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 HD display are just some of the benefits you...
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HP is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 32GB to 2TB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15, the total storage capacity of the Pavilion 15 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
Very Big Internal Memory
Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".
Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba L75 (£796.02) (17.3" and higher rated).
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
Has a Front Camera
The Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15 that we have checked, the Pavilion 15's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP Pavilion 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This laptop has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all laptops that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ad and the best is 802.11n.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this portable PC are Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family
The Pavilion 15 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Notebook PCs with a better processor family that might be worth considering include the HP 350 (£245.97) (Intel Core i5-5xxx).
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 that we have assessed the hard drive speed of, the Pavilion 15's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 have hard drive speeds of between 5,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Pavilion 15 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15
Released Over a Year Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Pavilion 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If this HP notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus X453MA (£169.99) (2.16GHz).
The HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
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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
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
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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
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