HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
370 x 262.4 x 23.6 mm (14.57" x 10.33" x 0.93")
Weight
2.35 kg (5.2 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
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

All HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) configurations

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

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.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

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.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) series.

 

HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) 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[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • 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

Cons

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

Inside HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
200
fps
149
fps
101
fps
 
193
fps
151
fps
106
fps
 
-22%
158
fps
117
fps
77
fps
 
-32%
137
fps
100
fps
71
fps
 
-61%
76
fps
58
fps
42
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
159
fps
148
fps
 
 
 
159
fps
148
fps
 
 
 
-37%
104
fps
90
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
147
fps
68
fps
57
fps
37
fps
-9%
140
fps
61
fps
49
fps
32
fps
-30%
106
fps
47
fps
38
fps
24
fps
-38%
95
fps
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
-65%
34
fps
32
fps
25
fps
16
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1726
fps
108
fps
 
 
-19%
1386
fps
92
fps
 
 
-30%
1179
fps
101
fps
 
 
-73%
436
fps
65
fps
 
 
-86%
202
fps
58
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
86
fps
53
fps
32
fps
14
fps
-12%
83
fps
51
fps
29
fps
-
-22%
60
fps
37
fps
48
fps
-
 
-35%
64
fps
36
fps
20
fps
-
-57%
39
fps
22
fps
12
fps
7
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
184
fps
131
fps
69
fps
42
fps
-3%
172
fps
126
fps
70
fps
45
fps
-11%
196
fps
98
fps
53
fps
33
fps
-20%
171
fps
92
fps
49
fps
29
fps
-35%
156
fps
66
fps
34
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
74
fps
62
fps
50
fps
43
fps
 
74
fps
62
fps
50
fps
43
fps
 
-33%
59
fps
48
fps
34
fps
12
fps
-59%
37
fps
29
fps
21
fps
7
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
100
fps
89
fps
68
fps
 
-4%
98
fps
85
fps
64
fps
 
-25%
76
fps
68
fps
49
fps
 
-29%
72
fps
63
fps
47
fps
 
-54%
47
fps
42
fps
30
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
678
fps
237
fps
117
fps
 
-9%
662
fps
184
fps
93
fps
 
-11%
545
fps
243
fps
127
fps
 
 
-17%
622
fps
160
fps
79
fps
 
-30%
550
fps
117
fps
55
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
163
fps
123
fps
106
fps
71
fps
-11%
150
fps
111
fps
93
fps
60
fps
-31%
114
fps
85
fps
73
fps
47
fps
-37%
104
fps
78
fps
65
fps
43
fps
-60%
66
fps
48
fps
42
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
410
fps
344
fps
288
fps
 
-16%
341
fps
295
fps
244
fps
 
-20%
338
fps
281
fps
217
fps
 
-31%
261
fps
240
fps
215
fps
 
-35%
264
fps
233
fps
179
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
156
fps
116
fps
98
fps
89
fps
-5%
139
fps
107
fps
98
fps
90
fps
-29%
104
fps
84
fps
72
fps
65
fps
-30%
109
fps
82
fps
69
fps
63
fps
-50%
80
fps
60
fps
48
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
222
fps
136
fps
 
 
 
-2%
203
fps
148
fps
 
 
 
-27%
160
fps
101
fps
 
 
 
-29%
157
fps
96
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
165
fps
130
fps
121
fps
102
fps
-6%
169
fps
118
fps
109
fps
90
fps
-26%
131
fps
95
fps
87
fps
71
fps
-36%
120
fps
82
fps
70
fps
61
fps
-56%
74
fps
56
fps
52
fps
44
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
206
fps
167
fps
161
fps
141
fps
-15%
164
fps
145
fps
139
fps
123
fps
-17%
181
fps
147
fps
127
fps
105
fps
-29%
157
fps
119
fps
111
fps
92
fps
-38%
131
fps
103
fps
98
fps
88
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
96
fps
84
fps
72
fps
47
fps
-4%
92
fps
80
fps
67
fps
47
fps
-28%
70
fps
61
fps
51
fps
32
fps
-35%
64
fps
57
fps
49
fps
24
fps
-49%
51
fps
43
fps
36
fps
22
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
133
fps
121
fps
105
fps
 
-2%
126
fps
118
fps
109
fps
 
-18%
113
fps
105
fps
77
fps
 
-20%
107
fps
99
fps
80
fps
 
-59%
55
fps
51
fps
42
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
150
fps
100
fps
66
fps
49
fps
170
fps
96
fps
57
fps
41
fps
-26%
123
fps
72
fps
44
fps
32
fps
-31%
116
fps
67
fps
40
fps
29
fps
-53%
83
fps
45
fps
26
fps
19
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
106
fps
50
fps
23
fps
 
-5%
106
fps
44
fps
20
fps
 
-29%
76
fps
35
fps
16
fps
 
-31%
77
fps
32
fps
15
fps
 
-56%
50
fps
21
fps
8
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
499
fps
402
fps
362
fps
 
