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HP ProBook 6550b

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the connectivity and durability. The reliability and keyboard also get good feedback. Opinions about the size and price are different. There are some less positive reviews about the usability and touchpad.

performance, keyboard, reliability, durability, connectivity

touchpad, usability

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

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP ProBook 6550b

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP ProBook 6550b from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

portability

price

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 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

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

 

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...

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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology: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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ATI RADEON HD540V / Intel ® HD GPU / INTEL HD GPU / RADEON MOBILITY HD540V

Processor

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
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