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The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 comes with a convincing 144 Hz display

HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in review: Inexpensive gaming laptop with a lot of power under the hood
HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in review: Inexpensive gaming laptop with a lot of power under the hood
The Pavilion's hardware brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the matte 15.6-inch screen (IPS, Full HD, 144 Hz). The latter scores points with fast response times and good color reproduction. This is complemented by an NVMe SSD and 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode).
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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.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 792 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 331 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-10- 4 (Update: 2020-10- 2)