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 HD1 display are just some of the benefits you...
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We checked 3,995 user and expert reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB.
Alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the HP 17-f226nz 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".
We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L540 is also worth considering.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 also have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 also have a front camera.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
AC Cables Included
This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Only HDD Storage Media
This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a similar 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 15.
Average Processor Frequency
At 2.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15.
If this HP portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB) which is also higher rated.
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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.
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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
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