Bringing some ultimate gaming machine for Indian gamers, HP is looking forward to making a mark in the Gaming market. The new laptops were unveiled a couple of days back and are now available for purchase from Online stores and offline.
Nevertheless, HP India has launched – HP Pavilion 16 and HP Omen 15. The Pavilion 16 is more affordable and is meant for mainstream gamers, while the Omen 15 is for enthusiasts and people who want to splurge more on the gaming machines.
We have shared the HP Pavilion with Intel 9th Gen Processors and the latest 10th Gen processors. There is very little performance difference in the 9th and 10th Gen systems, so for some buyers who want to save money, the 9th Gen models available at a discount currently will be the right choice.
Either way, pick the one that suits your needs or budget. The HP Pavilion gaming laptops are available in two screen sizes – 15.6 Inch or the 16.1 Inch.
The Pavilion 15 is powered by the Intel Core i5 9th Gen costs Rs. 62,999 and is ideal for someone looking for a decent gaming laptop to play the modern AAA titles.
You will be able to play games like GTA5, CS: Go, Valorant, Assassin’s Creed, or the Battlefield series with ease on these machines.
Let’s check out the HP Pavilion 15 2019 first and then the latest models.
HP Pavilion 15 Gaming – DK0268TX
HP Pavilion Gaming comes with a design that looks aggressive and has a purple backlit keyboard and along with a purplish HP logo at the back. The hinge design is solid and is centrally aligned.
- Intel H Series Core i5 9th Gen Processor
- 15.6 Inch FHD Display
- Nvidia GTX 1650 Graphics Card
- 8 GB Ram, User Expandable
Also, there are large air vents located at the back to ensure adequate cooling for the machine.
The laptop is available for just Rs. 62,999 on Amazon and may see some price increase when the sales are over.
The 15.6-inch Gaming laptop comes with an Antiglare panel with 250 Nits max brightness and has Full HD (1920*1080 pixels) resolution.
It is not a colour accurate panel and comes with a 45% NTSC color gamut. The display offers a 60 Hz max refresh rate.
You won’t find anything color-accurate from HP unless you opt for the Omen 15 with 144zh panel, costing 1.15 lakhs. Powering the machine is the 9th Gen Intel Core i5 – 9300H – Quad-Core Processor that comes with 2.4 GHz base frequency, up to 4.1 GHz Boost clock, and has 8 MB L3 cache.
Furthermore, we have got Nvidia GTX 1650 With 4 GB of VRAM for taking care of gaming needs. It is a decent entry-level GPU that can run most titles with ease.
There is 8 GB of DDR4 Ram (2666 MHz), which comes with a clock speed of 2666 MHz. Good News is that we can expand the Ram on this machine to 16 GB by adding another 8 GB stick.
It has also got 512 GB of fast NVMe SSD storage and comes with a 52.5 Whr capacity battery that can last 5-7 hours with ease in general usage.
The laptop runs on the Windows 10 Home edition and has an island-style backlit keyboard for a superior gaming experience.
Also, there are Dual speakers (Bang and Olufsen) along with the HP audio boost for clear audio. The laptop is not too heavy and weighs 2.30 Kg.
Next, we have the latest Intel 10th Gen HP Pavilion Gaming laptop that is available for a price tag of Rs. 78,990. Let’s check out if it is worth the extra money and what we are getting in this gaming machine.
HP Pavilion Gaming 16.1 Inch (Intel 10th Gen)
Model No – 16-a0022TX
The HP Pavilion Gaming comes with a slightly larger display panel with 16.1 Inch Screen size and has FHD resolution. The panel comes with 250 nits of maximum brightness and has a 45% NTSC color gamut.
Powering the machine is the new 10th Gen Intel Core i5 (Quad-Core) 10300H processor. It comes with a 2.5 Ghz base clock speed and has a 4.5 GHz boost clock speed, 8 MB L3 Cache. Further, we have got the Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU that comes with 4 GB of graphics memory.
Additionally, the laptop has got 8 GB of DDR4 Ram that is clocked at 2933 MHz. Also, you can expand the ram to 16 GB using the empty memory slot.
There is a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, and it also comes with 256 GB SSD storage.
The laptop runs on the Windows 10 Home OS and weighs 2.35 Kg. The laptop comes with a clean and minimalistic white backlit keyboard that looks better than the purple color on last year’s model.
For Audio, we have got the B&O; Dual speakers and even has the HP Audio Boost 1.0 support. One more upgrade is the new WIFI 6 card’s presence, which was not present on the previous-gen laptop.
The laptop comes with a 52.5 Whr battery capacity, and we get a 150 Watts charging brick. The expected battery life ranges from 4 to 6 hours with general use, and for gaming, it is just better to plug the machine and play.
Lastly, we have got all the standard ports with this machine – 1- Type C, 2 Type A, HDMI, RJ-45, and the headphone jack.
Lastly, we are also getting McAfee anti-virus free and also getting the MS office 2019 with it.
HP offers a 1-year on-site warranty that I think you can extend when buying the new machine at a discounted rate as some offers are going on currently. (Can check more details on the HP India website).
HP Pavilion Model – 16-a0024tx
This is very similar to the above-mentioned 16-a0022TX model but comes with some upgrades.
The three major upgrades in this model are as follows:
- It comes with the more powerful Intel Core i7-10750H (6 Cores and 12 threads, with a 2.6 GHz base clock, up to 5 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache) instead of the Quad-Core i5 processor.
- Secondly, we have got 16 GB of DDR4 Ram with 2933 Mhz clock speed instead of the 8 GB used in the previous model.
- Lastly, we have a slightly more powerful Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB of Vram in place of the vanilla GTX 1650.
Storage, display, battery life & other specs are the same as the Intel Core i5 model.
You can expect a performance boost of 20 to 30% in different games and applications over the Intel Core i5 model. If you are a content creator and like to use applications like Photoshop or Adobe Premiere Pro, it will be better to get the Core i7 for better multi-threaded performance.
The laptop is available for Rs. 99,900 on the HP website. The price may be up or down on e-commerce websites.