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HP 15 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 15 is 830MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz. At 896 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 15.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the HP 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15 range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 15 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the HP 15's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. The HP 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 896 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 840MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the HP 15 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP 15 is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most laptops of this spec and age 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 Base Frequency

At only 313 megahertz, the HP 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 15 range from 200MHz to 850MHz.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15 range from 2 to 3. The HP 15 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst comparable spec portable 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 portable 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the 15.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The HP 15 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Across all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Celeron.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 15 the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. The HP 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8,192 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 15.

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 2 megabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 15. The smallest cache memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average cache memory is 4.1MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the HP 15 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the 15. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP 15 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is in fact the worst memory slots across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 15.

The best memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 41 watt-hours, the HP 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15. The average battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 15 is 77Wh.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP 15 which has four battery cells.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 15 is a four processor thread notebook PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 15

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the HP 15 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 9530 (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The HP 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 15.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the MSI PE70 2QE (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HP 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(77)
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 May 2015

It's got great power, decent ergonomics and versatile design, but the HP loses out to its rival thanks to a high price, middling screen quality and its sheer size...

27 March 2015

A sort of one-size-fits-all for the productive professional, the ZBook 15u G2 is an acceptable, if overly expensive addition to a lineup of high-powered portables that promise users a mix of...

Fast enough to handle general work
Design is clean, professional
Rated at militarygrade toughness
Solid performance, plenty of ports including Thunderbolt, fantastic DreamColor display
Good performance
Too expensive for what you get
1080p doesn't impress at this price
Bulky, heavy, and awkward
Lackluster battery life
Expensive
23 March 2015

What is the HP ZBook 15 G2? Ultrabooks are fine for writing and web browsing, but they're not suited to serious work. That's where workstations come in ? and HP's latest ZBook aims to shake up the... Read more…

23 March 2015

HP ZBook 15 G2 in a long-term test, review samples courtesy of HP Germany Multi-monitor operation is a welcome option for winning a lot of desktop area. That ensures the necessary overview,...

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User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Pelico
Pelico would recommend the HP Zbook 15 G2

First B & H Photo; After a lot of research, I found that B & H Photo had the most ZBook 15 G2 models to choose from at the best price. It also helped that I received the laptop as described on the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Jp-the-man
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a lot of computing power and I ended up buying the Zbook. I took it with an upgrade to 32 GB memory. The computer certainly delivers on the computing power side. This PC can crank through... Read more…

Powerful
Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Mkissn
(Verified Purchase)

Great screen!

Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Callum R.

A really good monitor for the price. The IPS panel makes this a lot better than other cheaper ones out there such as base model Benq monitors. The natural bezel looks brilliant...

Reviewed 27 December 2015 by Warmanns

Horrible quality camera. Results appear like a digital camera from 15 years a go, blur and soft. Put new batteries in and after 4 shots the meter went from 3 blobs to 1. Truly awful camera in this... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15r077, 15r151, 15r111, 15r101, 15r207, 15r222, 15r004, 15r132, 15r023, 15r087, 15r201, 15r221, 15r078, 15r126, 15r203, 15r125, 15r291, 15r110, 15r267, 15r040, 15r119, 15r231, 15r123, 15r254, 15r257, 15r034, 15r078t, 15r126t, 15r203n, 15r125n
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