HP Pavilion 15-ab128na Black Edition Laptop, 6GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p Screen, Radeon R7 M360 with 2Gb RAM £429 @ HP Store
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HP Pavilion 15-ab128na Black Edition Laptop, 6GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p Screen, Radeon R7 M360 with 2Gb RAM £429 @ HP Store

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Found 20th May 2016
Another good laptop from HP in my opinion.

I believe this can be upgraded to 16GB of RAM too.

4% Quidco.

Technical details
Supported Operating Systems
Operating system Windows 10 Home 64
Processor
Processor family AMD Quad-Core A-Series processor
Processor AMD Quad-Core A10-8780P APU (2 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache)
Appearance
Product color Twinkle black
Product design Horizontal brush line design
Box contents
What's in the box AMD game voucher
Memory
Memory, standard 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 2 GB, 1 x 4 GB)
Drives
Hard drive description 256 GB M.2 SSD
Optical drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Cloud service Dropbox
Cloud service footnote number [1]
Display Specifications
Display size (diagonal) 39.6 cm (15.6")
Display 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal FHD anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
Graphic Subsystem
Graphics AMD Radeon R7 M360 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
Multimedia
Audio features B&O PLAY
Dual speakers
Webcam HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated dual array digital microphone
Multimedia and Input Devices
Sensors Accelerometer
Input devices
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
Pointing device HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
Connectivity and Communications
Network interface Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo (Miracast compatible)
Ports 1 HDMI
1 headphone/microphone combo
1 USB 2.0
2 USB 3.0
1 RJ-45
Expansion slots 1 multi-format SD media card reader
Weights
Weight 2.29 kg
Package weight 3.03 kg
Security Management
Security management Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts third-party security lock devices
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support
Software and Applications
Software included McAfee LiveSafe™
Pre-installed software Evernote
Netflix
Skype
HP apps HP Lounge
Software footnote number [2]
Dimensions
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 38.45 x 26.11 x 2.52 cm
Package dimensions (W x D x H) 50.8 x 30.5 x 7.6 cm
Battery and Power
Battery type 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Power supply type 65 W AC power adapter
Battery type note User-replaceable battery
Warranty
Warranty 1-year limited parts, labour, and pickup and return service
Community Updates
HP DealsHP Discount Codes

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45 Comments
Thanks for posting. I’ve added the price and merchant to the title.
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Hi mate , how's the build quality on these I'm looking to buy a laptop for a friend with the ssd etc. Thanks
There could be a risk of faulty Intel wireless card on these but I believe it's pure luck of the draw.
have you got a link to details about dodgy wireless on this please?
jaynino

There could be a risk of faulty Intel wireless card on these but I … There could be a risk of faulty Intel wireless card on these but I believe it's pure luck of the draw.



​ ​have you got a link to details about dodgy wireless on this please?

have you got a link to details about dodgy wireless on this please?


What's your View of build please as you have one?
from what ive read and seen the build seems quite good but ive not had hands on yet, i only ordered mine today
I went through purchase with PayPal and I've had no confirmation from either, odd!
Only 10/100 ethernet, in 2016, really?! Plus A10 Extreme sounds, well, extreme but it's only 3,458 on PassMark. To put that into perspective, an i3-6100U gets 3,519.

only 10/100 ethernet, in 2016, really?! Plus A10 Extreme sound, well, … only 10/100 ethernet, in 2016, really?! Plus A10 Extreme sound, well, extreme but it's only 3,458 on PassMark. To put that into perspective, an i3-6100U gets 3,519.


Sorry But what does the Ethernet score imply

Sorry But what does the Ethernet score imply



There are two points being made there, the scores are in relation the the performance of the CPU.

10/100 is in reference to the data rate of the ethernet port (100Mbps max). Almost all systems ship with 10/100/1000 (Gigabit Ethernet), these days. Not end of the world stuff, but not great either.

The main thing is that the CPU is less good than Intel's budget i3-6100U offering.

There are two points being made there, the scores are in relation the the … There are two points being made there, the scores are in relation the the performance of the CPU.10/100 is in reference to the data rate of the ethernet port (100Mbps max). Almost all systems ship with 10/100/1000 (Gigabit Ethernet), these days. Not end of the world stuff, but not great either.The main thing is that the CPU is less good than Intel's budget i3-6100U offering.


Thanks for your reply, I guess the intended use for a friend will be a quickish boot and surfing if my purchase went through anyway, I've not had any notifications, cheers

Edited by: "Typey1" 20th May 2016
Theres no way this doesn't have 1gb lan that has to be a typo

Theres no way this doesn't have 1gb lan that has to be a typo



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This among other reviews seem to suggest this generation of Pavilion 15's are all offering 10/100. Seems strange but unsurprising given the minority of people who actually use a wired connection.
I had ordered this today but have now cancelled and bought an open box star wars edition pavilion with a 6th gen i5 now for £353 off amazon. I still think this is a good machine but couldn't resist the i5 at that price with 1080p screen
Anymore left?

I had ordered this today but have now cancelled and bought an open box … I had ordered this today but have now cancelled and bought an open box star wars edition pavilion with a 6th gen i5 now for £353 off amazon. I still think this is a good machine but couldn't resist the i5 at that price with 1080p screen


You having a laugh, keep your uneducated purchases to yourself

You having a laugh, keep your uneducated purchases to yourself



Huh? You don't rate the i5 then?

Anymore left?



Well the weird thing is the one I bought is still showing as available so I'm not sure if I've actually got it or not and whether the seller has screwed up

Edited by: "pc5020" 20th May 2016
Feel like this should be far hotter, with the 1080p screen and dedicated graphics. Any idea what the AMD voucher gets you?

