When it comes to high performance notebooks, only few names come to mind. HP is one such company that keeps reinventing to bring products that stay ahead of all technological advancements. With the HP Pavilion Power 15-CB052TX, the company is targeting creative professionals seeking to fulfil their creative passions by turning visions into reality.
From sleek bezels wrapped around the display to a sturdy chassis, the HP Pavilion Power looks and feels like a premium laptop. Weighing approximately 2.27 kgs, it's a little on the heavier side.
While HP’s recent addition of matte silver finish with a new stylised logo is refreshing, the acid green colour of the Pavilion Power literally breathes a new life in its colour palette, especially for those creative-professionals who want to break free of the all-black trend popularised by ThinkPads.
Another important feature that business professionals need is a handful of ports, and the Pavilion Power does not disappoint. There are three USB 3.0 ports (supports HP Sleep and charge on right port), one HDMI 2.0, one USB 3.1 Type C, one headphone out, one RJ-45, Kensington lock slot and a microphone in combo jack. The laptop features an island-style acid green backlit keyboard with numeric keypad.
HP has added a lift up hinge design to the laptop, which is durable and offers an ergonomic viewing experience.
Power packed performance
The 15.6-inch IPS full-HD display with 220 nits of brightness deliver vivid, accurate colours, irrespective of what you're doing – watching videos, web browsing or reading text.
To fuel the creative output of users, the notebook is armed with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphic card, the latest 7th gen quad core processor and hybrid storage with 128GB PCIe SSD +1TB HDD, serving as an on-the-go workspace throughout the day. Be it editing high-end videos or running graphic intensive tasks, the laptop delivers enough horse power to create new digital arts or conquer world in gaming. All this combined, and you have a device that is quite fun to work with.
The Pavilion Power range comes with preinstalled MS Office Home and Student 2016 Edition (out of the box), which includes a lifetime version of Microsoft Office productivity suite – MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS OneNote.
The keyboard has good tactile feedback and offers comfortable typing experience. You can type for hours without feeling any discomfort in fingers.
The HP ImagePad complements the keyboard and has image sensors built-in for a more accurate multi-touch gesture support. Fingers glide easily over its smooth surface, and during my use of it, I never experienced any cursor jumps.
The 4-cell 70 Wh Li-ion battery of the Pavilion Power lasts for about 12 hours and 10 minutes on a full charge. The laptop also supports HP Fast Charge and delivers on claims made by HP, i.e., it charges 90 per cent in 90 minutes.
The Bang and Olufsen speaker sounded loud with decent amount of bass.
A price of Rs 89,852 is a lot to spend on a laptop, but HP makes a strong case for doing just with this Pavilion Power notebook that will appeal to creative professionals.