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HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 review – it’s cheap but is it worth it?

HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 review – it’s cheap but is it worth it?

Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 is a part of the most recent budget-friendly gaming collection of HP. It was launched alongside HP Omen 15/17 2019, which we confirmed you in an in-depth assessment lately. This laptop computer could also be thought-about as a finances Omen iteration because it trims down a few of the goodies, like aluminum base and hulking cooling, RGB and big-fat RTX GPUs.

In truth, the HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 maxes out with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. Once more, if you need RTX graphics playing cards, it is best to change your curiosity to the Omens, nevertheless, you possibly can nonetheless purchase the Pavilion Gamin 17 2019 with a ninth Gen CPU- the choices are Core i5-9300H and Core i7-9750H. You even have the choice between a 60Hz or 144Hz 1080p IPS panel and HP ought to supply it with a 4K 60Hz as nicely.

You possibly can verify the costs and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-pavilion-gaming-17-2019/

Contents

Specs Sheet

HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 technical specs desk

Acer

Upcoming

Show

17.three”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

HDD/SSD

256GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm

Physique materials

Plastic / Polycarbonate

Ports and connectivity

  • 1x USB Sort-A three.zero (three.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Sort-A three.1 (three.1 Gen 2)
  • 1x USB Sort-C three.1 (three.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SDHC
  • Ethernet lan 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth four.zero
  • Audio jack three.5 mm combo

Options

  • Fingerprint reader
  • Net digital camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Optical drive

What’s within the field?

Properly, the field accommodates nothing however the crucial – the laptop computer itself, some manuals (okay they don’t seem to be that crucial), and a 200W energy brick.

Design and development

Expectedly, there’s nothing however plastic across the physique of this laptop computer. Regardless of that, we really feel that it’s fairly inflexible and there’s no extreme bend on the physique itself. By the best way, HP state that it has a bigger space devoted for each air consumption and air exhaust, which in concept ought to improve the cooling capability, whereas on the similar time lower the noise it produces.

Pavilion Gaming 17 2019’s lid opens simply with a single hand. There’s some bend to the display, however it’s inevitable given the center-mount hinge design.

Subsequent, let’s take a fast take a look at the bottom of the gadget – on the highest we see the trademark for Pavilion laptops cubic grill, which homes the audio system. Beneath it, there’s the green-painted, green-backlit keyboard which feels so much just like the Omen 17 2019 one. Though it has an extended sufficient key journey and clicky suggestions, there are some complicated issues about it – first, its F-keys are extraordinarily small and second, the arrow keys function the horrible for gaming design with the “up” and “down” arrow being half-sized.

Moreover, there’s a touchpad, which feels very plasticky. Along with that, it doesn’t supply to standalone buttons and if you’re utilizing the embedded ones, you’ll discover plenty of flex on the touchpad itself.

As we talked about, the 2019 mannequin options considerably greater exhaust cut-outs as you possibly can see from the picture comparability under.

Pavilion Gaming 2019 / Pavilion Gaming 2018

Ports

On the left aspect, you will discover an HDMI port in addition to a USB Sort-A three.1 (Gen. 1) port, an RJ-45 connector, a USB Sort-C three.1 (Gen. 2) – no Thunderbolt, sadly, ending at an SD card reader. Wanting on the proper aspect, there’s the charging plug, two USB Sort-A three.1 (Gen. 2) ports and a three.5mm Audio jack.

Disassembly, improve choices and upkeep

There are solely eight Phillips-head screws holding the underside plate in place. Nevertheless, as a way to pry it open, you want a really skinny and powerful prying device, because the clips on these laptops are very stiff.

First, let’s check out that cooling. It options two warmth pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU. Moreover, there are one other two warmth pipes that aren’t related to a heatsink. Their solely objective is to reinforce the thermal distribution.

Improve-wise, there are two RAM DIMMs, supporting 2666 MHz DDR4 reminiscence, whereas when it comes to storage there’s the obligatory SATA connection, in addition to an M.2 PCIe slot.

Within the battery division, there’s the 52.5Wh choice, which is definitely not an enormous one for a 17-inch gaming laptop computer.

Show high quality

This HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 is provided with a 60 Hz Full HD IPS display, mannequin quantity LGD0623. Its diagonal is 17.three″ (43.94 cm), and the decision – 1920 х 1080. Moreover, the display ratio is 16:9, the pixel density – 127 ppi, their pitch – zero.1995 x zero.1995 mm. The display may be thought-about Retina when seen from no less than 69 cm (from this distance, the typical human eye can’t see the person pixels).

The viewing angles are snug. We now have offered photographs at 45 levels to guage high quality.

