HP 655 Notebook PC: User review

by Andrea

Monday, November 28, 2016

INTRODUCTION

As soon as I finished high school, it was time to move to another city. Bigger city = bigger needs. The first thing I had to do was to buy a laptop; since I was sharing some ancient computer with my sister for a really long time. At first I had no idea what I was looking for. Fortunately, a lot of my friends were using computers all the time, so they could help me find something not too expensive, but reliable. We found out that HP 655 Notebook PC is just about right. I bought it four years ago, and I am still using it.

HP design

PERFORMANCE & DESIGN

Okay, I am a girl. I have to admit that one of the most important things when I was getting HP 655 was its design. Simple shape, black and silver colors; very cool. Also, it is very light and it has a nice laptop bag. Luckily, except just looking sophisticated, it also has more than enough space on a hard drive, fast dual core processor, HD Graphic etc.
You can check out all of the HP 655 characteristics here: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03326926

BATTERY LIFE & CHARGING

I was really happy after realizing I can watch a whole movie after I charge my laptop. I charge it for about half an hour, and I am all set for the next four hours! Of course, after two years of using it almost every day, energy of the battery started to descend gradually. Nowadays I can’t even take it off of my charger – it would shut down after about 20 minutes. I guess I could replace the old battery with a new one, but since I don’t need to use it outside of house (I mean, we all have android phones. I don’t even remember when I saw somebody carrying a laptop bag), I don’t think this is really a problem.

STRENGTH & DURABILITY

During the period of four years I’ve only had one serious problem. To be specific, after two years of using it, my machine started to get very hot and noisy. It was somewhat okay when I was using a cooling pad, but when I wanted to put it somewhere beside my desk, it was getting so warm that I had to shut it down for a while. When it reached the point where I couldn’t open one tab without its temperature rising, I searched the internet trying to find proper solution. Finally, I found out that it is recommended to reboot the system from time to time. Laptop also needs to be cleaned from dust on the inside . This should be done by professionals, not with the vacuum cleaner; although I was cleaning the keyboard this way sometimes. After updating the system and cleaning the fans properly, HP 655 started working like it’s brand new. I also have to mention that I accidentally dropped it on the floor for a couple of times. Luckily, nothing happened – it didn’t even shut down!

Looking for a Writer? You can hire Andrea at Writers Agency...

BEST FEATURES

You will probably ask why I haven’t changed my laptop in such a long time. Naturally, several times I was thinking about buying a tablet or some gadget with better specifications. However, I really like a lot of things about HP 655. For example, it has a CD Rom, unlike the most of the notebooks today. I still have a lot of pictures, music and music saved on CDs, so this is a great thing. Also, HP 655 has enough memory so I can save some important files directly to the laptop.
When I first bought it, it had Linux operative system built in, but it was very hard for me to get used to it. Eventually, I switched to Windows 7. Last year I even had Windows 10 installed, and in spite of concerns of some people that it would become slower – this didn’t happen. But as good as it is for me, I wouldn’t recommend it to the people who, for example, play a lot of games. It has good features, but I think it couldn’t really bear some too complicated games or even programs.

WORST FEATURES

As for its worst features, speakers really suck. They were somewhat loud for the first month, but if you want to have a good sound, you should definitely use external speakers. I tried with bluetooth speaker as well as with portable laptop speakers, and they were both undoubtly better then the regular ones. HP 655 has a webcam and a microphone included, but the quality of the pictures and videos is not so satisfying. For example, whenever I call someone on Skype, the video delays. And of course, the biggest problem was heating, but today this will happen only if I open a lot of files, tabs etc.

OVERALL REVIEW

Since the Internet has become one of the most important things in our lives, I think HP 655 is a really good gadget for using it. It’s not really expensive, so it was definitely worth buying it. Even if you can’t find it today as a new product, HP Company has a lot of new notebooks and laptops, and some updated versions of this one.
You can check out their new products here: http://store.hp.com/us/en/cat/Laptops
After all, I have been using HP 655 for a long time now. We’ve been through so much together – I have so many pictures, stories that I wrote, my favourite playlists and a lot of other things saved here… I’m even writing this review on it. 🙂 I don’t think I will change it until its final working moment.

