81% - The ProBook 650 G2 is not a real alternative to the ProBook 655 G2. The lower price also means less CPU performance and a distinctly shorter battery life. Review date: October 19, 2016 | Model: HP ProBook 655 G2 T9X09ET
The HP ProBook 655 G2 is the identically constructed sister model of the ProBook 650 G2. Both devices are middle-class 15.6-inch business notebooks. AMD APUs are used in the 655 G2 series. The 650 G2 models utilize Intel processors. The built-in processor in the 655 G2 cannot operate at its full speed. The reason: HP limits the TDP to 15 watts to range on the same level as the Intel ULV processors. As a consequence, the AMD CPU has its Turbo feature restricted. Nevertheless, the processing power is more than sufficient for office and Internet usage... It is hard to believe, but HP actually manages to noticeably undercut the already poor screens in both of the tested ProBook 650 G2 models. The implemented display of the ProBook 655 G2 is very dark, low-contrast and has poor viewing angles. In battery mode the brightness decreases to 81 cd/m². This rate is even too low for use indoors.Reviewed by: Sascha Mölck | Read full review...