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HP Pavilion 15
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HP Pavilion 15 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB 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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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and spec 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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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 is 3.1GHz.

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7 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the X553MA (£220.27) (2.16GHz), or the X553MA (2.16GHz) both from Asus or the Lenovo G50-30 (£359.99) (2.16GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this many processor core laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B (£1,189.00) (1TB).

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Average Screen Size

The Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Toshiba X70-B (£1,189.00) (17.3").

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Pavilion 15 (£389.00) (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion 17 is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Design
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Docking Station
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Processor Thread
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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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
Video
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
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Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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

(35)
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, 15p100, 15p273, 15p263, 15p029, 15p210, 15p024, 15p025, 15p266, 15p132, 15p021, 15p262, 15p208, 15p019, 15p252, 15p028, 15p005, 15p251, 15p205, 15p225, 15p023, 15p027, 15p206, 15p203, 15p030, 15p131, 15p224, 15p026, 15p019n, 15p252n
Barcodes 00888793417331, 00888793682012, 00888793829608, 00888793943427, 00889296033875, 00889296124412, 00889296168140, 00889296220114, 00889296251699, 00889296472551, 00889296503071, 00889296503088, 00889296565802, 00889296565925, 00889296565932, 00889296566083, 00889296566090, 00889296584278

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