HP is taking a swing at casual gamers with its new Pavilion Gaming line. At launch, the line includes two desktops, a laptop, and a display, and HP says that it's all meant for people who are interested in gaming.
The Pavilion Gaming Laptop comes in one size, a 15.6-inch model, but will be offered in a number of configurations, going as low as $799. They'll all have 8th-generation Core i5 or i7 processors (either U- or H-series), 8GB of RAM, and some combination of a 1TB HDD and solid state storage. Theyll be offered with either a Radeon RX 560X, a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, or at the higher end, a GTX 1060 Max-Q. It can also be configured with 16GB of Optane memory.
The laptop has an angular design and keyboard lettering with a futuristic style. It can be configured with a 1080p 60Hz display, a 1080p 144Hz display, or a 4K 60Hz display.
Then there's the two Pavilion Gaming desktops, the 690 and 790. The 690 is a smaller unit. It only fits half-length graphics cards and offers fewer storage device and memory slots. The smaller model starts at $549 and the larger one starts at $749, and both can be specced way up.
Finally, there's the Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR display, which is a 32-inch "HDR" display. It still has the wider color gamut of 4K HDR TVs, but it doesn't get as bright and offers less contrast because of that. The display has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 75Hz refresh rate, and support for AMD's FreeSync. It'll sell for $449.
The Pavilion Gaming line is all supposed to launch in May and June.