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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Oct 2014
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HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Pavilion 15 has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC is a four SATA III connector notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP Pavilion 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. The processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15 have flash memory of between 8GB and 520GB, and the average flash memory is 70GB. The flash memory of the Pavilion 15 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP Pavilion 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP 15 (£409.99) (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15.

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
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 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
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 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 Virtualization Technology

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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 15p022, 15p049, 15p177, 15p128, 15p051, 15p060, 15p014, 15p127, 15p112, 15p111, 15p012, 15p057, 15p006, 15p110, 15p126, 15p108, 15p062, 15p011, 15p151, 15p104, 15p109, 15p050, 15p052, 15p176, 15p138, 15p061, 15p103, 15p006s, 15p110n, 15p126n
Barcodes 00888793226018, 00888793307953, 00888793307977, 00888793308141, 00888793330876, 00888793338438, 00888793363126, 00888793363393, 00888793363409, 00888793363416, 00888793591086, 00888793629512, 00888793629529, 00888793702062, 00888793722688, 00888793722695, 00888793722701, 00888793726327, 00888793735398, 00888793735411, 00888793743478, 00888793743485, 00888793769478, 00888793809839, 00888793818824, 00888793824993, 00888793825181, 00888793825198, 00888793825204, 00888793881361

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