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HP ENVY 15
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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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HP Envy 15 2012 Full Review and Comparison
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,456 expert and owner reviews, HP has good ratings for its laptops. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 1GB, the biggest is 2.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 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 have been available for more than a year. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 6.3GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T450s (£986.69) (12GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£459.00) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this age and type is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

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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 commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

At 26.7 millimeters, the HP ENVY 15 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The thinnest comparable spec laptop that is a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the HP ProBook 455 (£213.92) which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 (£350.00) (2.3GHz).

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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)
Intel 64
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)
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
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(46)
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...

12 October 2015

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

11 March 2015

There is nothing on the back as the screen goes through 180 degrees.The right side has an SD card socket, two USB ports, HDMI port, Ethernet socket, DC input point and a Kensington lock port. The... Read more…

30 January 2015

The HP x360 has a lot to offer: it's well-built, easy to switch to tablet mode and offers reasonable performance... Unfortunately, though, it's horribly let down by a pitiful screen, which limits...

19 January 2015

There's a strangeness to the HP Envy X2 (15-c001tu) that's hard to overcome. This mostly comes from its detachable keyboard, which features a touchpad on the right side, rather than below the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(458)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k238, 15k238n, hp 2in1, hp ddr3, 15k238nd, hp ddr3l, hp i56200, hp m6w103, hp i55200, hp 15u110, hp m6w103d, hp i55200u, hp 15u110d, hp i56200u, hp m6w103dx, hp 15u110dx, hp b018oz1gr8
Barcodes 00766653297517, 00889296132561, 00889296145486, 00889296161431, 00889296345800, 00889296579205, 00889296598039

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