HP’s Pavilion Gaming range was not quite robust with just a couple of options for buyers, but with Dell releasing the G-Series budget laptops, it was only a matter of time before HP also revamped the Pavilion Gaming series. The Pavilion range is synonymous with HP’s budget offerings and the Pavilion Gaming series is no different. Launching today are the Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15, the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktops 690 and 790, and the HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR Display.
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15
The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 features a relatively sleek build for a gaming laptop, but doesn’t miss out on those gamer-y features such as the RGB backlit keyboard, trapezoidal accents and dedicated cooling vents on the rear. The processor goes up to the latest hexa-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series Coffee Lake CPU or up to the quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7 U-series 15w CPUs, with up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The device comes with multiple storage options:
- HDD-only up to 2 TB
- Up to 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD only
- Up to 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD with 1 TB HDD
- Up to 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD with 2 TB HDD
- Up to 1 TB HDD with 16GB of Intel Optane memory
The laptop can be configured with up to an AMD Radeon RX 560X or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with MAX-Q Design. The device packs a 15.6 -inch display which comes in multiple resolution choices i.e. Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate, Full HD with 60Hz refresh rate and a 4K panel with 60Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the device also comes equipped with B&O Play with HP Audio Boost technology for superior audio output, alongside a 2×2 antenna system for improved Wi-Fi connectivity.
HP Pavilion Gaming Desktops 690 and 790
The budget HP Pavilion Gaming Desktops 690 and 790 feature a similar build with shadow black brushed finish and acid green accents, making it stand out from the red accents of the Omen line-up. Both the desktops come in multiple storage options:
- HDD-only up to 3 TB
- Up to 512GB SSD only
- Dual storage with 512GB SSD and 3TB HDD
- Up to 3TB HDD with Intel Optane memory
As far as processor options are considered, the HP Pavilion Gaming 690 desktop can be configured with up to an 8th-gen Intel Core i7+ processor and up to 2nd-generation AMD Ryzen processors, paired with a maximum 16 GB DDR4 RAM. As for GPU options, the device can be configured with up to up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics cards.
The higher end HP Pavilion Gaming 790 desktop can be configured with up to the hexa-core 8th-Gen Intel Core i7+ processor paired with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, with graphics options that can go as high as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or the AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU.
HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR Monitor
HP has also unveiled the Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR Display which is tailor-made for high-end gameplay, thanks to its 32-inch 2560×1440 display that comes with the Radeon FreeSync technology, paired with an AMD Radeon graphics card. The display has a 600 nits peak brightness output with 6000:1 contrast ratio, 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, and also comes with a rich port selection.
Following are the pricing and availability details of the new HP Pavilion Gaming devices:
- HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15: Starts at Rs. $799; available via HP’s official website and retail stores from May 9, 2018
- HP Pavilion Gaming 690 desktop: Starts at $549; available via HP’s official website and retail stores from April 15, 2018
- HP Pavilion Gaming 790 desktop: Starts at $649; available via HP’s official website and retail stores from June 3, 2018
- HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR Display: Starts at $449; available via HP’s official website and retail stores from May 11, 2018