Multimedia-oriented, the creative HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1073nf laptop PC with 15- inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen may also be of interest to gamers with its GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card capable of running many games as well as speeding up processing. Efficient thanks to its Quad Core i5 Comet Lake-H processor and its good amount of RAM, it benefits from a large capacity hybrid storage with fast SSD which improves responsiveness. In its relatively light black chassis, it also houses a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity.
Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1073nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS micro-edge 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake-H (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 (including 1 Sleep and Charge) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (green)|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 52.5Whr (210 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.23 Kg / 360 x 256 x 23.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1073nf
With its frame with angular lines Celestial Black and chrome green paint finish, it sports an original gamer design.
This computer oriented creators and players is well equipped in terms of connectivity. It is equipped with 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor via example, audio and Ethernet ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
A backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Its colorimetry is however average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels. Anti-reflective coating, the screen in any case offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1073nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1073nf is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well, is gaming and creative oriented.
It benefits from a hybrid storage solution offering both high responsiveness thanks to the 128 GB SSD intended to house the main software / games in addition to the system, and a large capacity thanks to the 1000 GB hard drive within to accommodate the rest, a total of 1.1 TB higher than average.
The SSD has the advantage of guaranteeing a significantly smoother and more responsive operation than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster processing, starts / stops and launches of software / games, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
The SSD goes well with the heart of this computer which delivers good overall performance able to satisfy a maximum of users. It is in fact built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5-10300H processor and a good amount of 8 GB RAM.
The Core i5-10300H notably provides faster processing. than a low-power Quad Core processor, especially in CPU intensive work using multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Creatives will also be interested in the fact that the dedicated on-board GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card speeds up processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
In addition, the GeForce GTX 1650 also has the advantage of being able to run many games if we agree to adaptations under titles requiring graphics resources to obtain good playability.
On-board NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the Quad Core i5, depending on the tasks performed.
Despite its very modest benefits, the Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy. In this regard, expect around 5 hours of battery operation in mixed use as shown in our test dedicated to the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 .
Still, the GeForce GTX 1650 is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630. Obviously, these two graphics parts allow you to watch photos and videos.
Finally, keep in mind that this computer certainly heats up and is heard when it is heavily used (eg processing, games), but this remains reasonable for this type of PC.