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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 12GB 2TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 12GB Apr 2015
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The HP Pavilion Notebook provides all of the benefits of a desktop in a sleek, portable package. Astounding sound from BeatsAudio and a crisp, clear HD display are just some of the benefits you... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the HP Pavilion 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Pavilion 15 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The Pavilion 15 has a very big internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this type and age is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Four Number of Battery Cellss

The HP Pavilion 15 is a four number of battery cells portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on portable PCs of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

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

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Pavilion 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 15.

Average Processor Frequency

The HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively average processor frequency (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
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
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI 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
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
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
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(48)
22 August 2016

Having a 15.6-inch touchscreen seems a little pointless, but this is otherwise a decent entry-level laptop. BUY NOW: HP Pavilion x360 15-bk062sa for £479.99 from Currys.co.uk This review unit...

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...

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User Reviews

(32)
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 Part Numbers 15p223, 15p223n, 15p223na
Barcodes 00889296566069

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