HP Pavilion 15t (W0P57AV_1, Late 2016) Traditional 15.6″ Laptop with Optional Touch, 7th Gen Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7


The HP Pavilion 15t is one of the best selling Windows OS-based notebook series of all times. HP now has in its lineup a new (late 2016) version of it – the 15t W0P57AV_1. The same laptop can be found under other HP Pavilion 15- model names. The W0P57AV_1 is used for the configurable model sold directly by Hewlett-Packard. As the main update over the previous version, the Pavilion 15t W0P57AV_1 includes the latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors. The rest of this relatively affordable ($389+) mainstream-class system doesn’t differ much, since it includes the usual Pavilion components like HD and Full HD displays, optional touchscreen and keyboard backlight, up to 16GB of RAM, hard drive and solid state drive storage options, an optional dedicated video card, built-in DVD optical drive, and plastic casing in various colors.

hp-pavilion-15t-w0p57av_1-15-6-laptop-optional-touch-3The offered processor choices are the 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U, i5-7200U, and i7-7500U. All of these can serve perfectly for the daily computing chores, with the i5 and i7 being additionally a decent choice for intensive applications like those for multimedia creation. Capacity of included system memory is 6GB, 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB. Storage choices include a 1TB hard drive, 2GB hard drive, and a combination of a 1TB HDD and a fast 256GB solid state drive. The CPUs include the Intel HD 620 integrated graphics, which is a basic graphics solution. It’s capable of running some older games and newer ones which don’t demand powerful hardware. For those who want more graphics oomph, the i5t W0P57AV_1 is available with the Nvidia GeForce 940MX discrete video card with 2GB of video memory. Generally, it can play modern demanding games but with lowered graphics quality settings and screen resolution.

hp-pavilion-15t-whiteSpeaking of resolution, the laptop is sold either with a HD 720p 1366×768 or sharper Full HD 1080p 1920×1080-pixel screen. The Full HD display additionally incorporates IPS technology for wide viewing angles, while touchscreen is optionally offered on both HD and FHD models.

The keyboard sports isle-style keys and, a dedicated numeric pad, and aforementioned optional backlight. The keyboard is accompanied by a roomy trackpad with integrated buttons for left and right clicks.

The HP 15t has stereo speakers, a 720p webcam, Wi-Fi 802.11AC wireless and Ethernet LAN network connections, two USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 port, HDMI video output, a multi-format media card reader, combo audio jack, and Bluetooth.

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According to HP, the 15t with its 41 WHr battery is able to provide “up to 7 hours” of battery life.

Buyers can choose between six accent and display lid colors. The casing has a gradient pattern stripe on the palmrests, giving it a bit of playful and sporty look. Available accent colors are natural silver, onyx black, modern gold, cardinal red, dragonfly blue, and blizzard white. The white one also includes a white keyboard keys and the rest of the keyboard deck, instead of usual black.

The HP Pavilion 15t W0P57AV_1 has a starting weight of 4.4 pounds and a 0.9″ thick profile.

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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 i3-7100U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” dual-core 2.4GHz 3MB cache (~3,950 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 3MB Cache (~4,700 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” dual-core 2.7-3.5GHz 4MB cache (~5,250 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 620 Integrated Graphics, Nvidia GeForce GT 940MX 2GB Dedicated Video Card

RAM

6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB

Storage

256GB SSD, 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

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” of battery life, 4-cell 41WHr Li-Ion

Weight

4.5 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

15.1″

Depth

9.6″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

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