HP Pavilion 15-af131dx 15.6-inch

The HP Pavilion 15-af131dx is a bestselling 15.6-inch traditional laptop that has been praised for its low price, its decent hardware and its sturdy plastic design. While the hardware is slightly older and not as powerful as current models, the HP Pavilion 15-af131dx still holds up as a reliable home and office laptop for users who only require it for basic day-to-day tasks. Notable drawbacks are the fact that it does not have Bluetooth, the dull sounding downward facing speakers and the webcam is of poor quality for video chats. But with its highly attractive price, these minor issues can easily be overlooked.

Positive Reviews
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  • Price
  • Decent hardware
  • Optical drive
  • Good port selection


  • No Bluetooth
  • Not the newest hardware
  • Hard to upgrade

Bottom Line

The HP Pavilion 15-af131dx combines the reliability that we know and love from HP, with decent hardware and an extremely attractive price for budget conscious buyers.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 60
    TechRadar October 15, 2015

    HP updates the Envy with sleek lines, an improved hinge & compact size. However, it's let down by a poor screen, finicky touchpad and odd on-board hardware.

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  • 78
    NotebookCheck August 9, 2015

    HP demands almost 800 Euros (~$893) for its Pavilion 15. The buyer gets a 1 TB hard drive and a matte screen among other things. However, the latter is absolutely unsatisfactory.

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  • 60
    LaptopMag March 6, 2016

    The HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Laptop offers an impressive amount of power at an affordable price, but is saddled with a dim display and slow transfer speeds.

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Processor AMD A6-5200 2GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Amd Radeon R4 (Beema) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.73 lbs
Battery Life5 hours
Hard Drive 1500 HDD 5400
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyBrightView WLED-backlit display
Connectivity2x USB 2.0| USB 3.0 | HDMI | 10/100 Ethernet | WiFi
AudioStereo speakers | DTS Studio Sound
Additional FeaturesMulti-Format Digital Media Card Reader, six months with Dropbox 25GB
Dimension (LxWxH)15.2 x 10.2 x 0.9
Warranty1 year

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