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Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The Pavilion 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 which has better reviews.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.
Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3" and higher rated).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15 has a front camera.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Only HDD Storage Media
This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family
The Pavilion 15 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 processor familys range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).
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Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Pavilion 15 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touchscreen.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Processor Frequency
At 2.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB) which also has a higher rating.
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With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
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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…
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
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…