• CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.98 kg (4.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Good keyboard with decent travel
  • Relatively cool
  • 144Hz panel with fast reaction times and 90% of sRGB coverage (BOE NV156FHM-N4K)
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust screen brightness (BOE NV156FHM-N4K)
  • PCIe x4 drive support and up to 32GB of memory
  • Has an SD card reader

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt support
  • Even the Ryzen 7 3750H is a bottleneck for the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
  • Not the greatest build quality
  • Its touchpad is wanky
  • Poor battery life

HP Pavilion Gaming 15 (15-ec) - Specs

CPU Performance #61
  • Intel Core i5-9300H 5.6%
  • Intel Core i5-1135G7 38.4%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 3.1%
  • Intel Core i5-8300H 4.2%
  • AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 4.1%
GPU Performance #66
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) 1.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) 1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
HDD/SSD
256GB NVMe PCIe SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
52.5Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
360 x 257 x 23.5 mm (14.17" x 10.12" x 0.93")
Weight
1.98 kg (4.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0, Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Card Reader Multi Format SD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers Front-firing Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

 

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)

 

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5)

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

Rise of the Tomb Raider
88
fps
57
fps
28
fps
18
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
156
fps
66
fps
34
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
43
fps
39
fps
33
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
127
fps
86
fps
77
fps
69
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
57
fps
52
fps
41
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
157
fps
119
fps
111
fps
92
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
264
fps
233
fps
179
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
261
fps
286
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
550
fps
117
fps
55
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
204
fps
172
fps
168
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
162
fps
94
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
LOW
MED
 
Bench
47
fps
38
fps
36
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
74
fps
56
fps
52
fps
44
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
51
fps
43
fps
36
fps
22
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
64
fps
35
fps
32
fps
21
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
37
fps
29
fps
21
fps
7
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
116
fps
69
fps
56
fps
51
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
145
fps
134
fps
122
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
50
fps
21
fps
8
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
63
fps
41
fps
26
fps
19
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
66
fps
56
fps
47
fps
33
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
74
fps
47
fps
39
fps
31
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
39
fps
22
fps
12
fps
7
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
104
fps
90
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
66
fps
48
fps
42
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
57
fps
41
fps
35
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
76
fps
58
fps
42
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
84
fps
72
fps
70
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
55
fps
51
fps
42
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
80
fps
60
fps
48
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
47
fps
42
fps
30
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
34
fps
32
fps
25
fps
16
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
83
fps
45
fps
26
fps
19
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
LOW
MED
Bench
26
fps
21
fps
17
fps
15
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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