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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

HP medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the 15 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 15 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the HP 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Asus X550CA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 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 spec to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The HP 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 15 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Satellite Z30, the Lenovo X1, and the DELL XPS 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the G500s, or the Edge E535 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Tecra Z50.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 15 also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the X1, or the G500s both from Lenovo.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z50 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 120GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the 15.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The HP 15 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that came out 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32).

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (SSD and cheaper), or the X1 (SSD and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32); or the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the 15 is 53Wh. The HP 15 has a quite small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the 15.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Asus X550CA, or the HP EliteBook 840 which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The HP 15 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Edge E535, and the B5400 both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (2.3kg), or the Lenovo T430 (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(146)
27 November 2015

Sometimes computer companies feel like they're taking the mickey, producing devices that are technically yesterday's news, but with a price and slight refresh befitting of today.The thing about...

22 November 2015

There is a lot to like about the HP ZBook 15 G2. It is a solidly constructed, relatively lightweight mobile workstation with very good battery life, and both a decent CPU and NVIDIA's top mobile...

Great battery life, ultrahighresolution screen, rugged construction
Highend processor
Discrete ISVcertified graphics
Numerous ports and a wellmade exterior
Customisable specification
Moderate performance for the price
Bland looks
Heavier and thicker than rivals
Middling screen quality
Irritating ergonomic niggles
23 October 2015

HP has used its "Envy" line across a variety of devices to denote a luxury design and feeling. This seems to be a predominant model amongst laptop makers of late. The idea is that consumers will... Read more…

2 October 2015

Looking for a premium laptop that won't eviscerate your savings? With the Envy 15, HP thinks it has just the device for you. This alluring 15.6-incher has the high-end materials and stylish... Read more…

1 October 2015

It's good-looking, well-connected and has a decent amount of power There's a lot to like about this Envy's style, but we're not sure all the compromises make sense. It's good-looking,...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Pelico
Pelico would recommend the HP Zbook 15 G2

First B & H Photo; After a lot of research, I found that B & H Photo had the most ZBook 15 G2 models to choose from at the best price. It also helped that I received the laptop as described on the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Jp-the-man
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a lot of computing power and I ended up buying the Zbook. I took it with an upgrade to 32 GB memory. The computer certainly delivers on the computing power side. This PC can crank through... Read more…

Powerful
Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Callum R.

A really good monitor for the price. The IPS panel makes this a lot better than other cheaper ones out there such as base model Benq monitors. The natural bezel looks brilliant...

Reviewed 27 December 2015 by Warmanns

Horrible quality camera. Results appear like a digital camera from 15 years a go, blur and soft. Put new batteries in and after 4 shots the meter went from 3 blobs to 1. Truly awful camera in this... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great Camera I am highly satisfied.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r101, 15r111, 15r138, 15r136, 15r138n, 15r136n, 15r101n, 15r111n, hp w5170, 15r136ne, 15r101ns, 15r111ns, hp t7v51, hp j8z70, 15r138nl, hp i76700, hp j8z70e, hp i75500, hp w5170m, hp t7v51e, hp j8z70et, hp p243714, hp i75500u, hp p214866, k7q27eaabz, hp p232420, hp t7v51et, hp p236821, k1w00eaabe, hp i76700h
Barcodes 00888793688229, 00888793859513, 00888793940914, 00888793960462, 00889296089179, 00889296089186, 00889296197324, 00889899721902
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