• CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 12GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.92 kg (4.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Upgradability is on point
  • GeForce MX250 and an IPS display at a great price
  • Great keyboard
  • One of the good gaming performances from an energy-efficient GPU
  • Great IPS display with comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio (CMN15E8)
  • It doesn't use harmful PWM to adjust brightness levels (CMN15E8)
  • Very accurate color representation, especially when our Gaming and Web design profile is applied (CMN15E8)

Cons

  • Plasticky body
  • Noticeable unevenness in luminosity in the bottom left corner of the display (CMN15E8)

HP Pavilion 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #99
  • Intel Core i7-10510U 3557.8%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G7 1.1%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • Intel Core i5-10210U 3025.3%
  • Intel Core i7-8665U 0.7%
  • Intel Core i7-8565U 8.4%
GPU Performance #170
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (2GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W)
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 0.9%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 0.9%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Innolux N156HCE-EN1
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 1.5
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
12GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
41Wh, 3-cell
Dimensions
361 x 245 x 18 mm (14.21" x 9.65" x 0.71")
Weight
1.92 kg (4.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Card Reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Gifts Rock eDigital USB 3.0 32GB Flash Drive

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Innolux N156HCE-EN1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 337 cd/m2
sRGB 92%
PWM frequency 25000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1200:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 1.5
PWM Rating 7.5: (acceptable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

$4.96
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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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Some games you can play on this laptop

FIFA 21
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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