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HP ProBook 640 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of HP ProBook 640 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the connectivity and screen. The performance and size also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the price and design.

portability, size, performance, screen, connectivity

design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ProBook 640 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 640 G1

 

Nice, size and ease to upgrade where necessary.

Really needed extra memory and an SSD. No HDMI so need to buy HP DisplayPort to HDMI convertor.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 640 G1

 

Nice, size and ease to upgrade where necessary

Really needed extra memory and an SSD ; No HDMI so need to buy HP DisplayPort to HDMI convertor

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 640 G1

 

Good performance and weight from a reliable manufacturer.

Battery life at 4+ hours is down on other computers. Design functional, rather than stylish.

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 640 G1

 

Good performance and weight from a reliable manufacturer

Battery life at 4+ hours is down on other computers. Design functional, rather than stylish

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 640 G1

 

Really pleased with the laptop. Size, weight, functionality, and battery life are why I bought it and it is matching up to expectations. Has some nifty HP security features.

A little on the expensive side but worth it I think. Would have like the option to buy with 6Gb or 8Gb of RAM. May upgrade later.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ProBook 640 G1

 

Really pleased with the laptop. Size, weight, functionality, and battery life are why I bought it and it is matching up to expectations. Has some nifty HP security features

A little on the expensive side but worth it I think. Would have like the option to buy with 6Gb or 8Gb of RAM. May upgrade later

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

HP is always great

 

No mistakes when you choose an HP. This was on sale too and it's really a great buy!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great speed.

 

Light weight. Comfortably keyboard. Compact size. Good display

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5100
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 55
Battery life (max):11 / 11.25 / 13.5 / 8.25
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Black,Silver / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:N / No
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:SVA
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / N / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 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
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:18.5 / 19
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset: / Intel HM87 / Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
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® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model: / 2950M / I3-4000M / I5-4200M / I5-4210M / I5-4300M / I5-4310M / I5-4330M / I7-4600M / I7-4610M / I7-4712MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 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
Processor Socket:PGA946 / Socket G3
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:N / No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:Y / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:N / No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect:Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: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 / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):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 / Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / 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): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
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:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:2950M / 75104 / 76347 / 76348 / 76349 / 77403 / 78933 / 80345 / 80373 / 81012 / I5-4200M / I5-4210M / I5-4330M / I7-4600M
Processor code:SR1H7 / SR1H9 / SR1HA / SR1HC / SR1HF / SR1L4 / SR1PS
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software: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\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 PRO / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:320 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD interface:Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+Flash / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:320 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 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:23.7 / 237 / 24
Height :2.53 / 2.7 / 25.3 / 3
Height (front):2.53 / 3
Height (rear):2.9
Weight:2 / 2.32
Width:34 / 34.5 / 340