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HP ProBook 650 G1
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HP ProBook 650 G1 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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HP Probook 650 G1 Unboxing Review & Firstlook
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18 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl this laptop has an overall expert rating of 81%. This means that notebook PC experts think this notebook PC is one of the better portable PCs of a similar spec and age.

Good Brand

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

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed this laptop thought it was quiet. James Tartaglia wrote on Amazon last year “It's quiet and the battery life is very good”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this laptop “It is usually very quiet and it has a comparatively fast hard drive”.

Nice Design

One HP ProBook 650 G1 reviewer mentioned that it was good looking. Last year James Tartaglia gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon “It looks the business, starts up quickly and is pretty quick without being lightning fast”.

Good Connectivity

One HP ProBook 650 G1 owner who reviewed this laptop said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Notebookcheck.net mentioned two years ago “The test model shines thanks to good system performance, simple maintenance/upgrade options, extensive connectivity and nice input devices”.

Good Battery Life

One HP ProBook 650 G1 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life.

Robust

One HP ProBook 650 G1 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was well made. James Tartaglia wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon in December last year “Good Solid Choice”.

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 portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

The ProBook 650 G1 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year only have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ProBook 650 G1 has a maximum display resolution of 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 650 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 8, and the DELL XPS 15 9530 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 650 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this type and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. The HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1. Most of the notebook PCs of this type and age only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, however this HP laptop has five USB 3.0 ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has a better processor cache level than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level across comparable types of notebook PC.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 650 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Precision M6800, or the XPS 15 9530 both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 8, and the DELL Precision M6800 is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pro (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1, the ProBook 650 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Precision M3800, or the XPS 15 9530 both from DELL or the HP Pro which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the ProBook 650 G1 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Precision M3800 which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

The ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 G1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 8, the HP Pro, or the DELL XPS 15 9530.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the DELL Precision M3800 which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 650 G1.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pro (2.1kg), or the Samsung ATIV Book 8 (2.4kg) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1.

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Specification

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Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Expert Reviews

(13)

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

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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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e7n22, hp e7n22p, hp hd8750, n6q54eauug, hp e7n22pa, hp hd8750m, n6q54eauuz
Barcodes 00889894274014, 00889894274021, 05415247057383
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