HP Pavilion Laptop – 15z Touch Review

HP Pavilion Laptop – 15z Touch Review

Our HP Pavilion Laptop – 15z Touch Review

The HP Pavilion 15 series offers amazing hardware and software features at an affordable price! This is our HP Pavilion Laptop – 15z Touch Review!

Even though small ultrabooks are on the rise, many PC users need a larger format. A laptop allows you to think big. More connectivity, an integrated numeric keypad, space to put a DVD burner or a dedicated graphics card are all the advantages of large formats.

HP has a complete range of laptops that compromise perfectly on price and specs. With PCs at low prices, slightly more technically advanced models, some PCs for more or less demanding gamers, and even a convertible ultraportable, the HP Pavilion 15 series has options for everone.

HP Pavilion 15z Touch

HP Pavilion Laptop - 15z Touch Review

To replace your desktop PC and its many cables, to be able to work more comfortably than on a screen close to that of a tablet, or to enjoy your favorite games without limits, our selection of HP Pavilion 15 Laptops is the best choice for you. In this review we’ll focus on the 15z touch, however our HP Pavilion Laptop – 15z Touch Review will recommend a few more laptops for upgraded performance!

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With its HP Pavilion 15 series, HP intends to renew its midrange on the ultraportable front. And this requires a refined design or the arrival of the latest generation processors. This new generation of Pavilion benefits from a good face-lift and clearly luxurious in terms of design. Therefore, HP has been especially careful with this model, offering a well finished, sober and solidly assembled product.

Completely made of aluminum, the chassis is solid and doesn’t sound hollow anywhere.

HP Pavilion Laptop has also revised the design of the speaker grille located above the keyboard. It benefits from a very successful “honeycomb” finish that adds a little more personality to the computer. One of the most successful aspects of the PC is its particularly comfortable keyboard. HP opts for very square and well-spaced keys, and especially with a particularly long stroke, which makes typing very nice and accurate.

When the PC is open, the display base raises the chassis very slightly. A design trick that we have already seen in the previous Pavilion, but also from other manufacturers, such as Asus. The interest here is twofold: lifting the keyboard for a more pleasant typing, but it also allows fresh air to enter the chassis through the ventilation grille located at its bottom. The touchpad is a bit small, but remains very well integrated, accurate, and responsive.

On the connectivity side, HP PAVILION – 15Z Touch is particularly well crafted as it benefits from two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, 1 HDMI port, an SD card reader and a mini-jack combo jack. Also note the welcome presence of a volume control button on the right hand side and a fingerprint sensor right next to it.

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Temperature and noise management is nearly perfect: After an hour of benchmarking under Unigine Heaven, we found a hot spot of 37.2 ° C up front and 41.4 ° C under the chassis. However, we regret that the air is evacuated from the left side and not towards the back, which can annoy left-handers who use a mouse. Ventilation noise increases to a maximum of 41 dB (A).

Touchscreen (Screen)

The HP PAVILION – 15Z Touch computer is equipped with a 14-inch IPS touch screen, which displays a definition of Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). The slab is well highlighted by a fairly thin frame on the sides, which achieves a good frame occupancy rate of 76%. This display has only one real flaw, but not least: its maximum brightness is surprisingly low and does not exceed 180 cd / m². It really isn’t that much, knowing that the average on this type of PC is around 300 cd / m².

A very low figure that reveals an opaque screen, despite the fact that it is bright and its contrast ratio reaches 1,240: 1. The bright panel also generates a lot of reflections and readability outdoors, therefore taking a serious hit. Too bad for an ultraportable PC.

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In terms of colorimetry, the results are a little more exciting, but not exceptional either. Delta E therefore rises to 5.2 and the color temperature to 5,890 K. Remember that delta E represents the difference between the actual colors and the colors shown and is considered excellent below 3.

The temperature should be as close as possible to 6,500K so that the rendering is well balanced between warm colors and cold colors. So the colors lack a bit of fidelity here, but the rendering is still fairly balanced.

The HP PAVILION – 15Z Touch has Windows Hello, which allows you to unlock it by placing a finger on the side fingerprint sensor. A position that leaves a little perplexed since you have to look for it with your finger or move your head to the side to see it. Also note that the webcam (which has no physical cache) cannot be used to open the PC with facial recognition.


For several months now, all HP mid-range and high-end laptops have been equipped with the latest generation of Intel processors. This HP PAVILION – 15Z Touch thus integrates a Core i5-8250U, supported by 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The iGPU is, meanwhile, an Intel HD Graphics 620. Therefore, a solid technical data sheet, and one that suggests a sufficient level of performance to be able to perform a large number of tasks in very good condition.

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Honorable Mentions from the 15 series

HP Pavilion 15z AMD A9-9410 Dual Core, Radeon R5 Graphics is an extremely upgraded version of the 15z touch. Check it out on Amazon.

HP Pavilion 15-cw1068wm offers 1TB HDD+128GB SSD and is similar in price. Check it out on Walmart.

and finally the HP Pavilion 7MP82UA which seems like the older sibling to the 15z touch. With a better screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels and overall amazing specs, it’s a surprisingly affordable laptop! Check it out on Amazon.

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Mahim Gupta
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