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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Jun 2014
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17 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 is 0.51GB, the biggest is 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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

The HP ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP 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.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The HP ENVY 15 has a very big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ENVY 15 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ENVY 15 has a better storage medium than most laptops that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the HP ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. The HP ENVY 15 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ENVY 15 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the HP ENVY 15's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ENVY 15 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Packard Bell ME69BMP (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ENVY 15.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ENVY 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo B5400 (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
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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 OpenGL 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 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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 Smart Connect 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 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
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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2 October 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k001, 15k075, 15k030, 15k075n, 15k030t, 15k001e, 15k001ea, 15k075nz, 15k030tx
Barcodes 00888793382189, 00888793405741, 00888793591000

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