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HP Pro 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pro supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar age and type to the Pro.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Pro has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch, the Toshiba Tecra A50, or the HP EliteBook 820 ($1,335.60).

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 ($1,647.00) (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Pro is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB. The HP Pro has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the HP Pro is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Laptops of this age and spec have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the 8470p (2.1kg and cheaper), or the 8470p (2.1kg and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo X131e (1.8kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The HP Pro is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Pro (only 316.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The widths of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pro range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Pro which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have a front camera, however the HP Pro does not have a front camera.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the HP ProBook 650, or the Lenovo S400 Touch.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Pro the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pro.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (180GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (180GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Pro have a full-size keyboard, however the HP Pro does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the S400 Touch, or the X1 Carbon Touch both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the HP Pro has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Pro. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Pro the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 8470p (14"), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000 ($756.98) (14") which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pro. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pro have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pro do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP Pro is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the S400, the S400 Touch, or the X1 Carbon Touch all from Lenovo which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP Pro has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pro. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pro is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pro

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP Pro has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the HP Pro has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pro.

If this HP laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the XPS 13 (8.53h and cheaper), or the XPS 13 (8.53h and cheaper) both from DELL or the Lenovo X240 (8.7h and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Pro.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the 8470p, or the 8470p both from HP or the Lenovo X131e which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Satellite E45-B (6GB), or the L55T (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Pro has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pro.

If this HP notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz and higher rated); or the DELL XPS 13 (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i52520, hp i56200, hp i52520m, hp i56200u
Barcodes 00825633323001, 00825633340084, 00825633340435, 00825633340541, 00825633340732, 00825633341333
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