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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,456 user and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The HP 15 is a four SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 15 only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the HP 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 15. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP 15 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 15, the HP 15 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 15 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP 15 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Portable PCs that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] (1.8GHz).

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15, the HP 15 does 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 portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 15 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 15.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2319230_price] (2.2kg), or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 15.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Expert Reviews

(169)
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

(134)
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 15r004, 15r101, 15r112, 15r022, 15r016, 15r006, 15r130, 15r063, 15r082, 15r013, 15r106, 15r149, 15r061, 15r111, 15r043, 15r012, 15r104, 15r129, 15r123, 15r125, 15r042, 15r021, 15r038, 15r019, 15r007, 15r103, 15r121, 15r122, 15r034, 15r020
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