The 15.6″ Pavilion 15 Notebook from HP is a slim yet powerful system capable of handling everyday tasks such as browsing the internet, composing and editing documents, and streaming online videos. It’s powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 16GB of Intel Optane Memory, and a 1TB hard drive. With Intel Optane, the system will be able to boot and load applications quickly, so you won’t have to spend much time waiting around.
Its 15.6″ display, driven by integrated Intel UHD graphics, features 1366 x 768 resolution and a micro-edge display, which fits a larger screen in a smaller body for a more immersive viewing experience. Connect to the internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and pair compatible wireless peripherals with Bluetooth 4.2. Other integrated features include a webcam, an HDMI port, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and Type-C connectivity, an SD card reader, and a combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
Windows 10 Home
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.