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HP Pavilion 15
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HP Pavilion 15 4 Core AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 AMD a 2.1GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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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 touchscreen display are just some of the... More
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7 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Pavilion 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP Pavilion 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The Pavilion 15 has a quite short battery life (only 4.45 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 15. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 15 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. The Pavilion 15 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 41 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 15 the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,800 milliamperes * hour, the Pavilion 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,600mAh.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.9 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 15 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Pavilion 15 which has four battery cells.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Pavilion 15 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP Pavilion 15 is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads.

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8 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 15.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 15.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
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)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(48)
22 August 2016

Having a 15.6-inch touchscreen seems a little pointless, but this is otherwise a decent entry-level laptop. BUY NOW: HP Pavilion x360 15-bk062sa for £479.99 from Currys.co.uk This review unit...

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...

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User Reviews

(32)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15p036, 15p048, 15p011, 15p187, 15p087, 15p051, 15p033, 15p087c, 15p051u, 15p033n, 15p036n, 15p048n, 15p011n, 15p187c, 15p033ns, hp ab110, 15p036nl, 15p048nl, 15p011ns, 15p187ca, 15p087ca, 15p051us, hp ab110n, hp ab110nr, j8e45ea#abe, j8d96ea#abz
Barcodes 00888793416938, 00888793449110, 00888793490365, 00888793490396
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