HP Pavilion 15 Review – Budget Gaming Laptop

The HP Pavilion 15 gaming laptop is a great budget gaming laptop if you are looking for the right balance in price and performance.

The HP Gaming Pavilion 15 handles all modern games with ease on its matte 15.6-inch 1080p display thanks to its powerful hardware. The device can even make use of its 144 Hz refresh rate while remaining comparatively quiet too. 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM keeps the system ticking over, as does the 256 GB NVMe SSD.

The laptops sit below its OMEN line and consequentially should offer better value for money than something like an OMEN 15. However, the Gaming Pavilion 15 only comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPUs, with the RTX 20 series being reserved for OMEN laptops. Our Gaming Pavilion 15 review unit has an Intel Core i7-9750H processor and a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU, which is the more power-efficient version of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

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HP Pavilion 15 Review


  • REALISTIC GAMING GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4 GB GDDR6 dedicated). Game and stream at ultra-speed with fast technology and breakthrough graphics. 16.1-inch diagonal Full HD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC (1920 x 1080) with 60Hz refresh rate; 80% screen to body ratio.
  • FAST PROCESSOR: Take mobile gaming and content creation to the next-level with breakthrough performance, fast downloads and smooth streaming. 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10300H Processor, Quad-Core, 2.5GHz up to 4.5GHz with Intel Turbo Boost.
  • HIGHER BANDWIDTH MEMORY & FAST BOOTUP WITH SOLID-STATE DRIVE: Boot up in seconds, transfer files without waiting hours, and enjoy a speedier laptop gaming experience with the internal 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (2 accessible M.2 slots, 1 available), and higher bandwidth, speed and efficiency with 8 GB DDR4-2933 MHz SDRAM (2 x 4 GB, 2 accessible memory slots upgradable to 32 GB, 2 x 16 GB).
  • THIN, LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE GAMING LAPTOP WITH LONG BATTERY LIFE: 14.57 inches (W) x 10.33 inches (D) x 0.93 inch (H); 4.78 pounds. Up to 10 hours and 30 minutes (mixed usage); up to 11 hours (video playback); up to 6 hours and 30 minutes (wireless streaming), 3-cell 52.5 WH LI-ion polymer battery.
  • LAPTOP GAMING CONNECTIVITY: With a Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) WLAN adapter and Bluetooth 5.0, all your connections are rock solid. SuperSpeed USB Type-C 5Gbps signaling rate (DisplayPort 1.4), 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge), Ethernet (RJ-45), 3.5mm Headphone/microphone combo, AC smart pin, HDMI 2.0.
  • BACKLIT KEYBOARD: Keep going comfortably even in darker laptop gaming environments. Full-size, island-style, acid green backlit, shadow black keyboard with numeric keypad.
  • OPERATING SYSTEM AND WARRANTY: Windows 10 Home and 1-year limited hardware warranty with 24-hour, 7 days a week web support when shipped from and sold by Amazon.com.
  • ENHANCED THERMAL SOLUTION: The latest in heat management brings you an enhanced heat-pipe design, stabilizing your work and play in a cooling environment.
  • BIOS RECOVERY AND PROTECTION: Automatically checks the health of your gaming computer, protects against unauthorized access, secures local storage and recovers itself from boot-up issues.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS: Low halogen, mercury-free display backlights, arsenic-free display glass in this ENERGY STAR certified, EPEAT Silver registered HP Pavilion Gaming 16 Laptop PC.


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