HP Pavilion 15

HP Pavilion 15

HP Pavilion 15

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.4/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Poor5.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Poor5.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.7/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The HP Pavilion 15 is a budget-friendly laptop that offers a large storage capacity and decent RAM, making it capable for general use like web browsing, office applications, and media consumption. It comes with an Intel i3 processor and integrated graphics, which are suitable for basic tasks but may not handle 3D rendering, machine learning, or intensive gaming well. The battery capacity is adequate, and with a 15.6-inch TN panel display, it provides a large screen size, but the lower screen resolution might not be as sharp as some other models. It lacks a touchscreen feature and has a standard 60Hz refresh rate. It's also portable, at a weight that is manageable for carrying around. This laptop comes with a number pad and a range of connectivity options including USB-C. However, with the modest processing power and display characteristics, it may not be the best choice for engineering tasks or scenarios where high performance is needed. Consider the HP Pavilion 15 if you're looking for an affordable laptop for everyday tasks and don't require high-end graphics or a top-end processor. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • Number pad on keyboard
  • Good general use performance
  • Excellent heat management
Cons
  • I3 processor limits performance
  • Low screen resolution
  • No touchscreen feature
  • Limited color space coverage

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.1
The HP Pavilion 15 is equipped with adequate RAM and a solid-state drive for swift general performance, and its high-quality keyboard facilitates comfortable typing for everyday tasks. However, the moderate screen quality might not be ideal for color-critical work; still, its portability and long battery life make it a good choice for daily use and mobility.
Engineering & Design:
3.5
The HP Pavilion 15 offers a basic CPU and integrated GPU that may challenge running intensive engineering and design software smoothly, and its screen quality is limited by low resolution and modest color coverage, which are not ideal for detail-oriented tasks. While its keyboard and portability are good, these factors might not compensate for the performance and screen limitations in professional contexts where power and visual precision are paramount.
Build Quality:
3.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.3
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.2
The HP Pavilion 15 is fair for gaming and 3D because it sports an integrated GPU which is not as powerful as dedicated gaming GPUs, limiting performance in graphics-intensive tasks. Additionally, it has a standard screen refresh rate of 60Hz which is adequate for casual gaming but may not deliver the smooth visuals desired for fast-paced games and high-quality 3D rendering.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$430
Brand
HP
Release Date
January 08 2020
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.71''
Weight
3.75 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i3-1115G4
Overall CPU Score
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4.2/10
Graphics
UHD Xe G4
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1366 x 768
General Use Screen Score
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5.2/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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5.5/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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5.2/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1

BATTERY

Battery Life
3 hours
Battery Capacity
51 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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6.3/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
No

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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6.3/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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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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