HP has taken another crack at a gaming laptop. But this time, it took things back to the drawing board to focus on presenting an enjoyable experience, while making its price more accessible for budding PC gaming players and fanciers alike.
The Pavilion Gaming Notebook is not a far cry in looks compared to the company’s other mainstream models carrying the same name. But, it packs plenty of subleases that will help it stand out against the competition when it releases later this year.
It comes with two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port and an SD card slot. If ping is your mortal enemy, you can plug in via the trusty RJ45 Ethernet jack. What is inside in just a bit.
HP contained a full size keyboard offering, which contains number keys. These chiclet keys have a low travel distance and yield a satisfying, tactile experience while typing, even if the only keys you use are WASD.
The other two specialties you are bound to use a lot, the trackpad and speakers, have received some good treatment, too. Its rectangular, off centered trackpad is large and responsive to Windows 10 gestures.
The HP representative guiding us through the experience ran us through a series of game demos, all of which seemed to be running on medium to high settings with anti-aliasing enabled. Note that the starting price for this machine is $999, but at the time of writing, we do not know how much it’ll set you back to bump up the specifications. We have reached out to HP for elucidation.
- CPU: Sixth generation (Skylake) Intel Core i5 or i7 processors
- Storage: Up to 2TB hard drive, or the option of a 1 or 2TB hybrid hard drive with 128GB of solid
- State Flash Built-in
- Battery: Up to 8 hours
- Optional: Intel RealSense Camera and a touch-sensitive screen
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M
- Display: 15.6-inch HD or FHD IPS display
- RAM: Up to 16GB
The Omen’s killer screen and some of its power with value in the Pavilion Gaming Notebook.