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HP ProBook 6550b

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and battery. The design and keyboard also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the performance and usability. There are some mixed reviews about the size and value for money.

durability, keyboard, design, battery, connectivity

touchpad, usability, performance

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP ProBook 6550b from The average user rating for this product is 1.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on


value for money

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP ProBook 6550b 15.6-Inch Laptop

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Review HP ProBook 6550b Notebook


Professional companion. The HP ProBook 6550b is geared toward sma

Overall robust design; Very good display; Good keyboard; Numerous security features (hardware and software); Decent performance; Good connectivity; Good battery life

Small touchpad without multi-touch; The lid isn't as stable as the other notebooks

The Asus P42JC which we only just recently reviewed represents a serious competitor for the ProBook 6550b, but the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 is also a competitor of the ProBook.

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HP ProBook 6550b 15.6in business notebook


The HP ProBook 6550b is a 2.6kg, 15.6in notebook designed for business users who want something solidly built and fully featured. It has everything fr...

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...


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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...

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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...

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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

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They shipped me a bad product.


They shipped me a bad product. Laptop is not working.Not at all happy with this.This product is... not workingAbout me... Business Professional


Does not start

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:6 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / HD+ / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / Intel ®


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM57 / QM57 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-370M / I5-450M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I5-540M