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HP Pavilion 15
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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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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 Full HD display are just some of the benefits... More
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Pavilion 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has one of the biggest hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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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 have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB. The Pavilion 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed 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.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] (1.8GHz), or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (1.8GHz).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 41 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 15.

Average Screen Size

The HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the Lenovo T520[plb_1628563_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (5.75h).

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Specification

Features
Design
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Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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Processor Socket
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
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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
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Battery
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Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(44)
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...

7 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

(27)
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 15p101, 15p023, 15p141, 15p046, 15p005, 15p044, 15p100, 15p025, 15p004, 15p026, 15p031, 15p052, 15p127, 15p032, 15p107, 15p042, 15p083, 15p079, 15p165, 15p129, 15p140, 15p021, 15p057, 15p027, 15p051, 15p115, 15p030, 15p050, hp 64b
Barcodes 00888793172643, 00888793172650, 00888793172667, 00888793226124, 00888793226155, 00888793226230, 00888793226247, 00888793238332, 00888793307915, 00888793307922, 00888793308127, 00888793318645, 00888793319574, 00888793321041, 00888793330401, 00888793330418, 00888793330500, 00888793351703, 00888793370360, 00888793403297, 00888793405871, 00888793406168, 00888793406229, 00888793406267, 00888793429525, 00888793479575, 00888793556160, 00888793578049, 00888793691229, 00888793701898

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