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HP Probook 640 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age 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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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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Probook 640 G1 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Probook 640 G1. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Probook 640 G1 range from 2 to 3.

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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 notebook PC.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Probook 640 G1's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Probook 640 G1. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Probook 640 G1 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Probook 640 G1 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Probook 640 G1.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the Probook 640 G1.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Probook 640 G1 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Probook 640 G1 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15R (£394.98), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Probook 640 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Probook 640 G1.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the X75A (£462.59), or the X75A (£462.59) both from Asus or the HP ProBook 4540s (£463.99) is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP Probook 640 G1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Probook 640 G1. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Probook 640 G1 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Probook 640 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Probook 640 G1. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Probook 640 G1 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Probook 640 G1 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Probook 640 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Probook 640 G1.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the X75A (£462.59), or the X75A (£462.59) both from Asus or the HP ProBook 4540s (£463.99) is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Inspiron 15R (£394.98), or the Latitude 15 3542 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640 (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that were launched around the same time as the Probook 640 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP Probook 640 G1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 15 (£568.75), or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 820 G1 (£458.18) is also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Probook 640 G1

£10.00 Price Increase

In the last 23 days the price of the Probook 640 G1 has increased by £10.00.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Probook 640 G1 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Probook 640 G1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo B590 which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire E5-571 (£389.00) which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X555LA (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Probook 640 G1 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 14" laptops currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Tecra Z40 (£375.00), or the TECRA Z40 (£429.99) both from Toshiba or you might consider a higher rated laptop such as the HP ProBook 640.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (£379.97) (15.6"), the DELL Latitude 15 3540 (£534.00) (15.6"), or the HP ProBook 650 (15.6").

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Probook 640 G1 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Other 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 14 5000 which is cheaper.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 640 (£348.10) (2kg), or the 455 (£546.00) (2kg) both from HP.

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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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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 Resolution
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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
Recovery 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 Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual 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 **************************...

Product Identifiers

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14"
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Two Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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