Overall rating 9/10

by Andrea

by Andrea

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hello people! My name is Andrea and I think about myself as a very positive and passionate person. I found a meaning of life when I started reading books. After, I started writing (and the rest is history). I also sew in my spare time.

Read more at andreasew.com

Buy HP 655 Notebook PC & Accessories

Pwr UL Listed HP Laptop Charger 463958-001 741727-001 740015-001 AC Adapter for Hp Spectre X360, Stream 11 13 14 Pavilion Envy X360; Touchsmart 15 13 M6; Probook Elitebook - 12 Ft Power Supply Cord

Monday, November 28, 2016

by PWR+
Compatibility: This product has been tested and validated to ensure it will work with MOST HP laptops (NOT U S B-C) HP Notebook 15, 17 HP Chromebook 11 14 G1 G3 G4 HP Stream 11 13 14 PRO G2, HP Spectre x360 13 13T, Split x2, 612 G1, 410 G1, Elite X2 1011 G1, x360 310 G2, ZBook 14 HP Envy, Pavilion x2, x360, TouchSmart, 10 11 13 14 15 17, M4 M6 M7, 11T 15T 17T 15Z 17Z, Spectre XT, Sleekbook HP Pavilion DM1 DM1Z DM3 DM4 DV2 DV3 DV4 DV5 DV6 DV6T DV6Z DV7 DV7T G4 G6 G6T G7 DV1000 DV2000 DV2500 DV2700 DV4000 DV5000 DV6000 DV6500 DV6700 DV8000 DV9000 DV9500 DV9700 TX1000 TX2000 TX2500 ZE2000 ZE4900 HP ProBook, Elitebook, Folio 210, 250 G1, 250 G2, 250 G3, 250 G4, 250 G5, 255 G1, 255 G2, 255 G3, 255 G3, 255 G4, 255 G5, 340, 350 G2, 350 G2, 355 G2, 430 G1, 430 G2, 430 G3, 440 G1, 440 G2, 440 G3, 450 G1, 450 G2, 450 G3, 455 G1, 455 G2, 455 G3, 630, 635, 640 G1, 640 G2, 645, 650 G1, 650 G2, 655, 720, 725 G2, 725 G3, 740, 745 G2, 745 G3, 750, 755, 810 G1, 810 G2, 810 G3, 820 G1, 820 G2, 820 G3, 840 G1, 840 G2, 840 G3, 850 G1, 850 G2, 850 G3, 1020 G1, 1040 G1, 1040 G2 2170P 2530P 2540P 2560P 2570P 2730P 2740P 2760P 4320S 4420S 4430S 4440S 4510S 4520S 4525S 4530S 4535S 4540S 4545S 4720S 4730S 5330M 6360B 6440B 6450B 6455B 6460B 6465B 6470B 6475B 6550B 6555B 6560B 6565B 6570B 6930P 8440P 8440W 8460P 8460W 8470P 8470W 8560P 8570P 9470M 9480M HP 2000 2000T 2000Z 3105M 3115M 3125 G42 G50 G56 G60 G61 G62 G70 G71 G72 HDX16 TM2 HP Compaq 610 2510P 2710P 6510 6510B 6515B 6530B 6710B 6715B 6720S 6720T 6730B 6730S 6735B 6735S 6830S 6910P 8510P 8510W NC6320 NC6320 NC6400 NC8430 NW8440 NX6310 NX6325 NX7400 TC4400 HP Mini 311 2133 2140 5101 5102 5103 Compaq Presario CQ40 CQ43 CQ50 CQ56 CQ57 CQ58 CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 CQ70 402018-001 417220-001 463955-001 463958-001 609939-001 693711-001 741727-001 740015-001 740015-002 845836-850 PPP009C PPP009H PPP009L PPP012D-S TPN-LA03 HSTNN-CA40

