HP ProBook 650 G3 is a notebook for business users who need a unit with a somewhat large display. It is one of the more budget-friendly, enterprise laptops from its maker. It packs a bright, matte display with optional touch support and Full HD resolution along with a more robust processor.
If you are looking for a business laptop with a built-in optical drive (DVD ROM or DVD+/-RW), the HP ProBook 650 G3 is one to lookout for.
Where to Buy HP ProBook 650 G3
HP ProBook 650 G3 Key Features and Specs
- 7th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 Processor
- Intel HD 620 Graphics or Intel HD Graphics 630
- Optional AMD Radeon R7 M465X Discrete Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
- Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, NeoKylin Linux, FreeDOS
- 15.6-inch LED Display (Touch or Non-Touch)
- 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB RAM in two slots)
- 500GB HDD (7200 rpm), 1TB HDD (5200rpm), up to 512GB SDD
- Optional Built-in Broadband (4G LTE or 3G HSPA+)
- Up to 13 Hours, 15 Minutes Battery Life
Design and Display
Nothing has changed from the ProBook 650 G2 in terms of design. This 15.6-incher still sports the same durable build. HP ProBook 650 G3 comes in at just over one inch thick and weighs about 2.3 kg.
There are a variety of display options with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution to pick from. The HP ProBook 650 G3 also offers a model with standard HD (768p) display if you are looking to save money. Buyers can get units configured with touchscreen as well by spending more.
The main talking point on this mid-range business laptop has to do with performance. HP ProBook 650 G3 has received a boost with provision of latest Intel Kaby Lake processors (up to Core i7).
The CPU is backed by standard 4 GB of DDR4 RAM. But there are other configurations offering up to 16GB RAM. HP also plans to launch models that support up to 32GB RAM.
Out of the box, graphics is taken care of by Intel HD Graphics 620 or 630. Some models also offer AMD Radeon R7 M465 discrete graphics card with 2 GB of dedicated video memory. Although this is not a gaming device, the hardware is sufficient to run numerous games without glitches.
For storage, buyers have the option of a SATA hard drive (up to 1TB capacity) or an SSD (up to 512GB). There are also hybrid storage options. Connectivity options on the HP ProBook 650 G3 include Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, depending on model.
Port options on the HP ProBook 650 G3 include two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a VGA port, DisplayPort 1.2, and an Ethernet port.
HP ProBook 650 G3 features dual integrated speakers and digital microphone. It offers a variety of security and business-focused features, including Skype, HP Fingerprint Sensor, HP Password Manager, HP Security Manager, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2. Battery life is rated at more than seven hours.
Pricing and availability
HP ProBook 650 G3 laptops are not yet available Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $859. The HP ProBook 650 G3 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 300,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 3750. HP ProBook 650 G3 price in Kenya starts at 100,500 KSh.
HP ProBook 650 G3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, NeoKylin Linux, FreeDOS 2.0
- Processor: 7th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD 620 Graphics or Intel HD Graphics 630 (Optional AMD Radeon R7 M465X Discrete Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory)
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB), models with up to 32GB RAM expected in Q2, 2017
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 37.8 x 25.70 x 2.74 cm
- Weight: starting at 2.31 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit Non-Touch LED Display (1366 x 768 pixels) or 1920 x 1080 pixels (Touch and Non-Touch options), anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized Spill Resistant Keyboard (optional backlit)
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with on/off button, taps enabled as default, support multi gestures, two-finger scroll, pinch/zoom, edge swipe
- Built-in Storage: 500GB (7200 rpm), 1TB HDD (5200 rpm), up to 512GB SDD
- Optical Storage: Yes (DVD)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 720p HD Webcam (optional)
- USB Ports: Yes, 2 USB 3.0 ports (1 charging) and one USB Type C Port
- DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port (v1.2)
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- NFC: Yes (Optional)
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth 4.2
- Broadband: Yes, HSPA+/4G LTE (optional)
- Docking Connector: Yes, 1 port
- Audio by Bang & Olufsen
- 2 Premium Stereo Speakers
- HP Fingerprint Reader (Optional)
- Integrated Stereo speakers
- HP Security Manager
- Windows Recovery Manager
- Battery: HP 3-cell Long Life Prismatic (48 WHr)
- Use Time: up to 13 hours, 15 minutes