HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100 / 2015) Mainstream Laptop


HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100) 2015

The HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100) is among the most popular laptop series by Hewlett-Packard. The 15.6-incher offers a great flexibility in terms of component choices and casing colors.

Besides with the standard 1366×768 pixel count, the display on the HP Pavilion 15t / 15t-ab100 model for 2015 is optionally available with the Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. Touchscreen is optional (available on the “15t Touch” model with otherwise same hardware), while IPS display technology is missing.

Processor options include the 6th Generation Intel Core U-series i5-6200U and i7-6500U “Skylake” with the Intel HD 520 integrated graphics. Optionally, you can get the HP Pavilion 15t with the Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB dedicated video card, which offers smoother gaming experience than the HD 520, but it is still a lower-mid-range GPU. The 940M performs similar to the 840M we reviewed recently.

HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100) 2015 Blue

The notebook can be configured with either 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM and a 1TB or 2TB hard drive. Optionally, you can select a hybrid version of the 1TB HDD for a snappier performance. A built-in DVD optical drive is included.

The keyboard sports isle-style keys and has a dedicated numeric pad. Backlight is an optional feature. The keyboard is accompanied by a large trackpad with integrated “mouse” buttons.

HP’s 15t has stereo speakers, a 720p webcam, Wi-Fi wireless and Ethernet LAN networking port, three USB connectors, HDMI video out, a multi-format media card reader, and optional Bluetooth.

The notebook ships with a 4-cell 41WHr lithium-ion battery. HP hasn’t provided info on battery life, but given the battery has a mediocre capacity, one can’t expect more than 5 hours of run time on a charge.

Customer can choose between various colors of the lid, sides and the bottom. Available colors are dark gray, blue, red, purple, and white. In our opinion, the white version is the best looking one. It comes with color-matching white keyboard keys instead of black and the palm-rest is sliver-ish instead of gray.

The laptop weighs 5.1 and 5.5 pounds without touchscreen and with it, respectively. It is 1″ thick. Dimensions and weight are usual for a 15.6-incher.

The same machine is available with AMD’s processors too. These are sold under the Pavilion 15z model name. If you want a bigger 17.3-inch display with everything else being the same, you can check out the Pavilion 17t.

HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100) 2015 White

HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100) 2015 Red

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Brand

HP

Screen Size

15.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768, 1920×1080

Touchscreen

Optional

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Core i5-6200U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.3-2.8GHz 3MB Cache (~3,900 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 4MB Cache (~4,450 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 520 Integrated Graphics, Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB Dedicated Video Card

RAM

6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB

Storage

1000GB (1TB) HDD, 2000GB (2TB) HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad, Multi-Touch Trackpad with Integrated Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad

Speakers and Audio

Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC, 802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes (Optional)

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

USB

2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

“Up to 7 hours and 30 minutes” of battery life, 4-cell 41WHr Li-Ion

Weight

5.1 pounds, 5.5 pounds

Height

1″

Width

15.1″

Depth

10.3″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

1 review for HP Pavilion 15t (15t-ab100 / 2015) Mainstream Laptop

  1. nandha – September 18, 2016:

    can i upgrade my memory size in this device?
    i.e. 6 —-> 8 or 16


  2. 4 out of 5

    SIMONEGA – May 19, 2016:

