HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr is an entry-level gaming laptop with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GPU, with an agile SSD and great battery life, all wrapped up in a striking, fairly portable design.. However, the dim, somewhat dull display does the laptop and gamers a major disservice
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr review Specification
- Microprocessor :Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 4.5 GHz base with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB cache, 6 cores)
- Chipset :Intel® HM370
- Memory, standard :12 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
- Video graphics :
- Intel® UHD Graphics 630
- Hard drive:256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
- Optical drive: Optical drive not included
- Display :15.6″ diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED- backlit (1920 x 1080)
- Wireless connectivity:Realtek 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (2×2) and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo
- Network interface :Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
- Expansion slots :1 multi-format SD media card reader
- External ports : 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ (10 Gb/s signaling rate, Power Delivery 3.0, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (HP Sleep and Charge); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (Data Transfer Only); one HDMI; 1 AC smart pin; 1 RJ-45; one headphone/microphone combo
- Minimum dimensions (W x D x H): 36 x 25.6 x 2.34 cm
- Weight :Starting at 2.25 kg
- Power supply type:150 W AC power adapter
- Battery type:3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-ion
- Webcam:HP Wide Vision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
- Audio features:B&O, dual speakers, HP Audio Boost
- Operating system>> Windows 10 Home 64
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr Price and Configuration Options
The $799 base model of the HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr has an Intel Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 3GB of VRAM. The $909 model we reviewed, the 15-dk0046nr, has an Intel Core i7-9750H processor with 12GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
Meanwhile, the $889 model gives you an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB of VRAM.
One thing’s without a doubt – the Pavillion doesn’t resemble the run of the mill gaming laptop. Rather than the drained dark and-red theme, the laptop has dark with emerald emphasizes. Also, in the event that you truly need to step outside of what might be expected, you can get the framework with purple twists. Opening the laptop uncovers a green illuminated console with some out of control polygon-formed speakers.
Past unadulterated feel, the laptop’s structure likewise has handy imperfections. For example, the force catch’s minuscule, thin size made it abnormal to utilize.
The HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr gauges 5 pounds and measures 14.2 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches. It’s lighter than the Acer Nitro 5 (5.7 pounds, 15.9 x 11.1 x 1.1 inches) and the Dell G5 15 SE (5.6 pounds, 14.2 x 9.9 x 0.8 inches). Be that as it may, the 14.2 x 9.9 x 0.8-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 is the lightest framework at 4.5 pounds.
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr Ports
There is a nice amount of ports on the Pavilion 15. On the left half of the laptop is a USB 3.1 Type-A port, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI port, an Ethernet RJ-45 port and a SD media card peruser. On the correct side, you’ll locate an extra two USB 3.1 Type A ports and jacks for the earphones and force
The HP Gaming Pavilion 15’s 15.6-inch, 1920 x1080 screen isn’t the most splendid or the most bright, however it figured out how to convey great picture quality regardless. To test it out, I viewed the primary Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer. I could see the individual pieces of Rey’s lightsaber unmistakably, the desert conditions of the trailer looked fresh, and the littlest subtleties during activity scenes, (for example, the exceptional brilliant green of blaster fire) truly popped.
I additionally played Shadow of the Tomb Raider and left away intrigued with how great the game looked. The game’s old Incan burial chambers looked decidedly lovely with champion lighting impacts and sparkling stonework. From the torchlit burial places to lavish green wildernesses, the most recent Tomb Raider game was a reward for the eyes when experienced through this present laptop’s screen.
As far as brilliance, the Pavillion wavers when contrasted with the opposition. It arrived at the midpoint of 241.2 nits, which fails to measure up to the Acer Nitro 5 (275 nits), the Dell G5 15 SE (270 nits) and the classification normal (264 nits). It just positions somewhat better than the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 (240 nits).
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr Keyboard and Touchpad
The keys on the HP Gaming Pavilion’s keyboard felt smart and responsive. Utilizing the 10FastFingers composing test, I had the option to type out 46 words for every moment on the HP laptop’s keyboard, lower than my typical normal.
