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HP Pavilion 17.3” Laptop (Manufacturer Refurbished)
HP’s Pavilion showcases a sleek look, what with its brushed finish and smooth, gradient design around the full-size keyboard. Inside, it’s loaded with hardware such as an Intel Core i3 dual-core 2.2GHz processor, proving it has the performance to match its looks.
At just over 1.4 million pixels, HD+ resolution supports a finer level of detail than 720p HD. This makes the 17.3” display feel like a mini HDTV, showcasing streaming video, games, photos, and more with crispness and clarity. WLED backlighting makes the picture even richer by brightening color and heightening the contrast between black and white levels.
Developed by Danish company Bang & Olufsen, the Pavilion’s B&O Play audio technology produces custom-tuned sound through both the dual speakers and headphone jack. Because the audio circuitry is isolated from the rest of the computer, it’s subject to little noise or interference, resulting in clear sound in everything from ’80s power ballads to YouTube clips of people singing ’80s power ballads into hair dryers.
Charge Mobile Devices While the Laptop Snoozes
Thanks to HP’s USB Sleep and Charge technology, the Pavilion’s USB ports still output power even in standby mode. That means any smartphones, MP3 players, or other connected devices will continue charging after the laptop goes to sleep.
Ample Storage Space
Download a season of your favorite TV show before heading on a long flight, or transfer work files to finish later at a cafe. Just a single terabyte (TB) can hold up to 250 DVD-quality films or 17,000 hours of music—enough to play your library nonstop for almost two years without ever repeating a song.
- Product number: N5P51UA#ABA
- 17.3” BrightView WLED-backlit display
- HD+ resolution (1600x900)
- Intel Core i3-5020U 5th generation dual-core 2.2GHz processor
- Intel HD Graphics 5500
- 8GB DDR3L SDRAM system memory
- 1TB 5400RPM hard drive
- Multiformat digital media card reader
- SuperMulti DVD burner
- B&O Play audio with dual speakers
- HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated dual-array digital microphones
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n
- 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
- HDMI port
- Two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports
- HP USB Sleep and Charge technology
- Kensington Micro Saver lock slot
- Up to 6.25-hour battery life
- 4-cell 41Whr 2.8Ah rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric pad
- HP Imagepad with multitouch gesture support
- Windows 10 Home
- Specifications sheet
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- Product dimensions: 16.49” (W) x 1.07” (H) x 11.29” (D)
- 90 day warranty
When iconic company HP was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used them during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands like Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends like the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.