It is crystal clear that gaming laptops have been considered as quite expensive compared to the other brands. However, HP is trying as much as they can, in a bid to make things right. With the HP Pavilion 15, things are completely different, as this amazing model comes with a processor of Core i7 and a mid level GPU from NVIDIA.
HP Pavilion 15 – Design and Display Features:
The lid of this computer is made of plastic and is made more appealing with a smooth finish, having a dark gray logo of Chrome HP at the center. The recessed keyboard deck contains the sparkling green keys, while a large grille of the speaker is at the deck’s top.It measures 15.1 by 10.4 by 1.1 inches, weighing close to 5.1 pounds.
This computer can reproduce up to sixty-five percent of the sRGB gamut, putting it on par with the Y700, at sixty-three percent. Its color accuracy is quite better than its color reproduction since it hits 0.75 on the E-Delta test.
Audio, Touchpad, and Keyboard:
The audio of this computer is quite good since it is equipped with the Bang and Olufsen speakers. You can also enhance the audio output, with the help of the sound effects such as the clashing of swords.
The keyboard of HP Pavilion 15 is practically a joy to use, as it consists of green backlit keys which are well-sized and goodly spaced. Therefore typing is very comfortable, and you can quickly hit the sixty words per minute on the Ten fast-fingers Typing test. The keys look a little bit mushy, though they do have a considerable 1.4-millimeter key travel, and a sixty- grams actuation force. The large 4.3 by 2.5-inch touchpad is highly responsive and much accurate. Due to this, therefore, performing operations such as three-finger scroll and the two-finger flick is quite easy.
HP Pavilion 15 – Performance, Ports, and Battery life:
Apart from being a powerful gaming laptop, this brand of HP Pavilion is also a useful machine in productivity. The 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor together with the 8GB RAM makes this a reality. When media files of 4.98GB files are duplicated, this brand of HP is capable of achieving a transfer rate of 34MBps, which is not that bad.
There are more than enough ports on HP Pavilion 15, bearing in mind that this is a gaming laptop. On its right, there is a 3.0 port of USB, HDMI, a Kensington lock slot and a headset jack. Located on the left are a 3.0 port of USB, a 2.0 USB port plus a power jack.
It is a normal norm that the laptops that are specifically designed for gaming usually have a lower battery life. They don’t last longer than 4-5 hours on the battery test.
HP Pavilion 15 – Price, Configurations and Conclusion:
The HP Pavilion 15 comes with a processor of Core i7-6700HQ 2.6-GHz quad-core, and a RAM of 8GB. It also has HD 530 Intel Graphics, a GeForce GPU 950M GTX with VRAM of 4GB, and a display of 1920 by 1080. The price is $999. The other base model is equipped with a 2.3-GHz Core i5-6300HQ processor, and a display of 1366 by 768. It costs close to $899.
The truth is, that HP Pavilion 15 offers a solid overall performance, apart from being primarily designed for gaming. Its keyboard offers a cool typing experience and the technology of CoolSense keeps its temperatures within a range that are reasonable. It is worth the money.