HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX (15.6 Inch 144Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10/NVIDIA GTX 1650ti 4GB)7.4/10 (Expert Score)
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Laptop Review: HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX is powered by the 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor and a GTX 1650Ti with 4 GB of VRAM. The display here is the 144Hz FHD (1920x1080p) panel. Other specs include 8 GB RAM and 512GB SSD. 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 144Hz Display
- Fast Dual Channel Memory
- Decent Battery Life
- Great Design
- No Finger-Print Scanner
Design and Ports
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX 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-ec1051AX 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-ec1051AX 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 1650TI, 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 1650Ti is about 10 percent more powerful than GTX 1650 and is about 5 percent slower when compared to GTX 1060. The 512GB SSD of storage should be enough for an average user however for a power user, fortunately, HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX has plenty of options for upgradability.
Display: 144Hz FHD (LG Philips LGD05FE)
The FHD panel on the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX has a 144Hz 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 suitable for outdoor use.
- Panel Model Number: LG Philips LGD05FE
- Coverage: 95% sRGB | 61% AdobeRGB
- Measured Gamma: 2.31;
- Max brightness: 250 Nits;
- Contrast Ratio: 820:1;
- Black on max brightness: 0.42 cd/m2;
- PWM Flickering: No;
Specification: HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec1051AX (15.6 Inch 144Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10/NVIDIA GTX 1650ti 4GB)