HP Pavilion 15-ab237na Laptop Was £499. Now £399 from HP Store. Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)15.6" screen, 12GB RAM, B&O Speakers, 1TB hard drive.
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HP Pavilion 15-ab237na Laptop Was £499. Now £399 from HP Store. Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)15.6" screen, 12GB RAM, B&O Speakers, 1TB hard drive.

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Found 25th Dec 2015
Windows 10 Home 64
Intel® Core™ i5 2.2Ghz processor with 1TB SATA storage
39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD display
Supercharged performance with a massive 12GB RAM
Better than ever design, B&O Play Audio and up to 7.5 hours battery life

Available in 4 colour options.

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Shame it's not 1080p
crumpo

Shame it's not 1080p


Everything else is top notch, including the looks.

1080P will probably only be standard with all laptops in 2025...for now they cost 40% extra on average compared to HD 720P screens.
crumpo

Shame it's not 1080p



Yes, I am strongly agree with you. Many videos and applications are aim to optimized for 1080p nowadays...
It's a HD
39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Is this the same as the PC World Deal?
I am needing a general use laptop for the house for tinternet and office .... I am not overly techie but this looks like it could be the best option I have seen to date.
All that without FHD
daydreamer01

Everything else is top notch, including the looks.1080P will probably … Everything else is top notch, including the looks.1080P will probably only be standard with all laptops in 2025...for now they cost 40% extra on average compared to HD 720P screens.



2025 lol..

Things will move a lot faster than that. Think back to what we had in 2005.
What them Block & Quayle speakers like then.
LocoMoFo9999

What them Block & Quayle speakers like then.



Proper good innit.
fishmaster

Proper good innit.



Ya Mun
fishmaster

Proper good innit.



No offence but I just can't take advice from someone who says "innit"
mushypeas25

No offence but I just can't take advice from someone who says "innit"



y is dat? is u bin prejuices? Diz B&O is bangin' gud bro. I play all ma choons threw dem, daz wicked audioz, I had me bro say dat the Bose were best but I whiped his buttz wiv deeze cheeky air wafflers. Neva do the dizrespectin wiv sum 1 that noes his stuf or u iz gettin blown away innit!
Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Dec 2015
fishmaster

y is dat? is u bin prejuices? Diz B&O is bangin' gud bro. I play all ma … y is dat? is u bin prejuices? Diz B&O is bangin' gud bro. I play all ma choons threw dem, daz wicked audioz, I had me bro say dat the bose were best but I whiped his buttz wiv deeze cheeky air wafflers. Neva do the dizrespectin wiv sum 1 that noes his stuf or u iz gettin blown away innit!



Aight safe blud, my bad. Me gets worried when I tek advice from manz dat dont know there ****, na meen? Youz cool famalam.
Damn only 10/100 Ethernet and not Gigabit
redflash

Damn only 10/100 Ethernet and not Gigabit



It will definitely have Gigabit (I was wrong, check out my findings below). The specs on HP's website say it doesn't. Right time to check out the drivers and see what the score is.

It uses HP Softpaq sp73190.exe

ftp://g1u1696.austin.hp.com/ftp2/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73190.html

DEVICES SUPPORTED:
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So when I said it definitely will have Gigabit, I meant oh this laptop is crap it doesn't even support Gigabit which has been on many computers since around 2003!

reddit confirms it for us >

https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2tym6t/can_only_get_100mbps_through_my_lan_its_not_the/

""Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller"
... the FE stands for "Fast Ethernet"
Fast Ethernet is "10/100"
the alternative is the GBE family, which is "GigaBit Ethernet" - aka 10/100/1000."

This laptop DOES NOT support Gigabit. This is 2015, that is quite frankly absurd!

i5 - CHECK
1GB SATA HDD - CHECK
12GB RAM - CHECK
B&O Audio - CHECK
Long battery life - CHECK
Gigabit Ethernet - LOL of course everything has Gigabit these days and has for years, hmm oh wait - FAIL!

This laptop is a failure.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Dec 2015
mushypeas25

No offence but I just can't take advice from someone who says "innit"



Lol
fishmaster

It will definitely have Gigabit (I was wrong, check out my findings … It will definitely have Gigabit (I was wrong, check out my findings below). The specs on HP's website say it doesn't. Right time to check out the drivers and see what the score is.It uses HP Softpaq sp73190.exeftp://g1u1696.austin.hp.com/ftp2/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73190.htmlDEVICES SUPPORTED: Realtek PCIe FE Family ControllerSo when I said it definitely will have Gigabit, I meant oh this laptop is crap it doesn't even support Gigabit which has been on many computers since around 2003!reddit confirms it for us >https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2tym6t/can_only_get_100mbps_through_my_lan_its_not_the/""Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller"... the FE stands for "Fast Ethernet"Fast Ethernet is "10/100"the alternative is the GBE family, which is "GigaBit Ethernet" - aka 10/100/1000."This laptop DOES NOT support Gigabit. This is 2015, that is quite frankly absurd!i5 - CHECK1GB SATA HDD - CHECK12GB RAM - CHECKB&O Audio - CHECKLong battery life - CHECKGigabit Ethernet - LOL of course everything has Gigabit these days and has for years, hmm oh wait - FAIL!This laptop is a failure.



