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HP EliteBook 745
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HP EliteBook 745 4 Core AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

4 AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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The thin and light design with optional FHD touch display makes the HP EliteBook 700 series ideal for professionals in and out of the office. Work proficiently and confidently with HP technology... More
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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 745 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the EliteBook 745 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The EliteBook 745 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 745 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T440p, and the HP ENVY 15 is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad T540.

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SSD Storage Medium

The EliteBook 745 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the ZBook 15 (SSD), the ZBook 17 (SSD), or the ZBook 15 (SSD) all from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the EliteBook 745 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T440p, and the HP ENVY 15 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the HP Zbook 15.

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Light

The HP EliteBook 745 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average weight of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Inspiron 15 (2kg and cheaper), or the XPS 15 (2kg and cheaper) both from DELL.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 745 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the EliteBook 745 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 339 millimeters, the EliteBook 745 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 745 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The narrowest laptop of this age and type is 240mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The EliteBook 745 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 745. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 745 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP Zbook 17 (750GB), or the Lenovo Y50 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 745 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the EliteBook 745 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this laptop to all the other 14" notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 8470w, and the 8470w both from HP or the Lenovo T440p is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (15.5"), or the ThinkPad T540 (15.6") both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook (15.6").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The EliteBook 745 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the EliteBook 745 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50, or the HP ENVY 17 which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the EliteBook 745 have between two and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 745 which has three battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 745 have between four and seven processor threads, including the EliteBook 745 which has four processor threads.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 745 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 745. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteBook 745 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 745

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The EliteBook 745 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 745.

There are a number of other 2.1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 15.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Y50-70 (2.2GHz), or the Y50 (2.4GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the EliteBook 745 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire V3-551 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70 (16GB and cheaper).

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AMD a Processor Family

The EliteBook 745 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

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18 December 2015

Thanks to the AMD A12 Pro processor, HP is able to deliver top-shelf performance at an affordable price with the EliteBook 745 G3. This mid-range business notebook packs mainstream performance, a...

17 December 2015

Thanks to the AMD A12 Pro processor, HP is able to deliver top-shelf performance at an affordable price with the EliteBook 745 G3. This mid-range business notebook packs mainstream performance, a...

17 September 2014

Compared with the Elitebook 840 , only the innards have been modified in the identically built Elitebook 745. The new AMD APU makes an overall good impression. Although the APU's processor part...

5 October 2014

Kaveri dans le monde professionnel. Le prix d'environ 900 euros devrait rendre le tout nouveau 14 pouces professionnel de HP plutôt intéressant. Fin et élégant, le châssis intègre de... Read more…

12 October 2014

Kaveri voor de zakenwereld. De prijs van ongeveer ?900 is bedoeld om HP's nieuwste 14 inch zakelijke laptop aantrekkelijk te maken. De fabrikant heeft meerdere zakelijke functionaliteiten en goede... Read more…

13 October 2014

EliteBook 745 ró?ni si? od identycznego EliteBooka 840 podzespo?ami wewn?trznymi. Zastosowany w nim procesor AMD nie dorównuje wydajno?ci? nawet niskonapi?ciowym Core i5 i Core i7 Intela....

10 August 2015

A HP é bem conhecida tanto pela sua linha residencial quanto empresarial, e dessa vez tivemos a oportunidade de testar um Notebook dessa linha mais ?séria? da empresa, o HP EliteBook 745 G2... Read more…

Solid casing
Highquality materials
Good build
Excellent input devices
Matte screen surface
Poor screen (dark, lowcontrast, bluish cast)
Slecht beeldscherm (donker, contrastarm, blauwe tint)
Kiepska matryca (niska jasno obrazu, kty widzenia, zaniebieszczenie obrazu)
Mala pantalla (oscura, contraste bajo, tinte azulado)
Schlechter Bildschirm (dunkel, kontrastarm, blaustichig)
25 September 2014

Kaveri para los negocios. Un precio de unos 900 Euros debería hacer atractivo al nuevo portátil 14" clase business de HP. La compañía saca una carcasa delgada y elegante fusionada con... Read more…

11 February 2015

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18 January 2016

HP EliteBook 745 G3Licht und Schatten liegen beim HP EliteBook 745 G3 dicht beieinander. Zu den Stärken des Gerätes zählen unter anderem das wertige Gehäuse, die exzellenten Eingabegeräte...

Excellent keyboard
Physical trackpad buttons
Fast performance
Stabiles Gehuse, saubere Verarbeitung, exzellente Eingabegerte, hochauflsendes, helles und blickwinkelstabiles IPSDisplay, solide Anwendungsleistung
USB Typ C
Large screen bezels
Touch isn't standard
Kurze Akkulaufzeiten, keine Wartungsklappe, nur 2x USB Typ A
Kartenleser schlecht erreichbar, mige Webcam
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp n6q59, hp n6q59e, hp a128800, hp n6q59ea, hp a128800b
Barcodes 00888793632420, 04053162716735
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