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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 6GB 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 HD display are just some of the benefits you... More
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP laptop also 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 across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago, the HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Pavilion 15 has one of the biggest processor caches amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 frequently found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At only 41 watt-hours, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells, including the Pavilion 15 which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo L440 (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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 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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(47)
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

(28)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p036, 15p156, 15p153, 15p100, 15p153n, 15p100d, 15p036n, 15p156n, 15p036nf, 15p156nr, 15p153nf, 15p100dx, hp i74510, hp 15p100, hp i74510u, k2v30eaabf, hp 15p100d, hp 15p100dx
Barcodes 00888793307724, 00888793318966, 00888793320402, 00888793417096, 00888793417416, 00888793440032, 00888793702079, 00888793706749, 00888793742570, 00888793809518

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