HP Pavilion 15.6” TouchSmart Laptop
This laptop’s funky purple exterior belies the serious hardware, including a dual-core processor and a 1TB hard drive, inside. The modern touchscreen device has an intuitive operating system and the space to store thousands of hours of music or video.
An OS for the Modern Machine
Windows 10 pairs the flexibility of a traditional computer operating system with the intuitive layout of a mobile OS. A fast new web browser, the media- and app-filled Windows Store, and Cortana personal assistant come pre-installed, working together to help you easily navigate to what you’d like to see or do. If you’re using only the touchscreen, Windows 10 also has a dedicated tablet mode that makes everything easier to tap with just a fingertip.
Ample Storage Space
A spacious hard drive offers plenty of room for large computer programs, saved game files, and multimedia storage. A single terabyte (TB) can hold up to 17,000 hours of music—enough to play your library nonstop for almost two years without ever repeating a song—or 310,000 photographs, the equivalent of one photo every hour, every day, for more than 35 years.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
- Product number: 15-AU097
- Operating system: Windows 10
- Screen: 15.6” touchscreen
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Processor: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200 dual core
- Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 520
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 1TB Serial ATA drive
- Optical drive: SuperMulti DVD burner
- Webcam: Front-facing HP Wide Vision HD webcam with integrated dual array digital microphones
- Audio: Bang & Olufsen Play with dual speakers
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: yes
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI
- Battery: 2-cell 41WHr lithium-ion prismatic battery
- Battery life: up to 7 hours
- Weight: 4.27lb.
- Product dimensions: 0.89” (H) x 15.06” (W) x 9.56” (D)
- Condition: new
When iconic company HP was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used it during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands like Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends like the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.