Similar to the ProBook 645 G3, the HP ProBook 655 G3 is an affordable business notebook that makes the most of existing IT infrastructure. Targeted at corporate professionals and small businesses, it offers 7th generation AMD processors, efficient DDR4 RAM, and robust security.
HP ProBook 655 G3 Key Features and Specs
- 7th Generation AMD Pro A10, A6, A8 Processor
- AMD Radeon R5
- Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7, FreeDOS
- 15.6-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+)
Design and Display
The HP ProBook 655 G3 shows off similar no-frills, workman-like design as other offerings in the same series. Its thickness and weight are not too outrageous at roughly 27.5 mm and 2.31 kg respectively. The construction is solid, being built to successfully negotiate MIL-STD 810G testing.
This is a laptop to consider if you need a decently large display. The base model of the HP Probook 655 G3 packs in a 15.6-inch, non-touch screen with standard HD (720p) resolution. If you desire sharper images and better colours, there are more expensive models offering Full HD display. You can even get a unit with BrightView, WLED-backlit touchscreen, depending on the size of your wallet.
The quality of performance to expect is similar to that of the ProBook 645 G3. This is because you also get 6th or 7th generation AMD APUs on the HP ProBook 655 G3. The maximum processing speed is 3.3 GHz.
The APUs receives support from integrated AMD Radeon R5 graphics for respectable performance. For impressive responsiveness, you can add up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM to the unit you purchase. Storage options include zippy PCIe NVMe solid state drives that can further boost performance.
Other Specs and Features
As would be expected, the HP ProBook 655 G3 runs on Windows 10 operating system out-of-the-box. Available ports include two USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port, a DisplayPort 1.2, a VGA port, and an optional serial port. The notebook also supports up to dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 4.2 and optional LTE.
It has HP BIOSphere Gen3 to safeguard productivity by guarding against unwanted intrusion into your system. Other features like HP Client Security Gen3 and TPM take security to another level. You can configure the laptop with diverse features and options to suit individual users. Management is simple with global configuration in 180 countries. For collaboration, the HP ProBook 655 G3 offers HP Audio Boost, Skype for Business, HP Noise Cancellation software, and an optional HD webcam.
Pricing and availability
HP ProBook 655 G3 laptops are not yet available Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $869 in the United States.
When available, the HP ProBook 655 G3 price in Nigeria should start at around 330,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 5250. HP ProBook 655 G3 price in Kenya should start at 110,000 KSh.