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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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14 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 15.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15, the HP ENVY 15 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and type is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ENVY 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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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 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.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_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 typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP ENVY 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15 is 50Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ENVY 15 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15.

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Average Weight

The HP ENVY 15 has a relatively typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo B5400[plb_2037224_price] (2.3kg).

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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
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 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
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
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 Identity Protection 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

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Expert Reviews

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27 November 2015

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27 November 2015

In review: HP Envy 15-w103ng x360. Test model courtesy of HP Store.The new Skylake processor leads to a higher computing performance without reducing the battery life. The somewhat higher power...

23 October 2015

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12 October 2015

A large convertible laptop with decent performance, but it doesn't excel in any area...

2 October 2015

Looking for a premium laptop that won't eviscerate your savings? With the Envy 15, HP thinks it has just the device for you. This alluring 15.6-incher has the high-end materials and stylish... Read more…

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User Reviews

(504)
Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Agflak

This is a very capable little machine that I have used as a daily driver for about a month. It can handle photo editing, audio editing, Excel, multiple Chrome tabs, etc. Unfortunately, after only... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by KUbbFan
KUbbFan would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15

Was hesitant to buy this one but when it went on sale for $549 and can return by Jan 15th if not happy with it, I decided to give it a try. This is now the 4th laptop I have purchased and am... Read more…

Reviewed 21 December 2015 by USUrocks

Initially I really liked this computer. I love the touch screen and the ability to fold the screen all the way back. The display is also great. However, I have been experiencing the same issues... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2016 by SadPerson
(Verified Purchase)

I got a great deal, price wise, but it was a sad let down. HP support updates are very slow. The essential ones do not self-download and this causes problems. Every time I wake it up from sleep... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2015 by Pbmaloney

Got the same white screen as of yesterday, going to have to take back. I'm pretty ticked off...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k100, 15k100n, 15k100nl
Barcodes 00888793691533

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