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HP ProBook 650 G1
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HP ProBook 650 G1 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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HP Probook 650 G1 Unboxing Review & Firstlook
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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 650 G1 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the ProBook 650 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 were released around the same time as it.

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

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 only have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the ProBook 650 G1 has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ProBook 650 G1 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 portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 650 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 G1 range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15R, or the Latitude 15 5000 both from DELL.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Asus X75A (17.3" and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3" and cheaper) or the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 650 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 650 G1.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 17 7737 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the HP Probook 650, or the DELL Latitude 15 3540 is also worth considering.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 650 G1 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1. Most of the laptops of this spec and age only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, however this notebook PC has five 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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the ProBook 650 G1 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the ProBook 650 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the HP ProBook 440 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 14 3440 (500GB), or the Vostro 14 5000 (500GB) both from DELL or the Asus PU551LA (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15R, and the Asus PU551LA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1 is 590GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ProBook 650 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the Inspiron 17 7737, or the Inspiron 17 both from DELL.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this age and type is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 650 G1 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 650 G1.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 650 G1 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the HP ProBook 4540s (£479.99) which is cheaper.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T540 (£449.90) (2.5GHz and cheaper), or the L440 (2.5GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ProBook 650 G1 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 G1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15R.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Latitude 15 5000 (2.3kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo B5400 (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 14 3440.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the X75A (6GB), or the X552CL (£465.95) (6GB) both from Asus which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Serial Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f6z49, hp f6z49e, hp f6z49es
Barcodes 00887758380819, 00887758380826, 08877583808192, 08877583808260

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