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HP ENVY 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ENVY 15 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of this age and type range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the HP ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 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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Very Small Battery Capacity

The HP ENVY 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 41 watt-hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that have been available for more than a year is 22Wh, the biggest is 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

If this HP laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI PX60 2QD (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY 15.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ENVY 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Precision M6800 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Specification

Design
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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Processor Socket
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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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)
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
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
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board 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 Anti-Theft 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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Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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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

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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…

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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

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 by SadPerson
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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k220, 15k220n, 15k220nr
Barcodes 00889296069898, 08892960698982

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