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HP Pavilion 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of HP Pavilion 15. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas comments about the sound and usability are mixed.

performance, price, portability, design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Pavilion 15-n005sg Notebook

 

Long-lasting and economic. A slim laptop featuring a Haswell processor for 499 Euros (~$671) doesn't sound bad at all. Our test report reveals whether the Pavilion can stand out from the innumerable contenders. ...

Good application performance; Decent battery runtimes; Low power consumption; Quiet operation; Slim appearance

12 month warranty only; A slightly too dark screen w/ bluish cast

Hewlett Packard only includes a one-year warranty while the competition often offers two years.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

HP 15-d008TU notebook Review

 

The HP 15 is a fairly competent laptop, at a very affordable price tag. Meant for someone who wants a machine for basic tasks, with a very good battery life. The 15.6-inch screen is one of the best in the category. Featuring a good keyboard and...

Excellent battery life, Well built, Crisp display, Precise keyboard

There will be performance limitations, after a certain point

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

HP Pavilion 15-n207tu Review

 

The HP Pavilion 15-n207tu is a well-rounded, albeit basic laptop with the bare essentials required to keep a user happy. The device does have a good screen and great audio, not to mention the decent battery life. However, it's underpowered at this...

Great contrast ratio, Good speakers, Decent battery life

Slightly underpowered at this price

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

HP Pavilion 15z Sleekbook

 

Slim and light for a 15" laptop (especially at this low price), very good Altec Lansing speakers

Shiny plastic loves fingerprints, weak battery life, mushy keyboard

HP set out with a challenge: make a budget notebook that's both thin and light. And that's exactly what the HP Pavilion 15z Sleekbook is: it starts at less than $500, weighs less than 5 pounds and it's relatively slim at 0.83". It's sufficient for web,...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

HP Pavilion 15 review

 

The quintessential learning laptop lives on

Affordable price ; Thinner and lighter ; Tons of options

Shallow, squishy keyboard ; All-plastic frame

Hefty and ready to haul heaps of coursework, HP's Pavilion revision makes for a compelling value that carries the household name well.

May, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

HP Pavilion 15 (15-bc250na) review

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The HP Pavilion 15 (15-bc250na) is pitched by some retailers as a gaming machine, which provides a weight of expectations in the mind of laptop users. However, in our testing we weren't sure that this was really the best use of the laptop's...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (n232sa) review

 

The size and weight of the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart suggest that it's more intended as a desktop replacement system for use at home or in the office. However, its all-round performance, combined with an attractive screen and optical drive, provide very...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

On the plus end, you will locate piles of features that make you go crazy for it! Some of the gratifying features are HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated dual array digital microphone, 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 1 HDMI and Multi-Format digital Media...

Fire Wire and eSATA like intuitive ports are missing

With such price tag, this new HP Pavilion 15-b001TU offers the latest in onboard hardware and software. But what could make you more excited for this laptop are the small intricate details that the designers have taken care of such as sharing headphone...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Beats Audio / DTS Sound +
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:41
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41
Battery life (max):7.5
Battery performance:2800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 M260 / No / NVIDIA GeForce 820M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 2005
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8610G / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12 / 16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:B&O PLAY / Beats Audio / DTS Sound +
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:12 / 2.99 / 3.15
Package height:12.2 / 13.6 / 2.99
Package weight:6.83 / 7.21 / 7.28
Package width:18.9 / 20 / 20.4
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / QPI
Chipset:AMD A76M FCH / Intel HM76 Express / Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:AMD A76M FCH / Intel HM76 Express / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1 / 2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:A10-5745M / i3-5020U / i5-4210U / i5-6200U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD A / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:A10-5745M / i3-5020U / i5-4210U / i5-6200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356) / Socket FP2 (µBGA-827)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / D1 / F0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75460 / 81016 / 84699 / 88193
Processor code:SR16Z / SR1EF / SR240 / SR2EY
Processor package size:40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:HP Utility Center; \nHP Recovery Manager / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013,\nDTS Sound+,\nHP Connected Music,\nHP Connected Photo,\nHP Coolsense,\nHP ProtectSmart,\nHP Connected ePrint,\nCyberLink Power DVD,\nWindows Live Essentials,\n7-Zip
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 10.3
Height:0.89 / 0.941 / 0.992 / 0.996
Weight:4.92 / 5 / 5.03 / 5.05
Width:14.9 / 15.2