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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,995 user and expert reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 15 that we have assessed the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the ENVY 15's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP ENVY 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the HP ENVY 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY 15. The internal memorys of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ENVY 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The ENVY 15 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ENVY 15 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ENVY 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ENVY 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ENVY 15 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ENVY 15 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15. The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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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 that were launched more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ENVY 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The HP ENVY 15 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 41 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of this spec and age is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 do not have a touchscreen. The ENVY 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ENVY 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ENVY 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ENVY 15.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the MSI CX640MX[plb_2376153_price] (2.1GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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)
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 Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(123)
15 September 2016

It isn't without flaws, but the cheapest HP Envy x360 is an attractive convertible laptop...

Metal design
Speedy SSD
Light for its size
Attractiv, minimalist desig
Smartphone notifications
Slightly wobbly screen
Mediocre processor
Soso keyboard and touchpad
No automatic sleep trackin
Doesnt connect to other fitness app
27 November 2015

Sometimes computer companies feel like they're taking the mickey, producing devices that are technically yesterday's news, but with a price and slight refresh befitting of today.The thing about...

23 October 2015

HP has used its "Envy" line across a variety of devices to denote a luxury design and feeling. This seems to be a predominant model amongst laptop makers of late. The idea is that consumers will... Read more…

12 October 2015

A large convertible laptop with decent performance, but it doesn't excel in any area...

2 October 2015

Looking for a premium laptop that won't eviscerate your savings? With the Envy 15, HP thinks it has just the device for you. This alluring 15.6-incher has the high-end materials and stylish... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 December 2015 by KUbbFan
KUbbFan would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15

Was hesitant to buy this one but when it went on sale for $549 and can return by Jan 15th if not happy with it, I decided to give it a try. This is now the 4th laptop I have purchased and am... Read more…

Reviewed 21 December 2015 by USUrocks

Initially I really liked this computer. I love the touch screen and the ability to fold the screen all the way back. The display is also great. However, I have been experiencing the same issues... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Sunny

Got this on thanksgiving from store for a pretty good discount as it was the only best option i could find and also recommended by the store member. Loved the ergonomics,flexible touch... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Navygirl
Navygirl would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15 (Verified Purchase)

Really love this laptop. Works well for multitasking. Bought myself one, then purchased one for my husband...

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Theceltichorse
Theceltichorse would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15 (Verified Purchase)

This computer is great for those who like the idea of a tablet and a touch screen but prefer a full size laptop. So far loving the versatility...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k001, 15k075, 15k030, 15k075n, 15k030t, 15k001e, 15k001ea, 15k075nz, 15k030tx
Barcodes 00888793382189, 00888793405741, 00888793591000

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