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HP introduces line of gaming equipment for the mainstream market

Purchase options start with a $ 799 laptop

With the resurgence of OMEN in recent years, HP has reinvented its image as a bored computer manufacturer at a power that meets the demands of a demanding segment of PC gaming. Sure you remember the mystical and gigantic design of the OMEN X, a computer with a radical design equipped with the right components to attack any gaming scenario; In this sense, the models that HP presented for 2018 are a step in the right direction, but in a completely different arrangement.

For this occasion, HP redesigned the well-known Pavilion brand to offer computing solutions for users who may not be interested in a computer with SLI ... or even know what it means. The HP Pavilion Gaming range will debut in late May and early June and offer a line of desktop computers and laptops in different configurations to attack the mainstream segment of players on PC.

First, HP noted that the mainstream segment of players corresponds to 62% of the player market and that 44% of this percentage uses a laptop to play, while 41% prefer desktop computers. In this way, HP presented the main archetype for its offer of laptops and it is a unique model that will be available in a wide variety of configurations.

This equipment has a 15.6 "screen (1920 × 1080) with narrow edges of 9.8 mm thickness and is distinguished by its black design with straight and aggressive lines, but which maintains familiarity and discretion with green accents that identify Pavilion Gaming equipment line One of the outstanding aspects is the thermal design with 2 fans located at the lateral ends that will be responsible for regulating the temperatures of the equipment.

As for configurations, Pavilion Gaming laptops can be acquired in different ranges that scale according to the user's preferences. On the front of the processor, the teams will use the 8th generation of Intel U-Series processors with 4 cores and the H series with 4 or 6 cores. As for the screen, it will support options at 1080p with 144 Hz refresh rate, 1080p at 60 Hz or 4K. The graphics processor, meanwhile, can scale from a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 to the GTX 1060 or, failing that, an AMD Radeon RX 560X.

The storage media can also be adjusted. For example, the laptop may be equipped with a mechanical disk of 5400 rpm with 2 TB of capacity or 1 TB of 7200 rpm; another sample can be a solid-state drive of 256 GB NVMe PCIe or combinations such as mechanical hard drives, PCIe NVIMe solid state drives, and Intel Optane drives.

In the desktop section, HP presented 2 towers: 690 and 790. The difference between these design cabinets in dark colors and green accents is the size and scalability. The 690 model will support 8th generation Intel and 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors equipped with Radeon RX 580 or Nvidia GTX 1060 video cards; 8 GB of RAM are included in the package that can scale up to 16GB, up to 3 TB of storage and even Optane modules. As for the 790 model will support the line of processors 8th generation Intel 6-core and RX Radeon 580 or GTX 1080 video cards, up to 64 GB in RAM with storage options with mechanical units and solid state.

Also, HP introduced a 32 "monitor compatible with VESA displayed 600, which can reach up to 600 nits of brightness with a contrast ratio of 6000: 1 and a range of colors of 95% within the DCI-P3 scale. This equipment is 2560 × 1440 QHD and uses AMD FreeSync technology with a refresh rate of 75 Hz and 5 ms response time.

The cost of the equipment, in the case of desktop towers, will start from $ 549 USD in configurations with Ryzen 3 2200G, RX 550, 8 GB in RAM and 1TB of storage at 7200 rpm. The maximum configuration corresponds to an Intel Core i7-8700, GeForce GTX1070 32GB in RAM, 256 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD for $ 1699 USD. As for portable equipment, HP listed an introductory kit equipped with Intel Core I5-8250U, GTX 1050 and 1080p screen at 60 Hz without showing its price, but note that it will be available in select markets. The next step has an i5-8300H, RX 560X, 1080p screen at 60 Hz, 8 GB in RAM with 1 GB mechanical disk and a 16 GB Optane unit for $ 799 USD.

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