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HP Pro 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pro supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC also 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 across all portable PCs of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Pro has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pro.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the XPS 13, the XPS 13 (£792.00), or the XPS 13 all from DELL.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the HP Pro has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the HP Pro is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pro.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the X131e (£669.00) (1.8kg and cheaper), or the X230 (1.5kg and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

With a width of only 316.5 millimeters, the HP Pro is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pro the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP Pro is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pro have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pro have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Pro which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The HP Pro does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pro.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the HP EliteBook 850, or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (£874.00).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the total storage capacity of the HP Pro of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon Touch (180GB), the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (180GB), or the X230 (180GB) all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pro does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (£874.00), or the HP EliteBook 840 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The HP Pro has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pro. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Other 13.3" portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (14"), the DELL Latitude 14 7000 (14"), or the HP EliteBook 840 (14") which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP Pro has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pro.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17 7000 (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the XPS 13 (1.8GHz and cheaper) both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Pro have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Pro has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pro, the HP Pro does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5000 both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP Pro has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Pro the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pro

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The HP Pro has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the HP Pro has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pro.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (8.53h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13, or the Lenovo X230.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z500 (£789.68) (6GB and cheaper), the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (6GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
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
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)
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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Security
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i52520, hp i56200, hp i52520m, hp i56200u
Barcodes 00825633323001, 00825633340084, 00825633340435, 00825633340541, 00825633340732, 00825633341333

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