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HP ProBook 650 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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23 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP ProBook 650 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 650 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. When compared to other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650, the ProBook 650's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 650 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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

Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 only have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the ProBook 650 has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the HP ProBook 650's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the HP ProBook 650 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 650 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ProBook 650 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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 650 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 650 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ProBook 650 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar age and type to it. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 650.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£793.70) (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 650 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,203.51) (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 650 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 650 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The ProBook 650 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 650 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 650 also have a front camera.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 650 is a five USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 650 only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the ProBook 650 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ProBook 650 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 650. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 650 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ProBook 650 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 650 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 650 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProBook 650. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the T450s (£1,139.65) (180GB), or the T550 (£936.76) (180GB) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 650 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 650 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP ProBook 650 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ProBook 650 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. The Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 650 ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ProBook 650.

Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ProBook 650 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ProBook 650 (£678.99) (2.3kg), or the ProBook 650 (£495.00) (2.3kg) both from HP.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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

HP? ???? ??? ???? ????(EliteBook)? ?? ???(ProBook) ???? ?? ???? ???? ???? ??? HP ??? 650 G1? ?? ??? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???? ?? ??? ??? ???? ???? ???. ???? ??? ???? ???? ??? ??? ??? ????? ??? ???... Read more…

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

(4)
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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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,139.65
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Fifty-Two Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
£ 936.76
£35 Cheaper
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Fifty-Two Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
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A Little Better Expert Reviews
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Better Review from Notebookcheck.net
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Only Three USB 3.0 Ports
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