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HP 15 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 15 is 830MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz. At 896 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 15.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the HP 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15 range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 15 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the HP 15's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. The HP 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 896 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 840MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the HP 15 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP 15 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most laptops of this spec and age 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 313 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 15 range from 200MHz to 850MHz.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15 range from 2 to 3. The HP 15 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 15.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Across all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Celeron.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. The HP 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8,192 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 15.

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 2 megabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 15. The smallest cache memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average cache memory is 4.1MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 15. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP 15 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15.

The best memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 41 watt-hours, the HP 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15. The average battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 15 is 77Wh.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 15 which has four battery cells.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 15 is a four processor thread notebook PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 9530 (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The HP 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 15.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the MSI PE70 2QE (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Colour
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

(170)
5 January 2016

This thin and light 15-inch convertible laptop has a lot to offer with four rocking speakers and a brilliant 4K screen...

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
20 November 2015

The shiny touchscreen is a pointless ostentation raising price and weight besides sapping power, and network connectivity is limited. Otherwise the HP Omen 15 is a nicely built, stylish and speedy...

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…

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User Reviews

(121)
Reviewed 21 November 2015 by TechnologyChallenged
TechnologyChallenged would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

It comes with Windows 10 which doesn't get along with Google chrome and Mozilla Firefox so you are forced to use internet edge (formerly explorer). It is easy to set up. The first thing you should... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2015 by Skroe
Skroe would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

When I first got it, I had to make it to where games identified the Nvidia graphics card instead of the intergrated one, a real pain in the butt if you don't know what you're doing. After that the... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2015 by NoviceGamer
NoviceGamer would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

This little laptop is started and signed in, within 20 seconds on a slow day. The Omen will run Gta 5 with ease and rarely lags. There are some bugs, that are easy to work around. It could really... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2015 by Indienink
Indienink would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

This is a perfect laptop for your academic and work needs. This far exceeded my expectations on quality and performance...

Reviewed 31 July 2013 by Megan L.
(Verified Purchase)

Once you familiarize with navigating it, Windows 8 is actually enjoyable with a touchscreen. All in all you can't beat the performance for the price with this laptop! I strongly recommend the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r077, 15r151, 15r111, 15r101, 15r207, 15r222, 15r004, 15r132, 15r023, 15r087, 15r201, 15r221, 15r078, 15r126, 15r203, 15r125, 15r291, 15r110, 15r267, 15r040, 15r119, 15r231, 15r123, 15r254, 15r257, 15r034, 15r078t, 15r126t, 15r203n, 15r125n
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