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HP EliteBook 720 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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The travel-ready HP EliteBook 720 thin and light notebook allows users to be ultra-productive in and out of the office. Work with confidence, stay connected, and enjoy a range of security and... More
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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 720 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the EliteBook 720 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the EliteBook 720.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the EliteBook 720 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the EliteBook 720 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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SSD Storage Media

The HP EliteBook 720 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP EliteBook 720 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 720.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The EliteBook 720 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 720 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Light

The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been available for a comparable time to the EliteBook 720 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The HP EliteBook 720 is one of the lighter portable PCs of a similar type and age to the EliteBook 720 (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the EliteBook 720 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 720. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the EliteBook 720 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the EliteBook 720 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The EliteBook 720 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the EliteBook 720.

We compared this laptop to all the other 12.5" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The EliteBook 720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the EliteBook 720 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP EliteBook 720 is a three number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The EliteBook 720 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EliteBook 720 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the EliteBook 720 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the EliteBook 720.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteBook 720

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the EliteBook 720 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the EliteBook 720.

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Average Internal Memory

The EliteBook 720 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the EliteBook 720.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

The EliteBook 720 has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j8q51, hp j8q51e, hp j8q51ea, hp p243666, hp p243666p, hp j8q51eaa, hp j8q51eaab, hp j8q51eaabu
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