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HP Pavilion 15-N217sa 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Jan 2014
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15-n217sa has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15-n217sa has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-n217sa the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15-n217sa supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15-n217sa has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of laptops of this age and type range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15-n217sa, the HP Pavilion 15-n217sa has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the HP Pavilion 15-n217sa has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15-n217sa has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15-n217sa the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP Pavilion 15-n217sa is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15-n217sa have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion 15-n217sa does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15-n217sa have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 15-n217sa which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP Pavilion 15-n217sa has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15-n217sa

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Pavilion 15-n217sa has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Pavilion 15-n217sa has a fairly average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15-n217sa has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15-n217sa.

If this HP portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15-n217sa has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15-n217sa.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15n217, 15n217s, 15n217sa, hp f9u66, hp f9u66e, hp f9u66ea
Barcodes 00888182491775

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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300MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Six Battery Cells
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
HP Pavilion 15-n217sa
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 857.80
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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Three USB 3.0 Ports
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Nine Battery Cells
Two USB 2.0 Ports
34% Newer PCI Express Slot Version
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