Laptop buying help, AMD

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JKLE

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Hi, what do you think about these specs ? Thanks

General
Sales Package
  • Laptop, Power Adaptor, User Guide, Warranty Documents
Model Number
  • 15-ec1021AX
Part Number
  • 183L9PA#ACJ
Series
  • Pavilion Gaming
Color
  • Shadow Black
Type
  • Gaming Laptop
Suitable For
  • Processing & Multitasking, Gaming
Battery Cell
  • 3 cell
MS Office Provided
  • No
Processor And Memory Features
Dedicated Graphic Memory Type
  • GDDR6
Dedicated Graphic Memory Capacity
  • 4 GB
Processor Brand
  • AMD
Processor Name
  • Ryzen 5 Hexa Core
SSD
  • No
RAM
  • 8 GB
RAM Type
  • DDR4
HDD Capacity
  • 1 TB
Processor Variant
  • 4600H
Clock Speed
  • 3 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4 GHz
Expandable Memory
  • Upto 16 GB
RAM Frequency
  • 3200 MHz
Cache
  • 11 MB
RPM
  • 5400
Graphic Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Number of Cores
  • 6
Operating System
OS Architecture
  • 64 bit
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home
System Architecture
  • 64 bit
Port And Slot Features
Mic In
  • Yes
RJ45
  • Yes
USB Port
  • 1 x SuperSpeed USB Type C (5 Gbps Signaling Rate), 1 x SuperSpeed USB Type A (5 Gbps Signaling Rate), 1 x USB 2.0 Type A (HP Sleep and Charge)
HDMI Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port (v2.0)
Multi Card Slot
  • 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Hardware Interface
  • SATA
Display And Audio Features
Touchscreen
  • No
Screen Size
  • 39.62 cm (15.6 inch)
Screen Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 Pixel
Screen Type
  • Full HD WLED Backlit Anti-glare IPS Micro-edge Display (250 nits Brightness, 45% NTSC Color Gamut, 141 ppi)
Speakers
  • Built-in Dual Speakers
Internal Mic
  • Integrated Dual Array Digital Microphone
Sound Properties
  • Audio by Bang & Olufsen
Connectivity Features
Wireless LAN
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 (2x2)
Bluetooth
  • v5.0
Ethernet
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Dimensions
Dimensions
  • 360 x 257 x 23.5 mm
Weight
  • 2.04 kg
Additional Features
Disk Drive
  • Not Available
Web Camera
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Keyboard
  • Full-size Island-style Ultra Violet Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Backlit Keyboard
  • Yes
Pointer Device
  • HP Imagepad with Multi-touch Gesture Support (Precision Touchpad Support)
Included Software
  • HP Documentation, HP e-service, HP BIOS Recovery, HP Smart, HP Jumpstarts, HP Audio Switch, HP Audio Boost, HP Support Assistant, HP SSRM, Dropbox
Additional Features
  • 52.5 WHr Li-ion Polymer Battery with Fast Charge Support, MU-MIMO Supported, Miracast Compatible
Warranty
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year Onsite Warranty
Warranty Service Type
  • Onsite
Covered in Warranty
  • Manufacturing Defects
Not Covered in Warranty
  • Physical Damage
Domestic Warranty
  • 1 Year
 

Tanis

Shane
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I assume you want this for gaming based on the product type? :)

Personal opinions are:
15.6" Screen - A little small for any real gaming in my opinion.
GTX1650 - Entry level gaming GPU
HDD is SATA not SSD which will impact overall performance/loading screens etc
 

JKLE

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Thanks. Even though this is a gaming model, I do not play games. I chose it only because it looks good for graphics work, which I do as a hobby. A bit of vector and 3D.

I also do some very minor VS Code and Android Studio. 3D rendering is hard on CPU and a GPU appeared nice.

I cannot project myself looking for a graphics laptop as I am in search of a mid-tier model. This model offer 8 GB RAM addition and up to 1 TB SSD addition.

I think I can use an external monitor using HDMI.

Appreciate your response about GPU. I hope these will be able to run Windows and Ubuntu for another 3 - 4 years.

I asked for help mainly because I do not want to buy lesser-known hardware and get skipped while searching for drivers.

Your findings were very helpful. So kind of you.
 

Tanis

Shane
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May 29, 2006
Messages
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If its not for gaming then the GPU will be find and wont have any issues with running normal Windows/Ubuntu apps etc. As a hobby piece then I dont see why it wont do the job, I would go for the SSD and the additional RAM though as that will certainly help with reducing rendering times.
 

flavallee

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JKLE:
Since you plan to use that laptop connected to an external monitor, you will lose the ability to be portable with it, so why don't you buy a PC instead?
Besides a PC being more reliable and less prone to damage than a laptop, it will give you more hardware upgrade options.

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JKLE

Thread Starter
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I need backup @flavallee . I already have a desktop.

And I can always rely on the default screen when I need to be portable. Thanks for your advice.
 

JKLE

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How do the above specs fare against i5 11 th Gen 2.5 GHz ?
 
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