HP’s New Pavilion Laptops & Convertibles Hit the Pricing Sweet Point

HP, which recently reclaimed the title of the world’s largest PC maker, is back with a new range of Pavilion laptops and convertibles. The products were introduced (for some reason) at the Coachella Festival and hit key price points for all users.

Pavilion Notebooks

The Pavilion notebooks come in three offerings: 14, 15.6 and 17.3 inch. The display options available are either HD (720p, non-IPS) or FHD 1080p (IPS/non-IPS), while the design is updated with a diamond-cut trackpad and a tilted hinge display.

Under the hood, you get Intel chips ranging from Celeron to Core i7, as well as AMD processors (either E2 or A10 APU). The choice for dedicated GPU ranges from Nvidia’s GeForce 940MX to AMD’s entry level Radeon series. Further, a combo of both SSD and HDD can be had for 512 GB and 1 TB capacities, respectively.

Meanwhile, for the ports you get a USB-C, USB 3.1, HDMI and an SD card slot. At the top is an optional Windows Hello-compatible IR sensor. The battery is said to last up to 10 hours of usage, while fast-charging is supported as well, which is a major plus.

As for the price, the 14, 15.6 and 17-inch versions will start at $700, $600 and $630, respectively, based on your bundle of specifications.

Pavilion X360 Convertibles

Other than the more ‘conventional” offerings, HP also took towards updating its convertible lineup. The three convertibles will be available in 11.6, 13 and 14-inch variants, with the touch-enabled display being available in both HD-ready and FHD versions. The good thing is that HP packs a stylus with each of these systems.

Under the hood, you’ll find Intel’s silicon ranging from the lowly Pentium N4200 to the premium Core i7. Storage will be available in both SSD and HDD options, while there’s option for both discrete Radeon and GeForce graphics.

For connectivity, you get USB-C on larger models, HDMI, SD card, audio jack, and a Kensington port alongside the optional Windows Hello support.

The 11-inch version is decidedly lower on specs than others, missing out on a Full HD display, dedicated graphics as well as USB-C ports, though, it makes up for it in the price game. Battery life on the convertibles is said to last up to 12 hours, with fast-charging available out-of-the-box.

Pricing for the convertibles starts at an alluring $349. No word on a Pakistani release for the two series.

  • I think the article is slightly outdated, the current HP Pavilion 15 Gaming Notebook has the Intel Quad Core i7-7700HQ with 16GB DDR4 RAM storage at 1TB 7200RPM the new base standard in the GPU section with the NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB and a screen size of 15.6-Inch Full HD running Windows 10, all this for under $1000…
    I am sorry but the gtx 940 is so far behind the 1050 that its not even funny and not having mentioned the the GTX 1050 or the Ti version or the Radeon RX 480 is another thing … lets leave the 2015’s behind and talk more about what the new ryzen chips are going to do about the cost of a high performance laptops in the very near future, shall we?

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