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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 12GB 2TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 12GB Apr 2015
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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 HD display are just some of the benefits you... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has a very big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 12 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 15u G2 (£1,799.46) (16GB).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 range from 11" to 18".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Toshiba L75 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. The hard drive capacity of the HP Pavilion 15 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Pavilion 15 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and type. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs 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

The HP Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Pavilion 15 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this HP laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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
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
Memory Slot
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(45)
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

(35)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p223, 15p223n, 15p223na
Barcodes 00889296566069

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