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 HD1 display are just some of the benefits you...
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HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior 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 were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 range from 16GB to 2TB.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire E5-571G.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and type the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Quite Big Screen Size
The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 (£649.00) (17.3").
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.
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Has a Front Camera
The HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 also have a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average hard drive capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that were launched around the same time as 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 have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the Pavilion 15 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
Other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP ProBook 455 which has better reviews.
If this HP laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo L450 (£687.62) (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
The HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (£982.61) (12GB).
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
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
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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