The HP Pavilion 15 has been reviewed by PC Magazine and TechRadar, and it has a retail price of about $700, as of 2015. The laptop was rated with 3.5 stars out of 5 stars by both publications. PC Magazine gave it an Editor's Rating of Good.
The PC Magazine review of the HP Pavilion 15 lists several benefits for those who buy this laptop, including a protected touch screen design, a slim profile and good performance ratings. Some of the downsides the magazine lists include a lower number of I/O ports and the inability to use the USB ports as I/O ports. PC Magazine describes the HP Pavilion 15 as a good entry into the world of Windows 8.
TechRadar describes the HP Pavilion 15 as a good laptop for those on a tight budget who are looking for a straightforward design. Though the publication states that this is not a great gamer laptop, it does have a quad core processor that can power most other programs. Some of the pros of the HP Pavilion 15 that TechRadar mentions include a long battery life, low price, large hard drive and a full-size keyboard. Some of the cons of this laptop include flimsy construction, a loud optical drive, poor core performance and a screen that is unimpressive.