In light of the intense performance stress that quality gaming laptops go through, unplugged use is a farfetched thought. But changing all that is the new HP Pavilion 15-cx0049nr gaming laptop the latest 15.6” gaming computer from HP that offers as much as nine hours of battery backup! This, combined with an eighth-generation Intel Core processor, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti graphics, and expansive Intel Optane memory (16GB + 1TB HDD) make this Pavilion a class apart. Gaming aficionados can purchase this high-power laptop for a reasonably affordable $849.00.
The HP Pavilion 15 is driven by a quad-core Intel i5-8300H processor (can be upgraded up to i7-8750) that can be overclocked to 4GHz. It is equipped with 12GB RAM and a fast-response Intel Optane memory of 16GB in addition to a 1TB hard drive. This configuration helps deliver a more responsive experience, launching your games and applications smoothly.
The battery life, of course, is the standout feature of this computer, lasting up to nine hours on mixed usage and up to 8.5 hours if you playback video. Even if you stream content over a wireless network, you’re still likely to get battery support for about seven hours. Talk about long hours of peace, with zero fretting about power supplies!
How’s the new HP Pavilion to look at? A superior display is integral to a gaming laptop, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It comes with a high definition, anti-glare screen that supports In-Plane Switching to allow you undistorted imagery from various vantage points. The NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti graphics card has 4GB of dedicated memory to offer lag-free rendition. The screen has a narrow border for an immersive effect—a unique design approach that makes this 5lbs laptop with 1” thickness seem sleeker than it is. Particularly enticing are the bright LED lighting and the dazzling acid-green accents that match your gameplay. Note that you get a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with this computer, and this is perfect for most of the latest, adrenaline-pumping games.
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In terms of sound, this computer offers front-firing speakers and an audio system by B&O (Bang & Olufsen). The sound quality is enhanced further by HP Audio Boost—a technology that smartly removes distortion and noise. You can also tune in through a Windows Mixed Reality headset (not included with the product).
Interestingly, this laptop, although a dedicated gaming computer, also has some additional features that come in extremely handy in day-to-day life. There is an inbuilt webcam, a digital media card reader for easier data sharing and collaboration, and a 10-key numeric keypad (backlit) for more comfortable typing. It also supports 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 to let you be connected wirelessly.
It isn’t often that a heavy-duty gaming laptop merges performance and style with longevity; great power tends to burn out quickly. But the HP Pavilion 15-cx0049nr proves to be a notable exception, delivering nine hours of hassle-free operation, a superior multimedia experience, and a processing-might that belies the price range. Quite a star!