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HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart
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HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart 4 Core AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB Jul 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 touchscreen display are just some of the... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart is 840GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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4 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h. At only 4.45 hours, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2782311_price] (4.5h), or the Lenovo G50[plb_2853826_price] (4.5h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available 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.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The average memory clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart which has four processor threads.

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7 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-30[plb_3247703_price] (2.16GHz), or the Asus X553MA[plb_2672195_price] (2.16GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart.

If this many processor core laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2765608_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-521[plb_2350905_price] (2.5kg).

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 TouchSmart has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
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
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
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
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p025, 15p138, 15p139, 15p113, 15p130, 15p126, 15p049, 15p130n, 15p126u, 15p049n, 15p025a, 15p138n, 15p139n, 15p113n, 15p025ax, 15p138na, 15p139na, 15p113nr, 15p130ns, 15p126ur, 15p049na, hp k1j52e, hp 15p138, hp k1j52ea, hp 15p138n, hp a105745, hp k1j52eaa, hp 15p138na, hp a105745m, hp k1j52eaab
Barcodes 00888793213766, 00888793330517, 00888793682340, 00888793802649, 00888793832509, 00888793929131, 00889296098577

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