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HP Pavilion 15-Ab040sa 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 8GB May 2015
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

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 were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa. The total storage capacitys of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB. The HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa is 13GB. The HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

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

At only 900 megahertz, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Pavilion 15-ab040sa does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Pavilion 15-ab040sa which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Pavilion 15-ab040sa has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
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
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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15ab040, 15ab040s, hp m1m96, 15ab040sa, hp m1m96e, hp i35010, hp m1m96ea, hp i35010u, 15-ab040sa, hp 15ab040, hp 15ab040s, hp m1m96eaa, hp 15ab040sa, hp m1m96eaab, apple 15ab040, hp m1m96eaabu, apple 15ab040s, apple intel5010, apple 15ab040sa, apple intel5010u, apple 15ab040sanetworkcardintegrated10100base
Barcodes 00700600013386, 00889296825869

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