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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ENVY 15. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memorys of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 0.51GB to 4GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the ENVY 15's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 laptop. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The ENVY 15 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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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 the most common 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 a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15.

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The ENVY 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 15. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 15 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 15. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15 the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

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

Laptops of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The HP ENVY 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 950 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 15 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of this spec and age is 5Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh. At only 41 watt-hours, the ENVY 15 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ENVY 15 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (2.5GHz).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ENVY 15 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ENVY 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Aspect Ratio
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 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
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

9 Awards

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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

(462)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15k203, 15k203n, 15k203nl, hp i74700, hp i74700m, hp i74700mq
Barcodes 00889296120087

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