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HP 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Aug 2014
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its portable PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP portable PC also 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 similar age and spec to the 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 15, the HP 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

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

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as 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 Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 came out around the same time as 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 15 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 41 watt-hours, the HP 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 15 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 15.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera
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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
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(168)
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…

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...

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User Reviews

(85)
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 15r112, 15r112n, 15r112nl, hp i54210, hp i54210u
Barcodes 00888793746721, 00889296114444
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