HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-EDGE Laptop Review
Latest pricing, specs and HP gaming PC review. Updated May 2022. How many PC games will it run? Is it a good choice for a PC gamer? Should you buy this HP computer?
For a PC gamer, the most important component in the system is the graphics card. This is the supermodel part that will make or break the setup and is responsible for making all your games look awesome. The more powerful the graphics card the higher, smoother frame rates you will get, the higher resolution you can run at, and the better your games will look. For graphics, this HP computer has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. We rate this NVIDIA GPU as powerful enough to run 548 games at a recommended level.
Next on the list has to be the CPU. The processor at the heart of your gaming desktop is the brains of the outfit, and is vital for making sure that you can get the most out of your graphics card when it comes to gaming performance. The number of cores isn’t vital for games, beyond four cores you get diminishing returns, but you want to make sure what you do have run at a high frequency. The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-EDGE Laptop has a Intel Core i5-9300H capable of running at 2.4 GHz. That level of power from an Intel chip means it is rated to run 835 of the most popular 1000 PC games at a recommended level.
The level of RAM in a gaming desktop is also important. More system memory allows your PC to churn through large amounts of data quickly, and for today’s massive open gameworlds it’s vital to have that information accessed quickly to speed up game loads. Having too little RAM can mean laggy frames and a poor experience.
This rig comes with 8 GB of system RAM. It’s a bit disappointing and will limit the performance and the number of games this gaming PC will be able to run.
This pre-built gaming PC can run GTA V, Minecraft and Fortnite - some of the the biggest PC games at a recommended level. But unfortunately it doesn't meet the recommended requirements for games like PUBG, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Apex Legends.
Coming in at $686.08 this rig falls into our budget category of gaming PCs under $750. The setup can run 500 of our target games at recommended level.
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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-EDGE Laptop
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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-EDGE Laptop Specs
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HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-EDGE Laptop PC Gaming Performance
This computer will run 500 of the top PC games. Use PCGameBenchmark's Rate My PC service to test your current set up and set how it compares.Which games can it run?
Can It Run GTA 5?
This HP gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for GTA 5 but it can play the game with lowered settings.
Can It Run Apex Legends?
This HP gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Apex Legends but it can play the game with lowered settings.
Can It Run Fortnite?
This HP gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Fortnite but it can play the game with lowered settings.
HP Pavilion Gaming 15-Inch Micro-EDGE Laptop Features
- Fast and easy multitasking: experience high-grade Graphics and processing power that meets your gaming and multitasking needs for the latest games including Fortnight, PUBG, and Overwatch
- Advanced thermal Management: optimized thermal design and IR sensor keeps your laptop cool to the touch, without affecting acoustics
- Fast Processor: 9th Generation intel(r) core(tm) i5-9300h Processor, quad-core, 2.4GHz up to 4.1GHz with Intel's) Turbo Boost
- Realistic graphics: nvidia(r) geforce(r) GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated). enjoy new levels of gaming realism and performance with real-time ray-tracing technologies. Vr/mr ready. 15.6-Inch diagonal FHD IPS Anti-Glare micro-edge WLED-backlit Display (1920x
- Memory and storage: 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (upgradable with 2 accessible Memory Slots) and Fast boot-up, file transfer and a snappier experience with the internal 256 GB pcie(r) nvme(tm) M.2 Solid State Drive
- Bios recovery and protection: automatically checks the health of your PC, protects against unauthorized access, secures local storage and recovers itself from boot-up issues
- Ports: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C(tm), 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, RJ-45, HDMI, headphone-microphone combo
- Battery life: up to 8 hours and 15 minutes (mixed usage); up to 6 hours and 45 minutes (video playback); up to 5 hours and 30 minutes (wireless streaming).
- Thin and light (unpackaged): 14.17 inches (W) x 10.08 inches (D) x 0.92 inch (H); 4.92 pounds
- Operating System and Warranty: Windows 10 Home and 1-Year Limited hardware warranty with 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support
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