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HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf Specs, Review and Details

Geared towards gamers and creators, the versatile black HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1368nf 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare laptop in black features a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card to run a variety of games and speed up processing. They are bolstered by the right amount of RAM and the fast SSD storage which improves responsiveness. Equipped with a powerful Quad Core i5 Comet Lake-H processor, this PC also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity.

HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf Specs and Details

Specifications HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf

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)
Installed RAM (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 into the processor and Optimus
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
Connectivity 3 USB 3.0 (including 1 Sleep and Charge) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC
Network Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5 Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit Keyboard Yes (green)
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
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 Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf

It sports a design taking up gamer codes while offering a certain originality with its Celestial Black and chrome green frame with a paint finish with angular lines.

In terms of connectivity, this designer and gamer-oriented laptop is well equipped with its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, its useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, its audio and Ethernet ports, its USB 3.1 Type-C or even its 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug peripherals into it USB 3.0.

The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.

HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf Specs and Details

Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. On the other hand, its colorimetry is average, below that of more high-end IPS panels. In any case, it lends itself very well to the display of videos and more generally of High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and its precise Full HD definition. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf

The HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well, is gaming and creative oriented. It boasts a good amount of above-average 16 GB of RAM that goes well with the processor, a Comet Lake-H Quad Core i5-10300H. This duo delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users. For example, it provides much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a low-consumption Quad Core processor, particularly in areas requiring RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multicore.

Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, this laptop is also capable of running many games with settings under the titles greedy in 3D resources because it is equipped with the dedicated graphics card GeForce GTX 1650 Ti NVIDIA Turing.

Under software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere, processing speeds up by the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti are obtained.

In practice, the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology calls on the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti automatically and in real time only when the services – very modest – of the Intel UHD 630 solution prove to be insufficient to perform the requested tasks. Integrated within the processor, the Intel UHD 630 is indeed favored as much as possible by Optimus because its low power consumption promotes autonomy. Whether with the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or the Intel UHD 630, you can obviously watch photos and videos.

On the storage side, HP opts for an SSD. It has the advantage of ensuring a much more responsive and fluid operation on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thus, thanks to the SSD, we obtain much faster starts / stops, software / game launches or even processing operations, and we reach the online games cards more quickly.

HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1170nf Specs and Details

An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive while being more robust, more energy efficient and silent. Here, a 512 GB SSD is integrated, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard drives.

Still, this may be too fair for some. In this case, we can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.

Finally with regard to the autonomy of this computer whose controlled weight facilitates its transport but which heats up and is heard when it is strongly pushed (eg games, processing) – however at reasonable levels for this type of PC – Bet on around 5 hours of battery operation in mixed use.

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