A versatile black laptop oriented towards gamers and creatives, the HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1425nf with 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen is powerful thanks to its Quad Core i5 Comet Lake-H processor as well as its GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card that accelerates processing and supports a number of games. This creator-oriented gaming laptop benefits from a responsiveness enhanced by its fast SSD storage but also a backlit chiclet keyboard or a USB-C connector.
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1425nf Features
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS micro-edges 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake-H (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 (including 1 Standby and Charging) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD/MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (green)|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52.5Whr (210 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.23 Kg / 360 x 256 x 23.4|
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1425nf chassis, connectors, display
With its black design with angular lines, this laptop sports a resolutely gamer and original look.
It is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports but also its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
You can backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is convenient to better distinguish them when the ambient light is limited.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. However, its colorimetry is average, below that of more high-end IPS panels. In any case, fans of High Definition content such as videos will particularly appreciate that the screen adopts a precise Full HD definition associated with a 16/9th format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in bright environments (e.g. outside) than a shiny slab.
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1425nf Performance, Battery Life
The HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1425nf is a versatile 15-inch high-performance gaming and creative laptop.
The overall performance it provides is able to suit a maximum of users because it relies on a Quad Core i5-10300H Comet Lake-H Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM, driven by an Intel HM470 chipset.
In particular, the Quad Core i5 Comet Lake-H provides faster processing than a low-power Quad Core, the difference being particularly noticeable in CPU-intensive areas that take advantage of multi-core.
Creators will appreciate that their processing is accelerated by the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti under gpu computing power software, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti is a dedicated NVIDIA Turing graphics card that will also interest gamers because it is able to run many titles for concessions under the opus greedy in graphics resources in order to get a good gameplay.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti is automatically enabled/disabled in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors the Intel UHD 630, a graphics solution integrated into the Quad Core i5 while its performance is very modest in comparison because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy.
In this regard, count on about 5 hours of operation on battery in mixed use.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti is actually enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. With one or the other, it is of course possible to look at photos and videos.
On the storage side, there is an SSD that rivals the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being silent, less energy-consuming, more robust and much faster.
Of course in the event that 512 GB is too fair, we can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting option to obtain fast transfers.
Thanks to its contained weight, this versatile laptop oriented towards gamers and creatives sees its transport facilitated. The noise and heating it emits are relatively controlled for this type of computer when it is strongly pushed (eg treatments, games).