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HP Pavilion 15 refreshed with AMD Ryzen 4000 series Renoir CPUs

HP has refreshes the Pavilion 15 with new AMD CPUs
HP has refreshes the Pavilion 15 with new AMD CPUs (image via HP)
HP has launched AMD Renoir-powered variants of the HP Pavilion 15. It can be configured with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U or a Ryzen 7 4700U CPU. It uses the onboard Vega iGPU and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of solid-state storage. Prices start at US$599 for the base variant on HP's official website and other retail channels.

HP released a new version of its Pavilion Gaming 15 line of laptops earlier this year. Even the Intel-powered variant of the HP Pavilion 15 received a fresh coat of paint. Now, the Ryzen versions of the notebooks have received a much-needed upgrade. The new HP Pavilion 15 variant will be available for purchase this October on HP.com and other online retailers. The base variant will cost US$599.

CPU options on the new HP Pavilion 15 include the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U. The former comes with only 8GB of RAM, while the latter can be configured with 16GB. Adding more RAM is not an option as the DIMMs are soldered to the motherboard. Both versions come with a 512GB NVMe SSD. Whether or not users will be able to add more drives remains to be seen.

The HP Pavilion 15 retains its 15.6-inch touchscreen-enabled IPS LCD panel clocked at 60Hz. An unspecified Radeon GPU powers it, likely the Vega 6/7 found on other Renoir hardware. Its peak brightness is somewhat lackluster at 250 nits, but that's ok for a touchscreen panel. With a screen-to-body ratio of 85%, the Pavilion 15 isn't the slimmest notebook around, but its bezels are relatively invisible. Some of its other features include a 720p webcam, Wi-Fi 6 antenna, and a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication.

Input options on the HP Pavilion 15 are somewhat lacking. It comes with one USB Type-C port, which can double up as a display output, and even charge the laptop if needed. It is accompanied by two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm combo headphone/mic jack, and an HDMI 2.1 port. The HP Pavilion 15's 3-cell 41Wh battery leaves a lot to be desired, though. It can be charged to 50% in just 45 minutes. Under ideal circumstances, light workloads should yield up to 8 hours of battery life.

HP Pavilion 15 specs (image via HP)
HP Pavilion 15 specs (image via HP)
HP Pavilion 15 specs (image via HP)
HP Pavilion 15 specs (image via HP)

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-09-22 (Update: 2020-09-22)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2