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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Mar 2015
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Get the ultimate Windows experience with the crystal-clear HD or optional Full HD 1 displayOptimized for Windows 8.1. With BeatsAudioTM and dual speakers, the HP Pavilion Notebook is designed for... More
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24 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This notebook PC received a rating of 70% from expert review site mobiletechreview.com.

Good Size

Some HP Pavilion 15 reviewers who bought it considered that it was thin. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote “It starts at less than $500, weighs less than 5 pounds and it's relatively slim at 0.83” in their review. Mobiletechreview.com also said “Slim and lightweight chassis”.

One HP Pavilion 15 reviewer said in their reviews that the HP Pavilion 15 was lightweight. Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Lightweight for a 15inch notebook” however they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Robust

Several HP Pavilion 15 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Three years ago Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Solid audio quality” in their HP Pavilion 15 review but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Mobiletechreview.com also wrote “Solid, comfortable touchpad operation”.

One HP Pavilion 15 owner said in their reviews that the HP Pavilion 15 was strong and durable. Mobiletechreview.com said in their review “Sturdy keyboard”.

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Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Nice Design

One HP Pavilion 15 reviewer considered that it was good looking. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “@lisagade) We often cover high end laptops and chic Ultrabooks.” yet they rated the product 60 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One HP Pavilion 15 reviewer who reviewed the HP Pavilion 15 thought it was noisy. Mobiletechreview.com mentioned three years ago “Fairly loud Altec Lansing speakers” in their review of the HP Pavilion 15 however despite that they only gave this laptop a rating of 3 stars.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Four SATA III Connectors

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however the HP Pavilion 15 has four SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the HP Pavilion 15 has four SATA connectors.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 range from 0.062GB to 4.3GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 4.125 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2.5GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Good Product Quality

One HP Pavilion 15 owner said in their reviews that the HP Pavilion 15 was good quality.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 750GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 830GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of people reckoned that the product did not have a good battery life. Mobiletechreview.com said “Battery life is disappointing” in their review. Mobiletechreview.com also mentioned “Performance and battery life disappoint”.

Poor for Gaming

One HP Pavilion 15 owner who bought it thought it was not good for gaming. Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Disappointing performance, especially gaming”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, 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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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

At only 2, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The PCI Express slot versions of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 15 is a eight solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,800 milliamperes * hour, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the Pavilion 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical 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 Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

The Pavilion 15 has a relatively average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15.

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Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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 III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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Password Protection
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Weight & Dimensions
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Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
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Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(48)
22 August 2016

Having a 15.6-inch touchscreen seems a little pointless, but this is otherwise a decent entry-level laptop. BUY NOW: HP Pavilion x360 15-bk062sa for £479.99 from Currys.co.uk This review unit...

20 January 2016

There you have it, HP's latest Pavilion entry in the Gaming notebook segment; the overall hardware combination is pretty well balanced. HP bundled the screaming fast Intel i7 6700HQ, a whopping...

Balanced hardware package perfect for casual gaming
Decent operating temperatures in a slim notebook factor
Crisp audio via B O solution
Unique design and good build quality
Relatively thin 28.96 mm) and light chassis 2.32 kg)
Price is too elevated
128GB SSD
Unsatisfying GPU performance for the asking price and the use of DD 3 RAM instead of DD 4
Underwhelming battery life
Low sRGB coverage, low contrast ratio, low maximum brightness
9 December 2015

At the end of the day, HP was able to build a decent gaming machine using the standard Pavilion 15 chassis. We liked the build quality and despite all the plastic, the machine feels sturdy and we...

25 November 2015

Gaming laptops often have garish designs to declare their credentials.Not so the HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook, which is finished almost entirely in black except for the green rubber feet.Its matt... Read more…

8 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

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User Reviews

(37)
Reviewed 16 November 2015 by IllogicalLewis

Only had this laptop a day but thought I would answer a few questions I had when thinking about buying. First off the screen is actually really good! Viewing angles are great. Colour and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Jim99887766

I'm really very impressed with this laptop. Pricewise it is great value, with specification approaching others nearly twice the price. It worked straight out of the box, with only minor updates to... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Caleb M.
(Verified Purchase)

I attempted to update my board using the M-Flash functionality to 1.3 of the bios. The update failed and proceeded to brick both bioses (not sure why). Evidently this is a common issue, and the... Read more…

I purchased this board a little over a month ago and the initial setup was fairly smooth. The design is very well laid out and makes it easy to fit in two video cards, water cooling, and attach your h
The stability has much improved with later bios versions and models of the board. The heat dissipation ability of the board is excellent. Further, newer driver versions are coming out for many of the
Good looking matte black PCB and finish
Lots of space for an air cooled SliCrossfire setup
Dual BIOS and PCIE graphics switches for diagnosing problems
The board has some serious drawbacks now that I am a month in that I have encountered
The bioses (there are two) are not self recoverable, and the feature to recover one from the other if one fails is not functional. The manual references features that are not present in versions of th
The USB attachments for the board are located in places that will become unaccessible should have multiple video cards (as well as the CMOS battery reset) so you will need to completely disassemble yo
In short what is an excellent board hardware wise, is made almost worthless by poor driver support, poor bios, and enough minor flaws to make it a bad buy
RMA process. In my previous review, I was attempting to RMA out a motherboard that had a failed BIOS update. I ended up having to call MSI to RMA out the board. The person on the phone was excellent a
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Timothy c.
(Verified Purchase)

Will be my first and last MSI product. Msi managment should check how there moderators are doing once and a while...

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Glenn G.
(Verified Purchase)

I just built a buddy's system with an MSI M-Power board recently and I was excited to see what MSI would bring with a flagship board like this one. After having two of them now, I'm no longer... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p267, 15p294, 15p044, 15p084, 15p173, 15p210, 15p215, 15p083, 15p214, 15p015, 15p208, 15p213, 15p251, 15p039, 15p113, 15p207, 15p212, 15p236, 15p276, 15p298, 15p071, 15p223, 15p244, 15n306, 15p241, 15p264, 15p287, 15p043, 15p139, 15p082
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