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HP 15 TouchSmart
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HP 15 TouchSmart 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 AMD a 2GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the 15 TouchSmart has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 15 TouchSmart range from 32GB to 2TB. The 15 TouchSmart has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 15 TouchSmart, the HP 15 TouchSmart has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago, the 15 TouchSmart has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 790GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 TouchSmart has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The 15 TouchSmart has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the 15 TouchSmart have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the 15 TouchSmart which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The HP 15 TouchSmart is a two number of SATA III connectors portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 TouchSmart have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss.

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Only Ten Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 15 TouchSmart have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the HP 15 TouchSmart which has ten maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The HP 15 TouchSmart is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 950 megahertz, the 15 TouchSmart has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 TouchSmart. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of many processor cores laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 15 TouchSmart range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 15 TouchSmart, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the 15 TouchSmart of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops that are a comparable age to the 15 TouchSmart range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of only 2, the 15 TouchSmart's PCI Express slots version is one of the oldest amongst laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 15 TouchSmart. Across all the many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the 15 TouchSmart the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 15 TouchSmart is 4.7MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the 15 TouchSmart has one of the smallest processor caches amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP 15 TouchSmart has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the 15 TouchSmart have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 30Wh and 2,700Wh.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 15 TouchSmart is 3.2GHz. The 15 TouchSmart has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The 15 TouchSmart is a four number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the 15 TouchSmart has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 TouchSmart. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 TouchSmart range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 15 TouchSmart have between four and seven processor threadss, including the HP 15 TouchSmart which has four processor threadss.

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7 Other reasons to consider the HP 15 TouchSmart

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 15 TouchSmart.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the HP 15 TouchSmart has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the 15 TouchSmart.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the 15 TouchSmart has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 15 TouchSmart.

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Average Display Diagonal

The 15 TouchSmart has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15 TouchSmart.

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AMD a Processor Family

The 15 TouchSmart has an AMD A processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the 15 TouchSmart has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15 TouchSmart.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a similar 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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3 January 2014

Certainly not a small and light offering, ideal for a tower/desktop replacement, the native resolution is 1920x1080 just like what a standard panel will display. The advantage it can travel with... Read more…

31 October 2013

Functional, but feels like a budget model with a AU$1,400/NZ$1,900 price tag.

14 October 2013

One of the key benefits of Intel's new Haswell processors is the improved power-efficiency that leads to greater battery life and portability. It seems a little odd, then, that the first Haswell... Read more…

1 October 2013

The HP Envy Touchsmart 15 is a stylish 15-inch notebook with a beautiful display, a comfortable keyboard and good overall performance. It does have its downfalls as it suffers from below-average... Read more…

25 September 2013

The TouchSmart 15 is potentially a great option for creative pros, or someone looking for a premium entertainment laptop that can do games and Full HD movies. It's a shame this its most notable...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 November 2014 by R A
(Verified Purchase)

The machine is great. It's a bit thinner and lighter than my previous laptop. It has all the computing power I'd need (internet, word-processing and storing audio and image files). The island... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15g125, 15g021, 15r141, 15g082, 15r119, 15g124, 15r139, 15g081, 15r115, 15r154, 15g123, 15r138, 15g009, 15r106, 15r143, 15g121, 15r137, 15g007, 15g126, 15r142, 15g085, 15r136, g228ds, 15g123d, 15r138d, 15g009n, 15r106n, 15tr100
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