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HP 15 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB May 2015
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10 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the 15 also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NP905S3G which has better reviews.

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Light

The weights of laptops of a comparable age and type to the 15 range from 980g to 4.2kg. At only 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1 (2.4kg).

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pro ($759.95).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Narrow

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the widths range from 260mm to 430mm. With a width of only 345 millimeters, the HP 15 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the HP 15 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 896 megahertz, the HP 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago 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 One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 200MHz, the fastest is 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Toshiba Satellite C75D which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP 15 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across comparable types of laptop the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 15 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung NP905S3G which has better reviews.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 15 the processor family ranges from Intel Celeron (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP 15 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 15 is 750GB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the worst memory slots amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the 15.

The best memory slots across comparable types of portable PC is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the 15 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity is 77Wh.

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Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.062GB and 4.3GB. The HP 15 has one of the smaller on-board graphics adapter memory capacity (only 1.65 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 is 1MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the HP 15 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the 15.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The HP 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this age and type is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the HP 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 15.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the HP 15 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal 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
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Front Camera Resolution
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
Headphone Out 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
Keyboard Layout
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
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Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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Expert Reviews

(169)
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

(119)
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 January 2016 by Mercedes12

We originally saw this computer on black friday sale. It was $250 off and had exactly the specs we were looking for (6th gen processor, 1080p screen, lots of RAM etc) all inside of a great-looking... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15f024, 15r181, 15r036, 15r255, 15r270, 15r131, 15r214, 15r013, 15r038, 15r201, 15r106, 15r040, 15r178, 15r035, 15r230, 15r132, 15r268, 15r122, 15r209, 15r011, 15r208, 15r002, 15r102, 15r121, 15r044, 15r025, 15r220, 15r010
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