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HP Pavilion 15-Ab040sa 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 8GB May 2015
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HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and spec. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 5GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2749075_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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)
Intel 64
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15ab040, 15ab040s, hp m1m96, hp m1m96e, hp i35010, 15ab040sa, hp m1m96ea, hp i35010u, 15-ab040sa, hp 15ab040, hp 15ab040s, hp m1m96eaa, hp 15ab040sa, hp m1m96eaab, apple 15ab040, hp m1m96eaabu, apple 15ab040s, apple 15ab040sa, apple intel5010, apple intel5010u, apple 15ab040sanetworkcardintegrated10100base
Barcodes 00700600013386, 00889296825869

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