The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0013nf is a high-performance versatile laptop computer geared towards gamers and creators thanks to its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA Turing graphics card which can run a maximum of games and accelerate multimedia processing like the SSD part (fast) hybrid storage with high capacity. In its black frame with 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen, it also houses an AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 Picasso processor coupled with a good amount of RAM for enhanced processing, a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as a USB 3.1 Type-C connector but as well. In addition, its autonomy of 7 hours is interesting.
Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0013nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Picasso (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (tangy green)|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 52.5Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.34 Kg / 360 x 257 x 23.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0008nf
It sports a clearly gamer design and yet original with its celestial black and chrome green logo chassis, paint finish, with angular lines. It can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes.
The connectivity integrated into this PC oriented gamers and creators is good, including Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example, audio and Ethernet ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals .
A backlighting system is of course fitted to the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen adopts standard characteristics for this type of PC. IPS panel point and therefore the colorimetry is average as are the viewing angles. Of course, the screen lends itself well to video display and especially High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition. 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 15-ec0013nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0013nf targets those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well, is gaming and creative oriented.
Thanks to the dedicated NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti card, processing is in fact accelerated under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is able to run a maximum of games with settings under the opuses that consume the most graphics resources to obtain good gameplay.
NVIDIA Optimus technology is present although this laptop is equipped with an AMD processor and not Intel. A switch is made automatically and in real time according to needs between the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the Radeon RX Vega 10 solution housed within the processor.
The Vega 10 is preferred to the maximum by Optimus in practice (its performance is notably superior to those of the Intel UHD 630, that is to say at the level of an entry-level GPU), because it is energy intensive and therefore promotes autonomy. Plan on approximately 7 hours of battery operation in light use.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is activated by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Vega 10, for example in games. Of course, both are suitable for viewing photos and videos.
Thanks to the SSD, responsiveness in games and multimedia processing is accelerated compared to a hard drive. Compared to the latter, an SSD is indeed much faster while being less energy intensive, more robust and silent.
Thanks to the SSD, this PC is much more responsive and fluid than if it had a simple hard drive. For example, we benefit from much faster processing, game / software launches and starts / stops, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
With its 128 GB, the SSD is intended to house the main games / software in addition to the system, the rest taking place on the hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB that accompanies it.
At the heart of this computer is a good amount of 16 GB RAM higher than the average which allows to see coming and is very appreciable, especially under the treatments. But also an AMD Quad Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 3750H Picasso processor. This duo guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a low-power Quad Core processor in areas requiring RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multi-core, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Finally, this computer is certainly not in the clan of Ultrabooks but its weight is contained for a gamer PC. In addition, heating and noise are well contained for this type of machine, below average.