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HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX: A Powerful Beast

HP is one of the market leaders in the laptop industry and have a huge portfolio of laptops for all categories. Recently HP launched their series Pavilion Power laptops in India. HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX is a powerful laptop targeted at ‘creative professionals’.

HP is one of the market leaders in the laptop industry and have a huge portfolio of laptops for all categories. Recently HP launched their series Pavilion Power laptops in India. Priced at Rs 89,852, HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX is a powerful laptop targeted at ‘creative professionals’.

Design and Display

HP Pavilion Power is a good looking laptop which comes with green lit keyboard and the ‘HP’ logo also has a green tint. There is enough space between the keys which avoids hitting the wrong key.

Though the design is not extraordinary but the green lit keyboard makes the HP Pavilion Power 15 stand out in the crowd.

For many users, the device might feel a little bulky as it weighs 2.18 kilograms but that’s sort of normal weight for laptops of this size. It measures 37.8 x 25.22 x 2.41cm.

HP Pavilion Power 15 features a 15.6-inch full HD (1920x1080) IPS anti-glare WLED backlit display. Picture quality produced by the display were bright and crisp, the viewing angles were also good.

Watching videos and playing games is a good experience with this laptop as the audio is powered by B&O speakers. Sound quality was good but it was not loud enough to fill the whole room.

Performance

The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home Single language 64-bit operating system and powered by 7th generation Intel core i7 processor clocked at 2.8GHz.  It has 8GB RAM with 1TB HDD storage and 128GB SSD storage.   

The device also features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card which is a great addition for gamers. The device performs very smoothly, thanks to its powerful CPU and GPU.

The laptop comes with some pre-loaded HP apps (HP Recovery Manager, HP Orbit, HP Audio Switch, HP DriveGuard, and HP JumpStart among others) and MS Office Home & Student 2016 Edition (out of the box).

HP has included a lot of connectivity options in their device which are well positioned. On the right is the power adaptor, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI port, SD card reader, one USB 3.1 port and a USB 3.1 Type-C port with which users can charge new generation smartphones. On the left side are two USB 3.1 ports and 3.5 mm audio combo.

Other connectivity options include- Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN.

HP Pavilion Power 15 has a very good battery backup, after a full charge you will easily get 7 to 8 hours on moderate usage. If you are playing games or watching movies you will easily get up to 5 hours of usage.

Is it a good buy?

The HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX is a very smooth and solid laptop. Priced at Rs 89,952, this laptop is easily one of the best out there in the market in this price range. This laptop might not suit you if you travel a lot as it is heavy, instead it is suitable to be used at home or your office.

The laptop is good looking and performance wise, HP Pavilion Power 15 is a beast. If you are looking for a powerful Windows laptop, HP Pavilion Power 15 is the right choice.




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