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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 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 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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17 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 23GB. The ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the ProBook 640 G1 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The ProBook 640 G1 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs of this type and age range from 2 to 3.

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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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Quite 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 laptops of this type and age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 640 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 640 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 640 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 640 G1. The average total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ProBook 640 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 G1 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-571 (15.6").

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640 G1. The average internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 640 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 640 G1 over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 G1.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 455 (£546.00) (2kg), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (£718.80) (2kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(11)
26 February 2014

HP ProBook 640 G1 (H5G66ET) HP offers a powerful working device with the ProBook 640 G1 , but every device has its drawbacks and our review unit is no exception. Let's start with the good things:...

2 March 2014

Plus business que jamais. Les compagnons de bureaux bien conçus sont très populaires malgré le boom des tablettes et des Ultrabooks. Le ProBook 640 arrivera-t-il à perpétuer la tradition des... Read more…

4 March 2014

Nog zakelijker. Veelzijdige, zakelijke notebooks zijn erg populair ondanks de opkomende markt van de tablets en ultrabooks. Kan de ProBook 640 de traditie van stevige en efficiënte apparaten... Read more…

Daha fazla i?. Sa?lam ofis arkada?lar? ultrabook ve tabletlere ra?men oldukça popülerler. Peki ProBook 640 sa?lam ve efektif bir i? cihaz? olma gelene?ini sürdürebilecek mi?

11 November 2014

Laptop o klasycznej konstrukcji, niesil?cy si?, by sta? si? Ultrabookiem, o wydajnych podzespo?ach, dobrej kulturze pracy i niez?ych przebiegach na zasilaniu bateryjnym. Brzmi wspaniale?...

4 USB 3.0 ports
Easy to maintainupgrade
Docking port
Matte display
Fast hard drive
Only 12 months warranty
Limited viewing angles
Constant noise from the hard drive
Poor microphone
Build quality of the display cover
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Terry
Terry would recommend the HP ProBook 640 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Before my review, a warning when shopping the marketplace: *verify* your "deal-breaker" specs with the individual seller before purchase, if you cannot find official info! Some errors may be... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Pablo
Pablo would recommend the HP ProBook 640 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Light weight. Comfortably keyboard. Compact size. Good display...

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Tmsc

************************** FAST hard drive, no DVD-writer, bad BIOS Setup, Windows 7 Pro DVD missing Ethernet drivers, upgradeable to 8.1 Pro, install DVDs for both **************************...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g4u47, hp i54200, hp g4u47u, g4u47utaba, hp i54200m, hp g4u47ut, hp g4u47uta, hp g4u47utab, hp g4u47utaba
Barcodes 00888793011133, 08887930111332

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