$19.99 on Amazon.com

Pwr UL Listed Charger for Hp Notebook 11 13 14 15 Laptop Pavilion X360 Stream Elitebook 1040 G2 G3 Split Spectre X360 M3 Touchsmart M6 250 255 G4 G5 355 455 Extra Long 12Ft Charger Power Cord 45W 65W

Monday, November 28, 2016

by PWR+
Pwr+ Platinum Guarantee * Pwr+ products are CE/FCC/RoHS certified. * Warranty: 30 Days Money Back Guarantee / 1 Year - Free Exchange (Pwr+ pays for shipping) / Please contact us with any questions or concerns - we are here to help! (Phone service is available) * Products trademarked Pwr+? are marketed and sold exclusively by Pwr+. We focus on providing quality power products and excellent customer service ... and we also ship your order the same or next day (Amazon order processing time varies) ! Computing power is never far away when you've got a Pwr+? AC adapter specially designed and tested to meet the power needs of your notebook PC. The adapter converts AC power into DC power required by the computer. It lets you operate your system or charge your laptop's battery from electrical power outlets. Pwr+? adapter proves to be an optimized portable power source wherever you are - at home, in remote office or on the road. This product has been tested and validated to ensure it will work with your computer. Will fit all Hp Laptops requiring 18.5v 3.5a 65w Ac Adapter including HP Pavilion g7t dm4x ; dv5 dv5-2070us DV5-2129WM ; dv6 dv6-3020us dv6-3030us dv6-3050us DV6-3212NR dv6-6090us dv6-6091nr ; G4 G4-1010US G4-1015DX G4-1020US ; G6 G6-1A30US G6-1A50US G6-1A52NR G6-1A59WM G6-1A60US G6-1A65US G6-1A69US g6x ; G7 G7-1019WM G7-1070US G7-1075DX ; Sonoma G6-1A19WM ; HP G42-475DX ; G72-253NR ; HP EliteBook 6560b XU053UT#ABA ; 8460p XU058UT#ABA ; HP ProBook 6460b XU051UT#ABA Related Products by Pwr+ (copy and paste the web link) Pwr+ Car Charger http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003H9G0SW

$18.99 on Amazon.com

65W 90W HP Laptop Charger - Power Cord for HP g2 g3 g4 g5 Probook 430 440 450 470 540 650 - Elitebook 820 840 850 8460p 1030 1040 - Envy 360 x360 15 15t 17 17t m4 m6 Replacement Notebook Power Supply

Monday, November 28, 2016

by Lavolta
Intelligent charging Designed to charge HP Probook and Elitebook laptop series, this Lavolta AC adapter is an effective and affordable solution for keeping your laptop charged at home, at work or on the go. It charges your notebook faster thanks to Lavolta RapidPower technology and an intelligent microchip inside keeps it safe from unexpected power surges and spikes. Lavolta chargers are guaranteed to work well and to last. Quality that you can trust This AC adapter has been tried and tested to make sure it works with the specified Hewlett Packard models. All Lavolta products are manufactured in compliance with US regulations, including emissions and safety standards. We maintain strict control over the entire product cycle by keeping a close eye over every step of the design, production, and delivery process. We are confident in the quality of the Lavolta products, and this product comes with a 24-month warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. Compatibility: ✅ HP EliteBook G3, G4, G5 series: 735 745 755 830 840 850; G3, G4 series: 725 820 ✅ HP EliteBook Folio: 1020 G1, 1040 G1 G2 ✅ HP EliteBook x360: 1020 G2, 1030 G2 ✅ HP Probook G3, G4, G5 series: 430 440 450 455 470 ✅ HP Probook G2, G3, G4 series: 640 650; G2, G3 series: 645 655 ✅ HP Notebook G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6 series: 210 215 240 245 246 248 250 255 256 340 346 348 350 355 360 ✅ Replacement for HP spare part # PPP009C 693710-001 741727-001 HSTNN-DA40 740015-004 740015-003 740015-001 721092-001 719309-003 714657-001 714159-001 710412-001 709985-004 693715-001 854117-850 853605-001 PPP009A PA-1650-34HE PA-1650-63HP AD9043-022G2

