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HP ProBook 650 G1
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HP ProBook 650 G1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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HP Probook 650 G1 Unboxing Review & Firstlook
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22 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced 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.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ProBook 650 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1,100MHz. The HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite 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 laptops of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 650 G1 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to 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

The ProBook 650 G1 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1. Most of the portable PCs that were launched 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 this portable PC has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the ProBook 650 G1 of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 G1. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1 is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 650 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact 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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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs of this age and type is 15". The ProBook 650 G1 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V5-572G is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 650 G1, the ProBook 650 G1 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1, the maximum turbo frequency of the HP ProBook 650 G1 of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ProBook 650 G1 is a five USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 650 G1 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have a full-size keyboard, however the HP ProBook 650 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 G1 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 G1 range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ProBook 650 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 650 G1 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the ProBook 650 G1 (2.3kg), or the ProBook 650 G1 (£600.00) (2.3kg) both from HP.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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
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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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 e7n22, hp e7n22p, hp hd8750, hp e7n22pa, hp hd8750m
Barcodes 00888182194287, 00888182194294

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