptop to replace my wife's old Toshiba with Vista. She had tried Win 8, but did not take to it. I was very pleased to find this one with Windows 7. It took several months... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Jffrhds
Jffrhds would recommend the HP ProBook 650 G1

I'm not a fan of windows 8. I wanted a good laptop w/ windows 7 and have features that I need. This laptop is great. This has a Intel core i5 processor and It is very fast. I am very happy with... Read more…

Easy to use. Love Widows 7
Still much that a layman cannot comprehend. I have to get others to help me with the system operations
Reviewed 12 October 2015 by James Tartaglia
(Verified Purchase)

I'm pleased with this desktop. It looks the business, starts up quickly and is pretty quick without being lightning fast. It's quiet and the battery life is very good. It came in a kind of... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e7n21, hp e7n21p, k4l06utaba, hp e7n21pa, hp 1gbhd8750
Barcodes 00888793835531, 08887938355318

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ExpressCard Slot
Only Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Two Less USB 3.0 Ports
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