HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX Reviews: Complete, Fast & Ready to Use Entry Level Gaming Laptop

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HP Pavilion 15-ec2047AX

Reviews HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX

Entry-level gaming laptops, or ones that are affordable, usually have a lot of parts cut to keep the selling price low. There are those whose RAM is only given one chip so that users need to upgrade again, and there are also those that are sold without attractive after-sales services.

But for this laptop, it is already equipped with those things, so you can just use it without thinking about upgrading RAM, or warranty, because this laptop has Dual Channel RAM configuration, and ADP guarantee.

This is the HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec2047AX, an entry-level gaming laptop, which is ready to use, without the need for upgrades, and worry-free because it is equipped with Accidental Damage Protection services.

Immediately, we see the following full review.

Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX

Processor

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
  • Cezanne
  • 7nm
  • Default TDP 45W
  • 6-Core/12-Thread
  • Base Clock 3.3 GHz
  • Max Boost Clock 4.2 GHz
  • Total L3 Cache – 16 MB

RAM

  • 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz
  • Dual Channel
  • There are two SODIMM slots that have been filled

Storage

  • 512 GB SSD NVMe PCIe
  • Equipped with a heatsink that covers the entire surface of the SSD
  • There is still one empty 2.5 -inch SATA slot
  • Can be used for HDD and SATA SSD. But still, our advice if you want to upgrade, use a SATA SSD

Discrete Graphics

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Laptop
  • 896 CUDA Colors
  • 4 GB GDDR6
  • For this laptop, it has been using the GDDR6 version
  • Base Clock 1380 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1515 MHz

Integrated Graphics

  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • 7 Graphics Core
  • 448 Shader Units
  • 512 MB VRAM taken from RAM capacity, so usable memory on Windows only reads around 15.3 GB

Connectivity

  • Realtek RTL8852AE
  • WiFi 6
  • MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth v5.2

Operating system

  • Windows 10 Home

Cooling System

  • Active cooling system with 2 heatpipes and 2 fans
  • Heatpipes and heatplates cover CPU, GPU, VRM and VRAM components
  • Intake from below, Exhaust towards the back
  • This exhaust direction makes the user's hands comfortable when they want to use the mouse, both on the right and left sides of the laptop because hot air is not blown from the cooling system on this laptop.

Design HP Pavilion 15-ec2047AX Gaming Laptop

This laptop carries the Clamshell form factor, with Polycarbonate material. The design looks not much different from the previous version of the HP Pavilion Gaming series. So for those of you who have seen the Pavilion Gaming laptop, you will feel familiar with this laptop.

The color carries a combination of Shadow Black with Acid Green accents on the Logo and keyboard area. There is a shiny HP logo behind the screen and the "Pavilion" identity on the back of the hinge which is Acid Green.
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For dimensions, this laptop is 36 cm long, 25.7 cm wide and 2.35 cm thick. As for the weight, the laptop is 2.08 kg, plus a charger with a weight of 483 grams. So the total is 2.56 kg.

Turning to the display, this laptop uses an IPS panel with a 15.6-inch screen size and Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution. The screen has a brightness level of 250 nits, and has a Refresh Rate of 144 Hz. Color coverage is 45% NTSC.

The screen has an Anti-Glare surface which certainly makes it comfortable to use without reflections of light/shadow.

The right-left frame is relatively thin, with a size of 4mm. Meanwhile, the top frame is a little thick (8 mm) because there is a 720p 30fps camera.

Turning to audio, the laptop is equipped with Dual Stereo Speakers by Bang and Olufsen. The speaker is located at the top of the keyboard with a grille motif, facing the user. B & O Audio software is available to set sound presets.

The available connectors include:
  • Left
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  • 1x DC-IN
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • Supports HP Sleep and Charge features
  • Right
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  • 1x SD Card Reader
  • 1x Audio Jack Combo 3.5mm
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x Ethernet
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x HDMI
    The keyboard still looks similar to the previous generation Pavilion Gaming series. Of course it is still equipped with the numpad button on the right. For arrow keys, only the up and down keys appear smaller than the others.
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    Black keyboard color with Acid Green accents on the edges of the keys. The backlit has an Acid Green/Green color with 2 brightness levels.

