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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Based on 2,224 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 is 510GB.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6GB.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£413.99) (17.3").
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.
Has a Front Camera
The Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the laptops of this type and age the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 640GB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released one year ago, the hard drive capacity of the Pavilion 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Pavilion 15 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 WiFi standards range from 802.11ad to 802.11n.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this notebook PC are Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and type to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.
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At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.
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…
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…
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
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…