This was to some degree more slow than how quick I for the most part type with the keyboard on my work station at home, on which I found the middle value of 51 wpm.
The 2.4 x 4.6-inch touchpad conveyed firm, springy feedback.However, I think HP should’ve utilized discrete mouse catches since I persistently hit an inappropriate sides of the touchpad at whatever point I needed to left or right snap. All things considered, Windows 10 signals worked easily. I had no issues utilizing it to do what I required and I didn’t encounter any info delays.
Gaming, Graphics, and VR
The Pavilion 15 packs a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.At the laptop’s most noteworthy graphical settings (1080p with Ultra settings), present day graphical wonders, for example, Far Cry New Dawn and Hitman found the middle value of out at 54 casings for every second and 57 fps, separately. Eminently, it ran Far Cry New Dawn impressively superior to the Nitro 5 (GTX 1650, 40 FPS) at the most elevated settings (however Hitman just ran somewhat more regrettable on the Acer at 56 FPS).
When facing the Zephyrus (GeForce GTX 1660 Ti), the Pavilion 15 doesn’t hold up also. The Asus ran Hitman better (73 fps), Rise of the Tomb Raider better (43 fps versus HP’s 29 fps), Shadow of the Tomb Raider better (36 fps versus HP’s 31) and Grand Theft Auto V better (57 fps versus HP’s 39 fps). The HP gaming laptop didn’t run Hitman close to just as the G5 15 (GTX 1650, 85 fps at 1080 with Ultra designs).
HP Gaming Pavilion 15 ran Shadow of the Tomb Raider truly well on the most elevated graphical settings. Normally, in the straight, cut off pieces of the game, the fps would drift between 40 to 60 at whatever point I was crossing through the direct parts of the game, But in the more all the way open center territories, for example, Paititi, the fps would plunge to the 30s to 40s territory.
On the augmented simulation front, this HP gaming laptop arrived at the midpoint of 5.9 fps on the SteamVR Performance test.. It’s sufficient to head the 5.3 normal, the G5 15 and Nitro 5, which both normal 5.6 fps. The Asus kept on commanding, with a score of 9.2.
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0046nr Performance
I chose to put the Pavillion 15’s Intel Core i7-9750H processor to the test by playing 22 Google Chrome tabs, each playing a YouTube video running at 1080p. A few recordings solidified or battled to play. In any case, regardless of this action, I despite everything played Shadow of the Tomb Raider with outline rate drops just during the underlying game burden.
During the Geekbench 4.3 generally speaking execution test, the Pavilion 15 outperformed the G5 15 (16,722, i5-9300H CPU), the Zephyrus (14,106, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H) and the Nitro 5 Core (11,603, i5-8300H CPU) with a score of 21,326. The HP likewise effectively outperformed the 15,566 passage level gaming laptop normal.
The Pavillion 15 took 10 minutes and 42 seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p. That is quicker than the opposition, just as the 14:28 classification normal.
With regards to document move speed, the HP Gaming Pavilion’s 256GB SSD duplicated 4.97GB in 14.5 seconds, which is an exchange pace of 351 megabytes for each second. That is better than the 307.2 MBps normal and the G5 15’s (256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD) 130.1 MBps. Nonetheless, both theZephyrus (512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD) and Nitro 5’s (512GB SSD) laptops were both quicker, with scores of 424 and 535.7MBps, individually.
For a gaming laptop, even a passage level framework, the HP Gaming Pavilion 15 has a truly long battery life. The framework endured 5 hours and 26 minutes on our battery test,which comprises of persistent web surfing at 150 nits of splendor. That is only a second behind the 5:27 section level gaming normal however enough to outperform the Zephyrus’ of 4:48 and the Nitro 5’s 4:22. Be that as it may, the G5 15 kept going a stunning 6:53.
In the wake of snapping four pictures of myself with the HP Gaming Pavilion 15’s webcam, I want to state with certainty that the webcam is awful.
The hues weren’t incorrect however the light in the photographs was quite extinguished. The turned on light resembled a white circle. Each image had this hazy, sloppy quality to them.