HP Pavilion 15.6" Full-HD Intel i7 1TB Laptop

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HP Pavilion 15.6" Full-HD Intel i7 1TB Laptop
Price: $549.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Tuesday, Jan 03 to Friday, Jan 06) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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Woohoo, I’ve never been a First Sucker wooter! This is a gift for my sister, I’m so happy, thanks Woot!!

Wow, aren’t you a nice brother. Way to go!

PassMark CPU Benchmark: 4406
PassMark GPU Benchmark: 843

As much flak as HP’s get around Woot, from a hardware perspective, this is a solid system.

Admittedly, the Core i7-6500U is a dual-core CPU, but it is hyperthreaded, allowing up to 4 logical threads. The 1TB SATA Hard Drive is a compromise of capacity over performance; I’d recommend purchasing an entry-level 240/256GB SSD. However, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a 1080p touchscreen display are strong selling points in its favor.

If I needed a daily driver system with above-average performance, I’d buy this one and upgrade the hard drive to an SSD.

I agree 100%. The only issue is replacing the drive in one of these is a pain. Some of these HP’s require taking the optical drive out, then the back off, then the keyboard need removed, ziff connectors to deal with. I’m not sure this particular HP has the HD buried as deep as the one I recently worked on, but the one I worked on was also an HP-15 (but not this model). It’s just annoying that a company purposely buries the HD in that way just because the don’t want the end users to F with it. There is no reason that there can’t be a simple panel to unscrew, or just removing the back to reach a HD. But that’s my rant for the day. Just keep in mind that replacing a HD in this may be a lot more work than should be necessary thanks to the fine engineers at HP.

Alas, that is their reason. It’s to discourage folks from buying the cheaper model and upgrading it themselves for more capability; they rather sell the more expensive one in the first place because it’d mean more profit for them.

It’s still nowhere as bad as soldered-in/non-upgradable memory, though!

It’s also a factor of thinner and thinner laptops.

This is a reason I stick with the business computers/premium computers as they are typically far easier to upgrade. The ENVY’s I believe are easier to upgrade. I just bought one of the ENVY 15T 360 with the AMD CPU and will want to upgrade the SSD. The I7 was a better buy if you didn’t want to fool around with an SSD Upgrade and it was PCIe M.2, but the computer was for my daughter and she has no use for extreme power.