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HP - 17.3" Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard
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  • Q: If you like to store a lot of pictures will the 8GM of memory be enough memory?  (2 Answers)

    By CHOWMOMMA3 

    • Best answerRAM memory has nothing to do with pic storage...... it does have a massive 1 TB storage for everything....including pics....more than any normal human would need...

      By Anonymous 

    • Best answerI chatted online the other day with Best Buy regarding this same thing and they looked into and in fact it does have a webcam and they were going to submit a request to fix that error in reported info.

      By Anonymous 

  • Q: does this PC have a CD drive and if so is it R or R/W  (2 Answers)

    By Rich 

    • Best answerThis computer has a combo CD/DVD drive that reads and writes to both R format and R/W format.

      By FunkHugh 

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  • Q: What is the maximum amount of memory that can be installed?  (1 Answer)

    By Kdgoff 

    • Best answercurrently 1x 8GB module installed, but it can handle 16GB. I think it can handle 2x 8GB modules (think) http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Memory-RAM/m-p/6068171

      By Ross 

  • Q: Main question: Is this laptop a NEW or REFURBISHED ?? Thank you.  (2 Answers)

    By blazo 

    • Best answerThis laptop is new not refurbished.

      By CommunityAnswer 

  • Q: Is it capable of using ac wireless technology  (3 Answers)

    By scoot75ax 

    • Best answerThis 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).

      By djreed09 

  • Q: Does this laptop have a touchscreen?  (1 Answer)

    By touchscreen 

    • Best answerNo, this model does not have a touchscreen.

      By CommunityAnswer 

  • Q: What is the battery life?  (2 Answers)

    By Kevin 

    • Best answerThe 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.

      By djreed09 

  • Q: Will this computer handle Photoshop and Lightroom well?  (1 Answer)

    By Terri 

    • Best answerIt can handle Photoshop pretty well, I haven't tried Lightroom though.

      By Jess 

    • Best answerTips. 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.

      By djreed09 

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