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HP Compaq 15 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 792 megahertz, the Compaq 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 660MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 760MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The HP Compaq 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Compaq 15 that we have checked, the internal memory of the Compaq 15 of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Compaq 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Compaq 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Compaq 15 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Compaq 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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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 have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Compaq 15, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the HP Compaq 15 of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Compaq 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The HP Compaq 15 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Compaq 15 is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Compaq 15 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Compaq 15 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Compaq 15 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

The HP Compaq 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Compaq 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Compaq 15 is a two SATA connector portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Compaq 15 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. The processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the Compaq 15's processor cache of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Compaq 15 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of a similar type and age to 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 laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Compaq 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Compaq 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Compaq 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Compaq 15 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The HP Compaq 15 has a better processor cache level than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This laptop has a L2 processor cache, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Compaq 15.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP Compaq 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Compaq 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Compaq 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Compaq 15.

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Average Screen Size

The Compaq 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Compaq 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
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 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 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
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

6 April 2011

The CRN Test Centre took a look at the HP Compaq 6000 Pro to see if it offered value, differentiation and, importantly, could provide value for the next several years in a rapidly changing IT... Read more…

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 15s108, 15s108n, 15s108na, hp k4c75, hp k4c75e, hp 15s108, hp 15s108n, hp k4c75ea, hp k4c75eaa, hp 15s108na, hp k4c75eaab, hp k4c75eaabu
Barcodes 00888793820476

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