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HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Laptop, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 15.6" Full HD, Windows 10 Home, Backlit Keyboard (15-ec1010nr, 2020 Model)

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Actually looks like a decent computer, except I am looking for touch screen, 16gb memory, and optical drive. Would I be able to take the memory out of my dell to use on this one?
Optical drive is like an antique these days! You have to check compatibility to swap RAMs.
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What can you do with a touch panel anyway? I am taking an important exam and was hoping I could use it to answer multiple choice questions on the screen and jot down notes. Do touch panels work for this purpose?
Signing documents. In my experience, only dedicated pens work the best.
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This is like same processor & chassis as the BBY Black Friday HP Pavilion Gaming, with an upgraded display (250 NIT IPS panel vs the 220 TN panel) and upgraded storage (512gb vs 256gb).

Spec-wise this is what I wish the BBY BF deal was like, but hey, I can't really complain as I type on my $450 laptop! But I've still had thought about upgrading to an aftermarket IPS panel ($80-120, plus some personal labor!). (For what it's worth, I think the TN display on the BBY model is passable esp if you spend the 2 minutes setting up the ICC color profile.)

So... if rationalize the better display is worth $100 and an extra 256gb storage is worth $50... well, you're getting about as good a deal as the BF deal.

Note that the BBY HP Pavilion with the Ryzen 4600h and same chassis weighed in at a drop under 4.4lbs, which, I've convinced myself, is very light for a 15.6" gaming laptop. Many of competitors tip the scales at ~5lbs+ (ie Lenovo Legion 5; Intel versions of the HP Pavilion; Acer Nitro).

Note that the build quality of this laptop is a little more flimsy than some of those others, but if they made it more solid, it probably would have added more weight...

Pros:
* 4600h
* IPS display
* slots to upgrade ram and add an SSD in addition to existing storage
* relatively lightweight
* roughly as good a deal as the $450 BF BBY HP Pavilion

Cons:
* supports only 1 external monitor (via HDMI)
* merely good IPS display (not great color accuracy)
* somewhat flimsy plastic classis
* from a future proofing gaming standpoint, you may want to look for a GTX1660 or RTX 2060...
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I have an earlier model of this exact same laptop. mine came with Ryzen 3550h and 1050 3gb, the ram is easily upgradable.But it is almost not an optional upgrade. This laptop bios does not allow to lower the amount of ram taken up by the integrated amd vega graphics. So you have around 6 gb of ram to your system outside graphics. Then windows 10 at idle takes some more. So you are really ram constrained. I upgraded to 16 gigs and everything runs fine, but when I had 8 gb even multiple chrome tabs with visual studio opened would clog the system up. You can also disable the integrated graphics adapter but that is not optimal for battery life.
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Pros:
* 4600h
* IPS display
* slots to upgrade ram and add an SSD in addition to existing storage
* relatively lightweight
* roughly as good a deal as the $450 BF BBY HP Pavilion

Cons:
* supports only 1 external monitor (via HDMI)
* merely good IPS display (not great color accuracy)
* somewhat flimsy plastic classis
* from a future proofing gaming standpoint, you may want to look for a GTX1660 or RTX 2060...
Another major pro is that they have very low power consumption/ long battery life in general use. At least according to the reviews I've seen. Same specs here but model # is different: https://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-...634.0.html

Did you add a 2.5" drive? I really want to do that, and was wondering if it required extra hardware.
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I apologize but I would like to insist it depends on the user's needs. Unless, of course, a "casual" gamer has a gazillion programs running at the background; in which case he/she is not going to buy a budget gaming laptop. Hence, my point.
8GB is barely enough for Chrome with two tabs. a gazilion programs in the background lol.
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What can you do with a touch panel anyway? I am taking an important exam and was hoping I could use it to answer multiple choice questions on the screen and jot down notes. Do touch panels work for this purpose?
Not really. I have a touch panel work laptop and i rarely use the touch panel. Seems like an expensive gimmick.

You're most likely going to get more out of an iPad Pro for note taking purposes. I only wish I had that option when I was in school instead of carrying around a crap ton of 3 ring binders and a hold puncher.
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