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HP ProBook 655 G1
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HP ProBook 655 G1 2 Core AMD a 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 AMD a 2.9GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Take on tasks in the office or on the road with the durable HP ProBook 645 and HP ProBook 655. These ProBooks are thin, light and a great value. Enjoy enhanced productivity and do more faster and... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 77% based on three expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.com and notebookcheck-ru.com.

Good Brand

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

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Notebookcheck.net scored the HP ProBook 655 G1 4 stars and wrote in their review “A good range of connectivity”.

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

The ProBook 655 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the HP ProBook 655 G1's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 2.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude E6430, the Panasonic Toughbook 31, or the Lenovo X230 which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the 8470p (3GHz), or the ProBook 650 G1 (3GHz) both from HP or the Toshiba Portégé R30-A (3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ProBook 655 G1 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the ProBook 650 G1 (£600.00), and the EliteBook 850 G1 both from HP or the Asus V550CA is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E1-731 (17.3" and higher rated), the Toshiba Satellite L75 (17.3" and higher rated), or the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the ProBook 655 G1 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T440p, the HP Pavilion 17, and the DELL Latitude E6540 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 655 G1 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6540, the Acer Aspire E5-571 (£389.00), or the HP ProBook 4540s (£463.99).

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Acer TravelMate TMP236-M (508GB), the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB), or the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speed of the ProBook 655 G1 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst laptops of this spec and age. The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 655 G1 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ProBook 655 G1 which has four 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ProBook 655 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 655 G1 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ProBook 655 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1 which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the EliteBook Folio 9480m, or the Pavilion 17-f030us both from HP or the Asus D550CA (£234.62) is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Satellite Pro L850, or the Satellite Pro C70-B both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only AMD a Processor Family

The ProBook 655 G1 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of this spec and age processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The HP ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The ProBook 655 G1 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1 have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 655 G1 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ProBook 655 G1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Acer Aspire E1-571, the Asus UX303LA, or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B which also has a higher rating.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The ProBook 655 G1 has a better processor cache level than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 655 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ProBook 655 G1.

Average Weight

The ProBook 655 G1 has a pretty average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the ProBook 650 G1 (£600.00), the ProBook 650, or the ProBook 655 G1 all from HP which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo T420s (£1,388.87), the Fujitsu LifeBook P702, or the Toshiba Satellite C70-A which has better reviews.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Satellite L50t (6GB), or the Satellite C55-B (£523.36) (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Asus X751LDV (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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
Operating System Architecture
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Battery
Battery Capacity
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Cable Lock Slot
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Expert Reviews

(4)
11 April 2014

HP's ProBook 655 is a classic business notebook in the 15.6-inch format. It offers a docking connector , easy maintenance and upgradeability , and a TPM chip. It is also pre-equipped for the...

14 May 2014

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Low price
Nonglare display
Decent battery life
Short battery charge cycle
Low heat
Low system performance
Gaming almost impossible
Fan is always running
No USB 3.0
Low TFT brightness

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4 USB 3.0 ports
Serial interface
Very easy maintenanceupgradeability
Docking connector
Matte display
Warranty only lasts 12 months
Display is not very bright and has weak contrast
No Windows DVD
Nur 12 Monate Garantie
Nicht sehr heller, kontrastarmer Bildschirm
2 April 2014

HP offeriert mit dem Probook 655 ein klassisches Business-Notebook im 15,6-Zoll-Format. Es bietet einen Dockinganschluss , einfache Wartungs- und Aufrüstmöglichkeiten , einen TPM-Chip und ist...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 November 2014 by Metz

I have had this labtop since march and the hard drive has crashed twice now. I would not recommend anyone buy this labtop. I am a college student and need my labtop and it isn't worth the money...

Reviewed 16 April 2015 by Kathy
Kathy would recommend the HP ProBook 655 G1 (Verified Purchase)

I did expect this machine to be super fast with a solid state drive. So a little disappointed there. Also, it has the annoying problem of the screen dimming while I am online. I have not figured... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Ardsleygurl
(Verified Purchase)

Brought it back. Awful- slow, speed, bad connections with internet, et.c etc...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f2r14, hp f2r14u, hp a65350, f2r14utaba, f4z43awabu, hp f2r14ut, f4z43awuug, hp a65350m, f4z43awabd, f4z43awaby, hp f2r14uta, hp f2r14utab, hp f2r14utaba
Barcodes 00042111694662, 00888182168967, 00888182169056, 00888182169070, 00888182169087, 00888182169124, 00888182169148, 00888182169285, 00888182169339, 00888182224793, 00889296039679, 04054843750383, 08881822247932

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