The utmost measured brightness is extraordinarily excessive – 447 nits (cd/m2) in the midst of the display and 408 nits (cd/m2) common throughout the floor with a most deviation of 13% within the prime left nook. The Correlated Shade Temperature on a white display and at most brightness is 6900Okay (common) – barely colder than the 6500Okay optimum for sRGB. The typical colour temperature via the gray scale earlier than profiling is 6640Okay.
Within the illustration under you possibly can see how the show performs from uniformity perspective. The illustration under exhibits how issues are for operational brightness ranges (roughly 140 nits) – on this specific case at 61% Brightness (White degree = 142 cd/m2, Black degree = zero.13 cd/m2).
Values of dE2000 over four.zero shouldn’t happen, and this parameter is likely one of the first you must verify in case you intend to make use of the laptop computer for colour delicate work (a most tolerance of two.zero ). The distinction ratio is excellent – 1100:1.

To ensure we’re on the identical web page, we want to offer you just a little introduction to the sRGB colour gamut and the Adobe RGB. To start out, there’s the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that represents the seen specter of colours by the human eye, supplying you with a greater notion of the colour gamut protection and the colour accuracy.

Contained in the black triangle, you will notice the usual colour gamut (sRGB) that’s being utilized by tens of millions of individuals in HDTV and on the internet. As for the Adobe RGB, that is utilized in skilled cameras, screens, and so on for printing. Principally, colours contained in the black triangle are utilized by everybody and that is the important a part of the colour high quality and colour accuracy of a mainstream pocket book.

Nonetheless, we’ve included different colour areas just like the well-known DCI-P3 normal utilized by film studios, in addition to the digital UHD Rec.2020 normal. Rec.2020, nevertheless, continues to be a factor of the longer term and it’s troublesome for at the moment’s shows to cowl that nicely. We’ve additionally included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colours that naturally happen round us each day.

The yellow dotted line exhibits HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019’s colour gamut protection.

Its show covers 92% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (net/HDTV commonplace) in CIE1976.

Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimum shade temperature (6500Okay) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode.

We examined the accuracy of the show with 24 generally used colours like mild and darkish human pores and skin, blue sky, inexperienced grass, orange, and so on. You’ll be able to take a look at the outcomes at manufacturing unit situation and in addition, with the “Design and Gaming” profile.

Under you’ll be able to examine the scores of HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 with the default settings (left), and with the “Gaming and Net design” profile (proper).

The subsequent determine exhibits how nicely the show is ready to reproduce actually darkish elements of a picture, which is important when watching films or enjoying video games in low ambient mild.

The left aspect of the picture represents the show with inventory settings, whereas the appropriate one is with the “Gaming and Net Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you will discover the grayscale and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the show. On the 2 graphs under you’ll be able to simply verify for your self how your show handles the darkest nuances however understand that this additionally is dependent upon the settings of your present show, the calibration, the viewing angle, and the encompassing mild circumstances.

Response time (Gaming capabilities)

We check the response time of the pixels with the standard “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” technique from 10% to 90% and vice versa.

We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 27 ms.

Well being impression – PWM / Blue Mild

PWM (Display flickering)

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is a simple strategy to management monitor brightness. Once you decrease the brightness, the sunshine depth of the backlight isn’t lowered, however as an alternative turned on and off by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. In these mild impulses, the sunshine/no-light time ratio varies, whereas brightness stays unchanged, which is dangerous to your eyes. You possibly can learn extra about that in our devoted article on PWM.

HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019’s show doesn’t use PWM at any degree of brightness adjustment. This makes it somewhat snug for longer durations of use.

Blue mild emissions

Putting in our Well being-Guard profile not solely eliminates PWM but in addition reduces the dangerous Blue Mild emissions whereas holding the colours of the display perceptually correct. When you’re not accustomed to the Blue mild, the TL;DR model is – emissions that negatively have an effect on your eyes, pores and skin and your entire physique. You will discover extra details about that in our devoted article on Blue Mild.

Conclusions

Its show has a Full HD decision, very excessive most brightness and a very good distinction ratio. Moreover, its viewing angles are snug and default settings are enough. Furthermore, it is ready to cowl 92% of sRGB and its colour accuracy even with the default settings is appropriate for net design. Nevertheless, as a attainable disadvantage can be the 60Hz refresh price, which gained’t be players’ first selection, whereas the uneven luminance of the show takes a toll on the usability when it comes to net design.

Purchase our profiles

Since our profiles are tailor-made for every particular person show mannequin, this text and its respective profile package deal are meant for HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 configurations with 17.three″ LGD0623 (FHD, 1920 × 1080) IPS.

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Learn extra concerning the profiles HERE.

Along with receiving environment friendly and health-friendly profiles, by shopping for LaptopMedia’s merchandise you additionally help the event of our labs, the place we check units with a purpose to produce probably the most goal critiques potential.

Office Work - screen profile

Workplace Work

Workplace Work ought to be used principally by customers who spend more often than not taking a look at items of textual content, tables or simply browsing. This profile goals to ship higher distinctness and readability by holding a flat gamma curve (2.20), native shade temperature and perceptually correct colours.

Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed toward designers who work with colours professionally, and for video games and films as nicely. Design and Gaming takes show panels to their limits, making them as correct as potential within the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 commonplace for Net and HDTV, at white level D65.