    The touchpad looks the same as its predecessor Pavilion Gaming, which looks wide. Tends to widen to the right from the space-bar. There is no dedicated button for left/right click, and the touchpad also supports Windows Precision Driver.

    Performance Test: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX

    Cinebench R15 – 20x Loop

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    • It can be seen that the AMD Ryzen 5600H processor contained in the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 is able to achieve a score of 1596 points
    • As for the sustain performance, it is also in the range of 1580-1590 points, not too far from the maximum score that can be achieved.
    • This shows that the processor on this laptop has minimal throttling symptoms
    As for the CPU working temperature, it can be seen that:
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    • CPU temperature is in the range of 86-88 degrees Celsius

    Blender 2.92 – BMW Model Render

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    • BMW Rendering Model
    • Render output 1920x1080p
    • Render Scale 50%
    • Results:
    • CPU Renderer – 4 minutes 40 seconds
    • GPU Renderer (CUDA) – 2 minutes 29 seconds
    When rendering 3D, we also checked the working temperature of the CPU and GPU on this laptop:
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    • CPU temperature is in the range of 70-78 degrees Celsius
    • GPU temperature is in the range of 60-63 degrees Celsius

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2021

    4K Render Test
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    • Source Video – 4K 60 fps | Duration 2 minutes 7 seconds
    • Editing
    • Color Correction
    • Multi-layer
    • Output – Youtube 4K 60
    • Results:
    • Mercury Playback Engine Software Only
    • 12 minutes 12 seconds
    • Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA) (GTX 1650 GDDR6 Laptop GPU)
    • 3 minutes 17 seconds

      Full HD Render Test

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      • Source Video – 1080p 60 fps | Duration 2 minutes 7 seconds
      • Editing
      • Color Correction
      • Multi-layer
      • Output – Youtube 1080p
      • Results:
      • Mercury Playback Engine Software Only
      • 4 minutes 13 seconds
      • Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA) (GTX 1650 GDDR6 Laptop GPU)
      • 1 minute 20 seconds
      When rendering 4K video, we also observed the CPU and GPU temperatures of this laptop:
      • CPU temperature is in the range of 70-80 degrees Celsius
      • GPU temperature is in the range of 55-63 degrees Celsius

      Davinci Resolve 17.2 – Free Version

      • The test this time uses the H264 base video, because the free version
      • So it's different from previous Adobe tests which used H265 video base, so don't compare it
      Render Test:
      • Source Video
      • Duration 2 minutes 7 seconds
      • 4K/FHD resolution up to the test
      • Editing
      • Color Grading
      • Multi-layer
      • Output:
      • YouTube 4K/FHD 60fps
      • Format File MP4
      • Video Codec H.264
      • Results:
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      • 4K Render Test
      • 5 minutes 32 seconds
      • Full HD Render Test
      • 1 minute 35 seconds
      When rendering 4K, we observed the CPU and GPU temperatures, showing that:
      • CPU temperature is in the range of 80-94 degrees Celsius, while
      • GPU temperature is in the range of 65-70 degrees Celsius

      3DMark Fire Strike – Graphic Score

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      • The GTX 1650 on this laptop has a score of 9080 points
      • We also observed the GPU temperature during the Stress Test using the Fire Strike Stress Test, and it was seen that the GPU temperature was in the range of 60-64 degrees Celsius.

