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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 Nov 2013
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl this portable PC has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. That puts this HP notebook PC in the top 20% of all the laptops of this spec and age.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor cores portable PCs built by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. James Tartaglia rated this laptop 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon two years ago “It's quiet and the battery life is very good”. Notebookcheck.net gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars and wrote “It is usually very quiet and it has a comparatively fast hard drive”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the HP ProBook 650 G1 concluded that it was good looking. James Tartaglia mentioned in his review of the HP ProBook 650 G1 on Amazon “It looks the business, starts up quickly and is pretty quick without being lightning fast”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their HP ProBook 650 G1 review “The test model shines thanks to good system performance, simple maintenance/upgrade options, extensive connectivity and nice input devices”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Robust

One customer said in their reviews that the product was well made. Two years ago James Tartaglia said on Amazon “Good Solid Choice” and gave the HP ProBook 650 G1 a rating of 4 stars.

Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1. Laptops of this spec and age have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the ProBook 650 G1 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for 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 quantitys, however the ProBook 650 G1 has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 650 G1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p, and the Lenovo T420 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ProBook 650 G1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProBook 650 G1.

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

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SSD Storage Media

The ProBook 650 G1 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This laptop has an SSD storage media, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 650 G1.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the 13, the XPS 13, or the 13 all from DELL which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP 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 frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 650 G1.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ProBook 650 G1 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, however the HP ProBook 650 G1 has five USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 650 G1. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 650 G1 is 1GB and the biggest is 2TB.

There are a number of other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 13, or the Latitude 14 7000 both from DELL.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus UX303LA-RO341H (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the ProBook 650 G1 do not have a full-size keyboard. The ProBook 650 G1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP 8460p, or the DELL XPS 13 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 650 G1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Asus UX303LA-RO341H (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP ProBook 650 G1 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 650 G1 also do not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the Asus S200E, or the DELL 17 which is also higher rated.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ProBook 650 G1 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 650 G1 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 650 G1 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the HP ProBook 650 G1 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A, and the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ProBook 650 G1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50-A (2.3kg) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Camera
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4G
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Cables Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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