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The thin and powerful HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop lets you experience high-grade graphics and processing power that meets your gaming and multitasking needs.
Processor: 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
Display: 15.6-inch diagonal FHD, IPS, anti-glare, micro-edge, WLED-backlit
Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)Internal storage: 256 GB PC
Me™ M.2 SSD
Graphics: NVIDIA® Ge
Force® GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)Sound: Audio by B&O with dual speakers
Battery life:Up to 8 hours and 30 minutes (mixed usage)Up to 8 hours (video playback)Up to 5 hours and 30 minutes (wireless streaming)Wireless: Realtek 802.11b/g/n/ac(2x2) and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo
Camera: HP Wide Vision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
Product weight: 4.92 lb
Keyboard: Full-size island-style acid green backlit keyboard with numeric keypadCustomer Reviews
Excellent Mid-level Gaming Laptop!
Before I begin this review I need to emphasize that it is very important that you update the NVIDIA graphics drivers before any gameplay because the recent drivers (451.77 on up) contain some crucial performance enhancements. Please note that you will need to go directly to the NVIDIA's website and download and install the new drivers because the Windows update package did not include them for some reason.
Having said that, the gaming aspect of this review will be based on three different modern and widely popular games that I've chosen - which are: 1). Call of Duty Modern Warfare, 2). Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and 3). Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
Set up was quick and straightforward, and all you really need to do is follow the Windows 10 installation prompts. After Windows 10 Home (64-bit) has been activated and the Wifi/internet connectivity is established, you can then proceed to install all of the system updates and patches. This process will take several minutes so be patient.
After that's done you're ready to install your games. First up was Call of Duty Modern Warfare, but I immediately ran into problems and was unable to install it because there wasn't enough free space on the hard drive to accommodate the game's space requirements. As a workaround solution I plugged then my portable SSD drive and install the game on that unit. The gameplay was incredibly smooth and responsive, and I didn't experience any lag nor stuttering. The graphics were beautiful, and I was playing this game at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 on my 4K TV while the graphics were on the *preset* medium default setting.
Next up was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The space requirements for this game was considerably lower than Call of Duty Modern Warfare and I was able to install it directly on the laptop's hard drive this time. It is imperative that the newer NVIDIA graphics drivers are installed because they are able to support this games recent and advanced "Vulkan API." I tested and compared this gaming laptop with an earlier version of the drivers (the ones that were installed with Windows upgrade), and the performance was immediately noticeable and confirmed with the games internal benchmarks. Having said that, be sure to launch the game in Vulkan mode instead of DX11. During gameplay I was able to max out all of the medium settings to either 'very high' or 'ultra' and obtained an average FPS of 57. The resolution was set at 1920 x 1080 on the game was played on the laptops screen.
The final game was Tom Clancy's The Division 2, and I was also able to install it directly on the hard drive as well. I first used the preset* medium default setting, and this was benchmarked at an average 67 FPS at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 - which was played on the gaming laptop screen. As with the graphics on the other games, I was very impressed with the detailed scenery and everything looked phenomenal. I continued to customize the graphics by maxing the settings to 'very high', and while I did experience lower FPS, the system performs quite well and I was quite satisfied with the overall output.
The laptop's cooling system did an excellent job at dissipating the heat and it did so in a very quiet fashion.
1. Powerful system components that can play just about every modern game thrown at it
2. Superb graphics
3. Quick battery recharge time
4. Robust onboard speakers
5. Very fast startup
1. Limited hard drive space
2. Lackluster WebCam
I will conclude by saying that this is a very capable and decent gaming laptop. It contains state-of-the-art components that can easily accommodate today's most demanding game requirements. This laptop appears to be very durable and is an excellent value for the money. I was satisfied with nearly every aspect of this gaming laptop's performance and I highly recommend it.
