• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 2000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.92 kg (4.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Upgradability is on point
  • GeForce MX250 and an IPS display at a great price
  • Great keyboard
  • One of the good gaming performances from an energy-efficient GPU

Cons

  • Plasticky body

HP Pavilion 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #26
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 0.1%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i5-8265U 1%
GPU Performance #166
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
Display
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
HDD/SSD
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
41Wh, 3-cell
Dimensions
361 x 245 x 18 mm (14.21" x 9.65" x 0.71")
Weight
1.92 kg (4.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN

Name 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)

 

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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