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HP EliteBook 720
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HP EliteBook 720 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Take charge of your day with the HP EliteBook 720 G1 with Windows 8.1, 4th generation Intel Core i3/i5 processors, and innovative self-healing BIOS features from HP. The elegant thin and light... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

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 that came out around the same time as it.

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

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 720 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP EliteBook 720 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The EliteBook 720 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the EliteBook 720.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 720, the EliteBook 720 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The EliteBook 720 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 720 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the EliteBook 720 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 720. The average weight of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 820 G1 (£865.00) (1.3kg), the EliteBook 820 G1 (1.3kg), or the Elitebook 820 (1.3kg) all from HP.

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Narrow

At only 310 millimeters, the EliteBook 720 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 720. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 38mm to 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The HP EliteBook 720 has a quite small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 720. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 720 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 720 have a full-size keyboard, however the EliteBook 720 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 720 have between one and eight battery cells, including the EliteBook 720 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP EliteBook 720 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 720 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the EliteBook 720. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 720 is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 720 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The HP EliteBook 720 has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 720.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 720

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 720 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the EliteBook 720 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 720 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 720.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j8v79, hp j8v79u, j8v79utaba, hp j8v79ut
Barcodes 00888793689127, 00888793778388, 08887936891276

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Satellite Z30 vs EliteBook 720

Toshiba Satellite Z30 vs HP EliteBook 720
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
HP EliteBook 720
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5"
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12GB Bigger Internal Memory
25% Bigger Processor Cache
One More Battery Cell Count
0.3GHz Faster Processor Clock Speed
2% Wider
Does Not Have a Docking Connector
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