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HP Pro 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

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.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP Pro has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pro. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pro have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Pro which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 2 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pro.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP Pro is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pro the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pro has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pro has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pro also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pro supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Pro has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most laptops that were released around the same time as 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pro.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Light

The lightest many processor core laptop that has been around for more than a year is 580g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. At only 2.1 kilograms, the HP Pro is quite light compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pro.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.1kg heavy laptops currently available including the HP Pro which has better reviews.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Omen (2.1kg).

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Pro is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP Pro has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP Pro has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pro is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the HP Pro has a touch sensitive screen.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP Pro is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pro only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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L3 Processor Cache

The HP Pro has a L3 processor cache which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Pro.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The HP Pro has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pro. The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pro range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the laptops of this type and age the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. The HP Pro has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP Pro has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pro.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP Pro is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 16 gigabytes, the HP Pro has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pro

Released Over a Year Ago

This many processor core laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the HP Pro has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pro.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Pro (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The HP Pro has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Pro.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-711 (17.3"), or the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP Zbook 17 G2 (750GB), or the Toshiba C55 (750GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the HP Pro has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 5h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP Pro.

If this HP portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Aspire ES1-531 (5.5h), or the Travelmate TMB116-M (5.5h) both from Acer.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System Full Duplex
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Power Adapter Weight
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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 Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k1100, hp i74720, hp k1100m, hp i74720h, hp i74720hq
Barcodes 00889296530244, 00889296530374, 00889296530404, 04053162949669
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