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HP ProBook 655 G1
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HP ProBook 655 G1 4 Core AMD a 2.1GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2.1GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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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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7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

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

The HP ProBook 655 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ProBook 655 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 655 G1.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1, the ProBook 655 G1 has a front camera.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ProBook 655 G1 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 655 G1 have a full-size keyboard, however the ProBook 655 G1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 655 G1 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) (256GB and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 655 G1 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ENVY m6 (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this spec and age 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP ProBook 655 G1 is a four processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.1 gigahertz, the ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 655 G1

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 655 G1 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the ProBook 655 G1 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ProBook 655 G1.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (2.16GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 655 G1 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GS70 (17").

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP ProBook 655 G1 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This HP notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ProBook 655 G1 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 655 G1.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board 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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g4u49utaba, G4U49UT#ABA
Barcodes 00888793011287, 08887930112872

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