The 16.1-inch Pavilion Gaming 16 is HP's newest family member for gamers on a budget
HP has just updated its affordable Pavilion Gaming lineup with the new Pavilion Gaming 16. The model is notable for being one of the very few 16.1-inch gaming laptops in the market in comparison to the sea of 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch options available.
The chassis design of the Pavilion Gaming 16 will be nearly identical to the existing Pavilion Gaming 15 and Pavilion Gaming 17. The green keyboard trims, sharp edges and corners, and black matte surfaces remain almost the same. Ports, however, have been rearranged and overall dimensions will be slightly larger than the Pavilion Gaming 15 (0.93 x 14.57 x 10.33 inches vs. 0.92 x 14.17 x 10.08 inches) in order to accommodate the slightly larger 16.1-inch screen.
Internally, the CPU will be updated to the 10th gen Comet Lake-H Core i5-10300H or Core i7-10750H with up to the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU depending on the configuration. Battery capacity will remain the same at 52.5 Wh.
Resellers like Origin PC have been shipping 16.1-inch gaming laptops since 2019, but HP will be the first major OEM to introduce this particular screen size to a well-known existing series.
The Pavilion Gaming 16 will begin shipping before the end of this month for a starting price of under $800 USD. The announcement comes at the same time as the more expensive refreshed Omen 15, but don't expect a similar 16.1-inch Omen option coming anytime soon.