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HP Pavilion 15
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HP Pavilion 15 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB Nov 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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7 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,963 user and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its many processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released 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

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15 the hard drive capacitys range from 320GB to 2TB.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The internal memorys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh. At only 41 watt-hours, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 12 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The average processor boost frequency of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 3.2GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. At only 12 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP Pavilion 15 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Pavilion 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

The Pavilion 15 has a fairly average processor frequency (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Average Weight

The HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
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
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 Adapter Model
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
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® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel® RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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

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Expert Reviews

(47)
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...

7 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

(31)
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p022, 15p100, 15p273, 15p263, 15p029, 15p210, 15p024, 15p025, 15p266, 15p132, 15p021, 15p262, 15p208, 15p019, 15p252, 15p028, 15p005, 15p251, 15p205, 15p225, 15p023, 15p027, 15p206, 15p203, 15p030, 15p131, 15p224, 15p026, 15p019n, 15p252n
Barcodes 00888793417331, 00888793682012, 00888793829608, 00888793943427, 00889296033875, 00889296124412, 00889296168140, 00889296220114, 00889296251699, 00889296472551, 00889296503071, 00889296503088, 00889296565802, 00889296565925, 00889296565932, 00889296566083, 00889296566090, 00889296584278

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