HP ProBook 640 G2 is a second-generation offering in its maker’s ProBook 640 series targeted at professionals and small businesses. The laptop brings along 6th-generation Intel Core processors and optional Full HD touchscreen as well as option of discrete graphics.
Where to Buy HP ProBook 640 G2
HP ProBook 640 G2 Key Features and Specs
- 6th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, i7 Processor
- Intel HD Graphics 520, AMD Radeon R7 (2 GB dedicated memory)
- Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro
- 14-inch LED Display
- 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB RAM in two slots)
- Optional DVD Drive
- 500GB HDD (7200 rpm), 1TB HDD (5400 rpm), up to 512GB SDD
- Optional Built-in Broadband (4G LTE or 3G HSPA+)
- up to 10 hours 15 minutes Battery Life
Build and Screen
We may be right to say this business notebook could be slimmer and lighter, considering it is a 14-incher. HP ProBook 640 G2 weighs in at roughly two kilograms while the thickness is 27 millimetres.
Plastic is the main material used for the construction, but the quality is great. HP says the ProBook 640 G2 is ready to go the distance, having passed MIL-STD 810G testing.
The 14-inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and offers legible reading in sunshine. If you prefer sharper colours and higher quality images, you can go for a unit with a Full HD screen. HP ProBook 640 G2 also has Full HD touch display option.
Sixth-generation Intel Core i5 Skylake processors delivering clock speeds of up to 3.4 GHz get things moving along on the HP ProBook 640 G2. For improved performance, buyers can get models offering up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM.
Good graphics performance looks like a realistic expectation with the option of an AMD Radeon R7 M365X dedicated graphics card. HP offers solid state drive for enhanced performance and responsiveness.
Other Specs and Features
HP recommends running the ProBook 640 G2 on Windows 10 Pro operating system, but you can downgrade to Windows 7.
The notebook comes with the usual ports and slots for similar offerings, including USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C port. Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE modem and optional NFC are available for wireless connectivity, depending on model.
According to its maker, the HP ProBook 640 G2 is for “executive-class” collaboration. It features HP Noise Cancellation Software, optional Skype for Business and an HD webcam. Dual integrated stereo speakers and HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound hold promise of respectable sound.
Pricing and availability
HP ProBook 640 G2 laptops are available Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $859. The HP ProBook 640 G2 price in Nigeria starts at around 335,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 4589. HP ProBook 640 G2 price in Kenya starts at 110,500 KSh.
HP ProBook 640 G2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP ProBook 640 G2 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520, AMD Radeon™ R7 M365X (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated RAM)
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB)
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 34 x 23.7 x 2.7 cm
- Weight: starting at 1.95 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch back-lit Non-Touch LED Display (1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels), anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized Spill Resistant Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 500GB HDD (7200 rpm), 1TB HDD (5400 rpm), up to 512GB SDD
- Optical Storage: Yes (optional)
- 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
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- NFC: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth 4.2
- Broadband: No
- Docking Connector: Yes, 1 port
- HP Fingerprint Reader (Optional)
- Two Integrated Speakers
- Dual Array Microphones
- HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound
- HP Client Security
- Integrated Smart Card Reader
- Battery: HP 3-cell Long Life Prismatic (48 WHr)
- Use Time: 10 hours, 15 minutes