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HP Pavilion 15
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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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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... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all HP notebook PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Pavilion 15 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15 range from 10" to 18".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Pavilion 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Pavilion 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 41 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 15.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the L440[pl_2061203_price] (2.3kg), or the L440[pl_2291384_price] (2.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] (2GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
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Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
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Processor Socket
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
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
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

(47)
20 January 2016

There you have it, HP's latest Pavilion entry in the Gaming notebook segment; the overall hardware combination is pretty well balanced. HP bundled the screaming fast Intel i7 6700HQ, a whopping...

Balanced hardware package perfect for casual gaming
Decent operating temperatures in a slim notebook factor
Crisp audio via B O solution
Unique design and good build quality
Relatively thin 28.96 mm) and light chassis 2.32 kg)
Price is too elevated
128GB SSD
Unsatisfying GPU performance for the asking price and the use of DD 3 RAM instead of DD 4
Underwhelming battery life
Low sRGB coverage, low contrast ratio, low maximum brightness
9 December 2015

At the end of the day, HP was able to build a decent gaming machine using the standard Pavilion 15 chassis. We liked the build quality and despite all the plastic, the machine feels sturdy and we...

25 November 2015

Gaming laptops often have garish designs to declare their credentials.Not so the HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook, which is finished almost entirely in black except for the green rubber feet.Its matt... Read more…

8 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

7 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

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User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 16 November 2015 by IllogicalLewis

Only had this laptop a day but thought I would answer a few questions I had when thinking about buying. First off the screen is actually really good! Viewing angles are great. Colour and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Jim99887766

I'm really very impressed with this laptop. Pricewise it is great value, with specification approaching others nearly twice the price. It worked straight out of the box, with only minor updates to... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Caleb M.
(Verified Purchase)

I attempted to update my board using the M-Flash functionality to 1.3 of the bios. The update failed and proceeded to brick both bioses (not sure why). Evidently this is a common issue, and the... Read more…

I purchased this board a little over a month ago and the initial setup was fairly smooth. The design is very well laid out and makes it easy to fit in two video cards, water cooling, and attach your h
The stability has much improved with later bios versions and models of the board. The heat dissipation ability of the board is excellent. Further, newer driver versions are coming out for many of the
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
The board has some serious drawbacks now that I am a month in that I have encountered
The bioses (there are two) are not self recoverable, and the feature to recover one from the other if one fails is not functional. The manual references features that are not present in versions of th
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
In short what is an excellent board hardware wise, is made almost worthless by poor driver support, poor bios, and enough minor flaws to make it a bad buy
RMA process. In my previous review, I was attempting to RMA out a motherboard that had a failed BIOS update. I ended up having to call MSI to RMA out the board. The person on the phone was excellent a
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Timothy c.
(Verified Purchase)

Will be my first and last MSI product. Msi managment should check how there moderators are doing once and a while...

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Glenn G.
(Verified Purchase)

I just built a buddy's system with an MSI M-Power board recently and I was excited to see what MSI would bring with a flagship board like this one. After having two of them now, I'm no longer... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p024, 15p052, 15p151, 15p086, 15p016, 15p116, 15p123, 15p111, 15p051, 15p150, 15p046, 15p100, 15p088, 15p015, 15p050, 15p013, 15p124, 15p154, 15p037, 15p148, 15p029, 15p087, 15p085, 15p047, 15p028, 15p103, 15p031, 15p125, 15p025, 15p101
Barcodes 00888793147771, 00888793149355, 00888793149362, 00888793185292, 00888793205648, 00888793213704, 00888793217887, 00888793238479, 00888793261965, 00888793261972, 00888793261989, 00888793319215, 00888793320891, 00888793338087, 00888793338469, 00888793338476, 00888793338483, 00888793355855, 00888793355862, 00888793355879, 00888793355886, 00888793364598, 00888793381595, 00888793405734, 00888793405932, 00888793416822, 00888793629499, 00888793629505, 00888793681992, 00888793723883

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