HP Pavilion 15-in Laptop model: 15-cw1017ca

Ranked #8 among Laptops priced $850 - $1025.

HP Pavilion 15-in Laptop

Quick Description

This laptop combines a few extras on top of what would be considered "mid-range" specs like a touch-enabled 1080p screen. This results in a versatile PC whether you're sitting in front of the computer, or just standing around it while doing something else.

It has a slightly larger battery to attempt to offset the power consumption of these features, but I still wouldn't recommend it for those of us needing to work away from the power outlet for prolonged periods.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $920.

Currently Exclusive to Staples for $900

Based on 20 days of observation, the HP Pavilion 15-in Laptop usually costs 750 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $749.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the HP Pavilion 15-in Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Staples at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the HP Pavilion 15-in Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
Price2.5/5
Durability3.5/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory4/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability2.5/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance3/5

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price2/5
Durability3/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power1.5/5
Graphical power2/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage5/5
Portability3.5/5
Autonomy1.5/5
Ease of Maintenance3/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price2/5
Durability2.5/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power2/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage4/5
Portability3.5/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB + 128 GB (~1.13 TB)
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 36.16 × 24.56 × 1.79 cm
Weight: 1.900 kg

The features

  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Touch Screen
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that
Data Storage6/10A technician can help you with that
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

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What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (5 / 5)

Texts & Numbers (11 / 11)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (7 / 10)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (6 / 11)

Enthusiast Games (34 / 71)

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Video Games (11 / 14)

Triple-A Video Games (11 / 71)

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