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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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The HP Pavilion Notebook provides all of the benefits of a desktop in a sleek, portable package. Astounding sound from BeatsAudio and a crisp, clear HD display are just some of the benefits you... More
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15 Reasons For

A Best Selling Product

The Pavilion 15 is one the top selling laptop currently on sale.

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 ($539.99) (2.7GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The total storage capacity of the Pavilion 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus X553MA which is cheaper.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the ProBook 450 ($399.99), or the ProBook 450 both from HP or the Asus X551CA.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 650 ($539.99).

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the HP ProBook 450 ($399.99), or the Asus X551CA.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 600GB.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age. 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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the HP ProBook 450 ($399.99), the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704, or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 is 5Wh, the biggest is 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 450 G1 (2.3kg), or the ProBook 450 ($399.99) (2.3kg) both from HP or the Lenovo L440 (2.3kg).

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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(47)
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 15p182, 15p185, 15p184, 15p185n, 15p184n, 15p182n, hp t9q33, 15p182no, hp t1e81, 15p185no, 15p184no, hp t1e81e, hp i56200, hp t9q33e, hp i56200u, hp t9q33ea, hp 15ab518, hp 15ab500, hp t1e81ea, hp 15ab500n, hp t1e81eaa, hp t9q33eaa, hp 15ab518n, hp t1e81eaab, hp t9q33eaab, hp 15ab518na, hp 15ab500na, hp t9q33eaabu, hp t1e81eaabu
Barcodes 00889296016083, 00889296016236, 00889296016243, 00889894961730, 00889899467190
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