Feel like this should be far hotter, with the 1080p screen and dedicated … Feel like this should be far hotter, with the 1080p screen and dedicated graphics. Any idea what the AMD voucher gets you?



And 256gb ssd!

No I've not checked!
Edited by: "pc5020" 20th May 2016
link to Amazon?

Feel like this should be far hotter, with the 1080p screen and dedicated … Feel like this should be far hotter, with the 1080p screen and dedicated graphics. Any idea what the AMD voucher gets you?



It's not a bad deal at all, the relatively nice construction, 1080p screen and 256GB SSD make this a reasonably priced machine. It's just I feel AMD give their chips whizzy names, and to those unaware it may seem as if they're getting top-end hardware. The fact is AMD are sorely behind Intel, this is apparent when a bogo i3 will out punch it. The APU graphics are however better than what Intel's basic chips offer, fairly moot here though, as this has discrete graphics (DDR3 is a drag).

I had ordered this today but have now cancelled and bought an open box … I had ordered this today but have now cancelled and bought an open box star wars edition pavilion with a 6th gen i5 now for £353 off amazon. I still think this is a good machine but couldn't resist the i5 at that price with 1080p screen


I'm guessing you got this laptop, but cheaper?
hotukdeals.com/dea…463
seems pretty good, but depends on what you want most, If the better cpu is required then the i5 is a must.
However the dedicated graphics and the SSD makes this laptop pretty good too
The real question here is whether the screen is IPS or not. Older models had a horrible TN screen.
Also note this is an APU. It's not the same as dedicated graphics chip.

Also note this is an APU. It's not the same as dedicated graphics chip.



No, it's 'dual'; it has both the APU chip (some sort of R8 range), and the discreet GPU (R7 M360), hence the 2GB dedicated video memory.

Theres no way this doesn't have 1gb lan that has to be a typo



Not uncommon amongst a lot of the home market laptops (seen a few Dell's the same) - guess the manufacturers assume people are mainly wireless these days.
Any ideas if the keyboard is backlit? Looks like it could be tricky to type on in the dark if not?
Looks like the machine I want doesn't exist..

I want only an all right processor (cost vs performance)
no optical drive
strong aluminium chassis
windows
128gb ssd
4gb+ ram
less than 15.6"
For under £400.

Was looking at the Transformerbook T300Chi, but I'm put off by the unbalanced weight distribution, low battery life, glossy reflective screen and reported issues with bluetooth keyboard connecting..

The Asus Ee403 has it all, eeeexcept it's 32gb storage with 2gb ram. It's only £240, the desired components could be purchased for less than £170... but they don't make it.... whyy?!?!

I'm guessing you got this laptop, but cheaper? … I'm guessing you got this laptop, but cheaper? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-6th-gen-i5-star-wars-special-389-89-costco-delivered-2418463seems pretty good, but depends on what you want most, If the better cpu is required then the i5 is a must. However the dedicated graphics and the SSD makes this laptop pretty good too



Yeah thats the one

I will be doing photo editing and web design amongst other stuff, gaming is not something ill be doing so not really that bothered about a dedicated GPU, more bothered about the CPU being as good as I can get for the cheapest price and this fitted the bill
Hot indeed
Don't suppose anyone knows if I could take out the DVD drive and put a HDD in its place?

Don't suppose anyone knows if I could take out the DVD drive and put a … Don't suppose anyone knows if I could take out the DVD drive and put a HDD in its place?



You could if you got something like this:

ebay.co.uk/itm…368
Any ideas what speed the RAM is in this? Dont APUs get noticeable performance increases with faster RAM?

Cant find any reviews of this anywhere!
Mines just arrived. Fairly decent build quality as far as i can tell, all plastic construction though (top is brushed aluminium effect). None of the CPU Temp apps seem to detect the CPU so not sure how hot it's running. Heres a crystal disk mark run for anyone wanting to see the performance of the M.2 SSD. It's nice to have the extra screen space with the higher resolution but it's a bit washed out (As expected from what i assume is a TN panel). I've used the wireless with no issues. Comes with the usual HP bloatware but easy to get rid of. £10 cashback tracked straight away on quidco and can claim a free game with the laptop too (i got Dirt Rally, can't remember what the others were)

Any ideas what speed the RAM is in this? Dont APUs get noticeable … Any ideas what speed the RAM is in this? Dont APUs get noticeable performance increases with faster RAM?Cant find any reviews of this anywhere!



It's got DDR3 1600 ram in it

Mines just arrived. Fairly decent build quality as far as i can tell, all … Mines just arrived. Fairly decent build quality as far as i can tell, all plastic construction though (top is brushed aluminium effect). None of the CPU Temp apps seem to detect the CPU so not sure how hot it's running. Heres a crystal disk mark run for anyone wanting to see the performance of the M.2 SSD. It's nice to have the extra screen space with the higher resolution but it's a bit washed out (As expected from what i assume is a TN panel). I've used the wireless with no issues. Comes with the usual HP bloatware but easy to get rid of. £10 cashback tracked straight away on quidco and can claim a free game with the laptop too (i got Dirt Rally, can't remember what the others were)



Try HWInfo for CPU temps. It's pretty reliable.

Try HWInfo for CPU temps. It's pretty reliable.



Yeah HWInfo seems to detect it! I'd already tried Core Temp, Real Temp, MWMonitor, open hardware monitor with none of them showing.

If HWInfo is correct, it was idling at 23c and maxxed out at 46c after 15 mins of Prime95.
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