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HP Pro 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pro. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pro the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP Pro has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pro. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the HP Pro has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pro. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pro the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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

The HP Pro is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pro have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP Pro has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 840MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the HP Pro has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pro. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pro range from 200MHz to 850MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP Pro is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this spec and age.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pro.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB).

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pro range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz. The HP Pro has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pro.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pro, the HP Pro has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pro has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pro also have a front camera.

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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 most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and spec is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Pro has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the weights range from 580g to 3.8kg. At only 2.1 kilograms, the HP Pro is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Pro.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Omen[pl_2668741_price] (2.1kg), the Omen[pl_2709272_price] (2.1kg), or the Omen[pl_2663843_price] (2.1kg) all from HP.

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L3 Processor Cache

The HP Pro has a better processor cache level than most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago have a L2 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pro.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pro have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Pro which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pro has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. At 6 megabytes, the HP Pro has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pro.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP Pro has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pro. Most of the similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pro only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however this notebook PC has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Pro has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Pro has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pro. This HP notebook PC is a eight processor thread notebook PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pro which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this spec and age.

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1 Reason Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pro

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Screen Size

The HP Pro has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this many processor core laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Zbook 17 G2[pl_2966324_price] (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 G2[pl_3015479_price] (17.3") both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the HP Pro has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pro.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 17 G2[plb_2966324_price] (750GB), or the Toshiba C55[plb_2992854_price] (750GB).

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Front Camera
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4G
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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