HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 Series

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b050swProcessor: AMD A-Series A4-4355M, AMD A-Series A8-4555M, Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i3 3227U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Pentium 987
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7400G, AMD Radeon HD 7600G, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.096kg, 2.1kg, 2.494kg, 2.5kg
Price: 475, 479, 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 65.13% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 59%, features: 62%, display: 65%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 85%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000Notebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-4555M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.096kg
Price: 475 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 (Model)

Average Score: 60.45% - poor
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

77% Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Ultra-affordable, semi-ultraportable. Hewlett-Packard’s latest 15-inch budget notebook is a slim one indeed—and it’s hard to find fault in its price. But is the increased portability worth the sacrifice elsewhere?
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 has a short list of features that make it worth picking up, such as its webcam, acceptable battery life, full-sized keyboard and its price of under $500. But if you’re looking to purchase an laptop that will keep up with you, especially if you’re a heavy multitasker that doesn’t want your machine to crumble after opening a couple of tabs in your Internet browser of choice, then you may want to look elsewhere if you’re looking for something a little more memorable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2013
40% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook
Source: IT Reviews English
Despite niceties like a large touch-capacitive display and a spacious hard drive, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook's so-so performance and short battery life ultimately make it a questionable choice in the face of better-featured competitors with the same price or better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
50% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook
Source: PC Mag English
Conversely, the TouchSmart 15z-b000's AMD Radeon HD 7600G GPU outshined the rest of the pack when it came to rendering 3D graphics. Its 3DMark11 scores (1,367 points in Entry-level settings, 278 points in Extreme mode) outflanked the Asus S500CA-DS51t (1,168 points and 210 points, respectively) as well as the Acer M5-581T-6405 (1,194 points and 215 points, respectively). Nevertheless, its GPU still fell in line with the others in its failure to crack the 30 frames per second (fps) playability barrier in both Aliens vs. Predator and Heaven.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
But we said you could do worse, and we meant it: Not the fastest, lightest, or longest-lived, the Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook is still a well-equipped, stylish, and attractive laptop with a responsive touch screen that makes a big difference in dealing with Windows 8. Our only hesitation in recommending it is our suspicion that the under-$750 touch laptop market is about to explode, and you'll want to keep your eyes open for possible alternatives. HP's not the only vendor eager to make up for last Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 does offer a few strong points including its colorful 15.6" touch-enabled display, solid speakers, and large 750GB HDD. While the chassis doesn't look like much, the glossy plastic cover is actually far more durable than expected. Of course the Sleekbook has its downsides as well with an uncomfortable touch pad and keyboard, short battery life, and lackluster performance. Still at this price point, the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 is solid choice for consumers looking for an entry-level notebook and don't mind conceding on performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 50%
60% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $649 HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook delivers impressive audio and a seamless Windows 8 touch-screen experience. You also get a comfortable keyboard and well-designed touchpad. However, this laptop's AMD processor offered sluggish performance, and its 4-cell battery lasted less than four hours.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% A budget laptop with touch, and a few trade-offs
Source: CNet English
After bemoaning the lack of laptops at any price with both a touch screen and discrete graphics, HP turns up with something that gets my attention.With a great design for the price and some better-than-expected graphics power, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook may be worth overlooking its shortcomings if you're on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
HP's Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 sports a nice, large screen for an economy notebook, as well as a pleasingly thin profile. But its budget-laptop aesthetics, combined with disappointingly short battery life and subpar productivity performance, make it hard to recommend unless you simply have to have a thin laptop with a large display and can't spend much more than $500.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 ($554.99 direct) is a configure-to-order ultraportable laptop that starts at $479.99 base, though our review unit came with an upgraded AMD A8 processor that added a $75 premium. The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 is a decent "round the house" ultraportable laptop, but please keep the AC adapter handy if you surf the Web unplugged.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000
Source: PC Mag English
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 is a tractable, utilitarian ultraportable, with a good feature set. It's going to serve a general user well, particularly if you're limited to a sub-$600 budget and need a full keyboard. However, the Asus VivoBook X202E is a slightly better choice for learning Windows 8 on account of its touch screen, and the Editor's Choice Acer Aspire V5 is a better overall choice if you really don't want to bother with a touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000
Source: Techreview Source English
The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 is an AMD quad-core powered Windows 8 Ultrabook laptop that has a lightweight chassis and decent performance. It does have below average battery life and mediocre graphics performance, but for some users, the latter won't matter much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Priced at $474, the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 delivers Ultrabook-like portability along with pretty good sound for the price. You also get a good selection of ports (including Ethernet), a zippy boot time and a cool-running chassis. Ultimately, though, the flaky Windows 8 gesture support and very short battery life are turn-offs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15t-b100

