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HP Pavilion 17
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HP Pavilion 17 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Big Screen Size

The Pavilion 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 17 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 17.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo B50-45, and the HP 255 is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 17, the Pavilion 17 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo B50-45.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr, or the Toshiba C55D.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Pavilion 17 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the B50-45 (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the Z50 ($469.51) (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Medion AKOYA E6239 (1.83GHz and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 17 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 17 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Z50 ($469.51) (8GB), or the G50-45 (8GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion 17 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 17. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 17 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP 255 (1TB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-521 (1TB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pavilion 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus Transformer Book T100 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Pavilion 17 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 17 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 17 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion 17 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 1.5TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP Pavilion 17 is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads.

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Thick

At 32.8 millimeters, the Pavilion 17 is quite thick compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 17 the heights range from 3.2mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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Very Wide

The Pavilion 17 is very wide (420 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 17.

Average Weight

The Pavilion 17 has a pretty typical weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G505 (2.4kg), the Toshiba C55D ($389.99) (2.4kg), or the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr (2.9kg).

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP Pavilion 17 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

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I am really surprised just maybe this was a faulty unit, it would not allow windows updates which were 142 and after trying 3 times and reinstall complete system. no luck

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 17e098, hp 17e098n, hp 17e098nr
Barcodes 00888793307694, 00888793330586
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