HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook review: Gaming on a budget

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HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook


When we think of gaming hardware, we tend to think of the high-end names–Alienware, Razer, MSI, ASUS ROG, HP’s own Omen and even up-and-coming brands like Acer’s Predator and Lenovo’s Gaming series. It’s no secret that gaming costs money. At most times… a lot of money.

But what if you’re a casual gamer who doesn’t need a pro-level gaming rig? What if all you want to do is occasionally play Overwatch or a sprinking of Dota 2? An Alienware desktop or a Razer Blade Pro notebook would be nice to have for the money, but would be absolute overkill.

HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook

Well, this is exactly the premise of the HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook, a 15-inch gaming notebook that delivers where it counts and doesn’t break the bank in the process.

It’s not going to win against a Razer in terms of looks, nor will it match the performance of more hardcore set-ups. If you’re on a budget though, this baby is quite a bargain.

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Hands-on Review
Design & Build
Pricing & Value for Money
3.6 Budget gaming
Readers Rating 3.5 1 votes

You can’t deny that the HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook packs incredible value. For less than MYR3,500 you’ll be getting a well-specced mobile gaming rig that will play most of today’s games without complaint. There are some cut corners, but overall delivers where it matters without burning a hole in your pocket.

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