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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Average Weight

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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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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
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 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)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p239, 15p201, 15p246, 15p247, 15p204, hp 64b, 15p206, 15p208, hp i31, 15p254, 15p249, 15p248, 15p245, 15p207, 15p204n, 15p246s, hp 64bi, 15p206n, 15p247s, 15p208n, hp i31t, 15p254u, 15p249n, 15p248n, 15p249s, 15p248s, 15p245n, 15p207n, 15p239n
Barcodes 00889296152583, 00889296185154, 00889296185161, 00889296185178, 00889296185185, 00889296185192, 00889296185789, 00889296237068, 00889296237167, 00889296237174, 00889296237181, 00889296237198, 00889296237204, 00889296242321, 00889296259909, 00889296283218, 00889296283669, 00889296283904

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