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HP ENVY 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and HP also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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 notebook PC.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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 processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 range from 1GHz to 3GHz. The ENVY 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

If this HP notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 15 (£819.97) (2.7GHz).

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 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 on the market for more than two years. In addition, this HP 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 amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

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

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 810GB. The ENVY 15 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The HP ENVY 15 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the ENVY 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP ENVY 15 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops of this spec and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to 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 HP released the ENVY 15.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the HP ENVY 15 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

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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)
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
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
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
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
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
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(124)
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

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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 hp 15u499, hp i76500, hp i76500u, hp 15u499n, hp 15u499nr
Barcodes 00889894347107

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