-12%
430
fps
343
fps
338
fps
 
-45%
266
fps
225
fps
209
fps
 
 
-45%
266
fps
225
fps
209
fps
 
-57%
204
fps
172
fps
168
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
118
fps
85
fps
55
fps
42
fps
-2%
105
fps
84
fps
59
fps
46
fps
-25%
86
fps
64
fps
43
fps
32
fps
-26%
90
fps
62
fps
40
fps
29
fps
-50%
63
fps
41
fps
26
fps
19
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
98
fps
82
fps
72
fps
 
-6%
92
fps
77
fps
69
fps
 
-20%
79
fps
66
fps
57
fps
 
-23%
80
fps
62
fps
53
fps
 
-47%
57
fps
41
fps
35
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
123
fps
76
fps
71
fps
45
fps
-2%
106
fps
79
fps
75
fps
48
fps
-26%
96
fps
56
fps
50
fps
32
fps
-31%
83
fps
61
fps
51
fps
23
fps
-52%
64
fps
35
fps
32
fps
21
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
278
fps
182
fps
115
fps
 
-5%
237
fps
185
fps
124
fps
 
-25%
200
fps
139
fps
90
fps
 
-26%
211
fps
132
fps
81
fps
 
-46%
162
fps
94
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
603
fps
260
fps
 
 
-19%
493
fps
206
fps
 
 
-25%
465
fps
181
fps
 
 
-32%
360
fps
224
fps
 
 
-40%
383
fps
135
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
174
fps
163
fps
 
 
-3%
168
fps
158
fps
 
 
-9%
158
fps
149
fps
 
 
-10%
157
fps
146
fps
 
 
-17%
148
fps
133
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
284
fps
192
fps
174
fps
153
fps
-7%
224
fps
184
fps
174
fps
161
fps
-9%
214
fps
176
fps
174
fps
170
fps
-28%
202
fps
138
fps
125
fps
111
fps
-55%
127
fps
86
fps
77
fps
69
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
152
fps
131
fps
115
fps
97
fps
 
-6%
147
fps
123
fps
106
fps
90
fps
-25%
118
fps
99
fps
85
fps
71
fps
-31%
108
fps
90
fps
77
fps
65
fps
-59%
66
fps
56
fps
47
fps
33
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
136
fps
91
fps
75
fps
57
fps
-3%
126
fps
89
fps
75
fps
59
fps
-21%
106
fps
72
fps
60
fps
46
fps
-27%
103
fps
64
fps
54
fps
41
fps
-47%
74
fps
47
fps
39
fps
31
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
324
fps
153
fps
 
 
-3%
330
fps
135
fps
 
 
-12%
265
fps
157
fps
 
 
-19%
267
fps
121
fps
 
 
-44%
161
fps
104
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
174
fps
114
fps
56
fps
36
fps
-9%
134
fps
109
fps
61
fps
41
fps
-24%
128
fps
92
fps
42
fps
26
fps
-30%
121
fps
80
fps
39
fps
26
fps
-50%
88
fps
57
fps
28
fps
18
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
268
fps
230
fps
 
 
-20%
231
fps
167
fps
 
 
-28%
186
fps
171
fps
 
 
-31%
214
fps
128
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
300
fps
258
fps
208
fps
 
-26%
210
fps
191
fps
164
fps
 
-29%
201
fps
183
fps
157
fps
 
-31%
202
fps
186
fps
143
fps
 
-48%
145
fps
134
fps
122
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
104
fps
85
fps
77
fps
 
-7%
94
fps
82
fps
72
fps
 
 
-24%
76
fps
66
fps
59
fps
 
-27%
76
fps
62
fps
56
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
222
fps
136
fps
 
 
-2%
203
fps
148
fps
 
 
-27%
160
fps
101
fps
 
 
-30%
157
fps
93
fps
 
 
-51%
110
fps
66
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
618
fps
601
fps
60
fps
 
-13%
539
fps
520
fps
60
fps
 
-33%
395
fps
398
fps
60
fps
 
-53%
261
fps
286
fps
57
fps
 
-59%
228
fps
240
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
85
fps
77
fps
68
fps
43
fps
-2%
83
fps
75
fps
66
fps
43
fps
-25%
64
fps
59
fps
52
fps
29
fps
-28%
61
fps
56
fps
49
fps
30
fps
-51%
43
fps
39
fps
33
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
176
fps
155
fps
148
fps
 
-6%
168
fps
143
fps
137
fps
 
-20%
143
fps
122
fps
117
fps
 
-30%
135
fps
100
fps
98
fps
 
-53%
84
fps
72
fps
70
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
126
fps
120
fps
93
fps
 
-9%
115
fps
110
fps
84
fps
 
-27%
92
fps
87
fps
67
fps
 
-35%
81
fps
78
fps
60
fps
 
-56%
57
fps
52
fps
41
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
188
fps
126
fps
107
fps
101
fps
-10%
138
fps
125
fps
110
fps
98
fps
-23%
135
fps
102
fps
87
fps
79
fps
-24%
152
fps
94
fps
79
fps
73
fps
-44%
116
fps
69
fps
56
fps
51
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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