HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA

Specifications

HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EANotebook: HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA (Pavilion 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4510U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.35kg
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Reviews for the HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA

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HP Pavilion 15 J6Z61EA – Дзен или изкуството на балансирания лаптоп
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Balanced performance and flexible functionality; very attractive price; comfortable keyboard; decent built-in speakers; Negative: Poor appearance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2014

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With laptops, it is normal that will be some compromises when it comes to the features because of available space. The HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA tries to pack in a complete package into a laptop body.

Equipped with a 4th generation i7 Intel processor, 8 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA Geforce 840M GPU with 2 GB dedicated memory. However, it comes with only a normal 1 TB 5400 rpm hard disk drive, which reduces its potential.

The dedicated graphics card is the star here - a mid-range DirectX 11-compatible card - you can play most recently released modern games at full or medium details at the native resolution. However, demanding games like Crysis 3 requires lower details and lower resolution settings. It comes with a 15.6-inch HD BrightView WLED-backlit display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. It is not the best screen but it is good enough that it does not pull down your experience but the viewing angles are not the best.

There will be some downsides to have all of these features in a laptop, including a pretty hefty weight of 2.4 kg (5.3lbs). The battery life is also subpar, with claims of up to 4 hours of mixed use. For those looking for a laptop with a good performance all around, the HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA deserves a good look.

NVIDIA GeForce 840M:

Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.35 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-07- 9 (Update: 2014-07- 9)