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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ENVY 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ENVY 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The ENVY 15 has a very big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15. The hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15 range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15 is 1.7GB. The discrete graphics adapter memory of the ENVY 15 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ENVY 15 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Very 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 slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that came out more than two years ago is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.

If the storage medium of this HP notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP ENVY 15 is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The ENVY 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

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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 that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Average Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The ENVY 15 has a fairly average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo B5400 (£479.99) (2.3kg).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.5 hours, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50D (£299.99) (5.75h).

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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
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 Adapter Model
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 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 2.0 Port
SATA III 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 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 Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
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
Intel Virtualization Technology

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(124)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k001, 15k050, 15k026, 15u011, 15k012, 15k152, 15k005, 15k112, 15u011d, 15k012t, 15k152n, 15k005n, 15k112t, 15k001t, 15k050l, 15k026t, 15k112tx, 15k001tx, 15k050la, 15k026tx, 15u011dx, 15k012tx, 15k152nr, 15k005nl, hp i76500, hp 15as014, hp i76500u, hp 15as014w, hp 15as014wm
Barcodes 00888793147733, 00888793155417, 00888793173145, 00888793271476, 00888793337943, 00888793672075, 00888793809068

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