      Gaming Test: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX

      • CSGO – 1080p Low
      • 230-350 fps
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      • Dota 2 – 1080p Fastest | Screen Renderer 100%
      • 129-155 fps
      • Light scenes reach 180 fps
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      • Death Stranding – 1080p Default
      • 50-60 fps
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      • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 1080p Medium
      • 45-55 fps
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      • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 1080p Low
      • 50-60 fps
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      We also observed the surface temperature and working temperature while playing Assassin's Creed Valhalla for 30 minutes, it was seen that:
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      • CPU temperature is in the range of 72-73 degrees Celsius, and occasionally spikes to 77 degrees
      • GPU temperature is in the range of 64-65 degrees Celsius
      For surface temperature:
      • The right palmrest area is in the range of 35 degrees Celsius
      • The left palmrest area and touchpad have a much lower temperature, being at 23-27 degrees Celsius
      • The entire left keyboard area is around 25 degrees Celsius
      • While the right keyboard area is in the range of 30-41 degrees Celsius
      • With the highest point around the Shift and Enter keys reaching 43 degrees Celsius
      • But this is not a problem, because usually we will use the left keyboard area to play games

      Storage Test – CrystalDiskMark

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      • Read – 3615 MB/s
      • Write – 3297 MB/s
      • Very fast for an NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSD, especially on entry-level gaming laptops
      • Even though it's not as fast as the NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSD, this speed is quite enough, especially if the laptop is only used for playing games because it's much faster than a SATA SSD though.

      Battery: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX

      • Capacity 52.5 Wh
      • Brightness 50% | Volume 25%
      • Results:
      • 1080p video playback – 9 hours 10 minutes
      • Classified as good for entry-level gaming laptop class
      • 0 minutes – 6%
      • 30 minutes – 42%
      • Equivalent to using 1080p video playback for 3 hours 40 minutes
      • 60 minutes – 73%
      • 90 minutes – 94%
      • 120 minutes – 99%
      • 130 minutes – 100%

      Price, Warranty and Sales Package

      This laptop is priced at: ,-

      This price includes:

      • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
      • Backpack Pavilion (while supplies last)
      • 2 Years Warranty + Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)
      Accidental Damage Protection covers all damage caused by user accident, including:
      • Accidentally fall
      • Water spills
      • Electric short
      As for the damage that is not covered:
      • Corrosion
      • Exposure to hazardous liquids
      • Natural disasters
      • Accident
      • Stolen or lost
      PPE claims are made by bringing a laptop unit along with an ID card and purchase invoice to the nearest Service Center
      • One time replacement of spare parts per year
      • A total of two replacements
      • The total cost of repairs does not exceed the cost of the laptop

      Conclusion

      In the end, the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 is the right choice for those of you who want an entry-level gaming laptop that is ready to use without the hassle of upgrading, but is also equipped with after-sales service or warranty service like a premium laptop.

      From the entire HP Pavilion Gaming 15 review test, we also note the following conclusions.

      Things to note

      Display with 45% NTSC color gamut
      It's actually not a big problem, considering that the screen still uses an IPS panel, so it has good color consistency when viewed from any side. However, we do not recommend this screen for serious, or professional content creation activities, and for such activities we recommend using an external monitor.
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      Interesting Points

      • AMD's latest generation of processors – AMD Ryzen 5600
      • Has 6-Core/12-Thread with very fast performance
      • Convenient for multi-tasking
      • Even though it still uses a GTX 1650 GPU, this laptop is capable of running various AAA games with 1080p resolution with a frame-rate that is still quite comfortable.
      • The GPU also helps in various content creation activities
      • Ready-to-use 16GB Dual Channel RAM configuration – no further upgrades
      • Many entry-level gaming laptops only install 1 piece of RAM, and ask users to upgrade themselves
      • SSD with a large enough capacity and high speed for PCIe Gen 3 . class
      • There is still a 2.5-inch SATA slot
      • 144 Hz screen that is intended for gaming
      • Working temperature and surface temperature are relatively low and comfortable when used for playing games
      • The exhaust hole at the back also keeps the user's hands free from hot wind blowing from the laptop
      • There is an SD Card Reader – no need to buy an external card reader
      • WiFi 6 and Bluetooth v5.2
      • 2 Years Warranty with Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)
      • Not many manufacturers offer this kind of after-sales/warranty service for their entry-level gaming laptops
      Those are the Reviews, Specifications, and Prices for the HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec2047AX. Are you interested in having it? Buy now on your favorite marketplace!
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