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HP ENVY 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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HP Envy 15 2012 Full Review and Comparison
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs built by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 1GB to 8GB. The ENVY 15 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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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 that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ENVY 15 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ENVY 15 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15's hard drive capacity is one of the biggest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The ENVY 15 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15. The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 range from 1GB to 8.2GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ENVY 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 have a front camera, however the ENVY 15 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 have a full-size keyboard, however the ENVY 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP ENVY 15 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 15.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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6 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 pretty typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ENVY 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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 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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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30 January 2012

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5 January 2012

The redesigned HP Envy 15 offers solid performance, excellent audio, and a bright full HD display in a beautifully made chassis...

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20 January 2015

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User Reviews

(2)
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 9 January 2016 by Nicholas

Bought a year ago and has been my main computer since. Lasted through a terrible fall from my laptop backpack and 4 under-ways on a submarine before I had my first major problem. The keyboard is... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp 2in1, hp w10p, hp i76500, hp m6w105, hp m6w105d, hp i76500u, hp m6w105dx
Barcodes 00888793219195

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