HP is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good ratings 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 commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.
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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. The ENVY 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ENVY 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops of this spec and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
Fairly Big Screen Size
The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 is 15".
If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£645.00) (17.3").
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the HP ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ENVY 15 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15 range from 5GB to 2TB. The ENVY 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
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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 portable PCs 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.
With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the ENVY 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).
With a height of 27.9 millimeters, the HP ENVY 15 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15.
Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (£502.80) (2.3GHz).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
If this HP laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB).
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Average Battery Life
At 6.25 hours, the ENVY 15 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
1 x 8
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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