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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf Specs and Details

With its understated look that contrasts with its powerful claims, the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf is an interesting 15-inch notebook PC for versatility enthusiasts first, then gaming. For an attractive price, it summons a powerful package with a GTX 1650 Ti graphics card and an AMD Ryzen 5 Hexa Core processor which supports gaming and most graphics programs in good condition. Especially since this duo is supported by the right amount of RAM (16 GB) and SSD storage (512 GB) for remarkable system fluidity. Its backlit keyboard and full connectivity are also worth highlighting for the pleasure. On the other hand, it will be necessary to deal with a not very lively screen based on a TN panel and with an overall fragile chassis. Moreover,

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf Specs and Details

Features of the HP Gaming Pavilion 15-ec1096nf

Screen (s) 15.6 “Full HD micro-edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Renoir (3.0 GHz, 6 cores)
RAM installed 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots
Graphic card NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
Storage 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Connectivity 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0, SD / SDXC
Network Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Bang & Olufsen speakers
Operating system FreeDOS
battery life announced / Battery 9 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52.5Whr
Dimensions (mm) / Weight 360 x 257 x 23.5 / 2.19 Kg

Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf

The HP Pavilion Gaming stands out 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 a more discreet view, the keyboard is backlit in white, where the majority of models in the range sport a green design. The edges of the keys are also white and the logo on the back of the cover is chrome for a consensual rendering that can appeal to an audience other than gamer.

As for the measurements, the silhouette of the Gaming Pavilion 15-ec1096nf 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 reaches when to him 2.25 kg on the scale in this configuration without hard disk. 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 does not have the chance to rest on an IPS panel, which implies reduced viewing angles and not faithful colorimetry. In addition, the display density is high thanks to Full HD (1920 x 1080 px). This definition allows you to take full advantage of your content in High Definition and to modulate 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, by making a barrier to reflections. No higher frequency than the standard on this screen (60 Hz).

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 precious USB 3.2 Type-C port , an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD card reader as well as two other USB ports, one of which is limited to USB 2.0. The connectivity modules combine a Gigabit Ethernet port and the wireless Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 chips.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf Specs and Details

Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf

The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Hexa Core Renoir (2020) processor . Its performances are talked about since the processor delivers enough to satisfy the most demanding of you with capacities similar to those of an Intel Core i7-10750H. In fact, tasks capable of exploiting the 6 cores, such as certain content creation, 3D modeling or video editing software, will find good working support here. In support, the 16 GB of RAM ensure a good level of fluidity in multitasking. It is welcome to see the coming years come serenely.

To serve the game, the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Turing graphics card is of a good standard to meet almost all gamers, except the most demanding who will seek the highest rate of framerates. Namely that it only supports Ray-Tracing in small proportions but is quite capable of competing against intensive players and ensuring optimal frequencies in 1080p High on all AAA games with a total of FPS which exceeds 60. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM .

Storage is another strength in this laptop since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, 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 this PC is supplied with FreeDos, a utility that does not allow optimal use of all its capabilities. It will therefore be necessary to install a complete operating system such as Linux or Windows to take advantage of a perfectly functional environment.

Finally, transport is not the vocation of this laptop because of its format. However, the battery life varies between 4 and 5 hours in Web browsing with active Wifi.

HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1096nf Specs and Details

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