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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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Get the ultimate Windows experience with the crystal-clear HD or optional Full HD 1 displayOptimized for Windows 8.1. With BeatsAudioTM and dual speakers, the HP Pavilion Notebook is designed for... More
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8 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP medium processor cores portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 range from 1GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The Pavilion 15 has a fairly big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 that we have assessed, the hard drive capacity of the Pavilion 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 the hard drive capacitys range from 180GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 41 watt-hours, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The HP Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 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 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
Display Surface
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Island-Style 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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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)
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 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

(47)
20 January 2016

There you have it, HP's latest Pavilion entry in the Gaming notebook segment; the overall hardware combination is pretty well balanced. HP bundled the screaming fast Intel i7 6700HQ, a whopping...

Balanced hardware package perfect for casual gaming
Decent operating temperatures in a slim notebook factor
Crisp audio via B O solution
Unique design and good build quality
Relatively thin 28.96 mm) and light chassis 2.32 kg)
Price is too elevated
128GB SSD
Unsatisfying GPU performance for the asking price and the use of DD 3 RAM instead of DD 4
Underwhelming battery life
Low sRGB coverage, low contrast ratio, low maximum brightness
9 December 2015

At the end of the day, HP was able to build a decent gaming machine using the standard Pavilion 15 chassis. We liked the build quality and despite all the plastic, the machine feels sturdy and we...

25 November 2015

Gaming laptops often have garish designs to declare their credentials.Not so the HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook, which is finished almost entirely in black except for the green rubber feet.Its matt... Read more…

8 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

7 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

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User Reviews

(31)
Reviewed 16 November 2015 by IllogicalLewis

Only had this laptop a day but thought I would answer a few questions I had when thinking about buying. First off the screen is actually really good! Viewing angles are great. Colour and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Jim99887766

I'm really very impressed with this laptop. Pricewise it is great value, with specification approaching others nearly twice the price. It worked straight out of the box, with only minor updates to... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Caleb M.
(Verified Purchase)

I attempted to update my board using the M-Flash functionality to 1.3 of the bios. The update failed and proceeded to brick both bioses (not sure why). Evidently this is a common issue, and the... Read more…

I purchased this board a little over a month ago and the initial setup was fairly smooth. The design is very well laid out and makes it easy to fit in two video cards, water cooling, and attach your h
The stability has much improved with later bios versions and models of the board. The heat dissipation ability of the board is excellent. Further, newer driver versions are coming out for many of the
Good looking matte black PCB and finish
Lots of space for an air cooled SliCrossfire setup
Dual BIOS and PCIE graphics switches for diagnosing problems
The board has some serious drawbacks now that I am a month in that I have encountered
The bioses (there are two) are not self recoverable, and the feature to recover one from the other if one fails is not functional. The manual references features that are not present in versions of th
The USB attachments for the board are located in places that will become unaccessible should have multiple video cards (as well as the CMOS battery reset) so you will need to completely disassemble yo
In short what is an excellent board hardware wise, is made almost worthless by poor driver support, poor bios, and enough minor flaws to make it a bad buy
RMA process. In my previous review, I was attempting to RMA out a motherboard that had a failed BIOS update. I ended up having to call MSI to RMA out the board. The person on the phone was excellent a
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Timothy c.
(Verified Purchase)

Will be my first and last MSI product. Msi managment should check how there moderators are doing once and a while...

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Glenn G.
(Verified Purchase)

I just built a buddy's system with an MSI M-Power board recently and I was excited to see what MSI would bring with a flagship board like this one. After having two of them now, I'm no longer... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p020, 15p158, 15p151, 15p158n, 15p151n, 15p020s, 15p020sw, 15p158nf, 15p151nh, k3h67eaabf, k3h67ea#abf
Barcodes 00888793411407, 00888793825044, 00888793829646

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