Take on tasks in the office or on the road with a durable HP ProBook 640 and HP ProBook 650. These ProBooks are thin, light and packed with productivity features to make work faster and easier....
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We checked 2,224 owner and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its many processor core laptops range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP ProBook 650 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this type and age.
Has a Front Camera
The ProBook 650 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1 also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ProBook 650 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 G1 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProBook 650 G1.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ProBook 650 G1 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
The ProBook 650 G1 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The average hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 6,000 RPM.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of many processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ProBook 650 G1 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.6MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
Eight Processor Threads
The ProBook 650 G1 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The ProBook 650 G1 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
The ProBook 650 G1 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The ProBook 650 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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 this portable PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ is also worth considering.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Notebook PCs with a higher display resolution that might be worth looking at include the N56VJ (1920 x 1080), or the U500VZ (£649.99) (1920 x 1080) both from Asus which also has a higher rating.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 650 G1 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 650 G1. Across all the many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1, the ProBook 650 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the ProBook 650 G1 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 650 G1.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus N56VJ (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 G1.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 650 G1.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound HD
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
- HP 3D DriveGuard,- HP Connection Manager (Windows 7),- HP Wireless HotSpot,- HP Mobile Connect,- HP PageLift,- HP Recovery Manager,- HP Support Assistant,- HP ePrint
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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