The HP Pavilion Plus line of laptops has established itself as one of the best in the mid-range. This week, the manufacturer introduced new Pavilion Plus models, including the first 16-inch notebook equipped with the latest Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics.
The developers equipped the novelty with a 16.5-inch display with support for a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels (2.5K), a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 16:10. In the maximum configuration, the buyer is offered a device with an Intel Core i7-13700H processor (13th generation, 14 cores and 20 threads) and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics accelerator. This model is good for both media content creation and gaming, and it’s obvious that it’s going to cost significantly more than the $1000 base version.
The configuration is complemented by 16 GB LPDDR5x-5200 RAM and a 1 TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe TLC M.2 SSD. As for the available interfaces, we note that there is a Thunderbolt 4 port, USB 3.2 Type-C, a pair of USB Type-A, HDMI 2.1 and a headphone jack. Implemented support for Wi-Fi 6E. The power source is a 68 Wh battery, which provides 11 hours 45 minutes of battery life in mixed mode and 15 hours 45 minutes when watching videos. The novelty will go on sale in October this year at a price of $ 1000.
As for the 14-inch Pavilion Plus, the updated model will be available with an octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 7840H processor and Radeon Premium Pro or Radeon 780M graphics. A version with an Intel processor will also be available to buyers, although it is not yet known what type of chip it will be. The older version of the laptop is equipped with a 14-inch OLED display with support for a resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels, a dynamic refresh rate of 48-120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 16:10. There will also be IPS panel variants with support for 2560×1600 pixels and 1920×1200 pixels.
The Pavilion Plus 14 ships with 16GB of LPDDR5x-6400 RAM (up to 32GB of RAM is available) and a PCIe Gen4 NVMe TLC M.2 SSD. There is no Thunderbolt 4 interface here, but there are HDMI 2.1 ports, a pair of USB 3.2 Type-C and two USB Type-A. Versions with a 51 Wh or 68 Wh battery are available to buyers. In the second case, the battery delivers 12 hours and 30 minutes of battery life in mixed mode and 13 hours and 30 minutes of Full HD video playback. The Pavilion Plus 14 notebook will go on sale in September and will start at $850.