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HP ENVY 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB Jun 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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20 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable 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 laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP ENVY 15 has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most laptops of this type and age. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is in fact the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP ENVY 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 15 (£1,248.00) (2.8GHz).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The ENVY 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15, the HP ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Envy 15, or the Envy 15 both from HP is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC also 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Envy 15, or the Envy 15 both from HP.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years only have between four and seven processor threads, however the ENVY 15 has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa, or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea both from HP.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Toshiba L55T.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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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6 Reasons Against

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 laptops of this age and type.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec portable PCs that were released 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 portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly small battery 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. The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The ENVY 15 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ENVY 15.

Average Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The ENVY 15 has a pretty typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa (2.6kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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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
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 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
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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11 March 2015

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30 January 2015

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k058, 15k163, hp 2in1, 15k163c, 15k058c, 15k058ca, 15k163cl, hp 15w237, hp i77500, hp 15w237c, hp i77500u, hp 15w237cl

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