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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,995 expert and owner reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.51GB, the biggest is 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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

The ENVY 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ENVY 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Laptops of this type and age processor familys range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15 is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The total storage capacity of the ENVY 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The ENVY 15 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ENVY 15. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ENVY 15 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 portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 15 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 590GB.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst laptops of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the ENVY 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 15. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a similar type and age 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 49Wh. The HP ENVY 15 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ENVY 15 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The ENVY 15 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The ENVY 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The ENVY 15 has a pretty typical processor frequency (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 5.5 hours, the HP ENVY 15 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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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)
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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 Life (max)
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

(37)
12 October 2015

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

16 September 2015

Slowed down. Everyone thinking about buying HP's new convertible in an unusual 15-inch size will need patience. The sluggish hard drive needlessly slows down the system. A high-quality screen... Read more…

19 January 2015

There's a strangeness to the HP Envy X2 (15-c001tu) that's hard to overcome. This mostly comes from its detachable keyboard, which features a touchpad on the right side, rather than below the... Read more…

27 October 2014

This machine looks good and has reasonable power, but it's unremarkable in laptop mode and is too large to work as a convincing tablet ? and the poor screen afflicts both types of usage. The HP's...

17 September 2014

Like some other moderately priced 15-inch-class touchscreen laptops we've seen of late, the HP Envy x360 is too heavy and too slow to be a road-warrior's dream machine. But the handsome high-res... Read more…

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User Reviews

(224)
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 January 2016 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

The computer is not bad it does have a nice feature to be able to flip over and turn into a tablet but anytime I just shut the computer without turning it off when I open it up I get a bunch of... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by Derek

-Overall quality of the first laptop I tried wasn't that great. -Trackpad seemed too lose and just lightly tapping it would make it creak. -Main issue was constant "display driver failure"(s).... Read more…

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

I selected this laptop based on the recommendations of the staff and my needs. Great laptop for the price and more than enough to get me through my online classes!

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by Fatalbert04
Fatalbert04 would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15 (Verified Purchase)

Enjoy using it - makes me feel like I joined the knowledgable crew...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k001, 15k050, 15k026, 15u011, 15k012, 15k152, 15k005, 15k112, 15u011d, 15k012t, 15k152n, 15k005n, 15k112t, 15k001t, 15k050l, 15k026t, 15k112tx, 15k001tx, 15k050la, 15k026tx, 15u011dx, 15k012tx, 15k152nr, 15k005nl, hp i76500, hp i76500u
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