Performing with its Hexa Core AMD Renoir Ryzen 5 processor, the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0018nf is a new black versatile laptop with 15 inch Full HD anti-reflective screen oriented players and creators. Capable of supporting many games thanks to its NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card which enhances processing as well as fast SSD storage which improves responsiveness, it benefits from USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity and a retro keyboard enlightened.
Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1006nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED micro-edges 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 6 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52.5Whr (210 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.98 Kg / 360 x 257 x 23.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1006nf
With its Heavenly Black and Green Chrome logo chassis, paint finish with angular lines, this lightweight computer, rechargeable to 50% in 45 minutes, boasts a resolutely gamer design.
The integrated connection to this gaming and creative PC is good, including 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 this PC with a TV or a monitor for example, audio and Ethernet ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if you connect USB peripherals 3.0.
However, we may regret not dealing with newer and better Wi-Fi ax.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in the event of limited ambient light.
The screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. It offers better visibility in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel thanks to its anti-reflective treatment. However, since it is not an IPS panel but TN, its viewing angles are average.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1006nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1006nf is a versatile 15-inch high-performance gaming and creation-oriented laptop.
It delivers solid general performances able to satisfy a maximum of users because it is based on processor AMD Quad Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir, coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
The Ryzen 5 4600H guarantees faster processing than a Quad Core processor in areas that consume CPU resources using multicore architecture, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Creatives will therefore be interested in this PC, especially since it accelerates processing under software taking advantage of GPU computing power (such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere) because it benefits from the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA card. Turing.
While the integrated processor is an AMD model and not Intel, Optimus technology is still on board. It switches automatically and in real time as needed between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the Vega 6 solution housed within the processor.
In practice Optimus favors maximum operation on the Vega 6 despite its more modest benefits (equivalent to a dedicated GPU entry level) because it is energy efficient and promotes autonomy. While it allows you to view photos and videos like the Vega 6, the dedicated greener and more powerful GeForce GTX 1650 card is activated by Optimus when it comes to performing graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Vega 6.
Thanks to the GeForce GTX 1650, many games can run on this PC as long as we agree to adaptations under titles that are greedy in graphic resources to obtain good playability.
On the storage side, HP chooses an SSD. With its 512 GB, the SSD rivals hard disks in terms of capacity while being silent, more energy efficient, more robust and much faster.
On a daily basis, the SSD ensures significantly more fluid and responsive operation than a hard drive. This manifests itself, for example, in much faster game / software launches, processing and start-up / shutdowns, or even faster arrival on online game cards.
And in the event that 512 GB is too tight, there is always the possibility of using an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this PC whose weight under the bar of 2 Kg facilitates transport, expect about 7 hours of battery operation in light use.
In the event of strong solicitations (ex: games, treatments), keep in mind that this PC heats up and is heard but that remains contained for this type of laptop (gamer oriented).