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HP Pavilion Gaming: 15.6'' FHD IPS, i7-9750H, 8GB DDR4, 256GB PCIe SSD, GTX 1660 Ti, Type-C, WIn10H @ $855 + F/S

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  • Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • 15.6" 1080P Anti-Glare micrto edge IPS Display
  • i7-9750H 2.6 GHz 6 Core (4.5 GHz Turbo, 12MB Cache)
  • 8GB (4GBx2) DDR4L 2666 MHz Ram (64GB max)
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD + Empty 2.5" Bay
  • GTX 1660 Ti MAX-Q 6GB GDDR6 Graphics
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 720P WebCam
  • Dual Band 802.11ac (2x) + Bluetooth 4.2 + Gigabit Lan
  • PORTS:
    • 3x USB 3.0 (1 /w HP Sleep & Charge)
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 (10 Gb/s Data, PD 3.0, DP 1.2)
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x SDXC Card Reader
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 3 Cell 52.5 WHr Li-Ion Battery
  • 200W AC Adapter with Fast Charging
  • 4.92 lbs
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This 2019 version of the HP Pavilion gaming has been reviewed by Notebookcheck.net, Own-Or-disown in YouTube (GTX 1650 version) and praised by all of them. This year, HP did a slight outside design change but redesigned the internals. This has pretty solid cooling and it is very quiet .
Review links below:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-...630.0.html

However, not sure if this is the Max-Q version of GTX 1660 Ti as the model number is not same. In HP Product page, only the HP Pavilion 17 model is mentioned to have Max-Q version.
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They have the 17 inch for $50 more, but has the max q 1660ti instead of standard on this.

The epp has this for $845 but the coupon can't be applied

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Are we sure it isn't a 1660 ti maxq in this? If they put a maxq in the 17, probably did the same in the 15.
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Are we sure it isn't a 1660 ti maxq in this? If they put a maxq in the 17, probably did the same in the 15.
No, unless their spec sheet is wrong!
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The review in the link says the 15 has a 1660ti maxq.

Last year, hp had 1060 maxq in their 15. Doubt they would go full version this year.
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The review in the link says the 15 has a 1660ti maxq.

Last year, hp had 1060 maxq in their 15. Doubt they would go full version this year.
It's Max-Q, just found it from HP product support document: -
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06387017

But it is still plenty powerful as per the review, specially when paired with i7 9750H. In the review from Notebookcheck.net, it performs between 1070 max Q and normal GTX 1070 and around 11% slower than RTX 2060.

At this price point, most of the laptops are coming with GTX 1650 and some Asus laptops with Ryzen 3750H + GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q and the Ryzen bottlenecks the GPU in most cases, barely performing over old GTX 1060.
In this Laptop, better heat management and pairing it faster i7-9750H results pretty solid 1080P performance and over the standard GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q performance, as per Notebookcheck.net.
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The Lenovo y545 deal for $799 (ending tonight) is probably better. Cheaper by $50, has full 1660ti, 16gb ram vs 8gb here, same cpu, etc...thermals in both are probably about the same (meaning not great for either). So, FYI.

Just be aware that the 230w powerbrick for the Lenovo is ridiculously large (almost silly...what were they thinking).
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The Lenovo y545 deal for $799 (ending tonight) is probably better. Cheaper by $50, has full 1660ti, 16gb ram vs 8gb here, same cpu, etc...thermals in both are probably about the same (meaning not great for either). So, FYI.

Just be aware that the 230w powerbrick for the Lenovo is ridiculously large (almost silly...what were they thinking).
Y545 has poor thermals and that has been confirmed by D2D reviews in YouTube. This one, I am not sure why you are just guesing to have poor thermals. The Notebookcheck.net review has been posted here, in the first comment and they stated otherwise.
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I owned the hp 15 pavilion from last year. As the chassis is essentially the same, don't expect good thermals. Even the notebookcheck review states that one section of laptop underside gets super hot during gaming. The y545 isn't that bad thermally...just watch the bobofalltrades review. Anyways, the y545 just seems like a better deal...just calling it like I see it. You save$50 and you get a better gpu (full 1660 ti), more memory(16 vs 8), more storage (albeit smaller ssd). Thermally, I think theses two will be a wash.

I don't have a dog in this thing...just want folks to be informed.
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I owned the hp 15 pavilion from last year. As the chassis is essentially the same, don't expect good thermals. Even the notebookcheck review states that one section of laptop underside gets super hot during gaming. The y545 isn't that bad thermally...just watch the bobofalltrades review. Anyways, the y545 just seems like a better deal...just calling it like I see it. You save$50 and you get a better gpu (full 1660 ti), more memory(16 vs 8), more storage (albeit smaller ssd). Thermally, I think theses two will be a wash.

I don't have a dog in this thing...just want folks to be informed.
The chassis essentially different in almost every aspect and the thermals are way better. That has been confirmed by Notebookcheck.net, Ownordisown and some other review sites.
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And yet, the notebookcheck review says "The rest of the top case gets hot while playing games, but not worryingly so. However, one area of the bottom case peaked at 53.7 °C during our stress tests and 52.2 °C while playing The Witcher 3, which will feel uncomfortable to the touch."

Does not sound like great thermals to me.
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Ownordisown only has a first look and he already says it power throttles (time stamp 9:11). Wait for the full review...bet the thermals will be meh.
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And yet, the notebookcheck review says "The rest of the top case gets hot while playing games, but not worryingly so. However, one area of the bottom case peaked at 53.7 °C during our stress tests and 52.2 °C while playing The Witcher 3, which will feel uncomfortable to the touch."

Does not sound like great thermals to me.
Read review of some other laptops at this price with similar config and you'll find all of them behave similarly. And the chassis even visually looks different than last year model but you still have to claim that they are same. I also have the GTX 1050 ti model and I can see the difference.

And regarding power throttling, read reviews of some other laptops with similar configuration and you'll find that 99% of them do power throttle in some degree during high loads, even the costlier ones.

Regarding your recommendation of Y545, every reviewers said, including D2D, Windows Central, that the main issue is the thermal throttling and if there is no budget issue, always get the Y540. Check those as well before commenting.
I understand your sentiment about the HP pavilion Gaming you own is not good but that does not mean that every iteration of that model has to be bad.
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The Y545 deal expired, this is currently the cheapest price for a laptop with these specs, even cheaper with EPP.
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