HP Pavilion Gaming 15 is an HP gaming laptop line with affordable price, beautiful configuration, and design. This has a version running AMD Renoir for less than 1000USD and I think this is a good choice for those who want to find a machine to play games. The Pavilion Gaming 15 is available in a variety of ready-made and customizable configurations on the HP website. Now read our “HP Gaming Computer Review: HP Pavilion Gaming 15” to get the right choice for you.
Design of HP Pavilion Gaming 15
The overall design of this year’s Pavilion Gaming 15 has not changed compared to the previous generation, it still has elements of the plan borrowed from the high-end OMEN line, the hunchback is cut, the heat slot is hidden into the pedestal below the screen.
The build quality of the case is all plastic but it’s very well made and sturdy. Completing the computer, blacking and pressing the color is green. This green color is at logo HP and the keyboard, it create a basic format for line Pavilion Gaming.
Pavilion Gaming 15 has a 15.6″ screen, refresh rate 144 Hz, full HD. A thickness of 23.5 mm and a weight of 2 kg.
The port connection system on Pavilion Gaming 15 is diverse and reasonably arranged. On the left, the port pin is located at the diagonal cutout of the hinge, and it’s less dizzying in the middle of a competing machine. HP still arranges a USB-A (USB 2.0) port here for us to plug in a mouse or a wireless mouse receiver.
On the right are HDMI ports, USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen1 5 Gbps), RJ-45 (LAN), USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen1 5 Gbps), 3.5mm combo audio jack and card reader slot. SD , that should be enough connection and basic presentation needs.
HP Keyboard Design
HP Gaming Computer Review: The keyboard (all-in-one color backlighting; no differing areas and per RGB backlighting in this), has an HP trademark that has always made me screech my teeth: mouse pointer keys in a row rather than the adequate inverted T, ½ up and down arrows stacked, with hard-to-hit.
On the plus side, dedicated, if small, Page Up, Home, End and Page Down keys are located above the keypad. The typing touch is adequate, though the space bar makes an audible click at the end of each word. The buttonless touchpad drifts and taps seamlessly, but clicking its lower left and right corners starts to feel and sounds hollow.
The 1080p screen does not really tilt back and so far as I’d prefer, and colors appear bland or muted—HP claims the panel covers only % of the NTSC gamut. Its matte finish effectively combats glare, and field of view are wide, with good contrast and sharpness. However, the maximum brightness is insufficient.
The 720p webcam is a smudgy, generic element that captures pics that are reasonably well-lit but noisy. Windows Hello does not include a face-recognition camera or a fingerprint reader. Even at maximum volume, the voices forward of keyboard have had no problems filling a room with sound that really isn’t buzzy or distorted; there isn’t much bass, but overlapping tracks can be distinguished well enough.
The Windows 10 Home operating system comes with a one-year warranty. HP preinstalls a number of utilities in furthermore to Dropbox and Hotels.com promos and the cluttered WildTangent Games. Bang & Olufsen Audio Control, for example, allows you to select music, voice, or movies ,modes and experiment with bass and treble sliders, an equalizer, and maximize the sound mic for single or multiple speakers.
Meanwhile, HP CoolSense appears to offer the comprehensive fan controls found on some other gaming laptops, but only makes adjustments if the laptop is not stationary, lest the surface becomes uncomfortably warm. A welcome instruction and a menu about organizations.
Configuration of HP Pavilion Gaming 15
The laptop I hold in my hand with the full code is HP Pavilion Gaming 15 and the configuration is as follows:
Processor CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H (Renoir, Zen 2), 6 cores 12 threads, 3 – 4 GHz Max Boost, 8 MB L3 Cache, 45 W TDP;
Integrated GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 6, 6 CUs, 384 thread cores, 1500 MHz Boost;
Graphics GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile (Turing), 1024 CUDA cores, 1560 MHz Boost, 4 GB GDDR6;
RAM: 1 x 8 GB Samsung DDR4-3200 (2 slots, 32 GB supported);
SSD: 128 GB WD SN520 NVMe;
Hard Drive: 1 TB WD Blue;
Wireless: Bluetooth 5 + Wi-Fi 6;
Battery: 52.5 Wh.
This configuration almost has to be bought and used if there is no need to upgrade further. Currently, I see that some genuine sellers are having an upgrade program to add 8 GB RAM for free, when you buy it, you will have 16 GB of DDR4-3200 running extremely good dual channel. The Ryzen series has always been sensitive to dual-channel RAM, DDR4-3200 RAM will be optimized for effects as it can synchronize with Infinity Fabric’s clock (FCLK at 1600 MHz on Ryzen 4000 series APUs).
A Five-Way Melee for Performance Testing
I pitted the Pavilion Gaming 15 against 4 other 15.6-inch gaming trucks in the $1,100 or $1,200 price range for our objective comparing performance. Except for the Dell G5 15 SE, all have six-core Core i7 processors. The Lenovo Legion Y545 and Acer Predator Helios 300 both have the full-strength GeForce GTX 1660 Ti that the HP has in Max-Q form.
Generally, the Pavilion Gaming 15 performed admirably in our creativity tests as well as productivity , and it easily surpassed the sixty frames per sec (fps) barrier in PC games with full hd with high image quality.
Efficiency, Storage, and Media Installation
HP Gaming Computer Review: PCMark 10 and 8 are comprehensive performance suites created by UL’s PC benchmark specialists (formerly Futuremark). We run the PCMark 10 test to simulate examining various performance and content-creation workflows.
We consider 4,000 points in PCMark 10 to be an excellent score, so any one of these (with the Lenovo far ahead) can shred spreadsheets and eviscerate presentations. The PCMark 8 storage subtest is a piece of cake for today’s fast SSDs.
Following that is Maxon’s CPU-intensive Cinebench R15 test, which is completely threaded to utilize all obtainable processor cores and threads. To deliver a complex image, Cinebench prioritizes the CPU over the GPU. As a result, a proprietary score is generated that indicates a PC’s appropriateness for processor-intensive workloads.
HP Gaming Computer Review: 3DMark evaluates relative graphics muscle by providing sequences of extremely detailed, gaming-style 3D graphics with a focus on particles and lighting. We run 2 different 3DMark subtests, Sky Diver as well as Fire Strike, each of which is designed for a different type of system. Both of these are DirectX 11 benchmarks, and besides Sky Diver is better suited to laptops and midrange PCs, whereas Fire Strike is more demanding and designed for high-end PCs. The outcomes are exclusive scores.
Real-World Gaming Experiments
The synthetic tests mentioned above are useful for assessing general 3D aptitude, but full retail video games are difficult to beat for evaluating gaming performance. Far Cry 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider both are recent AAA releases with built-in benchmark routines. We ran these tests at 1080p with both the modest and max value graphics-quality settings. Far Cry 5 runs on DirectX 11, whereas Rise of the Tomb Raider can indeed be switched to DX12, which we do.
After fully charging the laptop, we configure it in power-saving mode (rather than stable or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-saving changes in order to prepare for our unplugged clip rundown test. (We also turn off Wi-Fi and put the laptop in airplane mode.) In this test, we loop a video with the screen brightness set to 50% and the volume set to 100% until the system conks out.
HP Gaming Computer Review: The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 suffers from being at the top of that range—it would have been better if the Costco pre-Christmas discount had been the list price—and from carrying the Max-Q rather than final version of the excellent GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.