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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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27 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This HP notebook PC received a "Recommended" from both Digitaltrends.com and Hi-tech.mail.ru/, both of which concluded that this notebook PC was good.

The expert at Computershopper.com decided that this notebook PC was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

One additional expert review site thought that this medium processor core notebook PC was good. Hothardware.com gave this notebook PC an "Approved" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this HP laptop is 77% based on fifty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this notebook PC is 73% based on 30 user reviews.

Robust

A number of HP 15 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “It is a safe, solid system that takes no design risks” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “The fast Solid Sta”. Three years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk said “HP’s Spectre XT TouchSmart 15-4000ea is certainly an attractive and well-built laptop” in their review of this laptop.

Two HP 15 owners who reviewed the HP 15 wrote that it was strong and durable. Three years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “We like the sturdy chassis”.

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Nice Design

Nineteen HP 15 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Cherrydrop said in their HP 15 review on Amazon “•Stylish and sleek•Under” and scored this laptop 5 stars. Nigel Neale scored it very highly and he said in his review of the HP 15 on Amazon two years ago “It's a beautiful machine - light in weight with no sharp edges”. Expert review site Maximumpc.com said “It evokes fond memories of Voodoo PC's old beautiful and powerful desktops” in their review of the HP 15 and rated the product 5 stars.

Some HP 15 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was a good design. Two years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned “A new gaming laptop that might be the most inventive PC design to come from that company in years”. In the same month expert website Laptopmag.com said “The HP Omen combines show-stopping design with strong gaming power” in their review of this laptop and scored it 70 out of 100. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their HP 15 review “One of the first things you will notice about the HP Spectre business laptop is its sleek design”.

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Good Size

A number of HP 15 owners who bought it thought it was thin. Expert website Laptopmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “The 15.6-inch laptop is a font of temptation, offering a slim, lightweight chassis that looks mor”. Engadget.com mentioned “Slim, sharp design”. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Thrilled that HP has returned to the gaming laptop scene with one of the most attractive, thin and light 15" machines on the market”.

Some people who bought the HP 15 considered that it was compact. Notebookcheck.net rated it 78 out of 100 and wrote in their HP 15 review “The HP Omen is designed for gamers that want a gaming notebook with a compact and prestigious construction”.

A few HP 15 owners who bought the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Last year Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's a 15.6-inch laptop that's made to entice the gaming crowd, though it doesn't look like a big and bulky gaming laptop”. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my said “With a 15.6-inch screen, is large without being bulky” in their review of the HP 15.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their review “Watch as heavyweight chips join incredible screens as the norm rather than the exception” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote that the HP 15 was good quality. Nigel Neale mentioned in his review of this laptop “Given the good quality”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The HP Spectre XT Touchsmart boasts a slim, metal body”. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “For a first gaming laptop, this is a high quality product from HP”.

Easy to Use

Five HP 15 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Last year Ejt mentioned “Windows 8.1 is easy to use (better than Windows 8” in their HP 15 review. Ejt also said “The keyboard is easy to use for typing”. Expert website Laptops.co.uk wrote in their review “Good grasp of colours makes it handy for movie lovers to” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

A few HP 15 owners wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Slashgear.com said in their HP 15 review “The overall experience was rather pleasant and comfortable”. Engadget.com wrote in their review of this laptop “The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart boasts a great, 15-inch touchscreen and a comfortable, svelte design” and scored it 4 stars. Ocaholic.ch.english mentioned “The comfortable keyboard and responsive touchpad”.

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Good for Gaming

Several HP 15 owners said that it was good for gaming. Computershopper.com wrote “The Omen 15 is a worthy gaming laptop that draws upon HP's Voodoo acquisition from forever ago” and scored the HP 15 80 out of 100. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “The HP Omen is a fantastic gaming laptop that sets a high bar with a unique design”. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au wrote “If the idea of a fast gaming machine without th” in their review of this laptop.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

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Acceptable Noise Level

One HP 15 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. Engadget.com wrote two years ago “Thunderbolt port, quiet” in their review of this laptop. One HP 15 owner said in their reviews that this laptop was noisy. Engadget.com gave this laptop a rating of 75 out of 100 and said “Loud, strong audio” in their review of the HP 15.

Large Storage Capacity

Some customers who bought the product thought it had good storage. Engadget.com said in their review of this laptop two years ago “Heavy, constrained CPU performance, lacks full SSD storage” . Engadget.com also mentioned “Has more storage space than SSD-only units”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought the HP 15 reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Ocaholic.ch.english wrote in their review “They come with some really interesting features”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 15. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 15.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 15 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 15.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The HP 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 15.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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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 a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few HP 15 reviewers who reviewed this laptop said that it did not have a good battery life. Expert website Engadget.com mentioned in their HP 15 review “The downsides are disappointing battery life and a high starting price”. Engadget.com also said “Terrible battery life”. Expert website Ubergizmo.com mentioned “Powerful ultrabook, poor battery life) In terms of what an ultrabook can deliver, you can’t go wrong with the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart” in their HP 15 review.

Poor Connectivity

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “Network connectivity is limited”.

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The HP 15 is a two SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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

The HP 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 950 megahertz, the HP 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The HP 15 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the 15 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the HP 15 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. The HP 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 15.

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Very Short Battery Life

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the 15 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. With a battery life of only 5 hours, the HP 15 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 15 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 15 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 15 range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The HP 15 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of only 41 watt-hours, the HP 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 15.

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Specification

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Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera
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4G
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Wi-Fi
3G
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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Keyboard
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Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Security
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

10 Awards

mobiletechreview.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product techradar.com/au/ Recommended computershopper.com Good For Gaming Techradar Recommended 01net.com 4 Star itproportal.com Best Buy hothardware.com Approved hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended pcauthority.com.au Recommended

Expert Reviews

(155)
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...

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…

13 October 2015

We've compared the HP Omen to MSI's GT80 in some aspects, but the two are very different animals meant for very different buyers. Doing so just serves to illustrate that "gaming laptop" doesn't...

2 October 2015

Looking for a premium laptop that won't eviscerate your savings? With the Envy 15, HP thinks it has just the device for you. This alluring 15.6-incher has the high-end materials and stylish... Read more…

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User Reviews

(49)
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 22 January 2016 by Doma93
Doma93 would recommend the HP Omen 15 (Verified Purchase)

It feels very light and small. it's insanely fast the only thing I don't like about this laptop is the SD card slot, and the touch pad I think it's bigger than it should be...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r017, 15r153, r018dx, 15r150, 15r104, 15r153n, hp i317, 15r150n, 15r104n, 15r017d, 15r017dx, 15r153nc, hp i317g, 15r150nr, 15r104ng, hp 15r018, hp i317gh, hp i34010, hp i34010u, hp 15r018d, hp i317ghz, hp 15r018dx
Barcodes 00888793588697, 00888793809167, 00888793850039, 08887931497206, 08887935886976
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