HP Updates Pavilion Gaming Laptop and Desktop

HP today announced updates to its mainstream Pavilion gaming laptop and desktop lines. The Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 is getting a physical redesign with sharper corners and more ventilation, as well as new components including AMD’s Ryzen 5 3550H and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050. The new Pavilion Desktop will go up to an Intel Core i7-9700 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3550H9th Gen Intel Core i7, AMD Ryzen 7
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1050Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, Up to RTX 2060 Super or RTX 2070
RAM8GB DDR4-2400 (1x8)16GB DDR-2666 (2x8), Up to 32GB
Storage512GB PCIe NVMe m.2 SSD256GB PCIe NVMe m.2 SSD, 2TB 7,200-rpm HDD
Dimensions14.2 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches / 360.7 x 256.5 x 22.9 mm13.3 x 12.1 x 6.2 inches / 337.8 x 307.3 x 157 mm
Starting Price$799.99$699.99

The laptop, beyond its physical changes and larger vents, will have options for 1080p displays at either 60Hz or 144Hz.

The Pavilion will have two color options. While it’s black in either case, it will have either green or purple accents. There’s a new design for more upgradeability including slots for up to three storage and access to RAM and network cards. It goes up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7.

The desktop will be available in September starting at $699.99, while the laptop will start at $799.99.

Correction: The spec list recently listed the wrong GPU for the HP Pavilion Desktop. This has been corrected.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon @FreedmanAE.mastodon.social.