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HP ProBook 650 / 650 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 reviews of HP ProBook 650 / 650 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the sound and image quality are mixed, while there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 650 / 650 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ProBook 650 / 650 G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP ProBook 650 / 650 G1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery. The performance also gets good reviews.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ProBook 650 G1 - 15.6" - Core i5 4210M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / 8 Pro 64-bit downgrade - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDDHP ProBook 650 G1 - 15.6" - Core i5 4210M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / 8 Pro 64-bit downgrade - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

HP ProBook 650 H5G81ET Notebook Review Update

 

Any Wishes? The HP ProBook offers all features a modern business laptop should offer: matte Full HD screen, SSD, docking port, TPM and 3G modem. In this update, we will check whether the model can deliver on its promises.

5x USB 3.0, Serial interface, Very easy to upgrade/maintain, Docking port, Matte FHD screen, SSD, 3G modem, Installations DVDs for Windows 7 and Windows 8, The good system performance, the low emissions and the simple maintenance/upgrade options

12 months warranty, Poor contrast and viewing angles, Panel has a blue tinge, A higher-quality panel with better contrast

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP ProBook 650 G1 H5G74E Notebook

 

For the (small) business. HP's ProBook 650 is a new mainstream business notebook. It is well equipped with a docking port, 5 USB 3.0 ports, a matte display as well as a Haswell processor and it is also interesting for private users with a retail price...

5 USB 3.0 ports, Serial port, Easy to maintain and upgrade, Docking port, Matte display, Fast hard drive, SIM card slot and antennas for a 3G/LTE modem, Installation DVDs for Windows 7 and Windows 8, The good application performance, the low system...

Only 12 months warranty, Display is not very bright and has a low contrast, A much better display

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Windows 7 32 bit installed

 

I have always liked the style and feel of the HP ProBooks. This model improved on the previous model I had

Listed on Newegg as "Windows 7 Professional 64 bit" in item listing and spec details. To my surprise, when install of a 64 bit app failed, I checked and 32 bit OS was installed. Box came with Windows 7 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8.1 install...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Misleading

 

Very light ; When loaded as HP Describes its worth it

CD/DVD Tray - Not Included ; Fingerprint Reader - As in picture Not Included

May, 2015

Consumer review by: NEB123 (newegg.com)

F2R74UT#ABA Laptop - Excellent

 

Newegg purchase and shipping was great.

Excellent laptop for the money. After searching for several weeks this is the laptop I felt gave the most performance and features at a reasonable cost. Use with a HP docking station A7E36UT#ABA. I have been very pleased with both

None so far

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Awskyway (bestbuy.com)

Good laptop for business.

 

Laptop is a solid addition to our business. Specs and quality is what I was expecting for the price. Shipping was accurate and fast. I am satisfied with my purchase.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: jimmy (bestbuy.com)

Good value

 

This laptop was a good value. Faster that I expected it to be.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: ITLite (bestbuy.com)

Solid laptop that does the job

 

Laptop is a solid addition to our business, keyboard has quality feel and the laptop has overall good specs for the price. Shipping was fast and accurate.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: joepsycho4 (bestbuy.com)

Good laptop

 

This is a great laptop for school or business use.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: AuntieSunshine (bestbuy.com)

So far, so good

 

So far the computer is working great. Starts up and does what I need it to do. Battery life is decent compared to other machines but too early to tell how the staying power will be.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Sound+ / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / DTS Studio+ / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:47 / 51 / 55
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 51 / 55
Battery life (max):11 / 11.25 / 11.3 / 6 / 8.25
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Charcoal / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:USB 3.0
Docking station DisplayPort:Y
Docking station DVI port:Y
Docking station Ethernet LAN:Y
Docking station HDMI port:Y
Docking station headphone out:Y
Docking station included:Y
Docking station microphone in:Y
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1700
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:EVDO,HSPA+ / HSDPA+ / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / No
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 480000 / -591 - 480000 / 0 - 179921 / 0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 120000 / -591 - 120000 / 0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 120079
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:DTS Sound+ / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / DTS Studio+ / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Cache memory:3
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1740
Maximum internal memory:32768
Maximum memory:32768
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
RJ-11 ports quantity:1
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Video compression formats: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 4 / 5
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 4 / 5
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset: / Intel H87 / Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM87 / Intel QM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel H87 / Intel HM75 Express / Intel HM87 / Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4,2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor: / 2020M / i3-4000M / i3-4100M / i5-4200M / i5-4200U / i5-4210M / i5-4210U / i5-4300M / i5-4310M / i7-4600M / i7-4610M / i7-4702MQ / i7-4712MQ
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2020M / i3-4000M / i3-4100M / i5-4200M / i5-4200U / i5-4210M / i5-4210U / i5-4300M / i5-4310M / i7-4600M / i7-4610M / i7-4702MQ / i7-4712MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168 / PGA946 / PGA988 / Socket G3
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 37
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:71142 / 75104 / 75119 / 75459 / 76346 / 76347 / 76348 / 76349 / 78933 / 80345 / 80373 / 81012 / 81016
Processor code:SR0U1 / SR15J / SR170 / SR1EF / SR1H7 / SR1H9 / SR1HA / SR1HB / SR1HC / SR1L4 / SR1PS
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:- HP 3D DriveGuard\n- HP Connection Manager (Windows 7)\n- HP Wireless HotSpot\n- HP Mobile Connect\n- HP PageLift\n- HP Recovery Manager\n- HP Support Assistant\n- HP ePrint / HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP Connection Manager (Windows 7)\nHP Wireless HotSpot\nHP Mobile Connect (solo EMEA)\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nCompre Office / HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless HotSpot\nHP Mobile Connect (solo EMEA)\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint\nAcquisto di Office / HP 3D DriveGuard\nHP Connection Manager\nHP Wireless HotSpot\nHP Mobile Connect\nHP PageLift\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP ePrint
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1006 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 512 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 9.72
Height:0.996 / 1 / 1.41
Height (front):0.996
Height (rear):1.14
Weight:4 / 5.11 / 5.4
Width:14.8 / 14.9 / 15