HP introduces Pavilion gaming laptop with Radeon RX 560X

HP has updated its Pavilion line of desktop PCs and laptops. Among the new laptops is the Pavilion Gaming Laptop, which will be available in configurations with an Intel hexacore and an AMD Raden RX 560X.

The Pavilion Gaming Laptop has a 15.6″ screen with a matte IPS panel of 60 or 144Hz and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, but there are also variants with a 4k screen. HP releases versions with Core i5-8300H- and Core i7-8750 hexacores from Intel, and the video card is the GTX 1060 Max Q or AMD Radeon RX 560X. The latter is a rebrand of the RX 500 for manufacturers, with identical clock speeds. The laptops will be released in the US in May or June. for a starting price of 799 dollars, converted with VAT, that is 782 euros.

Two desktops also appear in the Pavilion Gaming line. The Pavilion Gaming 690 and Gaming 790 desktops will be available with AMD Ryzen3 2200G or Intel Core i7-8700 processors and with Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards. The 690 gets up to 12GB DDR4 and a starting price of $550. The 790 can be equipped with up to 32GB ddr4 and will have a starting price of $750.

The 2018 models of the Pavilion 14 and 15 are 17.9mm thick, 2mm thinner than last year’s models. The 14″ laptop gets Intel processors in the economical Core-U generation. The 15.6″ variant also comes with AMD Ryzen 3 or 5 processors. The cheapest models still have a resolution of 1366×768 pixels; HP releases more expensive variants with a full-HD touchscreen. They will be released in May or June with a US starting price of $629.

HP also announces the Pavilion x360. This convertible will be available in 14″ and 15.6″ versions. The cheapest version of the 14″ model has to make do with a screen with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, a Core i3-8130U, 8GB ram and a 500GB HDD, but HP also comes with variants with a full-HD screen, a Core i5-8250U, 8GB ram and a 128GB SSD. The 15.6″ model of the x360 also comes with those specifications, but with a 1TB HDD instead of an SSD.

We still have to wait for the exact specifications of the Pavilion products that will appear in the Benelux and the prices and release dates of those models are also not yet known.