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16.1-inch HP Pavilion Gaming laptop with 144 Hz display, Core i7 CPU, and GTX 1660 Ti graphics now shipping for $999 USD

16.1-inch HP Pavilion Gaming laptop with 144 Hz display, Core i7 CPU, and GTX 1660 Ti graphics now shipping for $999 USD (Source: HP)
16.1-inch HP Pavilion Gaming laptop with 144 Hz display, Core i7 CPU, and GTX 1660 Ti graphics now shipping for $999 USD (Source: HP)
If 15.6-inch is too small and 17.3-inch is too big, then this 16.1-inch option might be up your alley. HP is testing the waters with its reasonably-priced Pavilion Gaming 16 to gauge demand before investing further in the 16-inch screen size.

Announced just a few weeks ago alongside the refreshed Omen series, HP is now ready to ship its latest Pavilion Gaming laptop for gamers on tighter budgets. The system is notable for being one of the very few laptops with a 16.1-inch screen size to contrast the usual 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch alternatives.

Core specifications include the following:

The $1000 price point is fair considering the hardware involved as other laptops with the same Core i7 CPU and GTX 1660 Ti graphics typically retail for about the same price as well. The main reason for choosing the HP over others is therefore for its slightly larger display size and high refresh rate display.

Something to keep in mind is that end-user upgrades on Pavilion laptops have historically been difficult. If you plan on upgrading the SSD or RAM on your own, for example, then the bottom panel may be challenging to remove. We haven't checked out the Pavilion Gaming 16 first-hand yet so we'll reserve judgment until we properly review the unit.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-07-14 (Update: 2020-07-14)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.