$16.99 on Amazon.com

Pwr UL Listed 65W Charger for HP Pavilion x360 Spectre X360 15 X2 Envy 360 13t Stream 11 13 14 Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 G2 G3 Split 13 Touchsmart 15 13 M6 HP 719309-003 721092-001 741727-001 740015-001

Monday, November 28, 2016

by PWR+
Compatibility: This product has been tested and validated to ensure it will work with MOST HP laptops (NOT U S B-C) HP Notebook 15, 17 HP Chromebook 11 14 G1 G3 G4 HP Stream 11 13 14 PRO G2, HP Spectre x360 13 13T, Split x2, 612 G1, 410 G1, Elite X2 1011 G1, x360 310 G2, ZBook 14 HP Envy, Pavilion x2, x360, TouchSmart, 10 11 13 14 15 17, M4 M6 M7, 11T 15T 17T 15Z 17Z, Spectre XT, Sleekbook HP Pavilion DM1 DM1Z DM3 DM4 DV2 DV3 DV4 DV5 DV6 DV6T DV6Z DV7 DV7T G4 G6 G6T G7 DV1000 DV2000 DV2500 DV2700 DV4000 DV5000 DV6000 DV6500 DV6700 DV8000 DV9000 DV9500 DV9700 TX1000 TX2000 TX2500 ZE2000 ZE4900 HP ProBook, Elitebook, Folio 210, 250 G1, 250 G2, 250 G3, 250 G4, 250 G5, 255 G1, 255 G2, 255 G3, 255 G3, 255 G4, 255 G5, 340, 350 G2, 350 G2, 355 G2, 430 G1, 430 G2, 430 G3, 440 G1, 440 G2, 440 G3, 450 G1, 450 G2, 450 G3, 455 G1, 455 G2, 455 G3, 630, 635, 640 G1, 640 G2, 645, 650 G1, 650 G2, 655, 720, 725 G2, 725 G3, 740, 745 G2, 745 G3, 750, 755, 810 G1, 810 G2, 810 G3, 820 G1, 820 G2, 820 G3, 840 G1, 840 G2, 840 G3, 850 G1, 850 G2, 850 G3, 1020 G1, 1040 G1, 1040 G2 2170P 2530P 2540P 2560P 2570P 2730P 2740P 2760P 4320S 4420S 4430S 4440S 4510S 4520S 4525S 4530S 4535S 4540S 4545S 4720S 4730S 5330M 6360B 6440B 6450B 6455B 6460B 6465B 6470B 6475B 6550B 6555B 6560B 6565B 6570B 6930P 8440P 8440W 8460P 8460W 8470P 8470W 8560P 8570P 9470M 9480M HP 2000 2000T 2000Z 3105M 3115M 3125 G42 G50 G56 G60 G61 G62 G70 G71 G72 HDX16 TM2 HP Compaq 610 2510P 2710P 6510 6510B 6515B 6530B 6710B 6715B 6720S 6720T 6730B 6730S 6735B 6735S 6830S 6910P 8510P 8510W NC6320 NC6320 NC6400 NC8430 NW8440 NX6310 NX6325 NX7400 TC4400 HP Mini 311 2133 2140 5101 5102 5103 Compaq Presario CQ40 CQ43 CQ50 CQ56 CQ57 CQ58 CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 CQ70 402018-001 417220-001 463955-001 463958-001 609939-001 693711-001 741727-001 740015-001 740015-002 845836-850 PPP009C PPP009H PPP009L PPP012D-S TPN-LA03 HSTNN-CA40

