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

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.51GB and 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

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ENVY 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The HP ENVY 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ENVY 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 also have 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 type also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops that were launched more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15, the hard drive capacity of the ENVY 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 that we have assessed, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the ENVY 15 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Laptops that were released more than two years ago have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ENVY 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The ENVY 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At only 41 watt-hours, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP ENVY 15 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 25GB. The ENVY 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15.

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
Flash Memory
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 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 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
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit 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
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k001, 15k050, 15k018, 15k016, 15k013, 15k110, 15k016t, 15k013t, 15k110n, 15k001n, 15k050s, 15k018t, 15k110nf, 15k001nc, 15k050sh, 15k018tx, 15k016tx, 15k013tx, hp i76500, hp 15u499, hp i76500u, hp 15u499n, hp 15u499nr
Barcodes 00888793173152, 00888793180839, 00888793213650, 00888793287101, 00888793380765, 00888793416808, 00888793797235, 00889894347107

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