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HP ENVY 15-K020us 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB May 2014
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,456 expert and user reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC 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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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15-k020us is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. The ENVY 15-k020us has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15-k020us have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ENVY 15-k020us which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The ENVY 15-k020us has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version found on most portable PCs of this type and age.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all laptops of this type and age.

The worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across comparable types of portable PC is 11.2/12.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ENVY 15-k020us is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15-k020us.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 15-k020us has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15-k020us.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 15-k020us has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15-k020us. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ENVY 15-k020us has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15-k020us.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 15-k020us supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 laptops of this age and type.

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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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15-k020us, the ENVY 15-k020us has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 780GB. The HP ENVY 15-k020us has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ENVY 15-k020us has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15-k020us is 3.2GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP ENVY 15-k020us has more processor threads than most of the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15-k020us which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this age and type have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The ENVY 15-k020us 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 laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ENVY 15-k020us has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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8 Reasons Against

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 notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the ENVY 15-k020us is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best memory slots is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The ENVY 15-k020us has a quite small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15-k020us. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15-k020us is 30Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The HP ENVY 15-k020us is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY 15-k020us has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15-k020us.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this spec and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the ENVY 15-k020us has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Wide

The narrowest laptop of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15-k020us is 240mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. The ENVY 15-k020us is one of the wider notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15-k020us (419.3 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15-k020us

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ENVY 15-k020us over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15-k020us has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The HP ENVY 15-k020us has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15-k020us.

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Average Weight

The ENVY 15-k020us has a relatively average weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15-k020us.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6.25 hours, the ENVY 15-k020us has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15-k020us.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the E555 (6.3h), or the 11e (6.5h) both from Lenovo.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable 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.

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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 Slot
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
LED Backlight
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
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit 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 Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k020, 15k020u, 15k020us, hp i74710, hp 15k167, hp i74710h, hp 15k167c, hp i74710hq, hp 15k167cl
Barcodes 08887931064958

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