The new HP Pavilion 15 is here and is configured to deliver more impressive performance. The laptop is slimmer and can be configured with latest Intel Core i (Skylake) processor, while also offering you the option of adding a discrete graphics solution to the mix to enable some level of gaming.
Build and Screen
HP has apparently decided that it is not yet time to change the material used for its Pavilion laptops.
The HP Pavilion 15 (2016) still sports a plastic body which is sleek and pretty. This is no laptop for those looking to make class statement with their devices.
However, it is worthy of note that the tech company has at least put in some work to make the HP Pavilion 15 (2016) look slimmer.
Similar digital threaded design that is used for the new HP Pavilion x360 convertibles is also used here.
The HP Pavilion 15 notebook is fitted with a huge 15.6-inch display. This screen can be configured with HD, Full HD or 4K resolution as you can afford. There is also the option of a touchscreen.
The HP Pavilion 15 comes in different configurations offering distinct levels of performance. It can be equipped with sixth-generation Intel Core i processor (up to Core i7).
There is also the option of having a unit fitted with seventh-generation AMD A12-9700P quad-core processor.
If you are interested in being able to play games, you can add an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, GTX 950M or GTX 960M graphics card to the Intel-powered units or Radeon R7 Graphics to the AMD offerings.
Ample RAM of up to 16GB capacity is provided to get things moving smoothly without a hitch.
For storage, buyers can have an SSD with up to 512GB capacity or hard drive with up to 2TB capacity; dual-storage options are also available. The HP Pavilion 15 will run on Windows 10 operating system.
The HP Pavilion 15 (2016) is rated capable of lasting more than nine hours on a charge. The battery is backed by HP Fast Charge tech for speedy charging. The notebook offers B&O PLAY audio.
Pricing and availability
HP Pavilion 15 (2016) is not yet available in Nigeria. HP Pavilion 15 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N150,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Pavilion 15 (2016) Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Pavilion 15 (2016) Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics (Optional NVIDIA GeForce Graphics)
- Memory: up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Multiple Colours
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch IPS backlit LED Display (768 x 1366 or 1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160 pixels)
- Keyboard: Full-size Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: up to 2TB HDD or up to 512GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 ports
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: No
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Mobile Broadband: No
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Bang & Olufsen with 2 speakers
- HP Fast Charge
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 9 hours