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Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its laptops. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.
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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 550GB.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The Pavilion 15 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".
If this HP notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2913726_price] (17.3").
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 also have a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family
The Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This laptop has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15
Released Over Two Years Ago
This portable PC was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2964452_price] (2.16GHz).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).
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At 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
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
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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)
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)
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Dual BIOS and PCIE graphics switches for diagnosing problems
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