• CPU: Intel Core i7-1065G7
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB (1x 16384MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
  • Weight: 1.85 kg (4.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Upgradability is on point
  • GeForce MX250 and Ice Lake CPUs at a good price
  • Decent keyboard
  • Its display doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness levels
  • Fits NVMe drives and has an SD card slot

Cons

  • Covers only 52% of sRGB
  • Its predecessor is essentially the same laptop but at a lower cost

HP Pavilion 15 (15-cs3000) - Specs

CPU Performance #81
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 9%
  • Intel Core i5-8300H 0.7%
  • Intel Core i7-1065G7
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3580U 6.4%
  • Intel Core i7-10610U 43.3%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U 9.5%
GPU Performance #123
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1200 (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W)
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (4GB GDDR5) 1%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P520 (2GB GDDR5) 1.4%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN02.1
Color accuracy 4.4 -> 3.7
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
RAM
16GB (1x 16384MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
41Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
361 x 245 x 17 mm (14.21" x 9.65" x 0.67")
Weight
1.85 kg (4.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card Reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAN02.1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 290 cd/m2
sRGB 51%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1310:1
dE Color Checker 4.4 3.7
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

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Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

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HP Pavilion 15 (15-cs3000) in-depth review

With its Pavilion 15-cs2000, HP showed a true all-rounder in terms of daily computing. It was strong enough in our view so that we gave it an Editor's choice award, ourselves. Now, that we have the newer Pavilion 15 (15-cs3000) with us, we are eager to put it through our testing and see if the changes made by HP build on top of the strong base, or it actually makes it worse. Let's start by saying that the new model is now equipped with the 10nm Ice Lake processors from Intel. Currently, you [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-1065G7

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
43
fps
31
fps
20
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
35
fps
14
fps
6
fps
4
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
84
fps
37
fps
20
fps
6
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
210
fps
49
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
118
fps
94
fps
77
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
40
fps
29
fps
23
fps
11
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
259
fps
66
fps
31
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
230
fps
195
fps
187
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
43
fps
24
fps
9
fps
5
fps
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
104
fps
71
fps
61
fps
44
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
36
fps
25
fps
10
fps
8
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
85
fps
51
fps
32
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
45
fps
33
fps
32
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
54
fps
34
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
fps
18
fps
10
fps
7
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
37
fps
30
fps
12
fps
9
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
32
fps
22
fps
8
fps
5
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
93
fps
62
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
195
fps
193
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
178
fps
74
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
105
fps
53
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
115
fps
83
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
45
fps
29
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
70
fps
49
fps
37
fps
30
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
46
fps
26
fps
23
fps
8
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
50
fps
33
fps
14
fps
6
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
89
fps
66
fps
65
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
32
fps
30
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
64
fps
38
fps
32
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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