A creator-oriented gaming laptop, the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1368nf black features a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with 144Hz frequency to improve fluidity in games. Recent games can run on this PC thanks to the dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 card which also speeds up multimedia processing, just like the heart combining a good amount of RAM with a Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor. It offers large capacity hybrid storage with fast SSD to enhance responsiveness, a backlit chiclet keyboard and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity?
Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1368nf
|15.6 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz micro-edge 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)
|Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)
|RAM installed (max)
|16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
|NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 Dedicated Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus
|256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 7200 rpm
|3 USB 3.0 (including 1 Sleep and Charge) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC
|Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5 Gigabit Ethernet
|2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost
|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-dk1368nf
It sports an original design although it takes up the gamer codes with its frame with angular lines Celestial black and chrome green paint finish.
This creator-oriented gaming computer is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules for wireless communication and remote connection, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its audio and Ethernet ports as well as its 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if peripherals are connected to it USB 3.0.
A backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen particularly targets gamers with its frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. As it adopts IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Too bad, however, that its colorimetry is average, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels. In any case, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content and in particular videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, it also offers better visibility in a bright environment (ex: outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1368nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1368nf may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well, especially in games, and is creative oriented.
Recent games can run on this PC because it benefits from the dedicated high-end GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing graphics card with ray tracing, here in Max-Q edition .
Onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology switches between the GeForce RTX 2060 and the integrated Intel UHD 630 solution in the processor, automatically depending on the tasks performed. Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient and therefore implies better autonomy. The GeForce RTX 2060 is therefore activated to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630, both obviously allowing you to watch photos and videos.
Creators will also appreciate that the GeForce RTX 2060 accelerates multimedia processing in software using GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake processor and a good amount of 16 GB RAM, the core of this computer supports the GeForce RTX 2060 well in games.
It delivers global power capable of satisfying demanding users, whether gamers or creators.
The latter will appreciate to obtain much faster processing than with a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4 in the areas consuming CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multi-cores (eg photo editing, video editing, 3D rendering).
Keep in mind, however, that in games, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable compared to the Quad Core.
Hybrid, the storage of a significant total capacity of 1.2 TB higher than the average will interest both gamers and creators.
It offers both high responsiveness thanks to its fast 256 GB SSD designed to house the main games / software in addition to the system, and a comfortable capacity thanks to the 1000 GB hard drive (fast with its speed of 7200 rpm against 5400 rpm usually) able to accommodate multiple files and software as a bonus.
On a daily basis, the SSD guarantees much more responsive and fluid operation than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we get faster on the cards of online games for example and we get games / software launches, treatments or even faster starts / stops.
Finally on the autonomy side, expect around 5 hours of battery operation in mixed use as shown in our test dedicated to the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 . Its transport is facilitated by its contained weight. Admittedly, it heats up and is heard when it is strongly pushed (eg games, processing), but this remains reasonable for this type of PC.