HP 15t 3LM40AV_1, 4HL43AV_1 (2018) Inexpensive 15.6″ Laptop with Intel Core CPUs, Optional Touch

Check Price on HP

Compare Specs

The HP 15t 3LM40AV_1 and 4HL43AV_1 are 2018 models from the entry-level HP 15t 15.6-inch notebook series. They start at around $450. The 3LM40AV_1 and 4HL43AV_1 are configurable models available on the official HP Store. You can also find the same laptop in form of pre-configured models via various sellers.

All of the 2018 HP 15t series notebooks feature a plastic chassis, with seven color options available. On the base, they have a full-size keyboard with numeric pad and optional backlight.

The main differences between the HP 15t 3LM40AV_1 and 4HL43AV_1 are processor and screen choices. The 3LM40AV_1 comes with the Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, namely the 7th Gen i3-7100U, 8th Gen i3-8130U, and 8th Gen i5-8250U. On the other side, the 4HL43AV_1 comes with either the 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U or 8th Gen i7-8550U. As for the screen, the 3LM40AV_1 provides three display choices – a basic HD glossy panel, the same HD screen with touch support, and a sharper Full HD display with matte anti-glare coating. The 4HL43AV_1 variant provides only one screen choice – the HD touch-screen. All of the displays are apparently TN panels with narrower viewing angles than IPS panels, since they are marked as “SVA”. HP’s notebooks with IPS wide viewing angles are usually marked with “UWVA”.

The HP 15t 3LM40AV_1 / 4HL43AV_1 is available with up to 16GB of RAM via two RAM slots. As the basic data storage option, the laptop provides a 1-Terabyte mechanical hard drive with Intel Optane 16GB add-on for faster performance. The second option is a 1TB HDD plus 256GB of fast solid state drive storage. Or, you can select 512GB of SSD-only storage for the best data storage performance.

The notebook has a medium-sized 41 WHr battery. According to HP, the maximal battery life is “up to 10 hours and 15 minutes” on models with HD displays (on Full HD it is shorter). But, that’s probably measured with very low workload and screen brightness.

Specifications of the HP 15t 3LM40AV_1, 4HL43AV_1 (2018)

Here's the specs sheet of the HP 15t 3LM40AV_1, 4HL43AV_1 (2018). For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.



Laptop Type

Standard laptop

Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)
1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)
Glossy coating
Anti-glare coating

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Gen dual-core 2.4GHz 3MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 38)
Intel Core i3-8130U 8th Gen dual-core 2.2-3.4GHz 4MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 51)
Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen quad-core 1.6-3.4GHz 6MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 62)
Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen dual-core 2.7-3.5GHz 4MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 52)
Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen quad-core 1.8-4GHz 8MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 65)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 620 integrated graphics (User Benchmark GPU score: 7)
Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics (User Benchmark GPU score: 7)

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD + 16GB Optane
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

DVD Optical Drive


Keyboard, Input

Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons
Touchscreen (optional)

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack


HD 720p



Ethernet LAN




Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)



2 x USB 3.1 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


3-cell 41 WHr


3.9 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro



Check Price on HP

Compare Specs

Written by Dan Z on August 13, 2018

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the HP 15t 3LM40AV_1, 4HL43AV_1 (2018)

Below you can read and submit user reviews, comments, questions, and answers regarding the laptop. Thank you for your contribution.

There are no reviews, comments, or questions yet. Be the first.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related laptops

Share this page: