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HP EliteBook 640 G1 14” Laptop (Refurbished)
Power meets portability when it comes to the HP EliteBook. The sleek laptop fits a dual-core processor and fast 128GB solid-state drive within its compact frame, which fits easily in most backpacks and totes for travel.
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro meets the demands of business-minded users with a suite of productivity and security software. Keep calendars and emails organized with the Cortana digital assistant, take notes directly on webpages with Microsoft Edge, and leave the office with peace of mind knowing that your data is safely secured under multiple layers of digital security. And if you forget to do something before heading home, you can remotely log on to your work computer to tie up loose ends.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
- Product number: 640 G1
- Operating system: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
- Screen: 14” display
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-4300M dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 128GB solid-state drive
- Optical drive: yes
- WiFi: yes
- Bluetooth: yes
- Ports: 4 USB 3.0, 1 DisplayPort, 1 VGA, 1 headphone/microphone combo, 1 Ethernet, 1 docking connector
- Weight: 4.4lb.
- Product dimensions: 13.39” (W) x 9.33” (D) x 0.99” (H)
- Condition: Refurbished
When iconic company Hewlett-Packard was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used them during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley”.
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands such as Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends including the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.