HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0022ns
Reviews for the HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0022ns
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Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2020
More than a year ago, Apple introduced the MacBook Pro 16 by slightly increasing the screen size of its flagship notebook. Following that, Dell revealed their XPS 17 9700 that, due to its narrow bezels, does not look any bigger than a regular 15-inch device. Now, in a similar way, HP is trying to take advantage of the Pavilion Gaming’s increasing popularity by creating the HP Pavilion Gaming 16 (16-a0000). The latest to join this series is the HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0022ns. In terms of its design, the entire device is made out of plastic. The laptop has a profile of 23.6mm and weighs 2.35 kg, which is around 370 grams heavier than the Pavilion Gaming 15 (15-ec0000). Apart from that, it is worth noting that the lid can be opened with a single hand, but it has very little resistance to flex. In addition, this laptop uses a huge hinge cover that allows hot air to be exhausted from in between the lid and the base. Therefore, using the laptop in a closed position does not really harm the cooling performance, as there is plenty of space for the air to exit beneath the hinge cover.
As far as the keyboard is concerned, it has decent (but not that deep) key travel and somewhat clicky feedback. While the key clicks are not very uniform, the keyboard is relatively comfortable for typing. The keyboard also has a backlight and a NumberPad. The touchpad is located just below the keyboard and is quite large and comfortable to be used, both in terms of gliding and the accuracy of tracking. In terms of connectivity, there is a power plug and a single USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1) on the left side of the laptop. In contrast, there is an HDMI 2.0 connector, a single USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1) port, an RJ-45 connector, a single USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen. 1) port with DisplayPort 1.4 capabilities, an audio jack, and an SD-card reader on the right side of the device.
As for the display, the HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0022ns has an IPS panel, model number Innolux N161HCA-GA1 (CMN1602), with a resolution of 1920 х 1080 pixels. The screen ratio is 16:9 with a pixel density of 137 ppi and a pitch of 0.186 х 0.186 mm. The measured maximum brightness was 338 nits in the middle of the screen and 304 nits as an average for the whole area with a maximum deviation of 13%. In terms of performance, this laptop is available either with the quad-core Core i5-10300H or the hexa-core Core i7-10750H. As for the battery, this notebook comes with a 52.5Wh battery which is able to last around 6 hours and 40 minutes with web browsing, and 5 hours and 35 minutes with video playback. Overall, it is a great device to be explored, although depending on the individual’s needs and preferences.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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