HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr 15.6-inch

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The HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr is a bestselling 2016 all-purpose laptop that has been praised for its 7th generation AMD processor, its touchscreen display, and for its ample storage space. But the purple color is not for everyone and the lack of next generation ports for a 2016 laptop is a drawback for future proofing. The 1TB mechanical hard drive offers ample storage space, but will mean slower Windows boot and app loading times. The battery life is just above average and the HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr will offer over 6 hours off of a single charge.

2016 has seen quite a few all-purpose laptops being released onto the market and the HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr is one of the first laptops to sport AMD’s latest Bristol Ridge processor and their latest GPU. Offering a sleek design, the HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr looks great but the purple color will not appeal to everyone.

Weighing in at 4.55 pounds, the HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr is lighter than most of the 15.6-inch laptops in its price category. Sporting the latest 7th generation AMD A9-9410 processor and 4GB of DDR4 RAM, the HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr will cope with day-to-day tasks with ease. But the 4GB of RAM will struggle with more intensive apps and the memory slot is not user accessible. The 1TB mechanical hard drive offers ample storage space for multimedia and work files.

The HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr features a fairly responsive touchscreen, but the display only offers a maximum resolution of 1366 x 786. The Radeon R5 430M integrated graphics offers slightly better performance than the Intel HD Graphics 520 and will allow for casual gaming. While it’s a 2016 release the HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr lacks next generation connectivity and is missing Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 3.1 Type-C.

Positive Reviews
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  • 7th generation CPU
  • Touchscreen display
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Bang & Olufsen audio


  • Non-user accessible RAM
  • Purple color
  • No next gen connectivity

Bottom Line

The HP Pavilion 15-aw068nr offers the latest AMD processor and a responsive touchscreen display, but the non-user accessible 4GB of RAM limits the multitasking performance of this laptop.

Critic Reviews

  • TechRadar May 3, 2016

    Through and through, this is a cash-strapped college student's laptop. The Pavilion 15 offers the power that the average student needs but at a price tag that the average student may afford. When you look at the HP Pavilion 15 like that, it's almost as if folks are better off heading here before the primo PC aisle, flush with a few more bucks of book (beer) money.

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Full Specifications

Processor AMD A9-9410 2.9GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Amd Radeon R5 M430 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight4.55 lbs
Battery Life6.5 hours
Hard Drive 11000 HDD 5400
Display Size15.6 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologySVA WLED-backlit
Connectivity2x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | HDMI | 10/100 Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers | Bang & Olufsen Audio
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesMulti-format digital media card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15.06 x 9.56 x 0.89
Warranty1 year
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