Affordable yet competitive gaming laptop
HP Pavilion 15-dk0056wm is a very nice gaming laptop with a competitive design. I have been using Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop for couple years now and HP pavilion gaming laptop is very close as far as performance goes. In my opinion, it has better exterior design even though it is slightly cheaper. HP Pavilion's dual speaker area looks very wavy and kind of has a 3d design. The keyboard backlight is green which looks pretty cool at night. Speakers are made by B&O audio. It comes with 15 inch full HD IPS screen with build in camera and microphone. Because it is a gaming laptop, it comes with NVidia GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB graphics card. HP is loaded with 8 GB SDRAM memory. It runs on Windows 10 home operating system with Intel Core i5 processor. This gaming laptop has a built in 256 GB solid state drive which is enough storage for most people. Gamers should not fear that this HP will overheat because according to HP, the airflow cooling has been greatly enhanced to keep it cool even during heavy usage. On the right side of the laptop, there is a headphone & microphone combo outlet, connector for RJ-45, HSMI port, USB 3.1 Type-A port USB 3.1 Type-C port and HP fast charge power port. On the left side, there is 2 USB 3.1 Type-A ports and multi-format SD media card reader.
Even though it might not be sleek and thin like MacBook, this HP Pavilion gaming laptop PC is still very low profile when closed. It is less than one inch in height.shopUS
More than just for gaming! A+!!
For starters, I cannot say enough great things about this laptop. This is a full immersive gaming machine and I absolutely love the specs.
To begin with, the laptop came in in a small wide box and was very easy to unbox. Take out the laptop, the power cord, and not much to it - plug it in and all set.
Once plugged in, the keyboard lights up a very sharp neon green and it's very bright even with no light or outside when fully bright. I love the color and the cool effect. The software onboard is windows 10 64 bit Home edition and makes setup a breeze by following the onscreen instructions. It even has netflix already preinstalled if you would like to access your account and begin streaming immediately - very nice and convenient. I must say there isn't a lot of bloatware as you see with other typical laptops which makes me very happy and saves me a lot of time from having to remove it.
Once started and setup all the software, the hardware does it's job very well. For starters, the 256GB SSD hard drive is very fast and has no issues loading applications. I have installed a few programs already and the hard drive handled well. Plenty of storage for now.
The true test of a gaming laptop remains with the graphics and the processor/Ram speeds which account for latency during gaming. I have tested this laptop with heavy intensive games and all worked with very minimal latency. The 8GB of Ram was able to provide me with at least half available during game time and the processor was able to maintain multi tasking efforts with no issues. The 9th generation intel chipset is outstanding and I am very glad HP put this into this gaming laptop. The video card is powered by NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX which is one of my favorite brands for VIDEO cards and handled my games well. Fast onboard ram on video card and processing power. The only thing I wish is that this laptop was 4k capable but that's for the future. The graphics on my games were rendering well while turned all the way up on high in all games I have tried. The Audio sounded great thanks to the dual speakers and audio boost.
The display is 15.6" and has an anti glare feature which helps while I am outdoors. I love how it's a microedge and looks very nice. The edges of the screen are practically invisible which is awesome.
I connected this laptop to my wireless network and the network card performed with no issues at high speeds on my 400mbps network (ac). Hard wired results were even better and faster.
I have tested the USB 3.1 ports and transferred pictures and files very fast thanks to the solid state drive and USB 3.1 speeds. The webcam I have tried with ZOOM and people were able to see me with no issues at a full 720p. The HDMI port is working with a clear picture on the connection to the TV. I have not tried connecting to a projector as I do not own one but imagine it will work. It does have a hard wired headphone slot but I have only used headphones wirelessly through bluetooth.
The last but not least is the battery life, I have charged this laptop rather quickly. It comes with a 3cell battery but the life of the battery on a single charge has been at least 8 hours while standard operation (files, browsing, small editing, etc) and dropped a little bit while gaming or streaming a few movies. I could still get at least 3 to 4 hours while heavy gaming or watching a few movies. Pretty solid for a 3 cell battery.
Final thoughts - Overall a solid specd laptop and a solid brand. I have no issues thus far on both the software and hardware and absolutely love the design/powerfulness of this system. Great laptop for the average gamer or streamer and for today's multitasking requirements. The backlit keyboard is very nice and the laptop is lightweight enough to enjoy the portability on the go. Very slick design.marinka255