16.1-inch HP Pavilion Gaming laptop with 144 Hz display, Core i7 CPU, and GTX 1660 Ti graphics now shipping for $999 USD
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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:
- Core i7-10750H CPU
- 16.1-inch 144 Hz IPS matte display, 300 nits, 1080p
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q w/ 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
- 16 GB RAM
- 512 GB SSD w/ 32 GB Optane
- 14.57 x 10.33 x 0.93 in
- 5.18 lbs
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.