The HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1419nf plays with bold aesthetics and promising components. It summons a powerful package with GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics card and 10th gen Core i5 Quad Core processor that supports gaming in good condition on the IPS screen. Versatile use is further encouraged by the fast 512 GB SSD storage and RAM. Lovers of beautiful images will appreciate its matte Full HD IPS micro-edge screen as well as amenities such as the backlit keyboard or its compact size. On the other hand, it will be necessary to deal with a fragile chassis and the green accents may not be to everyone’s taste.
Features of the HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1419nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS micro-edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1669 Ti Max-Q 6 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.23 Kg / 360 x 256 x 23.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1419nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1419nf is gradually moving away from its original range (Pavilion) to ogle the side of the Omen series which houses HP gaming PCs. Indeed, the look of the Pavilion Gaming is no longer much consensual even if it retains its completely black matte plastic frame. The very angular silhouette is directly reminiscent of that of the Omen with its projecting edges, its central hinge and its marked angles.
In addition, the keyboard is backlit with a green glow and highlighted on each key by a green outline, as is the touchpad and logo on the back of the cover.
In terms of measurements, the silhouette of the Gaming Pavilion 15-dk1419nf gains a few millimeters over its predecessor, the 15-cx, with a footprint that goes to 360 x 256 mm (365 x 256.5 for the 15-cx) and a thickness of 23 , 4 mm against 25 mm for the 15-cx. The weight gains meanwhile nearly 200 grams with 2.2 kg on the scale. Of course, we are not talking about a compact PC or even a mobile PC here, but the PC gains aesthetically thanks to this slight compaction and does not lose efficiency.
Surrounded by an edge-to-edge frame, the screen takes on a new dimension in favor of immersion, encouraged by IPS . You thus enjoy a homogeneous image with rich colors whatever your position in front of the screen and a high display density thanks to Full HD (1920 x 1080 px). This definition allows you to take full advantage of your High Definition content and adjust the positioning of the windows without losing readability. In addition, the matt treatment plays a determining role if you are installed in a very bright environment, acting as a barrier to reflections.
The connection does not change and may seem a little limited for a gaming PC but it is correct for all other uses. There is a valuable USB Type-C Gen2 port (up to 10 Gbit / s, power supply, DP 1.4, HP Boost), an HDMI output, an SD card reader and three other USB 3.1 ports. The connectivity modules combine a Gigabit Ethernet port and recent WiFi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 chips.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk1419nf
First, the Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card is illustrated in its Max-Q design . Unlike the RTX 20 series, the latter only supports Ray-Tracing in small proportions and is therefore intended to succeed the mid-range GTX 10 Pascal cards. Namely that it follows the GeForce RTX 2060 in most scenarios in terms of performance. In fact, it is particularly able to compete with intensive players and ensure optimal frequencies in 1080p High on all AAA games with a comfortable total FPS. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 6 GB VRAM GDDR6. Note that the Max-Q, designed to integrate thin PCs, implies a loss of perfs of around 10% on average compared to a standard GTX 1660 Ti.
Opposite, the PC is based on a 10th generation Comet Lake-H processor. This is a Core i5-10300H Quad Core offering around 10% more performance compared to last year’s Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake. Overall, this translates into complete management of the versatile use made up of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or light parallelization, but in more occasional than professional proportions. The 8 GB RAM is currently the minimum for working and playing in fluid conditions, but you can very well upgrade it later even if opening the chassis requires suitable tools and some precautions.
Storage is an added strength in this configuration since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD. If it is becoming more and more common in PCs marketed today, it is nonetheless valuable, especially in this rather generous capacity. Faced with a mechanical hard drive, it is significantly more responsive and this is reflected at all levels. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and a performance without latencies. What is more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library even if some will not find it sufficient. Note that a 2.5-inch slot is free inside to install a second SSD or a hard drive.
The battery benefits from an average capacity (52.5 Whr), which does not allow the battery life to exceed 6 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi.