The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 comes with a convincing 144 Hz display
The Pavilion Gaming 15 series stands for 15.6-inch gaming laptops that offer good value for money. The current EC models of the series have turned out to be a great success for HP. The devices also enjoy great popularity among our readers. Therefore, we now have the fourth representative of the series with the Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng. It's the most powerful and most expensive (about 1,200 Euros (~$1,407)) model in the series.
On board are a Ryzen 7 4800H APU and a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics core. Together they bring all the latest computer games smoothly onto the screen. Full HD resolution and high to sometimes maximum quality settings can be selected here. The very powerful CPU cuts a fine figure beyond gaming as well.
The IPS screen (Full HD, 144 Hz) scores points with a matte surface, stable viewing angles, high contrast, good brightness, fast response times, and great color reproduction. The battery life is perfectly fine, but it's much worse than on the identically built sibling models.
Storage space is a bit tight for a gaming laptop at 512 GB. If more storage space is needed, the built-in NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) can be replaced, and/or a 2.5-inch storage drive can be installed in the laptop. Since the device doesn't have a maintenance hatch, the case would have to be opened to perform these procedures.
Much more information as well as various benchmark results can be found in our review of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1177ng.