HP Pavilion 5600h Review – Explained
HP Pavilion 5600h Review – The budget HP gaming laptop is currently on sale through the official HP online store. To see the price point, users must select the Ghost White colour, 144 Hz 1080p IPS display, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and Wi-Fi 6 AX200 options before checkout. It’s Ryzen 5 5600H CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics won’t blow any minds, but performance will still be respectable relative to the price.
The main drawbacks to the deal are its limited 8 GB of RAM and low 256 GB of storage, especially for a gaming laptop. Users can always configure 4 GB of extra RAM or double the SSD storage for an additional $40 and $70, respectively. Alternatively, users can simply add more RAM and storage themselves to save even more.
In our full review of the laptop, we praised it for its great display and performance relative to other budget laptops which typically use cheaper IPS panels. However, we also criticized its fragile chassis design. In fact, the chassis is already outdated as its 15.6-inch form factor has been succeeded by the latest 16.1-inch option.
Advantages of HP Pavilion 5600h
|Hexa Core CPU||More cores result in better parallelism, meaning more tasks can be processed in parallel without slowing down the User Interface.|
|Dedicated Graphics Memory4 GB||Has Dedicated Graphics Memory which makes gaming or professional graphic designing experience much smoother.|
|Lots of Graphics Memory||Has Lots of Dedicated Graphics Mempry, More Graphics memory means more memory to use for gaming or professional graphic designing.|
|Has SSD512 GB||SSD (Solid State Drive) is up to 30% faster than HDD, which increases performance and gives fast bootup.|
|Lots of RAM8 GB||Lots of RAM means more applications can run at the same time, which makes the laptop faster.|
|Expandable RAM16 GB||RAM can be expanded, if in future an application need more memory.|
|Popular OSWindows||Most of the games and apps are available for this OS, and it’s a popular choice now a days.|
|Latest OS Version||Latest Windows OS with a new look and style, which gives smooth and better experience.|
|64-Bit Windows||64-Bit windows gives improved performance because of the larger quantity of available memory in theory and some advanced softwares may not support 32-Bit.|
|On-Site Warranty||You won’t have to go to service center for repair in warranty period, instead a representative will come to your home and repair your laptop.|
Disadvantages of HP Pavilion 5600h
|Basic Windows OS||Some features will not be available in this variant as you would get in Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate variants.|
|No Optical Drive||Cannot watch movies from DVD Drive by putting them into the laptop’s Optical Drive slot directly.|
|No VGA Port||Can’t connect to external multimedia devices such as TV sets or DVD players through a dedicated VGA port.|
|Less USB Ports2 Ports||Fewer USB Ports mean you cannot connect more external USB Devices to your machine at a time.|
More about HP Pavilion 5600h
- 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, 250 nits, 144 Hz
- 6-core Ryzen 5 5600H CPU
- GeForce GTX 1650 graphics w/ 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
- 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz, Dual-Channel
- USB-C, 2x USB-A, HDMI 2.0, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio
- 4.37 lbs
HP’s Pavilion Gaming 15 is a basic, but delightful budget gaming laptop.
Before you buy, however, it’s important to know that the mobile RTX 3050 GPUs will hit shelves in a few months, GPUs that Nvidia promises will have massive performance gains over the GTX 1650 in this HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop. That leaves this Pavilion in an interesting position at this exact moment in time. Do you get it now, wait for the new stock to drop and spend a little extra, or get the Pavilion after the new stop drops and hope the price drops on this one?
Middle-camp folks probably want budget ray tracing for better 3D graphics rendering, and that’s fine! This laptop might not be the one for you. But if you fall into the first or even the last camp, let us assure you the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 is still worth getting.
We reviewed the HP Pavilion Gaming 15’s most budget-friendly option with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card and an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor. Here are the specs:
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (11th-gen Intel Core i5 also available)
- Memory: 16GB RAM (8GB, 12GB also available)
- Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD (512GB, 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD also available)
- Display: IPS 15.6-inch, 1080p resolution, max 144Hz
- Ports: 1x Ethernet, 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5mm headset jack, 1x SD card reader
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
- Wireless: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 (WiFi 6 AX200 and Bluetooth 5.0 combo also available)
- Battery: 52.5 Whr battery
- Weight: 4.37 pounds
- Dimensions: 14.17 x 10.12 x 0.93 inches
- Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty
If you’re interested in a different Pavilion Gaming 15 model, HP has an option for either an Intel 11th-gen Core i5-11300H or Core i7-11370H with an RTX 3050. There’s also a GTX 1650 option with either of those processors. HP is also supposed to offer up to a Ryzen 7 5000-series processor as well, but at the time of this review’s publication, it didn’t appear in HP’s online shop.
the Pavilion 15 topped out at an average of 117 fps at 1080p on the Ultra graphics setting in Overwatch, and it even managed 55 fps with the same settings in Far Cry 5. Things got a little dicier with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Total War: Warhammer II, and of course Control on the same or equivalent settings, but nothing that can’t be fixed by turning the graphics settings to Low.
The Ryzen 5 5600H processor
The Ryzen 5 5600H processor helps push higher frame rates in those lower-fidelity games. It’s not the most powerful of AMD’s newest 5000-series mobile processors, but with six cores, 12 threads, and up to a 4.2GHz boost clock, this processor is more than capable of handling a variety of tasks beyond gaming.
Looking at its ridiculously high 9478 multi-core processing Cinebench score, it’s no wonder the Pavilion 15 gaming laptop performs well across a variety of tasks. It easily handles transcoding 4K videos, rendering 3D images in Blender, everyday tasks like keeping a bunch of tabs open in Google Chrome, anything that relies on multi-core processing power to help you get your work done faster. Combined with the 16GB of RAM that came in our review unit, this laptop has a stellar hardware configuration for non-gaming tasks.