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Advantages of the HP 15" Laptop
  • The HP 15" Laptop has no clear advantages over the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15".
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"
  • Good for software development
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Engineering and Design

6.2
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
6.8
5.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
12.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and HP 15" Laptop are both only fair for engineering and design, though the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" is somewhat better.

Software Development

6.6
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.2
5.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
12.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" is good for software development, while the HP 15" Laptop is only fair.

Screen Quality

5.3
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
6.5
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
341.0 nits
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has a better screen than the HP 15" Laptop for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
11.0 Hours
The HP 15" Laptop has 6 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has 11 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

6.0
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.6
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has good build quality, while the HP 15" Laptop has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.0
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.4
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
341.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
11.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.8/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and HP 15" Laptop are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
6.3
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and HP 15" Laptop are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.0
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
7.2
5.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
12.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and HP 15" Laptop are both good for content creation.

Portability

Good
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" and HP 15" Laptop both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$599
15" Laptop
IdeaPad 5 15"
$599
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The HP 15" Laptop has a price of $599 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" costs $599.

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How the HP 15" Laptop and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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HP 15" LaptopLenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

GENERAL

Price
$599
$599
Release Date
October 1, 2021August 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.7''14'' x 9.2'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.73 lbs4.08 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1165G7AMD Ryzen 7 5825U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
12 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours11 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh57 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
TNIPS
Resolution
1366 x 7681920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits341 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6/107.6/10
Portability Score
7.8/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
N/AWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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HP 15" Laptop

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Alex Iliev | August 2022
"Chances are high that the HP 15 is one of the first laptops to pop up when you search for an inexpensive notebook. Indeed, its price tag is very tempting for many, and of course, this is the reason for its popularity. However, the HP 15" suffers from poor performance due to low power consumption. On the bright side, one of the good things about it is the port selection. On the inside, this includes two SODIMM slots for memory, an M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage, and a SATA drive bay. However, the TN panel, and mediocre input devices are not ideal."

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

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Marcus Schwarten | August 2021
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is convincing due to its long battery life. The device scores points especially with its large battery and long battery runtimes combined with its low consumption. The CPU and GPU perform in the test as one would expect, and in line with what was familiar from the somewhat smaller 14-inch sister model, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14."

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About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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