Summary: - HP tried hard to make their Pavilion Sleekbook 15t-b100 an affordable system and did make it under $500. It has a few nice features such as a very thin profile and great keyboard but it is hampered by a below average screen that is frankly very dark.
Summary: Affordable all-rounder. HP demands 500 Euros (~$647) for its all-round Pavilion 15 laptop. The buyer gets a Full HD screen alongside a GeForce 840M GPU, and a Core i5 processor. Can you really go wrong with this device at this price?
Pros: Matte, bright, Full HD screen, Decent application performance, Gaming suitable, Good battery runtimes, The bright Full HD screen.
Cons: Low-contrast, viewing angle dependent screen, 12 month warranty only, Fast-Ethernet only, No maintenance cover, A maintenance cover.
Summary: To summarize our review, we will conclude that Pavilion 15-p800ng is an all-round laptop for just 599 Euros. The Intel Core i5 processor and GeForce 840M graphics unit are a strong combination for performance devouring programs and applications especially computer games.
Summary: Inexpensive all-around laptop. With the Pavilion 15-n213eg, HP offers a gaming capable 15.6-inch notebook. The buyer will not only get powerful hardware, but also a big storage capacity and 8 GB of RAM for 600 Euros (~$832).
Pros: good system performance, gaming capable, big storage capacity, contrast-rich display, good battery runtimes, relatively low power consumption, the good system and gaming performance and the low energy consumption
Cons: only Fast Ethernet, only 12 month warranty, no VGA out, averagely bright, bluish display, a brighter display with matte surface
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: Frugal quad-core. The HP Pavilion 15-050sg is an inexpensive notebook (399 Euros, ~$545) with a quad-core processor and a large hard drive. Thanks to the ULV APU from AMD it should be frugal and offer long battery runtimes. Is the Pavilion 15 a convincing package? Find out in our in-depth review.
Pros: Good battery runtimes, Frugal, Slim chassis, The low energy consumption and the resulting battery runtimes.
Cons: Display is a bit dark and has a blue cast, Only 12 months warranty, No VGA-out, Only Fast-Ethernet, We miss some features that are offered by many similarly priced rivals: a Gigabit-Ethernet port, VGA-out and a two-year warranty.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Good application performance, Decent battery runtimes, Low power consumption, Quiet operation, Slim appearance, The decent application performance and the low power consumption.
Cons: 12 month warranty only, A slightly too dark screen w/ bluish cast, A brighter screen and easier access to the hard drive.
Summary: The AMD alternative? A quad-core CPU, Crossfire graphics and plenty of memory - the HP Pavilion 15 offers a lot for less than 500 Euros (~$663). But how competitive is AMD's new platform and does the inexpensive 15-inch notebook offer any surprises?
Pros: Decent input devices, Solid application performance, Good battery runtimes, Very quiet and cool during idle, Low price, It does not always have to be an Intel CPU - AMD's latest products are also attractive products. The A8-5550M should have sufficient performance for most office and multimedia u...
Cons: Glossy case, Slow Ethernet, TN panel with limited viewing angles, Micro stutters, Only 12 months warranty, A DisplayPort and a fast Gbit-Ethernet port would really improve the port equipment of the notebook. Similar to the mediocre display, these are somewhat expected drawbacks for such an inexpe...
Conclusion: 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".
Pros: Slim and light for a 15" laptop (especially at this low price), very good Altec Lansing speakers.