The HP Gaming Pavilion (15-cx0144tx) gaming laptop is one of the best mid-range gaming laptops out there. It costs just under a lakh in India and for that price, you are provided with a lot of great hardware and value. The laptop comes with an Intel 8th-gen Core i7 8750H along with 8GB RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti which makes it a great option for gaming. Here are some great facts to know about the laptop before you buy it.
Great design & build – Reminds us of HP Omen 15
The HP Gaming Pavilion (15-cx0144tx) is designed like an Omen gaming laptop but launched in the Gaming Pavillion line-up without the Omen bells and whistles. This is a good thing and also keeps the price lower. Coming to the build, the laptop is built well and doesn’t feel flimsy at all. The hinge is also designed in such a way that it looks neat and functions well.
You have upward firing speaks on the laptop above the keyboard and the speaker grill also gives a perfect personality to the laptop. The design of the laptop mentions “gaming” but doesn’t go out of limits to shout about its gaming characterists in the design. It looks elegant, feels solid and works like a charm.
Great gaming performance with NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti
The NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti is a great GPU for laptops that are targeted towards gamers. While the same laptop can be bought with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU which is a more powerful GPU but the GTX 1050Ti is good enough for those who want to game casually and the same GPU works great in the trending titles like Fortnite, PUBG and more.
On Fortnite, the GPU gives 80fps on high settings and in games like Overwatch you will get a steady frame rate of 60fps. The same stands true for PUBG and on medium to high settings you get anywhere between 60-75fos with this GPU.
Big IPS display – Pleasure to Game on
The HP Gaming Pavilion (15-cx0144tx) comes with a 15.6-inch full HD IPS LCD display which is a pleasure to use. The display can show accurate colors and has good viewing angles of 178-degrees on both sides. It covers 50% of the Adobe RGB color gamut and 66% of the sRGB color gamut. The brightness can go up to 256 nits which is impressive. You can also choose to go for a higher refresh rate display or balls to the walls 4K display with the laptop at the time of buying it. The display has no white light bleeding which is something that many IPS displays suffer from out there.
Intel Core i7 8750H – Top of the line mobile CPU
Intel actually nailed it with their 8th Gen processors for laptops. The 7th generation chips used to be dual-core but with the launch of 8th-gen, Intel switched to a quad-core architecture for their mobile processors in the i5 and i7 8th-gen chips. The Intel Core i7 8750H is a great processor when it comes to both productivity and gaming.
It is a hexa-core CPU which means you get 6-cores and its base clock is 2.2GHz which can Turbo Boost up to 41.GHz under load. This results in a better battery life and productivity with this laptop. It only consumes 45W power which makes it one of the most power efficient processors out there.
Fast charging on a laptop?
HP Gaming Pavilion (15-cx0144tx) comes with a 150W power adapter that can fast charge your laptop easily. Traditional power adapters have a rating of 45W to 65W but with HP, this is doubled which helps them quickly charge the laptop. The laptop has a 3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-ion polymer battery and it can charge from 0-90% in under 90 minutes which is about 1% per minute and that is insane!
The HP Gaming Pavilion (15-cx0144tx) is a great laptop and we recently reviewed it where the laptop showed great results in all our tests and day to day uses. You can simply buy this laptop and use it for gaming and productivity, both. HP has truly manufactured a machine in a budget that caters to both productivity and gaming in the same tech unit.