Health-Guard - screen profile

Well being-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the dangerous Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the adverse Blue Mild which impacts our eyes and physique. Because it’s customized tailor-made for each panel, it manages to maintain the colours perceptually correct. Well being-Guard simulates paper so the strain on the eyes is significantly lowered.

All

Sound

HP Pavilion Gamin 17 2019’s audio system produce comparatively clear and loud sound with good high quality. Low, mid and excessive frequencies are clear from deviations.

Battery

Now, we conduct the battery checks with Home windows Higher efficiency setting turned on, display brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all different packages turned off apart from the one we’re testing the pocket book with. HP has opted for a relatively small for a 17-inch laptop computer 52.5Wh battery.

Regardless of that, we have been capable of get greater than eight hours of net shopping and seven hours of video playback – a powerful outcome from a gaming laptop computer of this measurement.

CPU choices

HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 goes to return with the most recent ninth Era processors from Intel. The selection comes right down to a quad-core Core i5-9300H and a hexa-core Core i7-9750H.

GPU choices

GPU-wise the highest choice goes to be the Max-Q model of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It’s working at a Base clock velocity of 1140 MHz and reaches as much as 1335 MHz in Increase. Moreover, it’s outfitted with 6GB GDDR6 reminiscence, that has a 192-bit bus and a Bandwidth of 288 GB/s.

Gaming checks

So, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q appears to be marginally slower than the full-fledged GTX 1660 Ti when it comes to pure efficiency.

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Temperatures and luxury

Max CPU load

On this check we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The primary column exhibits a pc’s response to a brief load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a critical activity (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is an effective indicator of how good the laptop computer is for lengthy masses corresponding to video rendering.

Common core temperature (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

Core i7-9750H (45W TDP) zero:02 – zero:10 sec zero:15 – zero:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
HP Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 three.45 GHz (B+33%)@ 83°C 2.63 GHz (B+1%)@ 71°C 2.52 GHz @ 75°C
HP Omen 17 2019 three.44 GHz (B+32%)@ 86°C 2.74 GHz (B+5%)@ 71°C 2.67 GHz (B+three%)@ 71°C

We will simply examine the Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 to the HP Omen 17 2019 since they each run the identical processor in our checks. They work fairly the identical, actually, the Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 was off to a greater begin with three.45 GHz clock velocity and a temperature of 83C – 3C down from the Omen 17 2019. Quick ahead 15 minutes from that, and we will see the clock speeds have decreased right down to 2.52 GHz, whereas the temperatures are properly maintained at 75C.

Actual gameplay

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)
Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-54) 1334 MHz @ 67°C 1282 MHz @ 75°C

As much as the second-minute mark of the check, the Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 was capable of make the most of the utmost 1334 MHz from the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. Moreover, the temperature it managed was simply 67C! Nevertheless, on the finish of the check, the frequency has dropped right down to 1282 MHz, whereas the temperature has risen as much as 75C.

Gaming consolation

We measured the most well liked spot of this laptop computer to be simply on the left of the “Enter” key. It was 46.2C, which is lukewarm and you’ll in all probability not discover it. Nevertheless, we have been blown away by the shortage of noise from this laptop computer. These followers didn’t break a sweat.

Verdict

Pavilion Gaming 17 2019 is an improve over the last-year mannequin. Not solely when it comes to some extra sensible design options however principally over the within half. It appears to have a way more efficient thermal answer, which ends up not that a lot in decrease temperatures and better frequencies, however principally in significantly lowered noise.

Moreover, we’re very happy with the battery lifetime of this laptop computer. We have been capable of extract greater than eight hours of net shopping and round 7 hours of video playback. Outcomes, which are generally seen on not-gaming laptops, however on this world, particularly given the truth that a 52.5Wh is often too little for a 17-inch gadget, that is greater than spectacular.

Show-wise you will get a 1080p 144Hz one, a 4K 60Hz and naturally, the one we examined – the 1080p 60Hz one. It’s a tremendous shiny 60Hz Full HD panel. It reaches round 450 nits and aside from the great distinction ratio and cozy viewing angles, it covers 92% of sRGB and produces very correct colours. The truth is, the colours can develop into much more correct whenever you apply our Gaming and Net design profile. Moreover, it doesn’t use PWM to regulate its brightness, nevertheless, we discovered it to be just a little uneven when it comes to luminance.

Lastly, we should always point out, that this laptop computer shouldn’t be probably the most premium feeling and looking one we’ve examined. Moreover, it lacks Thunderbolt help and drops the second M.2 slot from the Omen 17 2019.

So, do you have to purchase it? Nicely, we’re proud of what we noticed, however we expect that in the intervening time, the Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-54) is a barely higher choice, given the RAID zero help.

Execs

  • Pretty low worth
  • Power environment friendly
  • Large and correct shade protection (BOE NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A))
  • Doesn’t use PWM to regulate brightness (BOE NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A))
  • Very brilliant panel (BOE NV156FHM-N4K (BOE082A))
  • Tremendous quiet throughout load

Cons

  • Lacks Thunderbolt help
  • All-plastic construct

You’ll be able to examine the costs and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-pavilion-gaming-17-2019/

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