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HP Compaq 15 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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9 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Compaq 15 is 660MHz and the fastest is 800MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Compaq 15, the on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of the Compaq 15 of 792 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The total storage capacity of the Compaq 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1TB and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Compaq 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Compaq 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Compaq 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Compaq 15.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Compaq 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Compaq 15 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the HP Compaq 15 of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Compaq 15 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Compaq 15. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Compaq 15 is 25GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Compaq 15 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Compaq 15. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Compaq 15 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Compaq 15 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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

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

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Compaq 15 is a two SATA connector notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Compaq 15 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Compaq 15 processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the processor cache of the HP Compaq 15 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Compaq 15 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Compaq 15 have between two and three processor threads, including the Compaq 15 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Compaq 15 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The HP Compaq 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 41 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Compaq 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Compaq 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Compaq 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Compaq 15 has one of the slowest maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.58 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Compaq 15 has a L2 processor cache which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have a L3 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level across all laptops of this spec and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Compaq 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the Compaq 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Compaq 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Compaq 15 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Compaq 15.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Compaq 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Compaq 15.

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

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Compaq 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Compaq 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
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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
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 Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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 Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

6 April 2011

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Great build quality for a all-in-one
Solid performance
Great discrete graphics system
Easy to move from room to room
Attractive and functional design
Would benefit greatly from a Core iX processor
Keyboard is mediocre
Side buttons all feel alike
Last-generation Core 2 Duo CPU means productivity performance lags a bit behind some similarly-priced alternatives
Only 60-day McAfee Total Protection (Anti-virus, anti-malware, etc

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15s008, 15s122, 15s108, 15s028, 15s107, 15s108n, 15s028n, 15s107n, 15s008n, 15s122n, 15s008nf, 15s122nz, 15s108nf, 15s028nf, 15s107na, K4C74EA#ABU?AMAZON
Barcodes 00888793307731, 00888793417430, 00888793751633, 00888793818855

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