HP is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 720 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP EliteBook 720 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 720.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The EliteBook 720 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The EliteBook 720 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this spec and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The EliteBook 720 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 720.
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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the EliteBook 720 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 720. The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 720 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
The lightest laptop that has been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 720 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the HP EliteBook 720 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteBook 720.
With a width of only 310 millimeters, the EliteBook 720 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the EliteBook 720. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 720 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The EliteBook 720 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year which have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the EliteBook 720 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the EliteBook 720. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".
If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (£3,745.41) (13.1").
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP EliteBook 720 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 720 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this HP laptop was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP EliteBook 720 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E5250 (£454.80) (2.3GHz).
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the EliteBook 720 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the EliteBook 720.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB).
Average Internal Memory
The EliteBook 720 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X555LA (£444.00) (6GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
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
DTS Studio Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video 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 FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)