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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 6GB Jun 2014
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 2 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Pavilion 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus X555LA (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB. The Pavilion 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Pavilion 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has a quite small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15. The battery capacities of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Pavilion 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

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

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This HP portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo L440 (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (2GHz), the HP EliteBook 840 (£861.00) (2GHz), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (2GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style 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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(44)
22 August 2016

Having a 15.6-inch touchscreen seems a little pointless, but this is otherwise a decent entry-level laptop. BUY NOW: HP Pavilion x360 15-bk062sa for £479.99 from Currys.co.uk This review unit...

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...

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User Reviews

(38)
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 15p001, 15p104, 15p152, 15p032, 15p066, 15p031, 15p053, 15p104n, 15p152n, 15p032n, 15p066u, 15p031n, 15p053e, 15p001n, 15p053s, 15p031na, 15p053er, 15p001na, 15p053sr, 15p104na, 15p152nr, 15p032na, 15p066us, hp i34030, hp k1h15e, hp 15p104, g7v96eaabu, hp i34030u, hp k1h15ea, hp 15p104n
Barcodes 00888793318638, 00888793321102, 00888793330289, 00888793330364, 00888793330371, 00888793735688, 00888793816158, 08887933302898

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