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HP Pavilion Gaming 15z with AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5 5600H CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics on sale for just $700 USD
HP Pavilion Gaming 15z with AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5 5600H CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics on sale for just $700 USD

It looks like HP might be trying to sell off all of its older 15.6-inch Pavilion Gaming 15 models to make room for its newer and better 16.1-inch options.

The budget HP gaming laptop is currently on sale through the official HP online store. In order to see the price point, users must select the Ghost White color, 144 Hz 1080p IPS display, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and Wi-Fi 6 AX200 options before checkout. Its Ryzen 5 5600H CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics won’t blow any minds, but performance will still be respectable relative to the price.

The main drawbacks to the deal are its limited 8 GB of RAM and low 256 GB of storage especially for a gaming laptop. Users can always configure 4 GB of extra RAM or double the SSD storage for an additional $40 and $70, respectively. Alternatively, users can simply add more RAM and storage themselves to save even more.

In our full review of the laptop, we praised it for its great display and performance relative to other budget laptops which typically use cheaper IPS panels. However, we also criticized its fragile chassis design. In fact, the chassis is already outdated as its 15.6-inch form factor has been succeeded by the latest 16.1-inch option.

  • 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, 250 nits, 144 Hz
  • 6-core Ryzen 5 5600H CPU
  • GeForce GTX 1650 graphics w/ 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz, Dual-Channel
  • USB-C, 2x USB-A, HDMI 2.0, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio
  • 4.37 lbs
Allen Ngo

Allen Ngo – US Editor in Chief – 4477 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2011

After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.

Allen Ngo, 2021-04-30 (Update: 2021-04-30)


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