HP Pavilion Power 15″ CB079NR Review – A Budget Powerful Gaming Laptop

Gaming laptop is always considered to be expensive and not all of people can easily get it. This is the case where HP wants to change the perception by providing Pavilion Power 15 into the market. It features of Intel I7 7700 HQ and NVIDIA GTX 1050 and making it suitable enough to call as gaming machine. All of those specifications are so common in many laptops, but not really common for this price point. The processor and graphic card shows an incredible power for the price.

I am pretty sure most all of AAA games right now will run at stable frame rate on the medium and even high setting. Yeah, there are so many good things to expect. The price will starts showing its limitation somehow and that is what we are going to find here. I am pretty sure you want to hear it more and you are going to find it soon.

We are going to talk about it further on this article and see the design and performance. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.


The design has slightly improvement over the standard version. Now, the corners and edges appeared to be stronger, sharper, and leave a nice premium touch. You probably notice the design looks pretty similar to what we got on the Razer Blade. That is the impression when I see the design for the first time. The look is pretty impressive although it’s not entirely original.

Move to the lid, now the back cover is made sleeker and appeared to be impressive than the old matte material. It lifts perfectly when you open it with your both hands. The design and build quality is not that bad although the angle for the display is quite limited into the 150 degree. I need to make the adjustment for the first time since it’s not my quite angle for playing games. The problem is gone as soon as you get used with it.

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Keyboard And Connectivity

Pavilion Power 2The keyboard features a Chiclet style one that promises a good performance. The center surface is firmer as the chassis is more rigid. The keys are soft to touch and even better in comparable with the XPS 15. I was able to type easily with minimal error during the gameplay. The travel keys distant are great with the space is not too close or too far. The overall experience is great and there is nothing to complain.

As for the connectivity, we got the impressive choices here. For USB ports, we have three USB 3.0 and single USB type-C port. The data transfer for these ports are fast and moving the data between drive could be done faster and more efficient. The other connectivity like HDMI, SD card slot, audio jack, and Ethernet are also there to find.

HP Pavilion PowerMain Specs
CPUIntel I7-7700HQ 2.8 GHZ
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
Display Size15.6-inch
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory16GB DDR Memory
Storage1TB HDD

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Gaming Test

I have tested for several games and the result is far than what I expect. The Witcher 3 for example is surprisingly run at 70 frames for second on the medium setting and around 40 FPS on the high setting. The frame rate is so stable on both of the travel and battle. I noticed some of drops, but not that much. The other games such as MGS 5 the Phantom Pain and Bioshock Infinite run at stable 60 FPS on the high setting. The Intel I7 and GTX 1050 is the nice combination for gaming and the result is really shown here.

One thing that I am afraid here is the temperature. I have tested many good laptops, but some of them are bad on handling the heat. Luckily, the problem is not happened here. The stress test I did on the Witcher 3 only make the temperature reaches the 70 degrees. The temperature never goes beyond that point and it feels so cold. The big body from the design does an impressive job on handling the ventilation. Now, you should not be worry on playing games for many hours for now.

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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. HP Pavilion is truly what we expect for an affordable gaming machine. The price is quite cheap, but it performs surprisingly good on gaming and handling many tasks with its specifications. Do not afraid to spend your money here because everything is worth to try. The choice is yours, so feel free to decide it. I just hope the information provided is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.

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