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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average ratings 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other laptops that have been available for more than two years, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the HP ENVY 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Laptops of this age and spec have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB. At 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 are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ENVY 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP 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.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15, the HP ENVY 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the HP ENVY 15's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ENVY 15 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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7 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 a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 41 watt-hours, the ENVY 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ENVY 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the ProBook 650 G1 (£774.00) (2.5GHz), or the ProBook 650 G1 (2.5GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (£449.90) (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ENVY 15 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

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

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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 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
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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Smart Connect 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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

9 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(122)
27 November 2015

Sometimes computer companies feel like they're taking the mickey, producing devices that are technically yesterday's news, but with a price and slight refresh befitting of today.The thing about...

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

HP has used its "Envy" line across a variety of devices to denote a luxury design and feeling. This seems to be a predominant model amongst laptop makers of late. The idea is that consumers will... Read more…

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

(502)
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...

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by Maxxerguy
Maxxerguy would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15

I've had this computer for over a month now, and had no problems with it whatsoever. The screen is beautiful and the touchscreen is very responsive. The keyboard feels comfortable and solid, and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i74700, hp i74700m, hp i74700mq
Barcodes 00889296120087

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