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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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13 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 15 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

If this HP laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7 (1.1TB and higher rated).

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 15. Laptops that are a similar age to the 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops that were launched around the same time as the 15 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Four Battery Cells

The HP 15 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The HP 15 is a two SATA III connector laptop.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the HP 15 which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The HP 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP 15 is a two SATA connector notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 15 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a similar age and type to the 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The HP 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450 (£1,004.00) (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 15.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 15.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the 15 (£554.34) (2.2kg), or the 15 (£409.99) (2.2kg) both from HP.

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(170)
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

(137)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r217, 15r031, 15r152, 15r013, 15r256, 15r266, 15r256u, 15r266n, 15r217n, 15r031n, 15r152n, 15r013n, 15r256ur, 15r266nc, 15r217ns, 15r031na, 15r152nr, hp h8k18, 15r013ns, hp i33217, hp i34005, hp h8k18e, hp i35010, hp 15r031, hp 15r031n, hp i33217u, hp i34005u, hp h8k18ea, hp i35010u, hp h8k18eaa
Barcodes 00888793394335, 00888793403259, 00888793403372, 00888793693612, 00888793735916, 00888793764961, 00888793816363, 00888793834312, 00889296037798, 00889296215844, 00889296283683, 00889296497356, 00889899721759

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