HP Pavilion Power 15-cb061nd
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion Power 15-cb061nd
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%
Model: The HP Pavilion Power 15-cb061nd is an evolution of both the Pavilion 15t and Pavilion 15z. Its HQ-class Kaby Lake processor and GTX 1050 GPU target mainstream gamers and heavy multimedia users who would rather not spend a little more on the HP Omen series. The chassis is a considerable improvement over the standard Pavilion 15 in terms of looks and rigidity. Edges and corners are sharper, stronger, and more defined for an improved aesthetic. The hooked rear is a good idea on paper as it lifts the base slightly for improved airflow and ergonomics, but the display teeters more easily and the maximum angle is limited to about 150 degrees. The unique lid design also occupies the entire rear edge of the system and thus takes away potential space for ports and ventilation. The anti-glare 15.6-inch (39.6 cm) display features FHD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the IPS technology and WLED backlight. Viewing angles are wide as expected from an IPS panel with no major contrast or color degradation. Outdoor visibility is good with since it is an anti-glare screen. However, contrast levels and color spaces are less crisp and clear compared to glossy screens. Under the hood, the processor of the laptop is an Intel Core i7-7700HQ with 2.8 GHz base frequency, 6 MB cache, 4 cores. The clock rate can increase to up to 3.8 GHz thanks to Intel's Turbo Boost Technology, running on the Intel HM175 chipset. The CPU is supported by 8 GB of DDR4-2400 SDRAM. As for storage, it is equipped with a primary 256 GB SATA III M.2 drive and a secondary 1 TB HDD. The laptop uses the GTX 1050 graphic processor, which is powerful enough to play most modern titles on medium settings while maintaining average frame rates above 30 FPS. It is also the perfect companion for photo and video editing.
The Chiclet keyboard (~34.2 x 10.0 cm) is an improvement over the Pavilion 15t series. Since the Pavilion 15 Power chassis is more rigid, the center surface of the keyboard is firmer to press with improved tactile feedback. A white backlight is available that can only be toggled on or off as is common across most HP notebooks. The extra-wide chrome-trimmed trackpad (11.5 x 6.0 cm) is slightly smaller in surface area than the Pavilion 15's (12.0 x 6.5 cm). The Synaptics software can recognize up to three-finger inputs without any issues and the plastic surface flexes only slightly when applying strong pressure with a finger. For input and output ports, the laptop has a USB 3.1 Type-C port supporting HP Sleep and Charge, three USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, an RJ-45 ethernet port and a headphone/microphone combo. HP decided to not include Thunderbolt 3 support and to instead reserve this feature for its higher-end Spectre and Omen series of notebooks. The HP Pavilion Power 15-cb061nd is a high performance notebook targeted at people who need high processing power with a little bit of gaming. It would be suitable for students who run simulations and professionals who do some video editing.
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.
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 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.
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