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HP Pavilion Gaming offers lots of black for a little green

Dell went colorful with its G series, but HP carries on the basic black tradition of what used to be the Pavilion Power lineup.

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Black plus backlight

The HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15.6 comes in black with three backlight "options": green everywhere, purple if you buy online and plain old white if you buy in selected (more price-sensitive) markets.

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Partial hinge

That center hinge that doesn't go all the way across -- that seems to be the go-to design this year, as a way to make them look cooler.

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Pavilion Gaming Display 32 HDR

The monitor that launches with the Pavilion gaming line has nice specs for the money, but the design is pure Pavilion.

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Pavilion Desktop 790

The full tower model has a good number of connectors, which will come in handy if you configure it for VR or mixed reality.

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Pavilion Gaming 690

The more compact desktop model still has a fair number of connections and room for storage. Both the desktop models are sleeker variants of their Pavilion Power predecessors.

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Ghost white

I think that HP should offer the white-backlight model for everyone. The content creators and video streamers that HP thinks this is likely to appeal to, in addition to gamers, would probably like it more than the green or purple choices they'd otherwise have.

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Ghost white back

The "cheaper" model also lacks the color-illuminated HP logo, which is nice if you have to use it for work.

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Connections

On the right side are USB-C, USB 3 Type-A, HDMI and Ethernet connections.

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More connections

On the other side you'll find a couple more USB Type-A connections and an SD card slot.

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Profile

The laptop is relatively thin for its class.

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Gaming Display 32

The monitor meets DisplayHDR 600 specs, which include 90 percent DCI P3 gamut coverage and a peak brightness of at least 600 nits.

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Connections

The connectors, which include two HDMI, one DisplayPort and a couple of USB ports, seem to be easily accessible on the back.

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Gaming Desktop 790

The full tower can accommodate four full-size add-in cards.

(If you're viewing this on a desktop, sorry about the awful crop.)  

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Gaming Desktop 690

It can also fit four add-in cards, but only half-height.

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There's that cool notch again

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More notchy goodness

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Enjoy the rest of the photos in a comfortable silence

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HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 790

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HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 790

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop

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