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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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26 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ENVY 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ENVY 15 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15 is 2 and the newest is 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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

The HP ENVY 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP ENVY 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ENVY 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 450, or the Lenovo B5400.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17 7737 is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 15 (16GB), or the Inspiron 15 (16GB) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The ENVY 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3" and higher rated) or the DELL Inspiron 17 (£512.70) (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the XPS 13, and the XPS 13 both from DELL is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 17R (£569.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the ENVY 15 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 both from DELL which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL Latitude E6430.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and three built-in speakers, however the HP ENVY 15 has four built-in speakers.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ENVY 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15 have between one and eight battery cells, including the ENVY 15 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 62 watt-hours, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £20.02

In the last 26 days the price of the ENVY 15 has increased by £20.02.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Vostro 14 5000.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 640 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 13 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ENVY 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (2.3kg and cheaper), or the Asus X551CA (£499.99) (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Display Surface
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
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 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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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27 November 2015

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11 March 2015

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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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15j000, 15j165, 15j100, 15j049, 15j100s, 15j049t, 15j000e, 15j165n, hp win10, 15j000ew, 15j165no, 15j100sv, 15j049tx, hp win10h, hp i56200, hp 15ae100, hp win10ho, hp i56200u, hp 15ae100n, hp win10hom, hp 15ae100na, hp win10home
Barcodes 00888182074206, 00888182100974, 00888182360798, 00888793433553

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