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HP ENVY 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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19 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

HP medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior 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 medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.51GB and 4GB. At 4 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY 15.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP ENVY 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The ENVY 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad E540[plb_2394760_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this HP portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad X250[pl_2740371_price] (2.6GHz), or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2746927_price] (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price] (2.6GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2709489_price], and the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2701811_price] both from DELL or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] are also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ENVY 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Asus UX303LA[plb_2647703_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2429334_price], and the HP ZBook 14[plb_2646085_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2701811_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP ENVY 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP ZBook 14[plb_2746897_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price], or the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 15, the ENVY 15 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017136_price], and the ZBook 14[pl_2746897_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price].

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 15 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB. The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15 is 2.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the ENVY 15 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017136_price], and the ZBook 14[pl_2746897_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ENVY 15 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ENVY 15. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this age and type is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price], or the HP ProBook 440[plb_2790269_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885642_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (SSD and higher rated); or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2917671_price] (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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Thick

With a height of 26.7 millimeters, the ENVY 15 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ENVY 15. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ENVY 15 have heights of between 11mm and 74mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The ENVY 15 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo ThinkPad E540[plb_2394760_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2709489_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ENVY 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the ThinkPad E540[pl_2394760_price] (2.5kg and cheaper), or the L440[pl_2291384_price] (2.3kg and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(46)
27 November 2015

In review: HP Envy 15-w103ng x360. Test model courtesy of HP Store.The new Skylake processor leads to a higher computing performance without reducing the battery life. The somewhat higher power...

12 October 2015

A large convertible laptop with decent performance, but it doesn't excel in any area...

11 March 2015

There is nothing on the back as the screen goes through 180 degrees.The right side has an SD card socket, two USB ports, HDMI port, Ethernet socket, DC input point and a Kensington lock port. The... Read more…

30 January 2015

The HP x360 has a lot to offer: it's well-built, easy to switch to tablet mode and offers reasonable performance... Unfortunately, though, it's horribly let down by a pitiful screen, which limits...

19 January 2015

There's a strangeness to the HP Envy X2 (15-c001tu) that's hard to overcome. This mostly comes from its detachable keyboard, which features a touchpad on the right side, rather than below the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(456)
Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Agflak

This is a very capable little machine that I have used as a daily driver for about a month. It can handle photo editing, audio editing, Excel, multiple Chrome tabs, etc. Unfortunately, after only... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by KUbbFan
KUbbFan would recommend the HP Envy x360 m6 15

Was hesitant to buy this one but when it went on sale for $549 and can return by Jan 15th if not happy with it, I decided to give it a try. This is now the 4th laptop I have purchased and am... Read more…

Reviewed 21 December 2015 by USUrocks

Initially I really liked this computer. I love the touch screen and the ability to fold the screen all the way back. The display is also great. However, I have been experiencing the same issues... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2016 by SadPerson
(Verified Purchase)

I got a great deal, price wise, but it was a sad let down. HP support updates are very slow. The essential ones do not self-download and this causes problems. Every time I wake it up from sleep... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2015 by Pbmaloney

Got the same white screen as of yesterday, going to have to take back. I'm pretty ticked off...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 15k201, hp 15k201n, hp 15k201na, hp hddl0c91, hp hddl0c91e, hp hddl0c91ea, hp hddl0c91eaa, hp hddl0c91eaab, hp hddl0c91eaabu
Barcodes 00889296018834, 00889296029175, 00889296067917, 00889296067924, 00889296070979, 00889296074755, 00889296158097, 00889296158103, 00889296233114, 00889296598022
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