HP Pavilion Power 15-cb012ns
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Positive: Large screen; nice display; good price; decent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/21/2018
Model: The HP Pavilion Power 15-cb012ns is the latest mid-to-high range of laptop from this American company. This latest notebook from Hewlett Packard is very similar to the HP Omen 15-CE but it offers a more sensible and professional design, and it is cheaper too. This new laptop from HP comes equipped with a 4-cores 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB of hard disk storage, and an NVIDIA GTX1050 graphics card. These powerful specs make this laptop best suited for professional users who intend to work with power-hungry photo editing and video programs and also gamers who prefer a laptop to the traditional desktop. This 15.6-inch laptop is 24.1 mm thick and weighs about 2.21 kilograms, not forgetting the power supply adapter that weighs about 431 grams. It is by no means an easy machine to lug around. For those who want to game on the go, the NVIDIA GTX1050 that came with this laptop has enough graphics power to play most modern AAA titles at max settings with frame rates in the 30 FPS range. Expecting a consistent 60 FPS out of this machine may just be asking too much of this laptop. The Full HD IPS also offers great wide viewing angles and excellent color reproduction. As with modern laptops, it comes with an HDMI output to allow connection to an external display.
It is a bit of a let-down that HP has only equipped this new laptop with a traditional 1 TB of HDD storage. A saving grace is that the HDD works at 7200 RPM instead of the slower 5400 RPM, and there is also the possibility of putting in an additional faster SSD drive. And, like most laptop these days, it doesn’t come with an optical drive. As mentioned, the HP Pavilion Power 15-cb012ns comes with a generous 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and for those who are hungry for more power, it is also upgradable to a maximum of 16 GB of RAM. As per the norm, this HP Pavilion Power 15-cb012ns comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bits out of the box, and it is also adequately equipped with the usual suspects of connectivity ports: a USB 3.0 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit network port, Bluetooth 4.2, dual band wifi adapter, SD card reader, one HDMI port, and a headphone and mic combo jack. Most users (or gamers) who fancy a sturdy laptop with an elegant design and a Full HD IPS screen will likely enjoy owning this laptop. Even though it is a little on the heavy side, the powerful CPU and GPU will more than make up for it.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
i7-7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.