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HP Pavilion 15 review in English

HP Pavilion 15 laptop full review in English 

HP Pavilion 15 review
HP pavilion 15

Hi I'm good on technology mag COMM The HP Pavilion 15 to 15.6 inch laptop, the full HD IPS touchscreen, a 512 gigabyte fast SSD ryzen five 3500 new processor and eight gigabytes of RAM.

There are other models in the range this one offers a good balance between performance and price is currently around 550 pounds or $600. But check the links below for the latest prices. It's not the flashiest laptop, it's predominantly plastic.

There's no 360 degree hinge and it's not super lightweight, but it's fast enough to run pretty much anything I can even handle some light gaming is integrated fader eight graphics. Could this be the perfect around laptop for most of us?

Let's find out. Inside the box you get the laptop itself a 45 watt charger and a quickstart guide. You can download a full user guide from HP I'll link to below. The left side of the laptop has a full size HDMI port and Gigabit Ethernet port with the company status LVDS a USB type C port, the status LED for the SSD drive combo headphone microphone jack.

The right side has a memory card reader, a Kensington security slot, two standard USB Type A ports and the charging port, the company led USB ports or USB 3.1 Gen one to support a maximum of five gigabits per second, not the 10 gigabits per second and the more recent Gen two. That should still be plenty quick enough for most accessories your plugin for the time being.

The SD card slot is useful but limited to so USB 2.0 speed seems to unfortunately be the norm. opening the lid reveals a chiclet style keyboard the number pad, the keyboard isn't backlit by on some models in the range. The trackpad measures 150 millimeters by 16 millimeters wider but narrow than most. The build quality the laptop is decent, if nothing spectacular. It looks fairly premium, but it's made almost entirely of plastic.

The keyboards around and palmrests feel fairly firm but creak ever so slightly. The lid has more flex than I'd like to see which apart from making it feel flimsy, offers little protection to the LCD panel behind it. The base of the laptop is more rare. Did with an air vent and four rubber feet. The laptop measure is 361 millimeters by 246 millimeters and is 20 millimeters thick.

Taking into account his feet is slightly beveled around the sides and chisel towards the front making it look thinner. It's nice to inspect at 1.7 kilograms. When you first power on the laptop, we'll need to finish off the windows 10 install as usual. This goes fairly quickly thanks to the SSD. There's not too much junk where I uninstalled McAfee if the built in free Windows Defender take its place. If you need additional protection, I usually install Malwarebytes there's also some HP Software I'm keeping for the time being with its larger 15.6 inch display.

I was pleased to see a thin five millimeter bezel around the size keeping the overall size down. The top bezel measures 11 millimeters includes a 720 p HD webcam and dual microphones for noise suppression. The bottom bezel with the HP logo measures 20 millimeters. There is a small amount of flex in the keyboard towards the center. It does sound a little cluttery there's a decent 1.5 millimeters of travel and I found typing on it. perfectly acceptable.

I do prefer a full size Return or Enter key though. The multi touch trackpad is nice and wide, but it feels cramped in the vertical direction. The surface is a little rough compared to some high end trackpads I've used. I still much prefer using this laptop with a mouse, but it's more than adequate with nice positive clicks if you choose clicks over the default tabs, and you can customize it through the pre installed Ilan clickpad software.

The 1920 by 1080 Full HD screen has an IPS touchscreen panel that is one of the highlights of the laptop. There's no 360 degree hinge to really take advantage of the touch display that would bump up the price. The hinge tilts back to just 130 degrees and the base of the lid then becomes a large riff for the laptop. tilting the keyboard slightly, even without a 360 degree hinge touch display can still be useful for casual interaction with a laptop.

The IPS panel is crisp and has good viewing angles. But the glossy screen is very reflective. He still might need to adjust the tilt to the screen to reduce any distracting reflections. Personally, I could probably forego the touchscreen. One of the models with an anti glare panel using an X ray eye one display pro monitor calibrator I measured a maximum brightness 230 nits a little less than the quota. 250 nits is still bright enough indoors, but we'd struggle outside in bright conditions.

This is not a laptop specifically aimed at photographers by calibrated the screen again using the eye one display pro to attend to get the most accurate colors possible from the screen. There wasn't a hugely noticeable difference to my eye. I measured the color accuracy or delta three of the screen. Delta is a metric for understanding how the human eye perceives color difference, the value of less than one being not perceptible to the human eye and a value between one and two being barely perceptible.

I measured an average delta T of 2.74 which is not too bad an improvement over the 5.77 and got before calibration. Only 59% of the sRGB color space was covered the spectrum of colors and most devices conform to phones or TVs or monitors. This is a Result began for general use, the display is more than adequate and the variation in brightness across the screen was minimal. passing a final uniformity test 41 watt hour integrated battery charges of the 45 watt 19.5 volt 2.3 amp AC adapter with a four and a half millimeter pin, I would much prefer to see a standardized USBC charger. Apart from being more convenient, it's also more robust, a full charge from completely empty the laptop turned off took exactly two hours with the amber power status like turning white.

The battery supports fast charging and 30 minute charge again from completely flat the laptop turned off while the battery status to 43%. A little below the quota is 50% a 90 minute charge but it's 96% higher than the quoted 90% battery life is quoted at nine hours 30 minutes and mix usage and eight hours 45 minutes for video playback. HP don't specify exactly how they get these because they seem optimistic.

Playing back and full HD YouTube video full screen with brightness at maximum. I've got around four hours of usage with a battery slider at best performance dropping the performance slightly is the best battery life and at 50% screen brightness, which is pretty dim on this laptop, this increased to just over five hours. These are still decent results for powerful laptop the 15.6 inch full HD screen, considering you'll get longer just using the computer for web browsing or word processing. By default, you won't see the estimated battery remaining time only the battery percentage, you can turn this feature on the system BIOS.

