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HP Pavilion 15-au072sa

Specifications

HP Pavilion 15-au072sa
HP Pavilion 15-au072sa (Pavilion 15-cx Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, TN, diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit, glossy: yes
Storage
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Stereo, Card Reader: Multi-format SD media card reader
Networking
10/100 MBit Lan Adapter (10/100MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 383 x 243 ( = 0.89 x 15.08 x 9.57 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HP Wide Vision HD Camera
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Full-size chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe 2, CyberLink PowerDirector, Netflix
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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

Reviews for the HP Pavilion 15-au072sa

70% HP Pavilion 15-au072sa review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is a perfectly adequate laptop for those on a tight budget who just want a really basic device for day-to-day computing, and who also want the reassurance of decent performance and battery life. However, it does suffer from the fact that those needs can be met by plenty of other laptops for even less money. A quick browse online reveals plenty of similar machines for £300 or less. They might have an hour shorter battery life and slightly older, slower CPUs or less attractive designs, but not by much, and they’ll still do the job.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The HP Pavilion 15-au072sa is one of six models under the HP Pavilion 15-au000 Notebook PC series. Targeted at students and home users, the HP Pavilion 15-au072sa is a budget-friendly all-round laptop equipped with entry-level hardware specifications for everyday tasks. It features a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3-6100U microprocessor with 3 MB cache and 2 cores, 8 GB of DDR4-2133 SDRAM, a 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics. What HP calls a blizzard white casing gives it a modern and clean design. The display of the laptop is a 15.6" HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The HP BrightView display is a glare-type, which delivers images with higher contrast and more vivid colors. While it can deliver more intense and saturated colors, black appears to be deeper on the glossy display compared to a matte display. However, the glossy display reflects environment lighting, be it a direct light source or sunlight through a window. Thus, it is best to use the screen under controlled indoor environment.

As for input devices, the HP Pavilion 15-au072sa features a full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad and an HP Imagepad pointing device with multi-touch gesture support. The HP Pavilion 15-au072sa measures at 38.3 x 24.3 x 2.25 cm and weighs at 2.04 kg. The weight of the laptop is quite standard compared to other 15-inch laptop models. It weighs the same as a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. A 2-cell 41 Wh Lithium-ion battery delivers up to 9 hours of battery life. Besides that, the HP also features fast charge, which is capable of charging the battery up to 50% in approximately 30 minutes.

For wireless connectivity, it features an Intel 802.11ac (1x1) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo. It is compatible with Miracast, which is a wireless display standard designed to mirror smartphone, tablet or computer screens to television without requiring HDMI cables. However, Miracast can only be used if both the computer and the television support Miracast. As for audio features, the HP Pavilion 15-au072sa features dual speakers with B&O PLAY and HP Audio Boost. B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen and HP Audio Boost are audio technologies often delivered by HP to enhance audio experience with smart amplification for a clear and dynamic audio experience. In addition, the laptop comes with an HP Wide Vision HD Camera with dual array digital microphone for convenience in video calling.

The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home 64 bit. Besides the operating system, HP also adds some bloatware and software such as the CyberLink PowerDirector, Netflix, HP CoolSense, HP Lounge, and HP 3D DriveGuard. As for input/output ports, it features an HDMI port, a headphone/microphone combo, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an RJ-45 port for Ethernet connection and a multi-format SD media card reader, which supports various types of memory cards.

Handy-On by: Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Series:

Model variants with multi-touch screen:

HP Pavilion 15-ak033ng (P5N64EA#ABD)

Model variants with 16GB RAM:

HP Pavilion 15-ab203ng (N9R28EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng (T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au004ng (W6Y83EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Model variants with 2TB mass storage:

HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng (T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Model variants with cpu Intel Core i7-6700HQ:

HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng (T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak033ng (P5N64EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc005ng (W8Y90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Model variants with matte display:
HP Pavilion 15-ab111ng (V0Y78EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ab213ng(P4H90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ab244ng (T1E44EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng(T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au010ng (W7Y18EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au011ng (W7Y19EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au025ng (P3U13EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng (W8Y60EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc000ng (F2T69EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc004ng (W8Y89EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc005ng (W8Y90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc006ng (W9U00EA#ABD)

Model variants with screen resolution 1920x1080:

HP Pavilion 15-ak033ng (P5N64EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng (W8Y60EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au004ng (W6Y83EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au011ng (W7Y19EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au013ng (W7Y21EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au014ng (W7Y22EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc003ng (W8Y88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc004ng (W8Y89EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc005ng (W8Y90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc006ng (W9U00EA#ABD)

Model variants with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M:

HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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

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

6100U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

 

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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