With a designer focus, the versatile HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0031nf 16-inch IPS Full HD Matte Laptop PC is gamer-oriented. It is based on a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Turing graphics card capable of running many games and speeding up processing like the right amount of RAM, Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5 processor and fast SSD. which reinforces its responsiveness. The latter is accompanied by a hard drive for a total capacity of 1.5 TB higher than the average. This black computer with 6 hours of battery life also has a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity.
Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0031nf
|Screen (s)||16.1 ” Full HD IPS LED 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 7200 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek RTL8822CE), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (green)|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 52.5Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.35 Kg / 370 x 262.5 x 23.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0031nf
With its black shaded logo chassis in acid green chrome paint finish (dixit HP) with angular lines, it sports an original gamer design.
This laptop targeting creators and oriented gamer is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5 modules for remote connections and communications, its HDMI video output useful for Easily connect to a monitor or TV for example, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
With its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Its colorimetry is however average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels. In any case, with its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0031nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 16-a0031nf targets those who are looking for a versatile performance laptop targeting creators and gamer oriented.
It has the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 Ti NVIDIA Turing card, which speeds up processing in software using GPU computing power. This is for example the case with Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which will interest creative people.
In addition, thanks to the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, we can run many games on this PC for a concession under titles that are greedy in graphics resources to obtain good gameplay.
Depending on the tasks performed, the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor.
Optimus uses the Intel UHD 630 as much as possible despite its very modest features because it is energy efficient which promotes autonomy. In this regard, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti is in practice activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. Both of them of course allow you to view photos and videos.
The heart of this computer is up to the task, delivering solid overall performance that can satisfy as many users as possible. It is in fact built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5-10300H processor and a good amount of 16 GB RAM above average.
These components notably guarantee much faster processing than a low-power Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4 in areas requiring CPU resources that take advantage of the multi-core architecture, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Creators and gamers alike will be delighted to get a total storage capacity of 1.2TB higher than average. We therefore benefit both from a great reactivity provided by the 512 GB SSD designed to accommodate the system as well as the main software / games, and a comfortable capacity with the 1000 GB hard drive designed to accommodate the rest.
On a daily basis, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness than a hard drive. This implies in particular processing, software / game launches and starts / stops much faster or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Finally, keep in mind that when it is strongly pushed (eg: treatments, games), this laptop is noisy and hot.