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23 Reasons For
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The HP ProBook 650 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 650. Most of the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this HP portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 range from 8GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650.
Very New PCI Express Slot Version
The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 650 that we have checked the PCI Express slot version of, the HP ProBook 650's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.
Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ProBook 650 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.
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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the ProBook 650 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. The HP ProBook 650 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.6 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650. The average processor clock speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 650 is 2.1GHz.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ProBook 650 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Quite Big Screen Size
The average screen size of laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The ProBook 650 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The ProBook 650 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The best processor family of all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.
Notebook PCs with a better processor family that might be worth looking at include the HP 15 (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
Fairly Long Battery Life
The shortest battery life of laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 2.5h and the longest is 33h. At 11.25 hours, the ProBook 650 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago, the ProBook 650 has a front camera.
Five USB 3.0 Ports
The HP ProBook 650 is a five USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 650 only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The HP ProBook 650 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 that we have checked, the hard drive speed of the ProBook 650 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The average hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 5,900 RPM.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The HP ProBook 650 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The ProBook 650 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11ad to 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells, including the ProBook 650 which has six battery cells.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
At 55 watt-hours, the HP ProBook 650 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 650. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
6 Reasons Against
Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ProBook 650 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ProBook 650 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP ProBook 650 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.
The ProBook 650 has a fairly average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650.
Alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50.
If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the ProBook 650 (£906.61) (2.3kg), or the ProBook 650 (£298.00) (2.3kg) both from HP.
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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 medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Docking Station Included
Docking Station Microphone in
Docking Station Headphone Out
Docking Station VGA (D-Sub) Port
Docking Station HDMI Port
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Station Ethernet LAN Connection
Docking Station Connecting Interface
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
Processor Package Size
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 Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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