HP’s 2020 Pavilion Refreshed with Intel 11th-Gen Processors

The latest update to the HP Pavilion introduces a number of new features that appeal to environmentally conscious customers who don't want to compromise on performance. The latest HP Pavilion laptops are available in 13, 14 and 15 inch screen sizes and are designed with sustainability in mind. Recycled and ocean-bound plastics are used for the construction of the loudspeaker housing. This helps keep around 92,000 plastic bottles out of our oceans.

And while the environment is a big part of the upgrade, the new pavilions still offer technological advantages – all of these laptops come with Intel 11th generation processors as well as more integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics.

In our 11th generation review, we found that Intel's Xe graphics perform well, allowing high school and budget conscious students to do more, such as: B. Play casual games and make basic creative changes without the hassle of a more expensive laptop. Model equipped with a discrete GPU.

"When it comes to PCs for the latest generation of users, we want to help make them more fun not just during the pandemic, but for years to come," said Kevin Frost, HP's global leader and general manager for personal systems a prepared declaration. "HP brings high performance and youthful, colorful, premium design together in its latest Pavilion clamshells, making them accessible for everyone to connect, entertain and learn."

The laptops feature a two-piece metal case with what HP calls the hourglass edge and a 3D manufacturing process that eliminates the dividing lines to make the laptop feel slimmer and more premium. The screens have also been fitted with a three-sided micro-bezel that offers a screen-to-body ratio of 86%.

The 13-inch model Pavilion 13 has a Full HD or Ultra HD display, while the two larger models are equipped with either HD or FHD screens, depending on the configuration. All laptops support Microsoft HDR streaming and HEVC codecs.

The laptops are available in five colors: natural silver, bright gold, ceramic white, calm pink and mist blue. They also have a full-length keyboard and a more precise touchpad. HP offers a full working day with battery life and at least 8.5 hours of juice per charge.

All notebooks have USB-C support and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for even faster Wi-Fi speeds. B&O audio tuning and an optional fingerprint scanner for passwordless logins round off the range of functions.

Also AMD and discrete GPU options

HP offers many options for the latest Pavilion notebooks. You can even order a configuration with a discrete GPU if you need more power. Both the Pavilion 14 and the Pavilion 15 can be configured with an Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU along with the 11th generation Intel CPU. HP claimed that the jump from the integrated Intel Iris Xe to Nvidia's discrete GPU would boost graphics performance by about 20%.

And if you're a fan of AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile processor, you can even swap out the Intel silicon in the Pavilion 15.

All laptops will be available from October. Prices start at $ 679 for the Pavilion 13, $ 579 for the Pavilion 14, and $ 599 for the Pavilion 15 AMD Edition. The laptops are sold through the HP website, Amazon, Costco, and other retailers, according to the company.

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