The HP Pavilion Notebook provides all of the benefits of a desktop in a sleek, portable package. Astounding sound from BeatsAudio and a crisp, clear Full HD display are just some of the benefits...
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We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
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 medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
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802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP Pavilion 15 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15 WiFi standards range from 802.11ad (worst) to 802.11n (best).
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this spec and age.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.9 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
6 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This HP notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 (£319.00) (2.3kg).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15.
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75 (6GB and higher rated).
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Good looking matte black PCB and finish
Lots of space for an air cooled SliCrossfire setup
Dual BIOS and PCIE graphics switches for diagnosing problems
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The USB attachments for the board are located in places that will become unaccessible should have multiple video cards (as well as the CMOS battery reset) so you will need to completely disassemble yo
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