•  Date Published: 30 Jul 2021
  • Intel Core i7-10750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop)
  • 16.1″, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • 512GB SSD
  • 8GB DDR4
  • 2.35 kg (5.2 lbs)


  • Up to 64GB of RAM in dual-channel mode + NVMe drive support
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (Panda LM156LF-2F01)
  • Covers 96% of sRGB and has a great color accuracy (with our Gaming and Web design profile)
  • 144Hz IPS display option with quick response time
  • Decent performance and cooling
  • HP is first to experiment with 16" screen on a gaming notebook


  • Flimsy build quality
  • The keyboard is not the best for gamers


  • 512GB SSD
  • RAM
  • 8GB DDR4
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Body Material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 370 x 262.4 x 23.6 mm (14.57" x 10.33" x 0.93")
  • Weight
  • 2.35 kg (5.2 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac/ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5 Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Digital Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2 Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive

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DISPLAY: 16.1-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

  • Name
  • Innolux N161HCA-GA1 (CMN1602)
  • Diagonal
  • 16.1"
  • Pixel density
  • 136.83 ppi
  • Brightness
  • 338 cd/m2
  • sRGB
  • 96%
  • PWM frequency
  • No PWM (Flicker-Free)
  • Panel Type
  • IPS
  • Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • Becomes "Retina" from
  • 25 inches (64 cm)
  • Contrast
  • 1240:1
  • dE Color Checker
  • 2.5 0.7
  • PWM Rating
  • 10.0: (safe)

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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HP Pavilion Gaming 16 in-depth review

Experiments. How much we like when manufacturers make them. A little more than a year ago, Apple introduced the MacBook Pro 16, slightly increasing the screen size of its flagship notebook. Then, Dell revealed their XPS 17 9700, which thanks to its narrow bezels doesn't look any bigger than a regular 15-inch device. And now, HP is trying to take advantage of Pavilion Gaming's increasing popularity by creating the HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000). Now, as you may already know, 99% of the time, the 15-inch laptops' displays actually have a diagonal of 15.6". And today's device has a 16.1" screen, itself. So, in practice, the difference in size is just 0.5". How much of an impact it has? Well, we're going to talk about that later in the review. As far as the hardware goes, it is the ty[...]

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Disassembly, maintenance and upgrade options

A budget Omen, or a premium Pavilion? Your choice. Check out all HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review. 1. Remove the bottom plate You know the drill. Remove all of the 8 Phillips-head screws and pry your way around the bottom panel with a plastic tool or a guitar pick. Then you should be able to effortlessly lift the panel away of the chassis. 2. Battery As of the battery, you get a 52.5Wh unit. 3. Memory and storage This laptop features two SODIMM slots that support 64GB of DDR4 memory in to[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-10750H

Some games you can play on this laptop

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop) 60 FPS 37 FPS 48 FPS -