HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/8 GB RAM/1TB HDD/Windows 10/NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB Graphics)7/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX is powered by the 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and a GTX 1650 with 4 GB of VRAM. The display here is the 60Hz FHD (1920x1080p) panel. Other specs include 8 GB RAM and a 1TB HDD. This is a great laptop if you are a professional creator, engineer, or gaming this is a great laptop.
- Good Options For Upgradability (2x SO-DIMM Slots | 1x M.2 Slot | 1x 2.5 Inch SATA Slot)
- Great Entry Level CPU
- Backlit Keyboard
- Decent Port Selection
- Fast Dual Channel Memory
- Decent Battery Life
- Great Design
- Poor Colour Coverage
- Slow 60Hz Display
- No Finger-Print Scanner
Design and Ports
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX has a black plastic chassis with a smooth finish and an angular design. The hinge also has an angular design and can be opened with one hand to a maximum angle of 130 degrees however, is a fingerprint magnet. In terms of looks, it has a minimalist look and you won’t feel uncomfortable taking it out in a professional setting. The speaker grill sits above the keyboard with hexagonal patterns which is a nice touch.
The port selection here is nothing special but it’s nice to have an SD card slot.
1x USB 3.0 (Type C) | 1x USB 3.0 (Type-A) | 1x USB 2.0 (Type A) | HDMI | Rj- 45 Ethernet Jack | SD Card Reader | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
Keyboard and Trackpad
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX has a chicklet style backlit keyboard. The keys have a clear actuation point with a little flex and you will have decent tying experience. The trackpad on the other hand has a smooth matte surface though it lacks a little precision.
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H which is trades blows with 9th gen intel core i7 9750H. The 4600H should be able to handle most of your active workloads of Photo and Video editing or any other CPU-intensive task the only bottleneck here being the 8GB of RAM which you can easily upgrade. The GTX 1650, on the other hand, is an entry-level GPU with limited potential for GPU intensive tasks such as 3D rendering and Gaming. Now compared to the previous GTX 1650 is about 40 percent more powerful than GTX 1050ti and is about 15 percent slower when compared to GTX 1060. The 1TB HDD of storage should be enough for an average user however for it is relatively slow and we recommend adding an additional storage, fortunately, HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX has plenty of options for upgradability.
Display: 60Hz FHD (Chi Mei CMN150D)
The FHD panel on the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX has a 60Hz Refresh rate and doesn’t suffer from and noticeable issues such as backlight bleeding and PWM flickering. The display here has decent color coverage and below-average brightness and not suitable for outdoor use.
- Panel Model Number: Chi Mei CMN150D
- Coverage: 62% sRGB | 39% AdobeRGB
- Measured Gamma: 2.23;
- Max brightness: 250 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 1731:1;
- PWM Flickering: No;
Specification: HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1021AX (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/8 GB RAM/1TB HDD/Windows 10/NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB Graphics)