$19.99 on Amazon.com

Pwr+ UL Listed Charger for HP Probook EliteBook Revolve Business Laptop 250 255 350 355 430 440 450 455 612 630 635 640 645 650 655 745 810 820 840 850 1020 1040 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 Folio 9470M 9480M ZBook HP Spare 402018-001 463958-001 609939-001 677770-002 677774-002 693711-001 693715-001 693715-001 710412-001 740015-001 741727-001 744893-001 ED494AA ED495AA PA-1650-02HC PA-1900-18H2 PPP009C PPP009L PPP012H-S PPP012L-E

Monday, November 28, 2016

by PWR+
Compatibility: This product has been tested and validated to ensure it will work with MOST HP laptops (NOT U S B-C) HP Notebook 15, 17 HP Chromebook 11 14 G1 G3 G4 HP Stream 11 13 14 PRO G2, HP Spectre x360 13 13T, Split x2, 612 G1, 410 G1, Elite X2 1011 G1, x360 310 G2, ZBook 14 HP Envy, Pavilion x2, x360, TouchSmart, 10 11 13 14 15 17, M4 M6 M7, 11T 15T 17T 15Z 17Z, Spectre XT, Sleekbook HP Pavilion DM1 DM1Z DM3 DM4 DV2 DV3 DV4 DV5 DV6 DV6T DV6Z DV7 DV7T G4 G6 G6T G7 DV1000 DV2000 DV2500 DV2700 DV4000 DV5000 DV6000 DV6500 DV6700 DV8000 DV9000 DV9500 DV9700 TX1000 TX2000 TX2500 ZE2000 ZE4900 HP ProBook, Elitebook, Folio 210, 250 G1, 250 G2, 250 G3, 250 G4, 250 G5, 255 G1, 255 G2, 255 G3, 255 G3, 255 G4, 255 G5, 340, 350 G2, 350 G2, 355 G2, 430 G1, 430 G2, 430 G3, 440 G1, 440 G2, 440 G3, 450 G1, 450 G2, 450 G3, 455 G1, 455 G2, 455 G3, 630, 635, 640 G1, 640 G2, 645, 650 G1, 650 G2, 655, 720, 725 G2, 725 G3, 740, 745 G2, 745 G3, 750, 755, 810 G1, 810 G2, 810 G3, 820 G1, 820 G2, 820 G3, 840 G1, 840 G2, 840 G3, 850 G1, 850 G2, 850 G3, 1020 G1, 1040 G1, 1040 G2 2170P 2530P 2540P 2560P 2570P 2730P 2740P 2760P 4320S 4420S 4430S 4440S 4510S 4520S 4525S 4530S 4535S 4540S 4545S 4720S 4730S 5330M 6360B 6440B 6450B 6455B 6460B 6465B 6470B 6475B 6550B 6555B 6560B 6565B 6570B 6930P 8440P 8440W 8460P 8460W 8470P 8470W 8560P 8570P 9470M 9480M HP 2000 2000T 2000Z 3105M 3115M 3125 G42 G50 G56 G60 G61 G62 G70 G71 G72 HDX16 TM2 HP Compaq 610 2510P 2710P 6510 6510B 6515B 6530B 6710B 6715B 6720S 6720T 6730B 6730S 6735B 6735S 6830S 6910P 8510P 8510W NC6320 NC6320 NC6400 NC8430 NW8440 NX6310 NX6325 NX7400 TC4400 HP Mini 311 2133 2140 5101 5102 5103 Compaq Presario CQ40 CQ43 CQ50 CQ56 CQ57 CQ58 CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 CQ70 402018-001 417220-001 463955-001 463958-001 609939-001 693711-001 741727-001 740015-001 740015-002 845836-850 PPP009C PPP009H PPP009L PPP012D-S TPN-LA03 HSTNN-CA40

$19.99 on Amazon.com

Tech WTF is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.