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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak008na

Specifications

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak008na
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak008na (Pavilion 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 headphone/microphone combo, Card Reader: Multi-format SD media card reader
Networking
10/100 MBit Lan Adapter (10/100MBit), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28.8 x 384.5 x 265.1 ( = 1.13 x 15.14 x 10.44 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Full-size chiclet with numeric keypad, Keyboard Light: yes, Evernote, Netflix, Skype, Unigine Heaven Benchmark, Unigine Valley Benchmark, McAfee LiveSafe
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak008na

70% HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak008na review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Not this specific version. The overall chassis, keyboard, screen and physical design is fine but the spec offered here is unbalanced and totally hampered by a slow hard drive. Opt for the ak113na or ak056na and you’ll have a great gaming laptop that’ll offer good all-round performance and a wealth of features. It’s certainly no gaming powerhouse but it’ll get you reliable performance in all the latest games.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak008na is targeted at those looking for a single laptop to do everything from work to playing games. The chassis of the laptop is made from matte black plastic and some green highlights give the laptop a nice aesthetic look. However, the color scheme is a matter of personal taste and it may not appeal to everyone as it tends to look more on the funky side. The Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit system features a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700 processor (Turbo boost: up to 3.5 GHz), an Nvidia GeForce 950M graphic card, 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM and a 1 TB SATA hard disk with 5400 rpm. Other pre-installed programs are McAfee LiveSafe, HP Games by WildTangent, HP Lounge, HP 3D DriveGuard, Evernote, Netflix, Skype, Unigene Heaven benchmark and Unigine Valley benchmark.

The laptop sports a 15.6-inch anti-glare, WLED backlit IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen delivers good viewing angles along with vibrant colors and good contrast. Hence, images look natural. Its full-size island-style keyboard comes with a Alien Green backlight and it is sturdy, responsive and easy to type on, but there is a little bit of flex on the casing during typing. The touchpad is just average, but most of the users will usually connect an external mouse when they are gaming, as it is not ideal to play games using a touchpad. The specifications of the laptop places it in the upper mid-range category. Despite mid-range graphic card, the laptop will still deliver a comfortable gaming experience, but users may have to reduce the settings from high to medium and disable anti-aliasing in certain games.

The laptop comes with connectivity features such as Ethernet LAN, and a Miracast compatible WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo module. As for interfaces and ports, the laptop has two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an RJ-45 port, an HDMI port, a headphone/microphone audio combo jack, a multi-format SD media card reader and a SuperMulti DVD optical drive. A webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone is incorporated. The first drawback of the laptop is that the hard disk included is not exactly even close to being a fast one and the second drawback is that some users found the included RAM capacity to be too low, since certain games may require more RAM in order to run smoother. This may not apply to all users and for some, 8 GB of RAM might be more than enough. In addition, the laptop is heavy at 2.32 kg and its battery can only last up to around 6 hours of general usage according to user reports. This isn’t exactly ideal for a laptop of this size. On the bright side, one would think that the gaming laptop will be priced higher based on the specifications, but it is not. The decent, budget-priced laptop allows the user to play the latest PC gaming titles with some compromise on the display settings.

Hands-on by: Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Series:

Model variants with multi-touch screen:

HP Pavilion 15-ak033ng (P5N64EA#ABD)

Model variants with 16GB RAM:

HP Pavilion 15-ab203ng (N9R28EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng (T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au004ng (W6Y83EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Model variants with 2TB mass storage:

HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng (T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Model variants with cpu Intel Core i7-6700HQ:

HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng (T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak033ng (P5N64EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc005ng (W8Y90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

Model variants with matte display:
HP Pavilion 15-ab111ng (V0Y78EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ab213ng(P4H90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ab244ng (T1E44EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak003ng(T1K72EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak106ng (W2V88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au010ng (W7Y18EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au011ng (W7Y19EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au025ng (P3U13EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng (W8Y60EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc000ng (F2T69EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc004ng (W8Y89EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc005ng (W8Y90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc006ng (W9U00EA#ABD)

Model variants with screen resolution 1920x1080:

HP Pavilion 15-ak033ng (P5N64EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-ak105ng (W2V87EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng (W8Y60EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au004ng (W6Y83EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au011ng (W7Y19EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au013ng (W7Y21EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-au014ng (W7Y22EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc003ng (W8Y88EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc004ng (W8Y89EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc005ng (W8Y90EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc006ng (W9U00EA#ABD)

Model variants with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M:

HP Pavilion 15-bc001ng (W6Z09EA#ABD)
HP Pavilion 15-bc084ng (X5B48EA#ABD)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08-28 (Update: 2016-08-28)