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Based on 3,456 expert and user reviews, HP has good ratings for its portable PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Big Screen Size
The screen sizes of laptops of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 17 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Pavilion 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 17 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 17 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Pavilion 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 17 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the HP Pavilion 17 has a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
The Pavilion 17 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 17 also have a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Pavilion 17 the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 17 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 17.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 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 a comparable time to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable type 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.
Very Small Internal Memory
The internal memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 17 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 17.
If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55 (6GB).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 17, the Pavilion 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 940g to 3.8kg. The HP Pavilion 17 is fairly heavy (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 470 (2.8kg), or the Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (2.8kg) both from HP.
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With a height of 27.7 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 17. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 17 have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
At 419.5 millimeters, the Pavilion 17 is very wide compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The widths of laptops that were released one year ago range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 17
Released Over a Year Ago
This laptop has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 17 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 17.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L450 (£687.62) (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.
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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
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
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 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)