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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 Jul 2014
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of this age and spec is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Pavilion 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pavilion 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 17.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Pavilion 17-e098nr, the Pavilion 15-n268ea, or the 255 all from HP is also worth considering.

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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 comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 17.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Pavilion 17-e098nr, the Pavilion 15-n268ea, or the 255 all from HP is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 17 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Pavilion 17 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 250 (2.16GHz and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 17 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 17. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP 255 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5 (8GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Transformer Book T100, or the X553 both from Asus.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 17 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 17. The smallest processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 17 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Pavilion 17 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 17 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 780GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Pavilion 17 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have between four and seven processor threads, including the Pavilion 17 which has four processor threads.

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Thick

With a height of 32.8 millimeters, the Pavilion 17 is one of the thicker portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 17 amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 17 the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm.

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Very Wide

The width of the Pavilion 17 of 420 millimeters is one of the widest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 17. The average width of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 17 is 380mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Pavilion 17 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 17.

We compared all the other 2.7kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ is also worth considering.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17-e098nr (2.9kg), or the Lenovo G505s (2.6kg).

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP Pavilion 17 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Pavilion 17 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 17.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 255 (1TB), or the Asus X553 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo 11e (SSD).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 17e158, 17e164, 17e164n, 17e158n, 17e158nf, 17e164nf, hp 17e098, hp 17e098n, hp 17e098nr
Barcodes 00888793307694, 00888793330586
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