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HP Pavilion 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Get the ultimate Windows experience with the crystal-clear HD or optional Full HD 1 displayOptimized for Windows 8.1. With BeatsAudioTM and dual speakers, the HP Pavilion Notebook is designed for... More
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website mobiletechreview.com scored this HP portable PC 70 out of 100.

Good Size

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com mentioned in their HP Pavilion 15 review “It starts at less than $500, weighs less than 5 pounds and it's relatively slim at 0.83”. Mobiletechreview.com also said “Slim and lightweight chassis”.

One HP Pavilion 15 owner wrote in their reviews that this laptop was lightweight. Mobiletechreview.com said in their HP Pavilion 15 review “Lightweight for a 15inch notebook” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by HP.

Robust

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Solid, comfortable touchpad operation” in their review of this laptop. One HP Pavilion 15 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Sturdy keyboard”.

Nice Design

One person concluded that the product was good looking. Mobiletechreview.com wrote “@lisagade) We often cover high end laptops and chic Ultrabooks.” but despite that they rated the HP Pavilion 15 60 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the HP Pavilion 15 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Acceptable Noise Level

One HP Pavilion 15 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Fairly loud Altec Lansing speakers” however they gave the HP Pavilion 15 a score of 60 out of 100.

Four SATA Connectors

The Pavilion 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15. This laptop is a four SATA connector laptop compared to most of the laptops of this type and age which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Pavilion 15 has more SATA III connectors than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15. This notebook PC is a four SATA III connector notebook PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 4.125 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 range from 1.6GB to 4.3GB.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.7GB. The Pavilion 15 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Good Product Quality

One HP Pavilion 15 owner who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Solid audio quality”.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Pavilion 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the HP Pavilion 15 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly big internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Pavilion 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 15 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of this age and type have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Mobiletechreview.com mentioned in their review “Battery life is disappointing”. Mobiletechreview.com also wrote “Performance and battery life disappoint”.

Poor for Gaming

One person concluded that it was not good for gaming. Mobiletechreview.com gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and mentioned “Disappointing performance, especially gaming” in their HP Pavilion 15 review.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the HP Pavilion 15 of only 300 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this spec and age. Laptops of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 850MHz.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15 is 2.7. With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the Pavilion 15 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and 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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Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 15 is a eight solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Pavilion 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15 the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 1,600MHz.

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7 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

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Average Screen Size

The Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

The HP Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life

The HP Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical battery life (5.5 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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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
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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 Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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 HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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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
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
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 15p077, 15p241, 15p264, 15p287, 15p043, 15p139, 15p013, 15p082, 15p250, 15p297, 15p010, 15p038, 15p108, 15p235, 15p273, 15p037, 15p070, 15p091, 15p203, 15p233, 15p240, 15p263, 15p283, 15p042, 15p133, 15p281, 15p012, 15p080, 15p229, 15p249
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