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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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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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18 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops manufactured by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Pavilion 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The internal memory of laptops that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 15. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 is 11" and the biggest is 18".

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15, the HP Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB. The Pavilion 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1MB to 6MB. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15 that we have assessed, the Pavilion 15's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(48)
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...

7 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

(35)
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 15p221, 15p234, 15p231, 15p234n, 15p231n, 15p221n, 15p221nw, 15p234ng, 15p231nw, hp i75500, hp i75500u, computer upgrade king i77500, computer upgrade king i77500u
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