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We calculated the average reviews for all HP laptops and specifically for HP medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.
Four SATA Connectors
Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the HP Pavilion 15 has four SATA connectors.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£1,199.95) (1TB).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The HP Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If you want a portable PC with a better processor family then you might want to look at the HP 15 (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP Pavilion 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11ad.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and spec.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been around 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.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (£1,557.88) (1.8GHz).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
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Very Small Flash Memory
With a flash memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 have flash memory of between 8GB and 520GB, and the average flash memory is 74GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 15.
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 medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B is also worth considering.
Average Internal Memory
The Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
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With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15.
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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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