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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15 that we have assessed, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the ENVY 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 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. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 2.1GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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

Most 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, including the ENVY 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 that we have assessed, the ENVY 15's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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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 this age and type.

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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 are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15, the HP ENVY 15 has 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 laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 on the market for a comparable time to 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 comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 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, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 15 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 950 megahertz, the ENVY 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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 you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The ENVY 15 has a quite small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15. The average battery capacity of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 15 is 50Wh.

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the HP ENVY 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1481808_price] (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ENVY 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ENVY 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2984994_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

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Average Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP ENVY 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
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 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

2 Awards

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User Reviews

(459)
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 15k202, 15k233, 15k217, 15k211, 15k205, 15k211t, 15k205t, 15k202n, 15k233t, 15k217t, 15k202nv, 15k233tx, 15k217tx, 15k211tx, 15k205tx, hp 15k201, hp 15k201n, hp 15k201na, hp hddl0c91, hp hddl0c91e, hp hddl0c91ea, hp hddl0c91eaa, hp hddl0c91eaab, hp hddl0c91eaabu
Barcodes 00889296018834, 00889296029175, 00889296067917, 00889296067924, 00889296070979, 00889296074755, 00889296158097, 00889296158103, 00889296233114, 00889296598022

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