I purchased the HP Pavillion Gaming 15-ec1024AX during the prime day sale for around 59k. According to my testing and comparing it to other laptops in the price range, I can confidently say that this is easily the most powerful laptop under 60k.CPU:The amd ryzen 5 4600h is an absolute price to performance beast and this CPU alone makes this PC worth buying. It's performance is even better than the intel i7 10750h which is usually found in laptops above 1 lakh (see Cinebench scores below for CPU performance).GPU:The Nvidia Geforce gtx 1650 is pretty good for this price range and is definitely a better deal than the 1650ti which is priced around 10k more with a performance bump of only around 7%. (For more details about GPU performance see the Unigine Heaven and Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmarks below).Thermals:The thermals were actually better than I expected. In all my benchmarks and stress tests the CPU temps rarely crossed 90 degrees C and the GPU temps are much lower (around 70 degrees C). You can see the thermal design with 2 heat pipes and two fans. Also the intake (underside) and exhaust (rear) vents are pretty large, which allows for good airflow. Even at max performance the fans don't get very loud. Unfortunately there is no software to manually control the fan speed, but I think I'm asking for too much at this price range.Display:The IPS LCD display seems pretty good to me and viewing angles are excellent. The peak brightness is more than enough indoors, but I haven't tested it outdoors. I don't know about NTSC or sRGB values, but the colours look good to my eyes.Miscellaneous:RAM is 8GB 3200MHz single-channel with one slot free. This is perfect for me because I want to upgrade to 16GB, but for those who don't want to upgrade, the lack of dual channel RAM could be a negative.The installed hard drive is terrible, like all hard drives (see Crystaldiskmark scores). On the bright side, the laptop supports upto 1TB of M.2 NVMe SSD storage. I have installed a 250GB NVMe SSD and it made a HUGE difference. (Boot time reduced from 40secs to under 10secs). The process of transferring windows to the SSD and making it the boot drive is a little complicated, but you can always get it done by a professional. I HIGHLY recommend upgrading to an SSD, without it performance is quite sluggish.I cannot say anything about the battery life because I haven't tested it yet.The keyboard is excellent. It has two levels of white backlighting (much better than violet IMO) and it has a numpad which is a necessity for me. The only problem is that the arrow keys are squished together.Build is all plastic, but has a clean and understated look (I hate obnoxious GAMERY aesthetics). The build feels pretty sturdy but one major problem is that it picks up fingerprints like crazy and it is pretty tough to clean (see pictures).Now here's some data from the benchmarks I ran. I have given results for both while charging and on battery:CPU Z (Charging): CPU Bench: Single thread: 490.0 Multi thread: 4021.7 Multi thread ratio: 8.21 CPU Stress: 5 min CPU Max temp: 90.9°C CPU Max power: 50.9WCPU Z (Battery): CPU Bench: Single thread: 479.5 Multi thread: 2440.5 Multi thread ratio: 5.09 CPU Stress: 5 min CPU Max temp: 74.0°C CPU Max power: 30.8WCinebench R20 (Charging):Single core score: 454Multi core score: 3400MP ratio: 7.48Cinebench R20 (Battery):Single core score: 446Multi core score: 2822MP ratio: 6.32Unigine Heaven 4.0 (Charging):DirectX11, high quality, normal tesselation, 1080pScore: 1772Avg framerate: 70.4FPSMax framerate: 138.6FPSMin framerate: 19.1FPSGPU stable clock: 1785MHzGPU max power: 50.9WGPU max temp: 63°CUnigine Heaven 4.0 (Battery):DirectX11, high quality, normal tesselation, 1080pScore: 1385Avg framerate: 55.0FPSMax framerate: 125.6FPSMin framerate: 16.9FPSGPU stable clock: 1500MHzGPU max power: 31.5WGPU max temp: 53°CCrystaldiskmark:Default, 5 cycles, 1GiB HDD: Sequential read: 127.5MB/s Random read: 1.3MB/s Sequential write: 122.4MB/s Random write: 1.1MB/s SSD: (not included, bought separately) Sequential read: 2034.4MB/s Random read: 857.0MB/s Sequential write: 1263.0MB/s Random write: 1046.5MB/sBlender BMW (Charging):CPU: Time: 4m8s CPU max temp: 93.8°C CPU max power: 53.4WGPU: Time: 2m38s GPU max temp: 58°C GPU max power: 43.1WBlender BMW(Battery):CPU: Time: 5m5s CPU max temp: 68.5°C CPU max power: 32.2WGPU: Time: 3m46s GPU max temp: 54°C GPU max power: 30.7WShadow of the tomb raider (Charging): (see settings in pic)Avg framerate: 69FPSCPU max temp: 84.4°CCPU max power: 29.1WGPU max temp: 70°CGPU max power: 50.8WShadow of the tomb raider (Battery): (see settings in pic)Avg framerate: 58FPSCPU max temp: 65°CCPU max power: 15WGPU max temp: 56°CGPU max power: 30.5W
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. This review is after 10 months. I am a software engineer and I use this laptop for hours a day.Pros:1. Powerful processor,it is a beast! Easy multitasking. Usually I use IDE s, MS Teams, browsers, emulators together. But it never hangs! It's smooth.2. Light weight, feels like an ultrabook.3. Good design , nice premium look.4. Good battery life , 8+ hours when it is in power saver mode and just browsing.5. Upgradeable ram.6. Nvme SSD option.7. Perfect keyboard, this keyboard is better than those in much more expensive models.8. Very thin bezels.9. There is a superspeed C.Cons:1. Ram in this laptop is 8gb ddr4, but very poor quality.(samsung ram 21 GBps read speed)2. Average speakers.3. No ssd , nvme ssd can be added. It's pathetic with given hdd . It hangs as hdd usage becomes 100 whenever you open something.Takes 50 sec to boot up and again 2-3 minutes to come into action. Never think to use it without nvme ssd.4. Overall build quality is average.Note: 60Hz displaySamsung 970 Evo plus nvme ssd works fine with this ! You need to buy it seperately. With that you get complete potential of this laptop. I am using it.There is only one 2.0 and one 3.0 port and one C.
Bought this on Amazon Day. There are only 2 items during that time and this 1 while not perfect is a good buy in my opinion. AMD 4th Gen is much2x faster than Intel I7-8565 (my old laptop) and based on articles also faster compared to I7-10th Gen. 8GB is enough for day to day and GTX1650 is enough for game. Display is marvelous, backlit keyboard helpful a lot as I need to see where I type :). I do upgrade the HDD with M2 SSD and installation is a breeze. Just open 7 screws and access to the slot is covered only by a sticker.