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HP ProBook 650 G1
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HP ProBook 650 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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HP Probook 650 G1 Unboxing Review & Firstlook
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HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2 and the newest is 3.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 650 G1 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to 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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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 650 G1. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ProBook 650 G1 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

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

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 G1 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the G500[pl_2014473_price], or the X220[pl_1520710_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Probook 450[plb_1558662_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs that were launched 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.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 650 G1 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This HP notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the EliteBook 840 G1[pl_1620817_price] (SSD), or the ProBook 650 G1[pl_2059085_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD).

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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 around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 650 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the G500[pl_1991254_price], or the G500[pl_2014473_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 650 G1 is a five USB 3.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 650 G1 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo G500[plb_2014473_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this HP laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Zenbook UX305[plb_2964593_price] (8GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the ProBook 650 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP ProBook 650 G1 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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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 commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly average weight 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] (2.3kg), or the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (2.3kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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
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
Performance
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
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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
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
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Expert Reviews

(14)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f1p80eaabd, f1p80eaakd, h5g80eaaby, f1p80eaaby, f1p80eauuz, h5g80eaacb
Barcodes 00888182271667, 00888182271674, 00888182271681, 00888182271698, 00888182271711, 00888182271735, 00888793376935, 00888793376942, 00888793376959, 00888793955963, 00889296032380, 00889296032397, 00889296115328, 00889296154334

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