Based on 2,224 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The HP 350 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 350. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 350 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The HP 350 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. The processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 350 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
If the processor family of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537 (Intel Core i7-3xxx), or the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 (£980.00) (Intel Core i7-3xxx) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Big Screen Size
The HP 350 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average screen size of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 350 is 15".
If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75 (£796.02) (17.3" and higher rated).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 350, the HP 350 has a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
The HP 350 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 350.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 350 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the HP 350 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this type and age.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The HP 350 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The HP 350 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Only 133MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This notebook PC supports 1333 and 1600MHz processor memory clock speeds, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The HP 350 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 350 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP 350 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 350.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec 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.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 350 is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 350 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the 350.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
Very Small Internal Memory
The HP 350 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 350. The smallest internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the 350 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6GB.
Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Asus X555LA (6GB).
Only 300:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The HP 350 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 300:1. That's 25% less typical contrast ratio than the most frequently found typical contrast ratio of 400:1.
This laptop's typical contrast ratio (300:1) is in fact the worst typical contrast ratio amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 350.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the best typical contrast ratio is 1000:1.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP 350 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 350 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 350 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 350 which has one USB 3.0 port.
Very Dim Display Brightness
Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 350 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The HP 350 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 350 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 640GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP 350 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.
Very Slow Hard Drive Speed
Portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 350 have hard drive speeds of between 5,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP 350 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 350.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC was released over a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP 350 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 350.
At 2.3 kilograms, the HP 350 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 350.
Other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP 350.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
450, 745, I7-4500U
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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