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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 15. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the 15 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The HP 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 15 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. 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. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops of this age and spec is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The HP 15 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2913726_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the HP 15 has 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 15 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the HP 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 is 690GB. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 15 that we have assessed, 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 laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops that are a comparable age to the 15 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the HP 15 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec 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

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 15.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 15 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the HP 15 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar 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.

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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 frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 15 is no exception to this as it too 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 laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 15 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the HP ENVY 17[plb_2351338_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (2.1GHz).

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the 15.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Weight

The HP 15 has a pretty standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 15.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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 Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
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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
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect 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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r101, 15r111, 15r138, 15r136, 15r138n, 15r136n, 15r101n, 15r111n, hp w5170, 15r136ne, 15r101ns, 15r111ns, hp t7v51, hp j8z70, 15r138nl, hp i76700, hp j8z70e, hp i75500, hp w5170m, hp t7v51e, hp j8z70et, hp p243714, hp i75500u, hp p214866, k7q27eaabz, hp p232420, hp t7v51et, hp p236821, k1w00eaabe, hp i76700h
Barcodes 00888793688229, 00888793859513, 00888793940914, 00888793960462, 00889296089179, 00889296089186, 00889296197324, 00889899721902

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