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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 2.1TB.

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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 laptops of this spec and age 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 HP ENVY 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15, the internal memory of the ENVY 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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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 this age and spec. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ENVY 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£778.63) (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP ENVY 15 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the HP ENVY 15 has a front camera.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core 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, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. The discrete graphics adapter memory of the ENVY 15 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 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 HP ENVY 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15. The processor caches of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Thick

The heights of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15 range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. The ENVY 15 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15 (26.7 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, 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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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ENVY 15 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£389.00) (17.3").

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Average Weight

The ENVY 15 has a pretty standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 15.

Alternative 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo B5400 (£479.99) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 15k204, hp 15k204n, hp p222857, hp 15k204na, hp p222857p
Barcodes 00889296161349, 00889296282976

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