HP ProBook 6550 Series

HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EAProcessor: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, AMD Phenom II X3 N850, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 560M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v, ATI Radeon HD 4250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15,6 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.704kg, 2.727kg
Price: 800, 1030, 1100, 829,00 euro
Average Score: 79.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 72%, features: 83%, display: 74%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 83%

 

HP ProBook 6550b

Specifications

HP ProBook 6550bNotebook: HP ProBook 6550b
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% HP ProBook 6550b business notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

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. With a base that's filled with features, a hardware configuration that supplies good performance and management tools that can be useful, the ProBook 6550b is definitely a laptop worth considering. It looks a feels a little bulky, but it's not overly heavy and, most importantly, it's easy to type on.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HP ProBook 6550b review
Source: PC Advisor English
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 6540b recorded with the same battery and only a slightly slower CPU speed. You could get a lot more life out of this battery by employing a balanced power profile, lowering the brightness and letting the screen switch off during idle periods.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP ProBook 6550b
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

 

HP ProBook 6555b

Specifications

HP ProBook 6555bNotebook: HP ProBook 6555b
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N830
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250 320 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.727kg
Price: 1030 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

84% Review HP ProBook 6555b Notebook | Notebookcheck
Triple-Core. The upscale office class from HP is called ProBook. Can the AMD variant with three cores impress us as much as its Intel 6540b counterpart? A similarly high rating makes us hopeful.
73% HP Probook 6555b (WD724EA)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
87% Test HP ProBook 6555b Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 85%
HP Probook 6555b
Source: Chip.de - 3/11 German
satisfactory
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2011

 

HP ProBook 6550b WD703EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6550b WD703EANotebook: HP ProBook 6550b WD703EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v 512 MB
Display: 15,6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.704kg
Price: 829,00 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Review HP ProBook 6550b Notebook | Notebookcheck
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 terms of its build quality.
87% Test HP ProBook 6550b Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 75% display: 88% mobility: 75% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 92% emissions: 89%

 

HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EANotebook: HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

74% Краткий обзор ноутбука HP ProBook 6550b (WD708EA)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 62% display: 44% mobility: 41% emissions: 73%

 

HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EANotebook: HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N850
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage
 ProBook 6555b-WD770EA (Model)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Grenzenlos mobil
Source: Facts - 2/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 88%

 

HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA

Specifications

HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EANotebook: HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA
Processor: Intel Core i5 560M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: HP homepage

 

HP ProBook 6550b: бизнес-классика
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
ergonomy and gaming performance good, price high
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2011

 

Comment

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

ATI Radeon HD 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v: Renamed HD 4550 GPU with a slightly higher clocked memory speed and therefore an entry level graphics card with DirectX 10.1 support.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

560M:

The Core i5-560M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks also between 2.67-3.2 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD Phenom II X3:

N830: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.

N850: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.727 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


79.89%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Similar Notebooks from a different Manufacturer

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP 650-C1N02EA
Celeron B830
» Acer Aspire 5750Z-4217
Pentium B940
» Asus X54C-SX091V
Celeron B815
» Acer Aspire 5733-6489
Core i3 370M
» Acer Aspire 5349-2635
Celeron B815
» Medion Akoya E6222
Pentium B950
» Asus X54H-SO185V
Pentium B950
» Asus X54H-SO166V
Pentium B950
» Gateway NV55C54u
Core i3 370M
» HP Pavilion g6-1c77nr
Core i3 370M
» HP 630-LH384EA
Pentium P6200
» Samsung 200B5A-A01US
Celeron M P4600
» Dell Vostro 1540
Core i3 370M
» HP G62-b32SA
Core i5 460M
» Asus X52F-EX894V
Core i3 330M
» Samsung R538-DA01
Pentium P6200
Current Prices

Amazon.com

$16.90 Pwr+® 14 Ft AC Adapter Laptop Charger for Hp Probook 4310s 4425s 4430s 4440s 4441s 4510s 4520s 4530s 4535s 4540s 4545s 4710s 4720s 4730s 5310m 5330m 6360b 6445b 6450b 6455b 6460b 6465b 6470b 6475b 6545b 6550b 6560b 6565b 6570b; HP ProBook 215 255 340 430 440 450 455 640 645 650 655 G1; HP EliteBook Revolve 810 820 850 G1 90W Battery Notebook Power Supply Cord

Offtek 4GB RAM Memory for HP-Compaq ProBook 6550b (DDR3-10600) - Laptop Memory Upgrade
» 34.10 GBP (lowest price)
34.10 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

Arch Memory 4GB RAM Memory for HP ProBook 6550b by Arch Memory
» 33.95 GBP (lowest price)
33.95 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

The displayed prices can be up to one day old.

HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA
HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA
HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA
HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EA
HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EA
HP ProBook 6550b
HP ProBook 6550b
HP ProBook 6550b
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > HP > HP ProBook 6550 Series
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)