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

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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.

Brand

HP

Laptop Type

Traditional laptop

Screen Size

15.6-inch

Screen Resolution

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

Touchscreen

Optional

Other Display Specs

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

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" dual-core 2.4GHz 3MB cache (~3,950 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i3-8130U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" dual-core 2.2-3.4GHz 6MB cache (~5,400 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" quad-core 1.6-3.4GHz 6MB cache (~7,600 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" dual-core 2.7-3.5GHz 4MB cache (~5,250 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" quad-core 1.8-4GHz 8MB cache (~7,900 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 620 Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics

System Memory (RAM)

4GB
8GB
12GB
16GB

Storage

512GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 16GB Optane
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

DVD Optical Drive

None

Input

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

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Camera

Front
HD 720p

Wi-Fi

802.11AC
802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)

No

USB

2 x USB 3.1 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Battery

3-cell 41 WHr

Weight

3.9 pounds

Height

0.8"

Width

14.8"

Depth

9.7"

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

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Written by on August 13, 2018

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