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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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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 Full HD display are just some of the benefits... More
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11 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

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 have been available for more than two years. Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The display diagonals of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 10" to 18".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Pavilion 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the hard drive capacitys range from 180GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 that we have checked, the HP Pavilion 15's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memorys of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average flash memory is 18GB. The Pavilion 15 has a fairly small flash memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 41 watt-hours, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP Pavilion 15 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Pavilion 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
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 Base Frequency
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 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
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® 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)
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
Quick Start Guide
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® 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 15p023, 15p101, 15p077, 15p034, 15p046, 15p141, 15p005, 15p044, 15p100, 15p004, 15p026, 15p031, 15p032, 15p052, 15p127, 15p027, 15p042, 15p083, 15p140, 15p079, 15p165, 15p021, 15p057, 15p025, 15p029, 15p030, 15p051, 15p115, 15p050
Barcodes 00888793172643, 00888793172650, 00888793172667, 00888793226124, 00888793226155, 00888793226230, 00888793226247, 00888793238332, 00888793307915, 00888793307922, 00888793308127, 00888793318645, 00888793319574, 00888793321041, 00888793330401, 00888793330418, 00888793330500, 00888793351703, 00888793370360, 00888793403297, 00888793405871, 00888793406168, 00888793406229, 00888793406267, 00888793429525, 00888793479575, 00888793556160, 00888793578049, 00888793691229, 00888793701898

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