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HP ENVY 15
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HP ENVY 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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HP ENVY 15 Late 2011 Model Review
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ENVY 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 15.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ENVY 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB. The ENVY 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B (1TB).

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ENVY 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 15 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

The ENVY 15 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most laptops of this type and age.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all laptops of this type and age.

The worst processor cache level amongst similar types of laptop is L2.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of this age and spec have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 on the market for more than a year.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age 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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Thick

With a height of 29.9 millimeters, the ENVY 15 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The thinnest portable PC that has been available for a similar time to the ENVY 15 is 8.9mm thick, the thickest is 55mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 15.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K (2.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The ENVY 15 has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ENVY 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ENVY 15 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP 17-f262nr (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The ENVY 15 has a pretty typical weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops 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
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15q003, 15q214, 15q007, 15q006, 15q007t, 15q006t, 15q003t, 15q214t, 15q003tx, 15q214tx, 15q007tx, 15q006tx
Barcodes 00888793213636, 00888793249710, 00888793251324, 00889296442516
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