We are always excited to find a gem like the HP Pavilion 17 offering more than decent hardware for the asking price, not to mention the potential the Full HD IPS panel has. It has almost flawless display and when combined with our custom-tailored profile can even be used for color-sensitive work. In the pack below, you will find the usual Health-Guard, Office work / Web design and Gaming / Movie Nights profiles. You can read more about them here and how to use them. We also suggest reading our dedicated article regarding blue light emissions and PWM and how our custom profiles help eliminate both to certain extend.
The HP Pavilion 17 (2016) has an excellent IPS without PWM above 25% brightness, wide sRGB coverage, and high contrast ratio. However, our profiles will improve the color accuracy by a good margin and will also reduce the eye strain due to the blue light emissions. The former will be much useful when watching movies as it improves the visibility where needed.
Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package is meant for HP Pavilion 17 with 17.3″ Samsung SDC3854 (FHD, 1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen and the machine can be found at Amazon.com: HP Pavilion 17 (2016).
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Office work / Web design
If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.
Gaming or Movie nights
We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.
This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.
Office Work / Web Design
This profile aims to deliver the most accurate colors possible in the sRGB gamut – the colors used on the Web. That makes it suitable for Office work and, in some cases, for Web Design. Anyway, we successfully bring the average DeltaE 2000 (color accuracy, lower is better) down from 4.8 to 0.86. Let’s see how that looks in the two graphs below…
Along with the color adjustments, we were also able to tweak the white point and bring it near 6500K. The gamma curve also seemed a bit off, so we corrected that as well.
Gaming and Movie Nights
As we already mentioned, the display offers good image quality for general multimedia purposes but our Gaming and Movie Nights profile enhances the user experience just where it needs to be. This profile lets you see more details in the darkest areas (you can see an example here).
As for the Health-Guard profile, it reduces the Blue Light impact and eliminates PWM to some extent. However, since the display doesn’t use PWM across 25% brightness – anything below this brightness is too dim – the Health-Guard profile will only help with bringing blue light emissions to a more acceptable value. In fact, since the laptop comes with color temperature around 8000K, you will have exceptionally high blue light emissions out of the box.
Installing and using the profiles
You can find a guide for installing and using the profiles HERE.
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