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HP ProBook 655 G1
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HP ProBook 655 G1 4 Core AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB 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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8 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This laptop has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.com and notebookcheck-ru.com.

Good Brand

On average HP many processor cores laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by HP.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought this laptop reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Notebookcheck.net mentioned three years ago “A good range of connectivity”.

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

The ProBook 655 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The ProBook 655 G1 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 655 G1.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the Lenovo Edge E540[plb_2504840_price], or the Asus F751MA[plb_2539894_price].

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 655 G1. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ProBook 655 G1 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4 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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499637_price], or the Lenovo G505[plb_2506272_price].

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProBook 655 G1, the HP ProBook 655 G1 does not have a touchscreen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might want to consider include the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price], the N550JK[pl_2513098_price], or the N550JK[pl_2648302_price] all from Asus which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 655 G1

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the ProBook 655 G1 over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the ProBook 655 G1 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ProBook 655 G1.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Vostro 3460[pl_1412327_price], and the XPS 15[pl_1413057_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo G700[plb_1607264_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Aspire ES1[pl_2325238_price] (2.16GHz), or the Aspire ES1[pl_2493030_price] (2.16GHz) both from Acer or the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2680272_price] (2.16GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP ProBook 655 G1 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Precision M6700[pl_1410333_price], or the Precision M6700[pl_1628679_price] both from DELL or the MSI GE40 2OC[plb_1565430_price] which has better reviews.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ENVY TouchSmart 15[pl_2353199_price] (12GB), or the Pavilion 15[pl_2363384_price] (12GB) both from HP or the Asus NX500JK[plb_2395833_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ProBook 655 G1.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price], the HP ZBook 15[plb_1867621_price], and the Lenovo T520[plb_1567586_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17"), the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (17"), or the Lenovo G710[plb_2073574_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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AMD a Processor Family

The ProBook 655 G1 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 655 G1 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the HP ZBook 17[plb_1606856_price], and the Lenovo T530[plb_1521826_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the XPS 15[pl_2251544_price] (512GB), or the Precision M4800[pl_2234397_price] (512GB) both from DELL or the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2329531_price] (508GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ProBook 655 G1 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ProBook 655 G1.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops that have been around for a comparable 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2493030_price], and the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price] (SSD), or the N550JK[pl_2636187_price] (SSD) both from Asus or the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f2r12utaba, generic f2r12, generic f2r12u, generic a85550, generic a85550m, generic f2r12ut, generic f2r12uta, generic f2r12utab, generic f2r12utaba
Barcodes 00000011253745, 00012302565200, 00809392573372, 00888182224342, 08881822243422

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