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HP Pavilion 17
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HP Pavilion 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Pavilion 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 17 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Pavilion 17 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1TB and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pavilion 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pavilion 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 17.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 17's hard drive capacity is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 17.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 41 watt-hours, the HP Pavilion 17 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 17, the Pavilion 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Pavilion 17 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 17 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.8 kilograms, the Pavilion 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 17.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (2.8kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Wide

At 419.5 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 17 is very wide compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 17 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 17 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the G50-70 (1.8GHz), or the ThinkPad X240 (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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 17f170, 17f170n, hp ddr3, 17f170nf, hp ddr3l, hp i54210, hp i54210u
Barcodes 00766653300750, 00888793702130, 00888793816530, 00888793859681, 00889296037712
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