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- QuestionIf you like to store a lot of pictures will the 8GM of memory be enough memory? (2 Answers)Answers
- QuestionThis model says it has a webcam, then in specs says "no" for whether it has a webcam. Which is it? Model: 17-X173DXSKU: 5789107 (2 Answers)Answers
- QuestionIs it capable of using ac wireless technology (3 Answers)Answers
This includes Wi-Fi 802.11n, with b/g/n support. Does not include support for ac, or a. I suspect this supports only 2.4GHz band, single band only; since specs do not include "a" which requires 5GHz band, so likely does not support 5GHz; I have not confirmed this for sure. Can HP rep/expert confirm the full specs & capability of the WI-FI in this? & What upgrade options are available (external & internal)? I don't know why someone answered yes. It maybe because question asked if capable. To support Wi-Fi ac, would need to add or upgrade. Like external adapter (USB, etc.). Or internal card replacement, assuming this has a slot for it (I have not looked up or confirmed this).
- Questiondoes this PC have a CD drive and if so is it R or R/W (2 Answers)Answers
- QuestionWhat is the maximum amount of memory that can be installed? (1 Answer)Answers
- QuestionMain question: Is this laptop a NEW or REFURBISHED ?? Thank you. (2 Answers)
- QuestionDoes this laptop have a touchscreen? (1 Answer)
- QuestionWhat is the battery life? (2 Answers)Answers
The battery capacity is 31WHr, which is comparatively a low capacity (nearly the lowest that laptops around this size come with). I doubt it can come close to 6 hours, unless you do little with it during that time, put in heavy power saving modes (or turn several devices off, lower screen brightness, etc.). I would expect more like 3-4 hours, some reviews even indicate around 2 hours. The manufacturer provides a spec of 6 hours, which seems like an ideal max, not average, & likely not realistic to average usage. Check & search reviews, & online test, review, & spec(specification) sites. The best info is from people who have tested or used it (when manufacturer does not give realistic usage info, like in this case). For better reliability & trustwirrhubess, go by what most people say.
- QuestionWill this computer handle Photoshop and Lightroom well? (1 Answer)
- QuestionTo add Bluetooth to this laptop/notebook, to connect with an external powered speaker, is there a sound quality difference between adding a Bluetooth transmitter by the headphone jack (I have one), as compared to one connected by USB? (1 Answer)Answers
Tips. Likely little to no difference in quality. For signal to speakers. Connecting via external port like USB, allows adding full Bluetooth controller & support. So all connection options & controls & full communications available. (I favor this, just to add general full Bluetooth support to the computer.) Connecting to audio/sound port is limited/dedicated to that, since it's really an extension adapter. Connecting to audio/headphones port is dedicated. Simpler. Less options & controls though, & does not act as a full Bluetooth controller, just a wireless extension/connection from the audio port. Essentially using audio card/controller. If something else plays sound, may come out through speakers also. Maybe harder to isolate sounds from computer that you don't want on speaker. You can use the audio/sound controls to manage. Like the mixer. More secure for computer, since little to no potential for security exploit. Connecting via USB (or similar external port) is potentially shared if you have other devices connected. More likely to be impacted when computer or port can't keep up with all connected devices on the controller. More options usually available via USB (HDMI, etc.). This allows you to add an external full Bluetooth controller, for general Bluetooth support (all Bluetooth devices, & controls available, connecting multiple devices (sharing)). There can be loss of quality or interruption of enough things are using Bluetooth controller & using up bandwidth, or computer has hard time keeping up, sharing, multitasking. Basically only occurs when devices use up the capacity/bandwidth/speed. More security vulnerability, normal to network interfaces like Bluetooth.
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