If you bothered to check, most HP laptops have the same network ethernet speeds as this, even ones twice the price as this.

It's a great laptop at a great price for 99.9% of people.
If only john lewis did this laptop with the warranty from them.would snap it up
daydreamer01

Everything else is top notch, including the looks.1080P will probably … Everything else is top notch, including the looks.1080P will probably only be standard with all laptops in 2025...for now they cost 40% extra on average compared to HD 720P screens.


That is hardly any excuse though as HD 720P screens are not exactly pricey to begin with.
Just to add if you are student you can buy this from HP student store for £395 not much difference but might be useful for some.
crumpo

Shame it's not 1080p



Completely agree. Every half-decent phone screen seems to be QHD or 4K now but every laptop screen under about £600 is only 768p
daydreamer01

Everything else is top notch, including the looks.1080P will probably … Everything else is top notch, including the looks.1080P will probably only be standard with all laptops in 2025...for now they cost 40% extra on average compared to HD 720P screens.



Try 15-20% tops. I upgraded my hp to fhd for £60, and that's full retail.
ShaunnyBwoy

Try 15-20% tops. I upgraded my hp to fhd for £60, and that's full retail.



There are plenty of cheaper laptops with 1080P screens. Their processors are not even close to a 5th gen Intel Core i5 though and they usually have only 4GB of RAM, thus the cheaper price. I did a check an hour ago for the same specs with 1080P, it is about 40% so my guestimate was correct.
fishmaster

It will definitely have Gigabit (I was wrong, check out my findings … It will definitely have Gigabit (I was wrong, check out my findings below). The specs on HP's website say it doesn't. Right time to check out the drivers and see what the score is.It uses HP Softpaq sp73190.exeftp://g1u1696.austin.hp.com/ftp2/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73190.htmlDEVICES SUPPORTED: Realtek PCIe FE Family ControllerSo when I said it definitely will have Gigabit, I meant oh this laptop is crap it doesn't even support Gigabit which has been on many computers since around 2003!reddit confirms it for us >https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/2tym6t/can_only_get_100mbps_through_my_lan_its_not_the/""Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller"... the FE stands for "Fast Ethernet"Fast Ethernet is "10/100"the alternative is the GBE family, which is "GigaBit Ethernet" - aka 10/100/1000."This laptop DOES NOT support Gigabit. This is 2015, that is quite frankly absurd!i5 - CHECK1GB SATA HDD - CHECK12GB RAM - CHECKB&O Audio - CHECKLong battery life - CHECKGigabit Ethernet - LOL of course everything has Gigabit these days and has for years, hmm oh wait - FAIL!This laptop is a failure.



Doesn't seem to have wireless ac either. The hp laptop at pc world for same price but with only 8gb ram and 6th gen i5, 2TB and wireless ac seems better in my opinion.
Not much to choose between them.
This ones got more storeage, less ram but the latest i5 core

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
HD screen for £400 - why bother?
alared

Not much to choose between them.This ones got more storeage, less ram but … Not much to choose between them.This ones got more storeage, less ram but the latest i5 corehttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-ab288sa-15-6-laptop-silver-10137879-pdt.html


I'd definitely go for your i5-6200U ; exchange the 5400 hdd for an SSD and this would fly.
Plug an ethernet adaptor into the usb 2 slot to fix the no-gigabit issue.

Any windows guru out there wish to comment on the veracity of HP's claim that 12GB RAM would make posted CPU+HDD system "Supercharged"?
I have my doubts.
An SSD would supercharge, but then the bottleneck simply moves somewhere else; hence my preference for the later i5.
LocoMoFo9999

What them Block & Quayle speakers like then.


Hah!
crumpo

Shame it's not 1080p


They should make HD+ 1600 x 900 resolution standard for these laptops instead of 1366 x 768.
just because the screen itself isn't full HD you can always connect to a TV or monitor for full HD.
Still cant make my mind up looking at these comments.....
Edited by: "gunner786" 26th Dec 2015
BooshHead

just because the screen itself isn't full HD you can always connect to a … just because the screen itself isn't full HD you can always connect to a TV or monitor for full HD.



Then it's not a laptop lol
how does this compare (spec wise, price aside) currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
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