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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Nov 2014
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20 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the ENVY TouchSmart 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a similar type and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.51GB and 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ENVY TouchSmart 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a very big internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

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

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY TouchSmart 15. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15 is 1.7GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this type and age have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 950 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the ENVY TouchSmart 15 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ENVY TouchSmart 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the ProBook 650 G1 (2.5GHz), or the ProBook 650 G1 (£319.00) (2.5GHz) both from HP.

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Average Screen Size

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ENVY TouchSmart 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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 VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Frequency
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

User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Matthew
(Verified Purchase)

Nice laptop. Doesn't seem quite as stable as my old Dell and the shell is easily scratched. The mouse pad colour bas also worn away very quickly. Touchscreen is awesome.

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Amazon Customer "Chalks"
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop, not so happy with Windows 8.1 so replaced with W7.

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good laptop, not so happy with Windows 8.1 so replaced with W7.

Although I did not buy this laptop from Amazon and bought it directly from HP I would like to warn others of the appalling problems I have had with this laptop and the problems are still... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2014 by Claus Heinrich

I bought this laptop and i am very surprised about the good quality for this low price. i use it to work and my son play games on it. ;) the name of the game was titanfall. i think other games... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2014 by Angus Nicolson
(Verified Purchase)

A great laptop. For having a good processer it can be slightly slow but is usually unnoticeable. It has a beautiful design and works effortlessly. Does many things dearer, top ended laptops do,... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Ahmed A.

Fantastic laptop graphics is good.

(Verified Purchase)

The design of laptop and touch screen, i7 were all good.. But HP has all extra stuff which i think sometimes slows down the laptop. I just suspect. However, its speed is quite good when i throw... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Awesome laptop, dual graphics cards, excellent graphics, no hardware issues (so far in 2 months), very good keyboard with backlighting, amazing value for money. My only complaint is that it lacks... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2014 by Retro Scendence "retroscendence"
(Verified Purchase)

Straight out the box and the mousepad / trackpad doesn't work. Contacted HP support, went through all the possible diagnostics etc, and told it must be faulty so I should return it for a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k202, 15k207, 15k207n, 15k202n, 15k202na, 15k207nv
Barcodes 00889296161332

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