Turn the laptop off and then power on holding down the Escape key. press the f1 key to enter the BIOS Setup. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the system configuration menu and enable battery remaining time This model has an AMD ryzen 535 hundred view with radian Vega eight graphics is a quad core processor with eight virtual threads and has a 2.1 gigahertz base speed boosting to 3.7 gigahertz it's roughly equivalent to something like an Intel I five eight to 50 you but it's integrated graphics better which I'll come back to together with is eight gigabytes of DDR for ram running at 3200 megahertz and fast end to NVMe 512 gigabyte SSD drive This laptop feels pretty nippy. In general use using crystaldiskmark to test the speed of the drive and measure 1633 megabytes per second read speed, and 944 megabytes per second write speed, which is much faster than even a standard SSD.

The laptop booted in eight seconds to the login screen and work from sleeping around three seconds. Running the Geekbench by a benchmark gave a single core score of 893 and a multi core score of 3022. Both decent results. You can see how these results compared to 2012 MacBook Pro, the Lenovo Yoga 530 Review recently and my high end desktop PC.

The use of benchmark test gave the laptop a relatively high 74% desktop score. With that sort of integrated graphics, a fairly low gaming score 20% in real use, I was able to edit a fairly complex sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro with multiple layers that too much trouble. These are 4k clips and 1080 p timeline. I created proxies or low resolution substitute files as I do even on my powerful video editing PC, lowering the playback and pause resolution. I could play and Scrub the Timeline without too many Drop frames, which is quite a challenging task.

Unfortunately, I couldn't use the AMD Vega eight graphics processor for exporting using hardware encoding for any sort of real life project at least, even though it looked like it was supported. The integrated graphics only has two gigabytes of dedicated V RAM, which may not be enough, perhaps if you were to increase the system ram to 16 gigabytes that might help. Switching to software encoding that just uses a CPU was slow, taking almost 30 minutes to render a two minute section of my 12 minute sequence is the standard YouTube preferred Hd 64 codec.

This took just over 10 minutes using software encoding on my desktop PC with an i 787 hundred processor in less than a minute using the hardware encoding of my Nvidia r tx 2070 video card. But at least it is possible to use a laptop for some very heavy duty tasks if need be. But I wouldn't buy it solely for that purpose. Considering there isn't a dedicated graphics card integrated GPU handle a few games I tested quite well.

You'll have to experiment the resolution in graphics quality of Doom was quite playable as was fortnight and several other games. I Tried, the synthetic heaven benchmark and basic mode gave a score of 780 with a very acceptable average frame rate of 31 frames per second. probably my biggest peeve with this laptop is fan noise. The fan comes on far more often than you'd expect it to, even when you're not doing anything particularly processor intensive.

I even experimented turning off fan always on in the BIOS. This made this whole difference and disabling HP is cool sense didn't help either. So for lighter use is only an occasional distraction. At least a laptop doesn't get too hot. You can upgrade and replace components in this laptop fairly easily.

Although the plastic base does take a little coaxing to remove, so you might want some help if you've not done this sort of thing before. HP helpfully provide a full maintenance Guide, which I'll link to below, it's easy to upgrade the memory where NVMe SSD or replace a battery when it's no longer holding its charge. There's even space for an additional 2.5 inch hard drive.

Although you'll need some money additional parts that hold it in place and connected to the motherboard. If you wanted to use a laptop for more intensive work, I'll start by replacing the two four gigabyte ram modules. The eight gigabyte modules, taking the total memory to 16 gigabytes maximum.

The 720 p wide vision HD webcam does a good job as do the dual microphone either side of it. Even in low light the webcam still manages to capture an image albeit a very grainy one. This is a test of the laptops webcams and microphones. There's a white indicator light to let you know the camera is on the built in stereo speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen according to HDS marketing info still sound like laptop speakers with very little bass. They are pretty loud and mid sound bright
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It's perfectly acceptable for video chats, or for anything else. Personally, I connect headphones or an external speaker, you could use integrated Bluetooth 4.2 for that if you wanted to. There isn't the latest Bluetooth 5.0 that's not anything I'd be too concerned about. There's also 802 dot 11 ac Wi Fi and the kitchen was decent around the house to the very average sky router. I didn't quite get the download speeds my iPhone 11 but can still stream YouTube videos quite happily to the furthest points in the house. The HP Pavilion 15 is a very capable laptop.

I don't really think you could ask for much better specs for the price. The build quality is generally good. It looks quite stylish. There's more flex in the lid than I'd like and together it's all plastic build and lack of a 360 degree hinge it has to take a little extra care with it. The ryzen processor and generously sized fast NVMe SSD really make the laptop feel quick both general use and more intensive tasks if you wanted to use it for heavy duty Do it regularly, you have the option of upgrading the memory to 16 gigabytes, even handled like gaming thanks to the integrated AMD Vega eight graphics as long as you're willing to adjust resolution and graphics quality, I did find the fan a little noisy and the screen is very reflective.

There doesn't seem to be much you can do about the fan noise, you could offer a model with an anti glare screen at the expense of touch. If you think the reflections would bother you. It may not be the flashiest laptop around but it could well be the perfect laptop for a student going off to university or anyone else who wants the best day possible without breaking the bank. But I'd love to know your thoughts.

Does this laptop appeal to you? Do you think a touchscreen on a laptop without a 360 degree hinge is useful. If there's another laptop you'd like me to take a look at, please let me know down below. And as always, if you have any questions, please ask. I read every comment. I'll do my best to respond. I do hope you found this article useful.
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