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15t-b100Notebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15t-b100
Processor: Intel Core i3 3227U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15t-b100 15.6-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
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. The problem is that there are other systems that offer similar features that can be found for less with only a minimal amount of weight and thickness.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg UltrabookNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
All-round ultrabook. Hewlett Packard now has a slim, 15.6 inch ultrabook that even allows playing up-to-date 3D games in its product line. Storage is not an issue either owing to the large hard drive. That sounds as if HP has built the perfect laptop. Our test reveals whether the ultrabook is really compelling.
84% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg (C2A11EA)
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 – test laptopa między innymi z układem AMD A4-4355M
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; good performance; 2 USB 3.0 ports; very quiet cooling system; very good microphone; good webcam; decent speakers. Negative: keyboard; short baterry life; weak maximum illumination display; specific touchpad; slick and shiny plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2013

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b153sg

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b153sgNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b153sg
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-4355M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7400G
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.494kg
Price: 479 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 57% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

76% Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b153sg Notebook | Notebookcheck
Low-cost touchscreen. Laptop sales are in decline, the outlook is gloomy. Can a touchscreen help reverse this trend? HP certainly hopes so, equipping a 450 Euros (~$588) device with such a panel. But does this also equate to a possible tipping point for the cheap laptop segment?
57% Schnäppchen-Ultrabook mit Schwächen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 57% price: 41% performance: 14% features: 77% display: 66% mobility: 46% ergonomy: 80%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b055sf

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b055sfNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b055sf
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15
Source: Digital Versus English
The Pavilion 15 is HP's new 15.6" ultrabook—sorry, sleekbook—that HP says is thin, powerful and affordable. The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 is indeed thin, powerful and affordable, but that doesn't give the screen a quality image or allow you to play games on it. With a display this off-kilter, we couldn't possibly give it more than three stars.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Prise en main HP Pavilion Ultrabook 15-B055sf
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b151ef

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b151efNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b151ef
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-4355M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7400G
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook 15 review
Source: Techradar English
The specification list we saw for this laptop said it wasn't a desktop replacement. But, the lack of DVD/Blu-ray drive aside, it's hard to see what this lacks that you would want from a machine you were replacing a desktop PC with. Yep, so the processor is a little slow, but that's about it. The bottom line is that, if you buy this laptop, people will be amazed you didn't spend more on it. It looks good, has stacks of memory, runs well and has that all-important touchscreen. We think you'll be impressed with it, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Prise en main HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b151ef sleekbook
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b003sm

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b003smNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b003sm
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b003sm
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: USB 3.0; quality development; compact design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2013

 

HP Pavilion SleekBook 15-b025ec

Specifications

HP Pavilion SleekBook 15-b025ecNotebook: HP Pavilion SleekBook 15-b025ec
Processor: Intel Pentium 987
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: HP homepage

 

Recenze: HP Pavilion SleekBook 15 - levně v tenkém provedení
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Slim design and low weight; very quiet cooling system; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2013

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b020sw

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b020swNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b020sw
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b020sw
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 63% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%

 

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b050sw

Specifications

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b050swNotebook: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b050sw
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b050sw
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 63% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

 

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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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7600G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A8 ULV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7400G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A4 series APUs from AMD (e.g. A4-4355M). Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

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


AMD A-Series:

A8-4555M: ULV-Trinity (19 W), 2 modules 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7600G GPU

A4-4355M: 17W ULV-Trinity, 1 module at 1.9 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7400G GPU

Intel Core i3:

3227U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.9 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Pentium:

987: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.


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.


2.096 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 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.


65.13%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-04-10 (Update: 2013-04-10)