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Advantages of the HP 15" Laptop
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the HP Pavilion 15
  • Good for general use
  • Good for content creation

Key differences

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General Use

5.8
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
7.0
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
220.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
220.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.0 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.2/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The HP Pavilion 15 is good for general use, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Gaming and AI

5.7
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
6.2
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The HP Pavilion 15 is only fair for gaming and AI, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Engineering and Design

5.5
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
6.6
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
2.3/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The HP Pavilion 15 is only fair for engineering and design, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Content Creation

5.9
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
7.1
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
The HP Pavilion 15 is good for content creation, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Software Development

5.9
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
6.7
3.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.1/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.2/10
The HP Pavilion 15 is only fair for software development, while the HP 15" Laptop is poor.

Screen Quality

5.2
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
5.3
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1366 x 768
RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
TN
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
TN
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
220.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
220.0 nits
The HP Pavilion 15 has a better screen than the HP 15" Laptop for content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
3.0 Hours
The HP 15" Laptop has 6 hours of battery life. The HP Pavilion 15 has 3 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Portability

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

Build Quality

6.0
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
6.2
The HP Pavilion 15 and HP 15" Laptop both have only fair build quality.

Cost

$419
15" Laptop
Pavilion 15
$416
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The HP 15" Laptop has a price of $419 and the HP Pavilion 15 costs $416.

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How the HP 15" Laptop and the HP Pavilion 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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HP 15" LaptopHP Pavilion 15
HP 15" LaptopHP Pavilion 15

GENERAL

Price
$419
$416
Release Date
January 1, 2020August 1, 2020
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.71''14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.71''
Weight
3.75 lbs3.75 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Pentium Silver N5000Intel i3-1115G4
Graphics
UHD Graphics 605 UHD Xe G4
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours3 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
TNTN
Resolution
1366 x 7681366 x 768
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
220 nits220 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6/106.3/10
Portability Score
7.8/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/108.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/106.3/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
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."

HP Pavilion 15

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Alex Cox | August 2022
"The HP Pavilion 15 carries a fair amount of power and a sharp display in its handsome slimline shell. It's not perfect, but it's a hard worker. This is wonderfully designed and totes a heck of a lot of desktop power, with the added benefit of a decent webcam and a full-sized keyboard. If you're getting down to business on a budget, it's a great fit."

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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.

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