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HP ProBook 640

HP ProBook 640 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

£642.00
£459.99 £182.01 cheaper than 5 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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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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23 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 range from 8GB to 32GB. The ProBook 640 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the ProBook 640 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640. The PCI Express slot versions of laptops of this type and age range from 2 to 3.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ProBook 640 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ProBook 640 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,250 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 640 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have assessed, the processor clock speed of the ProBook 640 of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 640 is 2.2GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2915394_price] (2.8GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 640 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 is 6.3GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ProBook 640 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all laptops that have been available for more than a year the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 640 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640. The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 640 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ProBook 640 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The ProBook 640 has a quite big battery capacity (55 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 640. The average battery capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 is 46Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook 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.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The HP ProBook 640 has a quite small screen size (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 11" to 18".

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3812194_price] (15.6").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 640 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the HP ProBook 640 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 640.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price] (2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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