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HP ProBook 6550b

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the touchpad and reliability. There are mixed reviews on the size and energy efficiency.

usability, performance, screen, price, keyboard

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ProBook 6550b is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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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

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

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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

Consumer review (

Bad battery


No I will not be buying one of these again

There is a defect in the screen which blocks part of the view and the battery will not charge so it has to be used on the power cord all the time.

It is inconvenient to have to use the power cord all the time and I would think a battery that would charge would be part of the expectations in a purchase.

Feb, 2016

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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...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

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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HP ProBook 6550B


All HP laptops are good and have better processing speed. I am using hp probook 6550B. It has discrete and integrated graphics. It contains intel quad core processor and intel dual core processors. The screen is 15 inch. It also contains finger print...

Feb, 2016

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