Now, these models, products of HP again, are a tad more affordable than the Omen series, so if you are on a somewhat tighter budget – check them out. We are talking about the HP Pavilion 15 / 17 Gaming series. The 15-inch model has 4 configurations (959 EUR – 1369 EUR) and the 17-inch one has 3 versions (1049 EUR – 1535 EUR).
Let us begin with the smaller brother – the refreshed HP Pavilion 15 Gaming can come with either an Intel Core i5-7300HQ or an i7-7700HQ, depending on the configuration. Its fist three configurations also come with a Full HD IPS display, whereas the most expensive one – with a 4K IPS panel. Additionally, the first two configurations sport 8GB of RAM and the same storage combo (128 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB HDD). On the other hand, the higher two configurations come with 16GB RAM and 256 GB M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe + 1 TB HDD. One thing that they all have in common is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) GPU.
And as for the bigger brother, things are very similar. The first configuration features an Intel Core i5-7300HQ and the other two – an i7-7700HQ. Additionally, the first two versions sport a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS displays and 128 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB HDD storage combo, whereas the most expensive one has a 4K panel and 256 GB M.2 SSD PCIe NVMe + 1 TB HDD storage setup. RAM-wise, we have 8GB chips in the first two options and 16GB capacity in the third one. Just as it is the case with the 15-inch Pavilion, the 17-inchers all have in common the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) GPU.
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