As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir the right choice for surfing the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor chosen for this model is a Ryzen 7 3750H. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 1100 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir most of the time connected to the power cable.
Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir for videos?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! HP offers the Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
HP presents this model in a large size version. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir has a processor Ryzen 7 3750H, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
As far as applications are concerned, did HP not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir seems inappropriate. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir to use while travelling.
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With its 2.3 Kg, it Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its processor Ryzen 7 3750H, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1100 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
With 3 connectors, this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir on holiday.
Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Ryzen 7 3750H will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1100 Gb. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. In extreme cases, you can always add an external hard drive to one of the USB ports.
The autonomy of this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noiri s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir the right choice to play online?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. On this Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir, HP has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
HP has also chosen a processor Ryzen 7 3750H which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Ryzen 7 3750H’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 1100 Gb of Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.3 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. Note that with its 2.3 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1100 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
What about the Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir ?
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Pavilion Gaming 15-ec0009nf Noir’ is average but will do the job very well.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– playing video games
– office tasks