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HP ProBook 6550b

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of HP ProBook 6550b. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and price are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

performance, usability, screen, price, keyboard

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ProBook 6550b is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of HP ProBook 6550b from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the performance and portability. The screen and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, screen, portability, performance

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2015

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Review HP ProBook 6550b Notebook


Professional companion. The HP ProBook 6550b is geared toward small to mid-sized businesses and therefore comes with a comprehensive package of security features. But its not only there that the notebook scores highly, but rather also impresses in...

Overall robust design, Very good display, Good keyboard, Numerous security features (hardware and software), Decent performance, Good connectivity, Good battery life, The extensive array of connections and the numerous security features of the...

Small touchpad without multi-touch, The lid isn't as stable as the other notebooks, In our opinion, an illuminated keyboard would have been a sensible supplement for the ProBook 6550b

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

HP ProBook 6550b 15.6in business notebook


An HP business notebook that's packed with features, performs well and is comfortable to use

Good mix of old and new connectivity, sturdy build quality, good performance

Slightly 'sticky' touchpad, 32-bit version of Windows 7, touch-sensitive buttons are slow and sometimes unreliable

If you're a business user that absolutely must have as many connectivity features built into a notebook as possible, then HP's ProBook 6550b is worth looking into. Not only do you get modern facilities such as eSATA and DisplayPort, you also get...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras, (

HP ProBook 6550b review


The HP ProBook 6550b has everything from a built-in DVD burner to a FireWire port, and you even get a 56Kbps modem and a serial port, which are components from an era when terms such as 'BBS' and 'IRQ conflict' were in everyday use. It's this mix of...

The HP ProBook 6550b's 6-cell, 55 Watt-hour battery lasted 2hr 12min in our rundown test, in which we disable power management, enable Wi-Fi, maximise the screen's brightness and loop an Xvid-encoded video. This is only two minutes off what the ProBook...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Sher (

No compatibilty with third party Hardware and Software


Technical Support indicated clearly this is an incompatible condition and has no solution. We need to return this laptop asap and get a refund or a replacement from other brand, since it is not useful to us.

All as usual

Is not compatible with some third party data acquisition hardware and software. Device Manager shows Hardware PCI cards installed via express card / 54 slot connection, yet when the handshake between software and hardware is initiated for actual data...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: MCreviere (

Does everything well


I can not say enough good things about the 6550b line of laptops. HP Probook series machines are reliable, well constructed, perform well, and the price is hard to beat for what you get. Also, as a Systems Engineer, the addition of a built-in serial...

Standard warranty is lacking, opt for the 3 year onsite if this is a business critical machine

Nov, 2010

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Processor cache level:L3