Background and Identification
HP Pavilion computers have been produced by Hewlett-Packard (commonly known as HP) since 1995. They generally compete with similar computers from companies such as Toshiba and Acer. HP Pavilion laptops come in a variety of screen sizes, but 15 inch computers are some of the most popular. For many people, 15 inch laptops like this one are the ideal size for a laptop. They’re not too big or small, and they have enough space for a good processor without sacrificing portability. This screen size of laptop is popular with content creators and professionals who need to be productive and do occasional creative tasks, but also want a reasonably portable laptop.
The 15-au is not a complete model number. According to this list of HP Pavilion model number suffixes, the 15 refers to the screen size, and au refers to where the laptop was sold. The suffix au indicates a laptop that was sold in Asia or Australia that has an AMD processor and UMA graphics. To find the exact model of HP Pavilion laptop that you have, look for the serial number and the model number. These are usually on the bottom or side of the laptop, or in the battery compartment if the battery is removable. This HP support page gives more specific directions to find identifying numbers on your HP computer. Once you find them, you can enter these numbers into the HP support website for troubleshooting and specifications directly from the manufacturer.
- Screen Size: 15.6 inch diagonal
- Processor: AMD
- Graphics: UMA