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HP ProBook 650

HP ProBook 650 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB 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 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.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 17GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ProBook 650 has one of the newest PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ProBook 650 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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 a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 650 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the HP ProBook 650 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 650.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ProBook 650 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 650 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2735185_price], and the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855917_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 650 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 650 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most laptops of this type and age 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 650.

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

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price], or the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price] both from DELL which has better reviews; or the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] both from DELL or the HP Elitebook 820 G2[plb_2886802_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 650 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP ProBook 650 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 650 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738409_price], or the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price].

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5749[plb_2892460_price] (17.3"), or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 650 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo T550[plb_2881392_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price], or the Lenovo T550[plb_2954049_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the HP ProBook 650 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ProBook 650 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 650 is a six battery cell count 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 two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The HP ProBook 650 has a quite big battery capacity (55 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650. Laptops of this type and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity 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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ProBook 650 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of this type and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 650.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T550[plb_2881392_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2773006_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882104_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Latitude 15 E5550[pl_2885642_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2870447_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Pricey

We think this HP notebook PC looks expensive compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age. The cheapeast portable PC of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 650 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 650 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ProBook 650 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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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 of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the ProBook 650 over a year ago.

Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650.

There are a number of other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] which is cheaper.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738495_price] (2.2kg), or the ThinkPad W550[pl_2800102_price] (2.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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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
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
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
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 Capacity
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Power
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00889296746751, 00889296823612, 00889296823629, 00889296823636, 00889894117465, 00889894498922

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HP EliteBook 820 vs HP ProBook 650
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HP ProBook 650
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,145.83
75% Lighter
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Vastly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

DELL Latitude 12 7000 vs HP ProBook 650

DELL Latitude 12 7000 vs HP ProBook 650
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
HP ProBook 650
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,396.98
Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
90% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Lighter
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

Lenovo T430 vs HP ProBook 650

Lenovo T430 vs HP ProBook 650
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
HP ProBook 650
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 889.00
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
One More USB 3.0 Port
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Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
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