HP Introduces New Pavilion Gaming Products
With the release of Intel’s Coffee Lake processor architecture, many manufacturers are now refreshing their line-up with the newest CPU’s. Hewlett Packard decided to update their entire Pavilion Gaming line-up. The Gaming series in the Pavilion subbrand is aimed towards the mainstream gamer and features subtle colored accents.
Pavilion Gaming Desktop
Even though the sales for regular desktop PCs are declining, HP will release two new Pavilion Gaming Desktop systems. The Desktop 690 and its larger brother the Desktop 790 will release soon. There are models with an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G coupled with a Radeon RX 550, all the way up to a Core i7 8700 CPU with GTX 1070 graphics card.
The enclosure is mainly black, although the green color accent is present here as well. Remarkably, a slim DVD drive is installed and a USB Type-C port is present at the front of the case.
Pavilion 15.6″ Gaming Laptop
The company will release no less than vier new versions of the Pavilion Gaming laptop. The three most expensive options will come with either a Core i5 Coffee Lake CPU or a Core i7 8750H hexacore. In terms of graphics, there will be models with a GTX 1060 Max-Q or a Radeon RX 560X. A fourth, more budget-friendly model will come with a U-series CPU and a GTX 1050.
Remarkably, HP has a number of different accent colors for their new gaming laptops. You’ll be able to choose between a green and white accent color, although HP will also sell a special purple version on its website. The accent color can be seen throughout the exterior as well as the keyboard illumination.
In terms of display technology, there’s plenty of choices here as well. The cheapest version will come with a regular 1080p panel, but more expensive options will have a 144 Hz display at Full HD, or a 4K panel at 60 Hz. Storage will come in the form of PCIe SSDs with optional traditional hard drives. B&O Play speakers will be integrated into the design.
Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR Display
The company will also release a gaming monitor with 32-inch screen size and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Notably, this display offers support for HDR and meets the HDR 600 standard. It has a peak brightness of 600 nits, supports FreeSync up to 75 Hz and has a 5 ms response time. According to HP, their new display should also be able to display 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The screen features eight-zone local backlight dimming and has two HDMI inputs, as well as a Displayport input.