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HP Pavilion 15-n278sa
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HP Pavilion 15-N278sa 3 Core AMD a 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

3 AMD a 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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7 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,456 expert and owner reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15-n278sa have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15-n278sa has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15-n278sa, the Pavilion 15-n278sa has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pavilion 15-n278sa has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15-n278sa the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. The Pavilion 15-n278sa has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15-n278sa.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15-n278sa has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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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 commonly found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pavilion 15-n278sa does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15-n278sa also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15-n278sa has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15-n278sa. The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Pavilion 15-n278sa is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15-n278sa have between four and seven processor threads, including the Pavilion 15-n278sa which has four processor threads.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15-n278sa

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15-n278sa has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-n278sa.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP Pavilion 15-n278sa has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-n278sa.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17").

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AMD a Processor Family

The HP Pavilion 15-n278sa has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. This HP laptop 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-n278sa has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board 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
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15n278, 15n278s, 15n278sa, hp a84555, hp 15n278, hp a84555m, hp 15n278s, hp 15n278sa
Barcodes 00888182378458

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