HP Pavilion 15t (W0P57AV_1, Late 2016) Traditional 15.6″ Laptop with Optional Touch, 7th Gen Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
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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.
The 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.
Speaking 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.
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.
Specifications of the HP Pavilion 15t (W0P57AV_1)
Here's the specs sheet of the HP Pavilion 15t (W0P57AV_1). For comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.
1366×768 pixels (HD)
|Other Display Specs||
TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)
Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” dual-core 2.4GHz 3MB cache (~3,950 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel HD 620 Integrated Graphics
|System Memory (RAM)||
|DVD Optical Drive||
Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
|Speakers and Audio||
|3G - 4G Mobile Broadband||
2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
|Media Card Reader||
Yes (SD card reader)
“up to 7 hours” of battery life
Windows 10 Home
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