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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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14 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 15 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The HP 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst laptops of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The HP 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 15 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 15.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 15 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the hard drive capacity of the HP 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the HP 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 15. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The HP 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the HP 15 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 15. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the 15 is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the HP 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this HP laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.2kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(171)
5 January 2016

This thin and light 15-inch convertible laptop has a lot to offer with four rocking speakers and a brilliant 4K screen...

27 November 2015

Sometimes computer companies feel like they're taking the mickey, producing devices that are technically yesterday's news, but with a price and slight refresh befitting of today.The thing about...

22 November 2015

There is a lot to like about the HP ZBook 15 G2. It is a solidly constructed, relatively lightweight mobile workstation with very good battery life, and both a decent CPU and NVIDIA's top mobile...

Great battery life, ultrahighresolution screen, rugged construction
Highend processor
Discrete ISVcertified graphics
Numerous ports and a wellmade exterior
Customisable specification
Moderate performance for the price
Bland looks
Heavier and thicker than rivals
Middling screen quality
Irritating ergonomic niggles
20 November 2015

The shiny touchscreen is a pointless ostentation raising price and weight besides sapping power, and network connectivity is limited. Otherwise the HP Omen 15 is a nicely built, stylish and speedy...

23 October 2015

HP has used its "Envy" line across a variety of devices to denote a luxury design and feeling. This seems to be a predominant model amongst laptop makers of late. The idea is that consumers will... Read more…

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User Reviews

(125)
Reviewed 21 November 2015 by TechnologyChallenged
TechnologyChallenged would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

It comes with Windows 10 which doesn't get along with Google chrome and Mozilla Firefox so you are forced to use internet edge (formerly explorer). It is easy to set up. The first thing you should... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2015 by Skroe
Skroe would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

When I first got it, I had to make it to where games identified the Nvidia graphics card instead of the intergrated one, a real pain in the butt if you don't know what you're doing. After that the... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2015 by NoviceGamer
NoviceGamer would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

This little laptop is started and signed in, within 20 seconds on a slow day. The Omen will run Gta 5 with ease and rarely lags. There are some bugs, that are easy to work around. It could really... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2015 by Indienink
Indienink would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

This is a perfect laptop for your academic and work needs. This far exceeded my expectations on quality and performance...

Reviewed 31 July 2013 by Megan L.
(Verified Purchase)

Once you familiarize with navigating it, Windows 8 is actually enjoyable with a touchscreen. All in all you can't beat the performance for the price with this laptop! I strongly recommend the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r005, 15r042, 15r006, 15r030, 15r082, 15r042n, 15r006n, 15r030n, 15r082s, 15r005n, 15r082e, 15r082sr, 15r005na, 15r082er, 15r042nf, 15r006nc, 15r030ng, hp i33217, hp i33217u, j2u59eabcm
Barcodes 00888793255001, 00888793287187, 00888793318751, 00888793319628, 00888793320099, 00888793320815

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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Asus X75A vs HP 15

Asus X75A vs HP 15
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
HP 15
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Six Battery Cells
0.6GHz Faster Processor Clock Speed
Bigger Battery Capacity
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Asus X551CA vs HP 15

Asus X551CA vs HP 15
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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