    Review for HP Pavilion 15t Non- Touch Laptop 2016

    I researched for over a month and looked at hundreds of laptops to find the one that fit my needs and budget. It was very important for me to get the perfect computer because I spent about four years dealing with a horrible Toshiba satellite laptop and I did not want to relive that. I also did not have money to get another one if I got a used or refurbished laptop that did not have a warranty and did not work. I also did not have the time to wait to get another one. So after much searching and headache I decided to go with HP. I ordered my HP Pavilion 15t non touch laptop on Feb 22, 2016 and it was delivered on March 3, 2016, so the delivery time was ok but it did not ship in the standard 3-6 business days like it was stated. It was also stated that HP laptops are made in America, which is not true, they are made in China, which adds to delivery time. I customized my laptop with blizzard white, 8 Gb Memory, 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit Display (1920×1080), 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) [1×1]. I wish the blizzard white looked more white rather than looking like a light silver/gray color. I love the design of the laptop, it is very smooth and sleek. The keyboard is perfect but the mouse does not click that great, HP should have made 2 separate bumps so it could be easier to distinguish the sections. I like the placement and look of the speakers and the sound is decent but its nothing special like was advertised. The camera is good. The DVD/CD drive has to be the cheapest I’ve ever seen! They really could have done better with that. The screen size is 13 ½ inches instead of 15.6”. It’s not that big of a deal for me but it’s false advertising. It could have been the advertised size if the black framing was cut back. The weight of the laptop is good. It does not feel cheap at all, it’s not too light and it’s not too heavy. Battery life is not good; it charges fast but I only get about 2 to 2 ½ hours unplugged. Most laptop batteries last a lot less then they advertise, which does not make it ok but it’s something I noticed. Lucky for me it’s not that big of a deal to be plugged in but if it was I would be very upset! HP’s customer service is a joke! I tried to use the online chat to ask a question and I never got anybody! When I called them I had to wait a very long time and when I finally did speak to somebody I had to deal with a guy with a thick Indian accent that I could barely understand and he did not know the answers to most of my questions! When he transferred me to another department (and had to wait long again) I was disconnected! HP needs to work on their customer service ASAP!!!! There are some other features that I have not checked out yet but so far so good. So would I recommend this laptop? Yes, I would! There are a few things I don’t like and some false advertising going on but besides that I am happy with my laptop! I love the color choices they have. It has almost everything I wanted for the best price compared to the rest! HP really needs to do a lot better with their customer service and stop false advertising but if this computer holds up they will have a long time customer. The HP Pavilion 15t non touch laptop gets 4 out of 5 stars from me!


  3. Dillon – April 24, 2016:

    I don’t know what kind of ram i have but i want to add another one my setting says i have a 6GB RAM but the hp notebook says they don’t make a 6GB RAM pavilion i need to know what i need to get 6 or 4GB ram


    • Danijel Z – April 26, 2016:

      If you have 6GB or RAM, it means you have a 4GB and a 2GB RAM module inside. So, you can for example take the 2GB RAM out and insert either 4GB or 8GB instead for a total of 8GB or 12GB. Single-piece 6GB modules aren’t available on the market.


  4. Running race – April 5, 2016:

    If I upgrade to the I5 processor +Nvidia 940M 2GB, and to the 1920 x 1080, would it be decent for gaming? Like for skyrim, nothing hardcore Also, is the IPS 1920 x 1080 upgrade worth it too?


    • Danijel Z – April 6, 2016:

      You can expect to play Skyrim on 940M on 1920×1080 and low-to-medium settings and get 25-35 fps approximately. Getting 1920×1080 and especially IPS are worth extra $100 – $150.


  5. Saiteja – February 24, 2016:

    I want to buy hp pavilion 15t with customizations of i7 processor,nvidia graphic card,8gb ram,1tb hd,full hd ips 1080 display,backlit keyboard.
    Is this a good combination??
    Because I heard that its lagging if customizations are more.
    So please suggest me.I am looking for laptop that runs cad software’s.


    • Danijel Z – February 24, 2016:

      I have used the latest Pavilion 15t with 6th Gen i5 (similar to i7), Nvidia 940M 2GB, 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD, and FHD and can tell you it worked flawlessly. No excessive overheating under CPU / GPU stress, no CPU throttling…

      Overall, a good experience, but what I don’t like about the Pavilion 15t is extremely hard RAM and storage upgrade process, since you have to remove many screws to take the bottom panel off. Because of that, I gave up upgrading the HDD to SSD, which would boost performance a lot. I haven’t used Dell’s counterpart – the Inspiron 15 5559 series, but upgrading RAM / storage on it is a breeze on it and the same specs as the Pavilion are available on the 5559.

      http://laptoping.com/specs/product/dell-inspiron-15-5000-5559-i5559/


  6. Tracie – January 16, 2016:

    Are there any reviews or information available for the hp pavilion 14t (14t-ab100). I’m considering this model for my son because it is smaller and lighter, with the dedicated graphics so that he can do some level of lower end gaming, but finding reviews on this exact model is proving tough. Seem to be plenty of reviews and info for the 15t, not so many for the 14t! Should I assume that the basic performance/construction/battery life reviews of the 15t apply to the 14t as well as long as I configure it with comparable hardware?


    • Danijel Z – January 17, 2016:

      Yes, you can assume that, since both laptops are basically the same except the screen size, dimensions, and a lack of a dedicated numeric pad on the keyboard, which is normal for a 14-incher. Also, if the batteries of the 15t and 14t have the same capacity, you can expect a bit longer battery life on the 14t due to the smaller screen size… if all the basic specs are the same, including screen resolution.


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